Council Action Taken Tuesday Sept. 7, 2021

Los Alamos Daily Post

During the Los Alamos County Council meeting held Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021, the following actions were taken:

Approved 4-2 with Councilors Sean Williams and David Reagor opposed, a resolution to apply to the New Mexico Department of Transportation’s Transportation Alternative Program and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program funds for the N.M. 4 Crossing and Multi-use Trail Improvement project. Vice Chair James Robinson was absent from the meeting.

  • Council approved 5-1 with Reagor opposed the FY2023 and FY2027 State Infrastructure and Capital Improvement Plan submission. Although he approved the submission, Williams proposed holding a public forum at either a work session or calling a special session to collect public input on the infrastructure projects identified in the submission.

In other business, the council:

  • Presented a proclamation, which declares Sept. 25 as “Keep It Co-op” day and denotes the grand opening of the Co-op Park at 1010 Central Ave.
  • Presented a proclamation, which declares September as “Voter Registration Month” and designates Sept. 28 as “Voter Registration Day”.
  • Heard a COVID situational update from County Emergency Manager Beverley Simpson. In her report, Simpson said she, Department of Health, FEMA and Dr. Robert McClees are working to host vaccine booster clinics. She said nine clinics are being planned to administer 7,000 booster shots. County Manager Steven Lynne reported on the County’s new requirement that unvaccinated employees submit to COVID testing. He said he was pleased to report that there was an increase in compliance. The previous week, 100 employees were tested whereas this week only 29 employees needed to be tested. Lynne added that as a result of Los Alamos National Laboratory now requiring all its employees and contractors be vaccinated to be onsite, the County is discussing possibly requiring all its employees to be vaccinated as well.
  • Heard a presentation about the Neighbor to Neighbor drive, which raises food and money for The Food Depot. This year’s drive is Sept. 18.
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