County Line: Happy New Year!

COUNTY News:

Happy New Year and welcome back to this week’s edition of “The County Line” newsletter.

Things around the County have been fairly quiet over the last two weeks, but next week is likely to be a lot busier so please observe posted speed zone signs near school areas when schools resume classes on Tuesday.

First Council Meeting of 2013 Tuesday night

What’s on the agenda? The newly seated Council will elect a Chair and Vice Chair when the meeting gets underway (7 p.m, Council Chambers), and take care of some other housekeeping business, such as adoption of a new Open Meetings Resolution. Download the agenda here:
http://www.losalamosnm.us/gov/council/Pages/default.aspx

County’s Website May Not be available Jan. 12

Next Saturday, Jan. 12, the County will need to bring down its Internet and systems to perform maintenance on all servers and the firewall. The work will affect interconnectivity to the County’s website throughout the day. Work is expected to begin at 10 a.m. and may continue as late as midnight. We apologize in advance for the inconvenience.

Council Seeks Three Citizens for New Charter Review Committee Regarding DPU

Do you know someone who might be interested? The Council is asking for letters of interest to be submitted by 5 p.m., Jan. 21 for any citizen interested in delving into a charter review of the sections pertaining to the Department of Public Utilities. This is limited to a six-month review process and candidates should have experience in either management; accounting; or ask to serve in a general “at large” member position. E-mail your letter of interest with contact info and qualifications, plus a paragraph on “why” you would like to serve: lacadministrator@lacnm.us.

County Council Discussions about Budget Jan. 29

If you’ve heard recent news about the County’s budget shortfall now occuring this current fiscal year, and concerns about expected shortfalls in the next fiscal year (starting in July), you may be interested in the discussions that will take place at the Council meeting Tuesday, Jan. 29 (7 p.m., Council Chambers.) Most of this meeting will be devoted to a mid-year budget review and “next steps” to be taken. Discussions will include the future funding of capital projects that had been approved last year. These projects are on hold awaiting the outcome of the Jan. 29 meeting.

Atomic City Transit – Ski Shuttle

This NEW (and FREE) service began Thursday with the opening of Pajarito Mountain – check out their webpage below for schedule details:
http://www.losalamosnm.us/transit/Pages/default.aspx

Did you get an E-Reader during the holidays?

Glad to hear it … now, check out your local library to start reading. Mesa Library offers best-selling and classic titles available anytime, anywhere – plus, they’re offering free classes this month to show you how to download free e-books and audio books to your device. Link here for class info:
http://www.losalamosnm.us/library/Pages/Events.aspx

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