Agenda for the Regular Council Meeting of the Village of Columbus Governing Body – Wednesday, Aug 17rd, 2022

by | Aug 16, 2022

A Special Meeting of the Governing Body is to be held at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, August
17th, 2022 at the Health and Wellness Center, 500 North Boundary Avenue, and virtually at:, for the purpose of discussing:

  1. Call to order, pledge, and salute: Mayor Salas to commence meeting
  2. Roll call: Mayor Esequiel Salas

Mayor Pro-Tem & Trustee Bill Johnson
Trustee Nicole S. Steffen
Trustee Paulino Villegas
Trustee Rocio A. Sierra

  1. Approval of August 17th, 2022 at 5:00 pm Regular Meeting Agenda
  2. Departmental (Monthly Reports):
    a) Code Enforcement b) Columbus Seniors’ Commission-No
    c) Court d) Emergency Medical Services
    e) Fire Department f) Health & Wellness Center
    g) Historic Preservation Commission- No Report h) Library
    i) Luna County Sheriff’s Department j) Parks & Recreation- No Report
    k) Sewer – No Report l) Streets
    m) Transfer Station n) Water
  3. Consent Agenda:
    a) Approval of 08/10/22 Governing Council Workshop Minutes
    b) Approval of 08/03/22 Special Council Meeting Minutes
    c) Approval of 07/27/22 Regular Council Meeting Minutes
  4. Consent Agenda, items tabled at June 22, 2022 Special Council Meeting:
    a) May 2nd, 2022, at 5:00 pm Special Council Meeting Minutes
    b) May 9th, 2022, at 5:00 pm Special Council Meeting Minutes
    c) May 18th, 2022, at 5:00 pm Regular Council Meeting Minutes
    d) May 31st, 2022, at 5:00 pm Special Council Meeting, postponed until June 1st, 2022 at 5 pm
    Meeting Minutes
  5. Approval of Presentation of Rate Study on the Wastewater Department by Karl Pennock.
  6. Discussion and Approval of Dan Martin as the Village of Columbus Director of Financial Acquisitions
    and Special Projects
  7. Discussion and Approval of Proposed Adoption og Grant Authorization and Agreement
    Resolution No. 2023-08 NMFA Local Government Planning Grant No. PG 5280.
  8. Discussion and approval of Resolution 2023-09 to Apply for CDBG Application. Due August
  9. Discussion and Approval of Request from Stantec for a Special Meeting September 1st, 2022
    for Bid Award on Taft and Main Street Project.
  10. Discussion and Approval of Resolution 2023-10 EMS purchase to install 3 AC units to the fire
    EMS Building in the amount of $29,500 with JPA funds and EMS, splitting the bill between the
    EMS and CVFD.
  11. Discussion and approval to hire Baltazar Granados as an EMS Crew Member.
  12. Discussion and approval of Resolution 2023-11 Request to pay MID South Chemical
    Company Inc. for the amount of $6987.71 for chemicals needed for the RO Plant.
  13. Trustee Comments
  14. Mayor Comments
  15. Next regular meeting date: July 20th, 2022 at 5:00 pm
  16. Adjournment