County Line: Feb. 22

COUNTY News:

A-19-a Masterplanning Study – Public Meeting Monday Feb. 25
White Rock residents: attend this meeting and get the latest update on Parcel A-19-a (6 p.m. in White Rock Fire Station #3) Can’t attend? Log on to Open Forum Tuesday to comments on line. Get details here: http://www.losalamosnm.us/news/Pages/A19aPublicMtginWhiteRockFeb25.aspx

Council Meeting Tuesday Feb. 26
What’s on the agenda? A Public Hearing on the proposed sewer rate increase, plus much more. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers. Download the agenda now: http://www.losalamosnm.us/gov/council/Pages/default.aspx

Trinity Site – Plans go to P&Z Commission Wednesday Feb. 27
Attend the meeting at 5:30 p.m. in Council Chambers as Commissioners review Trinity Site plans. This is the next major step for the new Smiths Marketplace as the developer continues to move toward breaking ground on the retail center planned for the south side of Trinity (across from Marimac Plaza.)

Another Sustainability & Water Conservation Plan Forum Thursday Feb. 28
If you missed the Los Alamos session, don’t worry, you can still attend the 5:30 p.m., Feb. 28 session in White Rock Town Hall. Can’t attend in White Rock? Visit Open Forum and leave your feedback right now: http://www.losalamosnm.us/gov/Pages/PublicCommentForum.aspx

Multi-purpose Covered Arena: Grand Opening March 22
The grand opening of the new arena is set for 4 p.m., March 22 at the site on North Mesa (Brewer Arena, east of the stables.)

Golf Course Community Building: Work begins March 4
Gerald Martin Contractors will begin construction March 4 on this long-awaited project to replace the former building. The date for substantial completion is Dec. 30, 2013.

White Rock Trails Improvements – Canada del Buey
County staff is wrapping up work on this project, which is part of the overall White Rock Master Plan for economic development. If awarded by Council in another month, the selected contractor could start construction this Spring. Work is expected to take about three months.

Outcome of the Feb. 19 Council Meeting on Capital Projects
In the end, golf course improvements and some ice rink improvements (except for the parking lot) were deferred. Read all about the Council’s discussion and details on the deferrals on the County News Page: http://www.losalamosnm.us/news/Pages/CapitalProjectsDiscussionSetforFeb19.aspx

Ashley Pond Park Improvements – Update
This project at Ashley Pond (improve sidewalks and ADA access, along with closing the pond to drain/dredge it and fix water quality issues, plus construct a stage on the southeast corner) should go out to construction bids in approximately two weeks. Once awarded, it is expected that work would begin in May and be completed in October.

Asphalt Crack Sealing Gets Underway
You will see pavement crews out and about in the community as weather conditions improve. The County plans to crack seal approximately 30 lane miles of roads and streets, and approxiately 40,000 square yards of various parking lots.

Did you know…
…the Los Alamos County Landfill was officially “closed” by the New Mexiao Environment Department Jan. 17?
…Atomic City Transit’s ski shuttle to Pajarito Mountain is popular – in just eight days of this new service, it logged more than 106 passenger trips per day?
…County staff plan to start moving into the new Municipal Building in May (the Historical Society Archives and County archives staff may move in a little bit sooner, in April?

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