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Raton City Commission Meeting Tuesday November 25, 2014

   AGENDA

CITY OF RATON REGULAR COMMISSION MEETING

RATON CITY HALL, 224 SAVAGE AVE

       TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2014 AT 6PM

 

A regular meeting of the City Commission of the City of Raton will be held on November 25, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.  The Meeting will be called to order by Mayor Mantz 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 Mantz.

 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 Mantz.

 Next Regular Commission Meeting Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 6pm.

  • All City Offices will be closed on November 27th and 28th in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.
  • Proclamation- Reindeer Dash

 V.             Comments from the General Public   

  •  Report on MCMC Pulmonary Clinic and Career Pathways by CEO Shawn Lerch.
  • Report: CCJJACB FY16Grant Application by JJAC Coord. Danielle Esparza.

 VI.           Committee Reports From Commissioners:

 A.  Raton Water Works:  (Mayor pro-tem Segotta, Commissioner Chavez)

B.  Raton Public Service:  (Mayor Mantz, Commissioner Giacomo)

C.  Parks & Recreation Advisory Board:  (Commissioner Chavez)

D.  Senior Center Board:  (Commissioner Chavez)

E.  Planning & Zoning Commission:  (Commissioner Schuster)

F.   Housing Authority: (Commissioner Schuster)

G.  Airport Advisory Board:  (Mayor pro-tem Segotta)

H.  ETZ Zoning Commission:  (Mayor pro-tem Segotta)

I.   Arts & Culture Board:  (Mayor Mantz)

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

K.  Library Advisory Board:  (Commissioner Giacomo)

L.  ETZ Zoning Authority:  (Mayor Mantz)

M. Financial Advisory Board: (Commissioner Chavez)

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 November 8, 2014 Special Commission Meeting Minutes.

B.    Approval of the November 10, 2014 Regular Commission Meeting Minutes.

C.   Deliberate and Act on Resolution 2014-42: October 2014 Financials.

D.   Deliberate and Act on Recommendation for Bid Award for City of Raton Multimodal Site Trench Filling and Compacting Project.

E.    Deliberate and Act on Legislative Priorities.

F.     City Manager’s Report 

G.   Executive Closed Session pursuant to NMSA 10-15-1 (8).

  •  Acquisition of Real Property.

 VIII.        CERTIFICATION OF CLOSED SESSION 10-15-1 (8): The minutes will state that all matters discussed in closed session were limited to only the items specified in the motion to go into closed session and also as advertised. No action was taken.

 IX.           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, November 21, 2014 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, City Hall, 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/

_________________________________

Tricia Garcia, City Clerk 

Tourney Action set for December

First up is the TSJC tourney

tsjc tournament

 

The next tourney is the Cowbell  Take note of the girls bracket as there are two less teams this year. 2014 Cowbell Girls 2014 Cowbell boys 

 

In Loving Memory of Larry Garcia

Larry Garcia, age 61, went to be with the Lord on November 20, 2014 in Pueblo, Colorado.

He was born in La Junta, Colorado, on July 3, 1953 to Dorthy (Gallegos) and Manuel Garcia.

Larry was employed for 35 years for the City of Trinidad as Animal Control Officer. He enjoyed fishing, playing pool, karaoke, and was known for his football pools. He loved his Broncos. Anytime he could spend with family, he loved it very much.

Preceding him in death are parents Manuel and Dorthy Garcia, sisters Ruth White, Georgia Gurule, brothers Richard Garcia and Joe Cordova.

He is survived by his daughter Elizabeth (Steve) Vigil , Pueblo, sons John (Renee) Garcia, Trinidad, and Chris Garcia, Pueblo. 12 grandchildren, Shirley Maldonado and her four daughters, brothers Eddie Garcia, Tom (Louise) Garcia, Phil (Adeline) Garcia, all of Trinidad, sisters Louise (Gene) Velasquez, Pueblo, Gloria Torres. Freida (Tom) Rios, Trinidad, numerous devoted nieces and nephews.

Services to be held on Friday November 28, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at Faith Christian Fellowship Church with Pastor Bill Frashuer officiating.

Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.

Family may be contacted at the residence of 311 Ash Street.

Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

In Loving Memory of John R. Atterberry

John R. Atterberry age 62, of Pueblo, Colorado passed away Tuesday November 18, 2014 in Pueblo.

