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Second Day of County Budget Hearings is Underway

on April 17, 2012 - 6:34pm

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Right now members of the Los Alamos County Councilors are considering proposed budgets for FY2013 and projected budgets for FY2014 for five more County departments:

Community Development, Administrative Services, Non-Departmental, Capital Projects and Facilities and Public Works.

Councilor Vincent Chiravalle is participating in the meeting via telephone. Chair Sharon Stover, Vice Chair Ron Selvage, Councilor Mike Wismer, Councilor Fran Berting, Councilor Geoff Rodgers and Councilor David Izraelevitz are present in Council Chambers this evening.



New Restroom Facilities for Park and Trail

on April 17, 2012 - 10:01am

The Los Alamos County Parks Division has completed two new restroom facilities. The restrooms will be put into operation on Wednesday of this week.  Dick McIntyre, Parks Division Manager reports that the restrooms were planned and budgeted as part of the Canyon Rim Trail development. 

The first restroom is found at East Park next door to the new Los Alamos County Animal Shelter.

Photo by Greg Kendall/

The second restroom is at the other end of the completed section of the Canyon Rim Trail near the Los Alamos Cooperative Market.

Photo by Greg Kendall/


Work Continues During Break in Tuesday's Budget Meeting

on April 17, 2012 - 9:09am

Acting Assistant County Administrator/Chief Financial Officer Steven Lynne explains details of the County's proposed and projected FY2013 and FY2014 budgets to councilors Ron Selvage, center, and Vincent Chiravalle during a break at Tuesday night's budget meeting in Council Chambers. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos County Councilor David Izraelevitz discusses budget fine points with County Administrator Harry Burgess during a break in proceedings Tuesday night. Photo by Carol A. Clark/



Council Tentatively Approves County Administrator and County Attorney Office Budgets

on April 17, 2012 - 8:15am

Los Alamos County Administrator Harry Burgess explains that the point of purchasing ipads for use by designated personnel is to save paper as well as for efficiency. Councilor tentatively approved the County Administratror's Office proposed $8.799 million FY2013 and projected $10.018 million FY2014 budget 6-1 with Councilor Vincent Chiravalle casting the no vote. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Acting Los Alamos County Attorney Brian James keeps legal check on the budget hearing in Council Chambers Tuesday night.

Council Tentatively Approves First Grouping of Seven Department Budgets

on April 16, 2012 - 8:54pm

Council tentatively approved the first group of department budgets in a 6-1 vote with Councilor Vincent Chivaralle casting the sole no vote. The Clerk's Office, Assessor's Office, County Council, Municipal Court and Sheriff's Office, Fire and Police comprised the first group. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Sheriff Marco Lucero told Council that his four deputies served 265 court orders in the last year.

County Financial Officials Brief Council on FY2013-FY2014 Budgets

on April 16, 2012 - 7:56pm

Los Alamos County Budgets and Grants Manager Gina Coluzzi and Acting Assistant County Administrator/Chief Financial Officer Steven Lynne presented an overview of the County's FY2013 proposed budget and the FY2014 projected budget. They are now fielding questions from individual councilors. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Public Comments on Budget Items at Tonight's Council Meeting

on April 16, 2012 - 7:12pm

Susan Mack of Family Strengths Network spoke in support of the Los Alamos County Extension Office at 475 20th St. and its importance to the community. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Former County Councilor Robert Gibson cautioned the Council to rein in spending. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

A crowd fills Council Chambers at tonight's budget hearing. Vernon Kerr addresses Council during public comment. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Vernon Kerr takes his turn at the podium while several citizens line up to address Council as well. Photo by Carol A.