County council to vote on Diamond Drive Phase 2 budget

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By Katy Korkos

Los Alamos county Council will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in Council Chambers, 475 20th Street in a regular session. There will be a public hearing on an ordinance to rezone parcels A-8-A and A-8-B, situated along DP Road, from federal land to multi-family residential zoning. The business agenda includes a recommendation from the Art in Public Places board for the purchase of a sculpture for the roundabout, as well as a briefing on the possibility of the Department of Public Utilities constructing and operating a wideband network for Los Alamos County. County Administrator Max Baker and Chief Financial Officer Steven Lynne are slated to present an update on the County’s long-range financial plan and capital improvement program to council.

Council will be asked to approve the award of a bid to construction company AS Horner in the amount of $6,580,547, for Diamond Drive Phase 2 construction. The total budget requested for Phase 2 is $8,852,000.

The consent agenda items, which can be considered by council as a group or can be withdrawn from the list for further consideration, include a service agreement for utilities construction, a proposed hike in golf course fees, an amendment to an agreement for well testing at Pajarito Well No. 2, an agreement with Gordon’s LLC to provide promoter services and the approval of a contract with California Skateparks to design and build a skate park. The agenda also includes a proclamation declaring Friday, Feb. 29 as “Atomic City Transit Day.”