He was born March 22, 1952 in Pueblo, Colorado the son of Lloyd D. and Florence J. Greenwell-Atterberry. John Loved hunting and gardening, he was a Veteran of the United States Army, a member of the Pueblo West Sportsman Association and the N.R.A. He retired from the Pikes Peak Community College as a Computer Specialist.

He is preceded in death by his parents, John is survived by his wife Kathleen of the home, two daughters, Florence Buie and husband Paul of Pueblo, Colorado and Jennifer Atterberry and companion Michael Kaiser of El Mirage, Arizona. One sister Tammy Magoon and husband Doug of Pueblo, Colorado. Three grandchildren Jonathan, Lesley and William and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial services and celebration of love will be Saturday November 22, 2014 at 10:30 A.M. at the Sunrise Church in Pueblowest with Pastor Dave York officiating. Arrangements for John R. Atterberry are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton, New Mexico 

Raton Cimarron Keep it Close Throughout

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

There was never more than a fews points between the two teams the whole game until late when Cimarron took an 8-point lead but never could pull away as Raton battle back to within three and ended this season opener in Raton with a Cimarron win 53-49.

Raton took the early lead and kept it until late in second quarter when Cimarron tied the game at 23 and took a 1-point lead into half time 26-25.

The second half the Lady Tigers struggled a little and lost Sofia Madaleni with a bad leg cramp which Coach Victor Esparza said changed the depth of his bench. Coach Esparza noted they are a young team and need more practice but this game will give him and assistant coach Sara Davis a chance to look things over and make adjustments before they enter the TSJC Tourney next month.

AS third quarter action took off the Lady Rams managed to outscore Raton by five in the third but as Coach Esparza noted the girls didn’t give up and kept the score close throughout. The Lady Tigers outscored the Lady Rams in the fourth by three but Cimarron was ahead by six. Once the buzzer sounded ending the game it was four point game and good learning experience for this young Raton Team.

JV Game

Maxwell 38

Raton JV 9

Varsity Game

Cimarron 13  13  15  11  53

Raton      16   9   10   14  49

Cimarron High Point

Selina Rael 15 1 of 5 free throws

Jessica Pitman 23  5 of 9 free throws

Free Throws  6 of 19 attempts

Raton High Point

Tarryn Trujillo 18   4 of 4 free throws

Briana Pais 9

Sydni Silva 9  3 of 4 free throws

Free Throws 8 of 16 attempts 

 

Coach Victor Esparza spoke to KRTN after the game and had this to say;

Raton's Ivy Fernandez and Maxwell's Rebecca Galli seem to have the same idea where the ball should go on the jump ball to begin the basketball season at Raton High

Raton’s Ivy Fernandez and Maxwell’s Rebecca Galli seem to have the same idea where the ball should go on the jump ball to begin the basketball season at Raton High

 

Raton's Sydni Silva and Lady Ram Jessica Pittman tangle for the ball during the varsity game in Raton Thursday evening

Raton’s Sydni Silva and Lady Ram Jessica Pittman tangle for the ball during the varsity game in Raton Thursday evening

 

Tausha Ortega and Lady Ram Salina Rael go for the loose ball during the varsity game Thursday evening.

Tausha Ortega and Lady Ram Salina Rael go for the loose ball during the varsity game Thursday evening.

 

Jessica Pittman stuffs the ball as Tarryn Trujillo goes up for the shot in this close game in Tiger Gym.

Jessica Pittman stuffs the ball as Tarryn Trujillo goes up for the shot in this close game in Tiger Gym.

 

Amy Gonzales (23) and Briana Pais (14) try to take control of the ball, eventually Briana wins out and takes the ball on in for a shot.

Amy Gonzales (23) and Briana Pais (14) try to take control of the ball, eventually Briana wins out and takes the ball on in for a shot.

 

Gentry Huckebo (22), Halle Medina and Amy Gonzales struggle for the ball Thursday night during the varsity game in Raton. Gonzales and Medina finally take the ball to the floor where its declared a tie ball.

Gentry Huckebo (22), Halle Medina and Amy Gonzales struggle for the ball Thursday night during the varsity game in Raton. Gonzales and Medina finally take the ball to the floor where its declared a tie ball.

In Loving Memory of Della Abeyta

Della Abeyta of Loveland, CO , passed away on November 9, 2014 at home.

