Raton City Commission Meeting Dec 23, 2013

Raton City Commissioners Approve Gas Franchise


By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

 Raton City Commissioners met Monday afternoon in a quick meeting to handle some last minute city business before the end of the year.

 Commissioners approved the November financials noting an increase in the gross receipts by 2.25% over this time last year.

 They also approved budget adjustment #4. City Manager Butch McGowen noted that City Clerk Tricia Garcia would be out some this next year on maternity leave and that he was making provisions to handle that absence with temporary help.

 After no public input or input from the commissioners they approved Ordinance 987, the Raton Natural Gas franchise ordinance. There are no changes to the ordinance and it will be valid for a period of 25 years.

 Mark Kossler was then appointed to the airport board. Commissioner Mantz noted that she as well as many others had met with the Governor’s counsel and Department of Transportation secretary to discuss Amtrak. She noted that they had a concern with some of the numbers that Burlington Northern had supplied.

Filing day for next year’s municipal election is January 7, 2014 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Commissioners will meet again on January 14, 2014 at 6:00 pm.








       TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2013 AT 12PM


A regular meeting of the City Commission of the City of Raton will be held on December 10, 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.


  • All City Offices will be closed on December 25th for the Christmas Holiday.
  • All City Offices will be closed on January 1st for the New Year Holiday.
  • All City Offices will close at noon on December 24th and December 31st.
  • Next Regular Commission Meeting Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 6pm.

 V.             Comments from the General Public   

 VI.           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 December 10, 2013 Regular Commission Meeting Minutes.

 B.    Deliberate and Act on Resolution 2013-50: November 2013 Financials.

 C.   Deliberate and Act on Resolution 2013-51: Budget Adjustment #4 FY14.

 D.   Deliberate and Act on Ordinance No. 987: Raton Natural Gas Franchise Ordinance.

 E.    City Manager’s Report 


  • Board Appointments
  • Amtrak
  • Capital Outlay Request
  • Candidate Filing Day
  • Old Pass Gallery
  • Recognition/Appreciation/Information


 VII.         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 Thursday, December 19, 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.



Tricia Garcia, City Clerk 

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