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Another short Raton City Commission Meeting

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

 

Raton city commissioners worked through another short meeting Tuesday night at City Hall.

 

Commissioners approved Resolution 2013-43, the first quarter financial report. Mayor Bobby LeDoux mentioned that the report is much easier to read and understand and thanked Michael Ann Antonucci for her work with the new look.

 

Fire Fund monies will be used to build a new fire station on Troy Avenue, which will have zero impact on the general fund. The Raton Fire and Emergency Services has recommended the use of a design/build model as the low-bid procurement method has seen limited bidders and higher than normal prices for construction of government projects.

 

RFES has worked with two different companies on the process and recommends Facility Build of Albuquerque because their preliminary construction pricing is approximately 50% lower per square foot. Commissioners approved resolution 2013-44 so RFES can move forward on the project.

 

Commissioners passed Resolution 2013-45, the second budget adjustment for the fiscal year. This adjustment deals with moving money for insurance premiums into a fund category used for that purpose. The city also moved narcotics monies into an operating expense line item in the same fund.

 

City Manager Butch McGowen recommended Tucker Berry, the lone applicant, for the zoning and planning board, that appointment was put on hold. The city needs to look at the city ordinance to determine if being a property owner in the city limits or being age 18 is a prerequisite for being on that advisory board.

 

McGowen reminded the commissioners about the Amtrak meeting in Santa Fe in November. He also noted that State Representative Dennis Roch will be in Raton on November 2, to look over the city’s Capital Improvement plan.

 

McGowen also thanked the Raton Schools for coming up with 25% for the school resource officer grant match money. The grant is for three years at which time the police department will have to reapply for the grant or absorb the officer into the department.

 

The commission will meet again for their next regular meeting on November 12 at 6:00 p.m. 

  Proclamation Pro Business Women week

 

Michael Ann Antonucci, the Professional Business Women's state president, accepted the proclamation making October 21-25 as Professional Business Women's week.

Michael Ann Antonucci, the Professional Business Women’s state president, accepted the proclamation making October 21-25 as Professional Business Women’s week.

 

 

Chase Ranch & Philmont Scout Ranch join forces

Gretchin SammisFeatured picture is Gretchen Sammis

 

Manly Mortimer Chase

Theresa Wade Chase1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manly Mortimer Chase and Theresa Ward Chase Founders of the Chase Ranch

Gretchen Bottle feeding an orphaned calf

Gretchen Bottle feeding an orphaned calf

 

 

SCOUTS AND RANCHES JOIN FORCES TO HONOR DREAMS OF LEGENDARY NEW MEXICO CATTLEWOMAN Cimarron, N.Mex. -The Chase Ranch Foundation, owner of the historic Chase Ranch near Cimarron, New Mexico, and the adjacent Philmont Scout Ranch, the world’s largest private camp that hosts more than 25,000 young adults annually, announce their joint signing of a long­ term lease and operating agreement to preserve the Chase Ranch’s 146-year heritage and to fulfill the last wishes of its late owner, legendary cattlewoman Gretchen Sammis.

The agreement, effective November 1, 2013, provides that Philmont will assume full responsibility for operation and management of the Chase Ranch, protection and preservation of its historic structures, and development of educational programs for both its own youth participants and the general public. The parties envision that the historic ranch house and surrounding area will become a museum through which the rich history of the Chase family and their western cattle ranching way of life will be displayed for generations to come.

Founded in 1867 by Manly and Theresa Chase, who crossed the Raton Pass in a wagon loaded with all of their worldly goods to establish a new home in New Mexico, the Chase Ranch remained continuously owned by their descendants until the death of their great-granddaughter, Gretchen Sammis, in August 2012. Subsequent to Gretchen’s death, ownership of the ranch transferred to the Chase Ranch Foundation, which she had created for the purpose of preserving the 11,000-acre property and her family’s heritage in perpetuity.

