By Marty Mayfield
Raton city commissioners met in a special session Monday April 28, 2014 to discuss a couple of matters that came in to late to make the last regular meeting and make a decision about the city manager’s position.
Commissioners approved a resolution to begin the process for financial assistance from the New Mexico Finance Authority. According to City Manager Butch McGowen this resolution will get the ball rolling on some financial assistance for the city.
Commissioner Ron Chavez was appointed to the Financial Advisory Committee.
Commissioners also approved the Juvenile Justice Grant Agreement between the city and Children Youth and Families Department. The city will administer the grant for free this year but will have to charge to cover expenses related to administering that grant next year.
Commissioners then retired to executive session to discuss the city manager’s position. After that session commissioners announced that Scott Berry has accepted the position of city manager at a salary of $90,000. Berry will assume the reins at city hall on September 1st which will give him time to complete several contracts that he has with the city for street work and the dam project at Lake Maloya.
Commissioners will meet again on May 6 at 6:00 p.m. for a budget workshop and to approve an audit firm for the next city audit. The next regular meeting will be held on May 13 at city hall at 6:00 p.m.