County Council Holds Regular Meeting 6 p.m. Today

COUNTY News: 

The Los Alamos County Council will hold its regular meeting at 6 p.m. today, Sept. 26, in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave. 

The meeting is open to the public. 

Agenda: 

1. OPENING/ROLL CALL
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
3. PUBLIC COMMENT
4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
5. PRESENTATIONS, PROCLAMATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS

  • Proclamation declaring the week of October 2-6, 2017 as “Customer Service Week” in Los Alamos County (accepted by representatives of the Customer Care Center). Presenters: County Council – Regular Session
  • Proclamation declaring the Month of October as “Arts and Culture Month” in Los Alamos County (accepted by Patrick Neher, Los Alamos Arts Council Executive Director and Christine Monteith, President of the Los Alamos Arts Council Board.) Presenters: County Council – Regular Session
  • Proclamation declaring the Week of October 8-14, 2017 as “Fire Prevention Week” in Los Alamos County (accepted by LAFD Chief Troy Hughes) Presenters: County Council – Regular Session
  • Proclamation declaring the Month of October as “Domestic Violence Awareness Month” in Los Alamos County (accepted by LAPD Chief Dino Sgambellone) Presenters: County Council – Regular Session
  • Proclamation declaring the Month of October “Drug Free Month” in Los Alamos County (accepted by LAPD Chief Dino Sgambellone) Presenters: County Council – Regular Session

6. PUBLIC COMMENT FOR ITEMS ON CONSENT AGENDA
7. CONSENT AGENDA

  • Contract for General Services, Agreement No. AGR18-704 with Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico, A Division of Health Care Service Corporation, a Mutual Legal Reserve Company, an Independent Licensee fo the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, in an amount not to exceed $1,300,000, for the initial term, plus Applicable Gross Receipts Tax, for the Purpose of providing medical insurance benefits to eligible Los Alamos County employees. Presenters: Harry Burgess, County Manager and Kat Brophy, Benefits & Pension Manager
  • Contract for General Services, Agreement No. AGR 18-01 with Friedman Recycling of Albuquerque, LLC in the Amount of $236,922.00 plus applicable Gross Receipts Tax for Mixed Recycling Services. Presenters: Philo Shelton, Public Works Director
  • Approval of Amendment No. 2 to Existing Services Agreement No. AGR13-3914 with Unum Life Insurance Company of America for Long Term Disability Insurance. Presenters: Kat Brophy, Benefits & Pension Manager and Denise Cassel, Human Resources Manager
  • Contract for General Services, Agreement No. AGR18-706 with Gibson & Frank Employee Benefit Solutions, LLC in an amount not to exceed $209,000, over the entire term of the contract, including all possible extensions, plus Applicable Gross Receipts Tax, for the Purpose of enlisting the services of a Benefits Consulting firm. Presenters: Kat Brophy, Benefits & Pension Manager and Denise Cassel, Human Resources Manager
  • Adoption of Property Tax Rates for Calendar Year 2017 as Certified by the State Department of Finance and Administration. Presenters: Karen Kendall, Budget and Performance Manager and Helen Perraglio, Chief Financial Officer
  • Award of IFB 18-08 for the Purpose of the Los Alamos Canyon Non-potable Water Line Installation to Gandy Dancer, LLC in the Amount of $600,350.00, plus Applicable Gross Receipts Tax Presenters: James Alarid, Deputy Utilities Manager – Engineering
  • Consideration of Budget Revision 2017-05 Utilities Carryover Presenters: Karen Kendall, Budget and Performance Manager and Helen Perraglio, Chief Financial Officer
  • County Council Minutes for August 8, 2017, August 22, 2017 and August 29, 2017 Presenters: Naomi Maestas, County Clerk

8. INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE(S)

  • Incorporated County of Los Alamos Ordinance No. 674 Presenters: Paul Andrus, Community Development Director and Tamara Baer, Planning Manager

9. PUBLIC HEARING(S)

  • Incorporated County of Los Alamos Code Ordinance No. 02-277; An Ordinance Amending Chapter 40, Article III, Section 40-173 of the Code of the Incorporated County of Los Alamos Pertaining to Nonpotable Water Rates Presenters: Bob Westervelt, Deputy Utilities Manager – Finance/Admin

10. BUSINESS

  • County-Wide Wayfinding Project Update Presenters: Linda Matteson, Assistant to the County Manager

11. COUNCIL BUSINESS

  • Appointments
  • Board, Commission and Committee Liaison Reports
  • County Manager’s Report: County Manager’s Report for September 2017 Presenters: Harry Burgess, County Manager
  • Council Chair Report
  • General Council Business
  • Approval of Councilor Expenses
  • Preview of Upcoming Agenda Item​s

12. COUNCILOR COMMENTS
13. PUBLIC COMMENT
14. ADJOURNMENT

Individuals with a disability who need a reader, amplifier, qualified sign language interpreter, or any other form of auxiliary aid or service to attend or participate in the hearing or meeting, should contact the County Human Resources Division at 505.662.8040 at least one week prior to the meeting or as soon as possible. Public documents, including the agenda and minutes can be provided in various accessible formats. Contact the personnel in the Office of the County Manager at 505.663.1750, if a summary or other type of accessible format is needed.

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