She was born to Ramon and Rose (Weston) Roybal on February 11, 1951 in Trinidad, CO, 

Della was a 1969 graduate of a Trinidad High School. She worked for McKee Medical Center as business associate.

Della loved crocheting, cooking and spending time with family.  She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. 
She is survived by her husband Richard Abeyta, son Michael (Audrey) Abeyta, daughters Aimee Abeyta (Adam Schneweis) of Loveland and Lynn (Steven)Prucha, Gilcrest, 9 grandchildren, mother in law Anna Abeyta, Pueblo, CO, sisters Tomasita Bernal, Raton, NM, Vera (Porfirio) Santistevan, Trinidad, CO., Dolores Diaz, Pueblo, CO,  Ruth Smith, Tuscon, AZ, Becky (Tom) Chacon, Westminster, CO., brothers Ray (Joyce) Roybal , Arvada, CO., Tim (Charlene) Roybal, Gillette, WY., James (Theresa) Roybal, Tuscon, AZ. and other relatives,

Services were held in Loveland, CO, with interment in th Resthaven Memory Gardens, Ft. Collins, CO.
Courtesy Comi Funeral Home.

In Loving Memory of Andrew Richard Cruz

Andrew Richard Cruz, age 47, died Sunday, November 16, 2014, at his home in Clayton, New Mexico. 

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church in Clayton with Rev. Robert Hunt, pastor officiating. Burial will follow in the Clayton Memorial Cemetery by Hass Funeral Directors of Clayton. 

Andrew Richard Cruz was born on December 6, 1966, in Clayton, New Mexico to Jake Cruz, Jr. and Mary Conferina (Padilla) Cruz. He grew up in Clayton and attended Clayton Schools and graduated from Clayton High School in 1984. Andrew worked on oil wells for a few years while he was younger and then managed the Sonic in Clayton and in Albuquerque for several years before becoming a manager at Clayton Ranch Market. Andrew was preceded in death by his dad, Jake Cruz, Jr. on February 25, 1980, his mother, Mary Conferina (Padilla) Cruz on July 18, 2005, by a sister, Patricia Padilla and by a brother Larry Cruz. 

SURVIVORS: 

2 DAUGHTERS: Ciara Cruz and Andrea Cruz both of Clayton, New Mexico. 

1 SON: Nickolas Cruz and his wife Hazel of Aberdeen, South Dakota. 

6 GRANDCHILDREN: Julio Torres, Adan Torres, Naomi Torres, Elijah Cruz, Kristofer Petties and Chavela Lafferty. 

3 SISTERS: Diana D’Angelo and Denise Padilla and her husband Michael all of Albuquerque, New Mexico and Evelyn Stoddard and her husband Keith of Clovis, New Mexico. 

1 BROTHERS: Ronnie Cruz of Clayton, New Mexico. 

And numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

In Loving Memory of Corey J. Winchester Encinias

Corey J. Winchester Encinias born November 7, 2014 passed away on November 12, 2014. He was born to James Winchester and Angelita Encinias in Albuquerque, NM.

Corey is survived by his parents, sisters: Luna Rayne Winchester Encinias, of Raton, NM; Corrina Mea and Layla Ann Winchester of Westminster, CO; maternal grandparents: Yolanda Encinias and Lloyd Ramos, paternal grandparents: Cheryl and Scott Winchester of Denver, CO; great grandparents: Marcella and Fred Encinias of Raton; aunt: Charity Rose; uncles: Damian and Angelo (Brittany).

Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary will be held on Thursday November 20, 2014 at 9:30AM at the St. Patrick’s/ St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with Deacon Thomas Alderette followed by the Mass of the Angels at 10:00AM with Father John Trambley as the Celebrant. Rite of Committal and interment will be at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Arrangements for Corey J. Winchester Encinias are under the direction of the Alderette Pomeroy Funeral Home of Raton.

In Loving of Mark Alan Jansen, DVM

Mark Alan Jansen, DVM, age 59, of Raton, passed away on November 13, 2014. Mark was at home surrounded by his family.

Mark was born May 14, 1955 in Carroll, Iowa, the youngest of Harry and Irene Ranniger Jansen’s five children. He spent his childhood on the family farm in Manning, Iowa.

Mark graduated from Manning High School in 1973 then attended Iowa State University earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Biology in 1977. Mark became and remained a fanatical supporter of the ISU Cyclones. He returned to Ames to pursue his professional dream and graduated as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1987.