“Long before she died, Gretchen mapped the future for Chase Ranch and facilitated this lasting legacy,” according to Thelma Coker, one of the foundation’s directors. “Gretchen was a fourth-generation rancher, a teacher and educator, a conservator, a lover of young people and of the land, a community member who delighted in sharing Chase Ranch with others and helping them appreciate its history, beauty, and generational worth. She wanted Chase Ranch to continue for generations as a historic model cattle ranch, and she wanted her family’s history to be preserved.”

Former U.S. Congressman Ed Pease, president of the Chase Ranch Foundation, says that “Gretchen’s old fashioned common sense and pragmatism led her to create a structure (the Chase Ranch Foundation) which she gave wide latitude to work with others to accomplish her goals. Philmont has decades of experience doing exactly the things she wanted done – preserving historic structures, managing high-quality museum collections, creating educational programs through living history presentations of New Mexico and American Southwest history, running a working cattle ranch with her favorite breed- Herefords- but such programs require high quality staff committed to their mission, and the funds to make the whole thing happen. The answer to both Gretchen’s dreams and the resources necessary to make them happen was a management contract with Philmont.”

Philmont Scout Ranch, owned and operated by the Boy Scouts of America, provides world-renowned high adventure camping and hiking experiences for youth from across the United States and from several foreign countries. Consisting of more than 137,000 acres adjacent to the Chase Ranch, Philmont also serves as an “educational laboratory” (as described in the lease agreement) with programs offering accurate historical portrayal of early pioneering and ranching life along the Santa Fe Trail.

“Priceless!” replied John H. Green, the Boy Scouts of America’s National Group Director for Outdoor Adventures, when asked about the significance of the agreement. Green, himself a native of the. northeastern New Mexico area where both ranches are located, added, “This is just an unbelievable opportunity to preserve, protect, and enhance the dream of one the great women in New Mexico ranching history. Certainly it adds to the program capacity of Philmont and we are honored and delighted to have this solemn obligation.”

Sammis, herself an almost mythical figure in New Mexico ranching history, owned and operated the ranch for some 58 years before her death. A member of the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame and 2007 New Mexico Cattleman of the year, her lifetime of commitment to her land and sound conservation practices led to her appointments to the New Mexico Soil and Water Conservation Commission, the agriculture advisory committee to the state land office, and the New Mexico Resource Advisory Council.

“She was a model of community service and integrity, hard work and gracious hospitality, a stalwart protector of her ranch and her friends, a generous benefactor, a woman whose words and blue-eyed gaze were direct and discerning,” says Coker. “She abhorred liars, phonies, and selfish people but never stinted on praise and support for honest effort and determination. She was a cowgirl, beautiful on a horse, at home in the saddle and with her dog. Fiercely independent, she and her long-time companion, Ruby Gobble (49 years), prided themselves on being self-sufficient.”

Those values and traits will be reflected in Philmont’s use of the Chase Ranch property for years to come, according to Philmont Director of Program Mark Anderson. In addition to operating the main ranch house and surrounding area as a public museum, he sees potential use of an old cow camp on the property as another of Philmont’s many “living history” camps. “What a wonderful opportunity this gives us to offer young people coming to Philmont a chance to experience life as it actually was many years ago on a historic working cattle ranch,” he says.

“Working with the Chase Ranch Foundation to help promote the wishes and dreams of Gretchen Sammis is one of the greatest things that has been asked of Philmont Scout Ranch,” said John Clark, Philmont’s general manager. “Gretchen served on the Philmont Ranch Committee for many years and has given guidance and support for our Ranch and Conservation Task Force. Together we have made the dreams of thousands of participants come true. Now we have an opportunity to make her dreams come true.”

Those dreams have actually been in the Chase family for almost a century, as it turns out. Coincidentally, Philmont museum staffers recently discovered a previously unknown brochure for “The Kit Carson Camp,” operated on the Chase Ranch by Mason and Stanley Chase, sons of ranch founders Manly and Theresa. From information in the brochure, it appears to have been printed around 1925, and invites guests to come to the camp for “a real ranch vacation.”

