County Council Work Session Underway In White Rock

 

Los Alamos County Community Development Director Paul Andrus, left, at this evening’s Council Work Session in White Rock updates members of the Los Alamos County Council, Acting County Attorney Katie Twaits and County Manager Harry Burgess on local housing including a homebuyer program, home renewal program, vacant homes and affordable housing possibilities. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com 

Los Alamos County Community Development Director Paul Andrus, right, introduces his new Housing Manager Andrew Harnden at this evening’s Council Work Session at the Fire Station in White Rock.  updates members of the Los Alamos County Council, Acting County Attorney Katie Twaits and County Manager Harry Burgess on local housing including a homebuyer program, home renewal program, vacant homes and affordable housing possibilities. Harnden oversees the Housing and Special Projects Division, provides oversight on in all County housing-related initiatives and is tasked with finding ways to achieve the goals outlined within the affordable housing plan to address all types of housing needs. The Division develops and implements programs to improve and increase the housing stock in the County to attract and retain more people to live here – including but not limited to students and a workforce for local businesses. High quality senior housing, entry level and ‘move-up’ housing and short term housing also is in demand. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com 

Scene from this evening’s Council Work Session underay in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Council leadership has requested that each Board/Commission or Committee chair make a presentation to the Council once a year focused on what has been completed and what they are working on, and what challenges or opportunities they see coming up in the future. At this evening’s work session, Fuller Lodge Historic Districts Advisory Board Chair Mark Rayburn, left, and County staff liaison Wayne Kohlrust briefed the Council. They spoke about the Historic Museum/Fuller Lodge Remodel and said they continue to follow the work being done on the renovation and rebuild of the Guest Cottage (Los Alamos History Museum main building) and the upgrade work being done on Fuller Lodge. It is going well and the improvements are being noticed as segments of the project are completed. Rayburn thanked the County for the Fuller Lodge east patio area upgrade, saying it is absolutely fabulous. The uncovering and exposure of the original stone steps leading up to the Portola is not only beautiful, but will help keep water from causing further damage to the immense roof support logs, he said. The new larger patio, and the seamless inclusion of the ADA compliant ramp on the south side have created a much better multi-function outdoor event space. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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