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County Line for Week of Feb. 4

on February 3, 2013 - 11:12am

COUNTY LINE News:

Final Public Hearing - Naming of Municipal Bldg after Wallace

The first hearing was held Thursday evening in Los Alamos. Another hearing is set for 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4 in White Rock at the Town Hall - the naming committee will take action after hearing comments and make a recommendation to Council for or against naming the building after State Representative Jeannette Wallace. Can't attend? E-mail your comment today to lacadministrator@lacnm.us. Read more here: http://www.losalamosnm.us/news/Pages/PublicHearingsSetforRequesttoNameMunicipalBuildingafterJeannetteWallace.aspx

No Council Meeting Tuesday night ... They'll take a week off and be back in session at 7 p.m., Feb. 12 in Council Chambers. Watch next week's newsletter for an update on topics of interest.

NEWS:

Capital Projects: Focus of the Feb. 19 Council Meeting

Typically the Council would hold a work session in White Rock for its second meeting of each month; however, they decided last Tuesday night to move the meeting to Los Alamos and have it as a Regular Session so that they can discuss the list of capital projects that may proceed. This was done in light of its recent guidance to Staff to defer capital projects for up to four years and $12.5 million less than first programmed, to address the current budget shortfall. Until then, capital projects for design and construction approved for this year continue to be on hold. More details about the format and agenda for the Feb. 19 meeting (7 p.m in Chambers) will be forthcoming in a future issue of "The County Line" - stay tuned!

Marketing & Branding: County Selects North Star

Branding efforts will kick off next week - read all about "what's involved in a brand" when you link to this News Release: http://www.losalamosnm.us/ecodev/Pages/default.aspx

On Line Business Survey about Community Broadband Network Now Available

Business owners: The County is continuing market research to assess demand and interest in broadband services, as well as explore preferences for financing the project. Take the business survey here until Feb. 15: http://www.losalamosnm.us/projects/itd/Pages/CommunityBroadbandNetwork.aspx

Still Looking for Department of Public Utilities' charter review committee members...

The Council took no action Tuesday night to appoint the committee, requesting instead that the Staff re-advertise the three citizen positions to see if they can increase the pool of applicants. The new deadline is Feb. 19. Council expects to make appointments at its March 5 meeting. Interested? Click here to learn how to apply: http://www.losalamosnm.us/news/Pages/CouncilSeeks3CitizensforDPUCharterReviewCommittee.aspx

TREASURES & TIDBITS

Winter Brush & Bulk Item Collection Complete

If your material was set out on time and not picked up, please call Environmental Services at 662-8163 to organize pick up. If your material was placed at the curb late, it is your responsibility to find a proper disposal option. The Environmental Services Division does offer a special pickup service at a charge of $65/hour, or, you can bring the material to the Eco Station for disposal.

Damaged roll cart? Get repairs for free!

Does your trash or recycling cart have a broken lid? A bum wheel? Is the body cracked? If so, just call 662-8163 - Environmental Services staff will come out and get it repaired. There's no charge as long as the cart wasn't damaged by negligent abuse on your part (for example, by placing hot ashes into the cart). Please call today - damaged carts reduce route efficiency!


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