“The aim of the camp is to provide a happy and interesting summer place for those who want to see the west,” the brochure states. “Here they will be met by guides with gentle saddle horses and taken to one of our mountain camps where they can fish and hunt and explore the mountain trails in all directions through beautifully timbered country, watered by crystal streams, and where they can thoroughly enjoy the outdoor life.” That description almost exactly mirrors the vision of Waite Phillips, who donated his Philmont Ranch to the Boy Scouts of America in 1938 and 1941 with the idea that it would become a “university of the outdoors” for young people.

“Gretchen wanted Chase Ranch to educate young people in the ranching experience and lifestyle, inspiring them to love and care for the land and to appreciate its history,” says Coker. “When she spoke of the ranch, she said, ‘It will always be here.’ This agreement between the Chase Ranch Foundation and Philmont Scout Ranch is an effort to assure that truth.”  

Mt Baldy from peak of Mt PhillipsPhilmont Scout Ranch

Mount Baldy from the peak of Mt Phillips

and Philmont Scout Ranch

In Memory of Higinio “Gene” Vigil

Higinio “Gene” Vigil, passed away at the Trinidad Inn Nursing Home on October 20, 2013 at the age of 84.
Funeral Services will be Friday, October 25, 2013 at 10:00AM at the Comi Chapel with Elder Walter Irving officiating.
Inurnment will follow at the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery.
Complete obit to follow.
Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

In Memory of Josephine Kinkela

Josephine Kinkela, former resident of Trinidad and current resident of Denver, died peacefully in her home on October 19, 2013 at the age of 90 years old.
She was born February 20. 1923 in Valdez, CO to parents Frank and Rose Spicola.  
She graduated from Trinidad High School, then married Frank Kinkela who preceded her in death.
She was a homemaker and held several jobs, one of which was cook at Mt. Carmel School.
She was preceded in death by her husband and three sisters.
She is survived by bother Frank (Rosalie) Spicola ,three daughters, Rose Marie (Vic) Grad, Jo Ann (Dan) Carbone and Cathy Knipple, grandchildren, Kristi (Chris) Garrison, Jeffrey (Traci) Grad, and Matthew Knipple, great grandchildren, Carter and Cameron Garrison and Lexi Grad, nieces, Florence Cuccia, Janice (Jim) Bradburn, Michele (Kurt) Melvin, great nephews and great nieces.
Josephine lived for her children and grandchildren and was loved dearly by her family,  She will be greatly missed.
Funeral Services will be Tuesday, October 22, 2013 with Rosary at 12:15PM at Comi Chapel followed by the Funeral Mass at 1:00PM at Holy Trinity Church.
Entombment will follow at the Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.
Condolences can be sent to the family at 20728 E. Ida Circle, Centennial, CO 80015.
Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

In Memory of Jerry Glenn Smith

Jerry Glen Smith, age 76, passed away at Mt, San Rafael Hospital on October 17, 2013.
He was born in Fannin County, Texas on July 19, 1937, the son of Lois (Oliver) and George E. Smith.
He attended school in Snyder, TX and graduated in 1955.  
Jerry attended TSJC 1970-1972 receiving a degree in Architectural Drafting and Design.
In July 19, 1972, Jerry was united in marriage to Phyllis E. Williamson in Raton, New Mexico.
He then was employed at the Las Animas County Rehab and River Canyon Ranch,
Jerry then attended Gunsmith  classes at TSJC in 1994.
He was an avid outdoorsman and liked to hunt and for some time, ran a trap line.
He liked to compete in the yearly  Rendezvous in Raton, New Mexico at the Whittington Center, competing in various  competitions including the Black Powder Shoot.
He was preceded in death by parents, Lois and George Smith,  sister Sue O’Toole and daughter Judy Smith.
Survivors are wife Phyllis of home address, children, Raymond Glen (Angie) Smith, Coahoma,  TX. Cynthia Smith, Coahoma,  TX, Richard Dale (Michelle) Smith, Big Spring,  TX, Patrick Wayne (Bonnie) Falany, Denver,  CO, Joy Lynn Smith, (Eric Sanchez) Pueblo CO, Gerald Lane (Victoria) Smith, Trinidad, CO,  Darla E. Smith, Trinidad, CO, 15 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, brothers Don (Linda) Smith, TX, Cleo (Sandy) Smith, TX, several sister and brothers in law, nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
At his request, cremation with private family services.
Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

In Memory of Richard Lee Deines

Richard Lee Deines age 79, of Maxwell, NM, passed away after a long illness on Saturday October 12, 2013 in Lakewood, CO. He was born February 13, 1934 in Boulder, CO, the son of David Randolph and Nellie Eudora Cole-Deines. 

