County council actions

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By Kirsten Laskey

Here are other actions taken by Los Alamos County Council Tuesday:

• County Council proclaimed Oct. 3-9 “Fire Prevention Week” during the regular council meeting Tuesday night.
• Councilors approved updating the travel policy, with Councilor Vincent Chiravalle opposed.
Changes to the out-dated policy include:
• increasing reimbursement
• clarifying how mileage reimbursements is calculated
• reorganizing the policy’s structure
• changing the title of the policy from “Travel and Expenses Rules and Regulations” to “Travel Policy.”
• Council approved the allocation of Progress through Partnering funding for FY 2011:
• $1.1 million for the North Central Regional Transit District was appropriated
• an additional $440,000 of which $150,000 will be used for continued funding of the Española Basin Regional Planning Issues Forum
• up to $150,000 for matching funds for the Regional Coalition of LANL communities
• up to $250,000 for matching funds for additional REDI phases and project implementation.