On Tuesday, the Los Alamos County Council approved the sale of two acres of land on the southeast corner of N.M. 4 and Rover Boulevard to Del Norte Credit Union for $452,000.
The contract calls for the credit union to build a branch on one parcel of the property within two years and develop the remaining parcel within three. The undeveloped land will be landscaped in the interim.
Councilor Pete Sheehey asked that proceeds from the sale be directed to the economic development fund.
Councilors’ main concerns seemed to be that the property could no longer be used for political signs during the campaign season.
Council approved the contract by a 5-0 vote. Vice Chair Kristin Henderson and councilor David Izraelevitz were not in attendance and councilor Rick Reiss joined by phone.
Council also approved a code of ethics by a 5-0 vote.
Council had sent the ordinance back for revision in March. The original proposal only included the Board of Public Utilities and the Planning and Zoning Commission. Council wanted all boards to be governed by the code and also asked for the inclusion of “aspirational” language emphasizing desirable traits such as trustworthiness and honesty.