Richard was raised on a dairy farm outside Boulder, CO. Throughout his married life he was a rancher, living in Almont, CO; Akron, CO; Wray, CO; Chadron, NE; Douglas, AZ and Maxwell, NM. Through the years he raised Charolaise, Black Angus and Red Angus cattle as well as sheep and goats. He raised, broke, trained and raced horses; raised, trained and trialed stock dogs, ending with registered Border Collies. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving in Germany during the Korean War. He was a son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather extraordinaire. 

Richard married Marva Lee Goble in Akron, Colorado, January 27, 1957. It was in Akron that all three of their children were born.

He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Elton David, Arleigh Wayne, Max Norman and Winton Cole, sisters Maggie Anna, Delma Edna and Margie Eudora. 
Richard is survived by his wife Marva, Two daughters, Wendi Kay Morton of Cimarron, NM, and Noli Kae Aschenbrenner and husband Justin of Aberdeen, MD. One son Cody Lee Deines and wife Kathy of Maxwell, NM. One brother Curtis Glen Deines and wife Dorsey of Berthoud, CO. Ten grandchildren William Morton and fiancé Jennifer, Kerby Morton, Taylor Littrel, Kari Littrel, Krystal Harty and husband Joshua, Kacie Deines, Trent Deines, Richard Shreffler and wife Auden, Kevin Shreffler, and Scott Shreffler. Five great-grandchildren, Jay, Dean, Alina, Kyla and Kloiee.

Funeral services will be Saturday October 26, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at the Maxwell United Methodist Church in Maxwell, NM with Rev. Ellen Y. Swain officiating. Burial will be in the Maxwell Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations be made to the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home, 23500 U.S. Hwy 160, Walsenburg, CO. 81089 or the Maxwell United Methodist Church. Arrangements and celebration of love for Richard Lee Deines are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton. 

Raton Man Sentenced to Prison

By Todd Wildermuth

 

 

A Raton man who shot another local man outside a South Second Street motel has been sentenced to a nine-year prison term in connection to the June 2012 incident, the intent of which a prosecutor described as having been “to ambush and shoot (the victim) dead on the streets of Raton.”

The victim, Jeremy Bradford, suffered only a relatively minor injury after being struck in his left shoulder by one of several shots fired at him by Anthony Casas, who was upset at Bradford following a confrontation Bradford had with Casas and his brother at a nearby convenience store shortly before the shooting, which occurred outside the Colt Motel near the corner of South Second Street and Tiger Drive.

Casas, 41, reached a plea agreement with prosecutors and a judge approved the deal earlier this year. Sentencing was delayed until Casas underwent a 60-day psychological evaluation. With the evaluator’s report and Casas himself telling the judge he had drug-abuse and drinking problems, as well as anger management issues, Casas was sentenced Oct. 9 to nine years for his guilty plea to attempted first-degree murder plus a mandatory additional year for the “firearm enhancement,” meaning Casas had used a firearm in the commission of his crime. The 10-year total sentence was reduced when District Judge John Paternoster suspended one year. The approximately 15 months Casas has already spent in jail since his arrest shortly after the shooting last year also provided “confinement credit” that will reduce the time remaining on the nine-year prison term. The judge’s order included a recommendation to the state Department of Corrections that Casas receive therapy for his anger and substance abuse issues.

As part of the plea agreement, the prosecution dismissed two other charges that had been brought against Casas. Those charges were conspiracy to commit attempted murder and tampering with evidence, the latter related to allegedly altering or trying to get rid of the gun used in the shooting.