In 1989 Mark solidified his personal and professional goals when he moved to Raton, N.M. accepting a position at Raton Animal Hospital. He took ownership of the clinic in 1991, and retired in 2013. During his extraordinary 22 year veterinary career Mark treated small, large and exotic animals. He especially enjoyed the challenge and precision of surgery as well as the outdoor appeal of working cows and bison. His role as primary veterinarian at the Colorado Equid Sanctuary near Wagon Mound, NM was a highlight of his veterinary career. His responsibilities included coordinating ongoing and acute veterinary care for exotics such as zebras, Przewalski horses and other endangered equine species.

Vermejo Park Ranch was Mark’s second home. Mark and Stephanie met at Vermejo and were married in 1984. He worked for 33 years guiding bow and rifle elk, deer, antelope and turkey hunts. He was respected and sought after by ranch clients for his knowledge, skill and record of success. As important, he was much admired by his fellow guides for his fairness and unassuming leadership and he developed deep and lasting friendships among them. He knew peace and happiness in the mountain meadows where the elk grazed and the alpine lakes and streams of the high country. His family spent many memorable days fishing and camping at this very special place.

Mark was a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the New Mexico Veterinary Medical Association, the Academy of Rural Veterinarians and the National Rifle Association. Mark was a practicing member of the Cimarron United Methodist Church. He was an accomplished thespian performing in many productions on the Shuler Theater stage. His most memorable roles included performances for many years as Bob Cratchit and other roles in A Christmas Carol, a creepy Jonathan Brewster in Arsenic and Old Lace and most recently, a favored Costazuela brother in The Odd Couple. Mark also served the City of Raton on the Public Service board.

Mark is preceded in death by his parents and brother Randall. He is survived by his wife Stephanie, son Lucas and daughter Kristina of the home; brothers Dale Jansen of Des Moines, Iowa and Curt Jansen of Cody, Wyoming; sister Marilyn Jansen of Denver, Colorado; brother-in-law Paul Munden of Leawood, Kansas, and Richard Munden of Waukesha, Wisconsin. Mark is also survived by nephew Scott Jansen, his wife Sheila, children Kylee and Brandon; nephew Matt Jansen, his wife Gina, children Zoe and Dylan; nephew Seth Jansen, his wife Mary Elena; niece Lily Jansen; niece Tracy Salazar and family; niece Michal Munden and nephew Taylor Munden. Also survived by Aunts, cousins and many life long friends.

Memorial services for Mark A. Jansen DVM, will be held on Saturday November 22, 2014 at 11:00 a.m., at the Raton Convention Center with Rev. Ellen Swain officiating. Arrangements and celebration of love for Mark A. Jansen DVM are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton.

In Loving Memory of Alice Romero

Alice Romero 
(December 15, 1924 – November 11, 2014) 

Alice was a member of the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Springer. She love to crochet and cook and was well known for her tamales, Mexican hotdogs, and turnovers. Alice ran the youth center in Springer and cooked pizzas for everyone. She also cooked at the Springer Schools and Springer House. She was a foster grandparent for the elementary school and a daycare aide at Springer schools as well. She also loved to hold weekly bible studies in her home.

Alice is preceded in death by her parents, husband Phil Romero, sons: Phil Romero, and Rick Romero, sisters: Tonita Aguilar and Josie Garza, brothers: Louie Gutierrez, Gilbert Gutierrez, and Arthur Gutierrez, sisters-in-law: Valentina and Martha Gutierrez. Alice is survived by her daughter Kathy Trujillo and husband Ted of Pueblo, CO; son Charles Ray Romero of Springer, NM; sister Lucy Trujillo and husband Floyd of Amalia, NM; brothers: Carlos Gutierrez, Con Gutierrez and wife Lucille of Springer, NM; and sisters-in-law: Annie Gutierrez of Colorado Springer, Co; and Rosalie Gutierrez of Albuquerque, NM. She is also survived by 6 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Zmily of La Familia Family Practice, the hospices nurses, Lena Turner and all her special friends. Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary will be held on Saturday November 22, 2014 at 10:30am at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Springer, NM followed by the Memorial Mass at 11:00am with Father Emmanuel Izuka as the Celebrant. Inurnment to take place at a later date. Arrangements for Alice Romero are under the direction of the Alderette Pomeroy Funeral Home of Raton.