Two other Raton men involved in the shooting incident that took place at about 11:30 p.m. on a late-June night last year reached plea deals that resulted in each of them being placed on supervised probation. Robert Gutierrez, 33, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, and the prosecution agreed to dismiss charges of conspiracy, tampering with evidence, and possession of a firearm by a felon. Gutierrez is Casas’ brother, according to a police affidavit. Tanner Martinez, 21, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit attempted murder, while the prosecution dismissed a charge of attempt to commit a felony, that being first-degree murder.

Gutierrez received his sentence Oct. 16. Martinez was sentenced earlier this year, but since then has committed drug violations that violated his probation terms and have landed him in jail for varying periods, according to court records.

During a previous court hearing in his case, Casas apologized to Bradford. The prosecutor, who said Bradford was satisfied with the outcome of the case, described Casas’ actions on the night of the shooting as “impulsive and in retaliation” for the earlier altercation that night.

The three defendants in the case were arrested in the days following the shooting and it was Martinez, the driver of the car in which Gutierrez and Casas were passengers the night of the shooting, who provided police with the initial rundown of what occurred.

According to the police affidavit, Martinez told police he picked up Gutierrez and Casas at Loaf-n-Jug, which is on South Second Street a couple blocks south of the Colt Motel. Bradford, meanwhile, told police he had a verbal confrontation with Gutierrez and Casas at Loaf-n-Jug before Bradford returned to the Colt, where he was living.

Martinez told the following story to police, according to the affidavit, regarding what happened next: He drove Gutierrez and Casas from Loaf-n-Jug to the nearby Sommerset Apartments on State Street, where those two men went into an apartment and returned with Gutierrez carrying a handgun. As the car headed toward the area of the Colt Motel, Gutierrez gave the gun to Casas and told him to load it, which Casas did.

Martinez continued his account as told in the affidavit: He drove to the parking lot of the vacant Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant — across Second Street from the Colt Motel — and Gutierrez and Casas got out of the car and began yelling at Bradford. The two men got back into the car, Martinez drove to Hester’s Yamaha — just south of the Colt — dropped Casas off behind the building, and drove back to the KFC parking lot, where he pulled in on the east side of the building out of view of Bradford across the street. Martinez said as he was pulling behind the building, he “saw Casas just south of Bradford and he was pointing the gun at him.” From inside the car, Martinez heard six gunshots and then Gutierrez, who had exited the car a few moments earlier, got back in the car and told him to drive away.

Bradford told police that while he was listening to Gutierrez yell at him from across the street, he heard four to six gunshots, so he ran back toward his room in the motel and then realized he had been shot in the left shoulder, the affidavit says. Bradford was taken to Miners’ Colfax Medical Center, where he was treated for a single gunshot wound to the left shoulder and released.

Dawson Remembered in Ceremony

by Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

100 years ago the mining community of Dawson, New Mexico was rocked to its very foundations by an explosion in the Stag Canon #2 Mine that killed 263 miners. 

Of those 133 were Italians with greek miners making up the next largest group of victims. 23 miners survived that horrible day while two rescuers died while trying to save others. 

Sunday morning Irene Buongiorno representing Giuseppe Perrone, the Italian Consul General of Los Angeles presented Joe Bacca from the Dawson New Mexico Association with a metal plaque commemorating the 100th anniversary of that deadly event. The plaque will be installed at a ceremony at the Dawson Cemetery during the biannual Dawson reunion picnic held on Labor Day weekend. 

Richard Sims, New Mexico Historic Sites Director was on hand to read a proclamation from New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez proclaiming October 22, 2013 as Dawson Remembrance Day. 

According to Claudio Ruben a documentary about Dawson is in the works and should be completed in about a year. The group is interested in talking to families from Dawson.

 

 

 

Irene Buongiorno representing Giuseppe Perrone, the Italian Consul General of Los Angeles presented the Dawson New Mexico Association with a metal plaque commemorating the 100th anniversary of the explosion that killed 263 miners, of those killed 133 were Italians.

Irene Buongiorno representing Giuseppe Perrone, the Italian Consul General of Los Angeles presented the Dawson New Mexico Association with a metal plaque commemorating the 100th anniversary of the explosion that killed 263 miners, of those killed 133 were Italians.

Joe Bacca holds the plaque presented to the Dawson New Mexico Association Sunday morning at the Raton Museum.
Joe Bacca holds the plaque presented to the Dawson New Mexico Association Sunday morning at the Raton Museum.



Richard Sims, Director of the New Mexico Historic Sites presents Joe Bacca a proclamation from New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez proclaiming October 22, 2013 as Dawson Remembrance Day.

Richard Sims, Director of the New Mexico Historic Sites presents Joe Bacca a proclamation from New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez proclaiming October 22, 2013 as Dawson Remembrance Day.



This plaque will be installed at the Dawson Cemetery during the biannual reunion picnic held on Labor Day weekend at the old townsite of Dawson

This plaque will be installed at the Dawson Cemetery during the biannual reunion picnic held on Labor Day weekend at the old townsite of Dawson



The Proclamation from Governor Susana Martinez

The Proclamation from Governor Susana Martinez

 

 

Raton goes Four with Taos for the Win

Cteam 

Taos 15 25 18

Raton 25 22 16

 Jv 

Taos 24 25 19

Raton 26 10 17

Varsity

Taos   7  25 13  21

Raton 25 23 25 25

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

 

The Taos Lady Tigers travelled over the hill to Raton’s Jungle Saturday afternoon for their first district volleyball match of the season.

 Working farther back from the net than they usually do Raton took an early lead. The Taos Lady Tigers have a couple of tall girls who can make the block at the net when needed. Working around that Raton lobbed many of their hits over the blocks and into the backcourt.

 When Raton did go to the net Bertha Vigil and Deazia Cardenas were quite often there to meet the ball. Raton however kept it up and pulled out the first game 25-17.

 In game two Raton simply couldn’t get it together and fell behind by as much as eight points but the Taos lost the touch and Raton pulled within one before they finally pulled out the second game at 25-23.

 Game three was a different story all together as Raton took a lead and never looked back pulling out as far as 10 points at one time. They went on to win that game by 25-13.

 Raton again took a lead in game four and found their marks with lobs over the net rather than a lot of the hard hitting spikes that Vertovec and the Dorrance twins are known for. Taos did at one point start finding the holes in the Raton defense and caught up to with in four points at one time before Raton went on to the win with Taos c lose behind.

 Raton will host West Las Vegas on Thursday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. for another district match.

 

Up High, Mikala Vertovec prepares for the spike over the net during the match with Taos Saturday afternoon in Tiger Gyn

Up High, Mikala Vertovec prepares for the spike over the net during the match with Taos Saturday afternoon in Tiger Gyn


Mikala Vertovec makes the pass as Ila Medina looks on

Mikala Vertovec makes the pass as Ila Medina looks on


Ashley Nuerauter chases a ball out of bounds to keep the ball in play Saturday afternoon in Tiger Gym

Ashley Nuerauter chases a ball out of bounds to keep the ball in play Saturday afternoon in Tiger Gym


Kalista Dorrance makes the tip over the net as Deazia Cardenas goes for the block

Kalista Dorrance makes the tip over the net as Deazia Cardenas goes for the block


Mikala Vewrtovec goes high as she serves the ball during the Taos match in Tiger Gym as Tate wood looks on from her position from the corner

Mikala Vewrtovec goes high as she serves the ball during the Taos match in Tiger Gym as Tate wood looks on from her position from the corner


Mikala Vertovec gets the ball past Bertha Vigil as she went up for the block

Mikala Vertovec gets the ball past Bertha Vigil as she went up for the block


Alina Pilmore makes the block as a Taos player attempts to bat it over the net.

Alina Pilmore makes the block as a Taos player attempts to bat it over the net.


Sophia Madalini puts the ball over the net during the JV game Saturday afternoon against Taos

Sophia Madalini puts the ball over the net during the JV game Saturday afternoon against Taos


Lauren Romero chases the ball and attempts to make the set before it gets away during the Cteam game Saturday afternoon in Tiger Gym

Lauren Romero chases the ball and attempts to make the set before it gets away during the Cteam game Saturday afternoon in Tiger Gym

Raton City Commission Agenda for October 22, 2013

  AGENDA

CITY OF RATON REGULAR COMMISSION MEETING

RATON CITY HALL, 224 SAVAGE AVE

       TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2013 AT 6PM

 

A regular meeting of the City Commission of the City of Raton will be held on October 22, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.  The Meeting will be called to order by Mayor LeDoux. The following subjects will be considered by the City Commission and may be considered in any order that is most convenient for the City Commission. 

 I.               Meeting Called To Order – Mayor LeDoux.

 II.             Roll Call of the Members of the City Commission and determination of quorum.

 III.           Pledge of Allegiance to the U. S. Flag.

 IV.           Recognition of Visitors, Citizen of the Month and/or Presentation of Proclamation, Service Award, Congratulations, Condolences, Holiday Schedules and City/Municipal events – Mayor.

 

  • Veteran’s Day November 11, 2013 – OFFICES CLOSED

Next Regular Commission Meeting November 12, 2013 at 6 p.m.

Proclamation- Professional Business Women’s Week Oct 21-25, 2013

 

 V.             Comments from the General Public   

 

  • VI.           Committee Reports From Commissioners:

 

A.  Raton Water Works:  (Mayor pro-tem Candelario, Commissioner Mantz)

B.  Raton Public Service:  (Mayor LeDoux, Commissioner Segotta)

C.  Parks & Recreation Advisory Board:  (Mayor pro-tem Candelario)

D.  Senior Center Board:  (Mayor pro-tem Candelario)

E.  Planning & Zoning Commission:  (Commissioner Fanelli)

F.   Housing Authority:  (Commissioner Fanelli)

G.  Airport Advisory Board:  (Commissioner Segotta)

H.  ETZ Zoning Commission:  (Commissioner Segotta)

I.   Arts & Culture Board:  (Commissioner Mantz)

J.   North Central NM Economic Development District:  (Commissioner Mantz)

K.  Library Advisory Board:  (Mayor LeDoux)

L.  ETZ Zoning Authority:  (Mayor LeDoux)

 VII.         Action items/Public Hearings/Ordinances/Resolutions/City Manager’s Report-The City Commission may discuss and/or take actions on the following agenda items:

 A.    Approval of the October 8, 2013 Regular Commission Meeting Minutes.

 B.    Deliberate and Act on Resolution 2013-43: 1st Qtr Financial Report FY 2014.

 C.   Deliberate and Act on Resolution 2013-44:  To Authorize Use of a Design/Build Contract with Facility Build for Construction of the Troy Ave. Fire Station

 D.   Deliberate and Act on Resolution 2013-45:  Budget Adjustment #2 FY14

 F.   City Manager’s Report 

 

  • Board Appointments
  • Amtrak Meeting
  • RPS Meeting
  • Airport
  • School Resource Officer
  • Representative Dennis Roch
  • Recognition/Appreciation/Information

 

 VIII.       Adjournment

 

I, the undersigned authority do hereby certify that the above notice of meeting of the governing body of the City of Raton, New Mexico is a true and correct copy of the said notice and that a said copy of this notice was then posted on the front window of the City Hall of said City in Raton, New Mexico in a place convenient and readily accessible to the general public at all times, and said notice was posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 5 p.m. and remained so posted continuously at least 72 hours preceding the scheduled time of said meeting.  Said notice was also posted in six public places (Library, Aquatic Center, Senior Center, County Courthouse, International Bank, Post Office) conveniently placed for the public. Also, KRTN Radio Station and the City of Raton Website will have the agenda posted prior to respective time limits designated for regular and special meetings. Please contact the City Clerk at 445-9551 or tgarcia@cityofraton.com if you have any questions or concerns.

/s/

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Tricia Garcia, City Clerk