Council Meeting on Tuesday
What’s on the agenda? The Council will meet in Los Alamos (Chambers – 7 p.m.) and hear a presentation on the San Juan/Chama water project from the Dept. of Public Utilities, plus much more! Download the agenda now http://www.losalamosnm.us/gov/council/Pages/default.aspx
County Launches “Open Forum”
It’s the next step we’re taking toward building better options for communications using the power of the internet – not just having another public meeting! Open Forum will allow you to post comments on line about topics or projects, and read what others are saying, too! Read the press release (link to http://www.losalamosnm.us/news/Pages/CountyLaunchesOpenForum.aspx)
Or, if you’re ready to begin Open Forum, just link below to create a user profile – the first topic posted until October 4 is about proposed renovations to Ashley Pond Park!
Emergency Exercise: Operation Hilltopper Coming Soon
County emergency management staff and the High School’s teachers and administration have been working on this drill for months. It’s being done to test response times and lockdown procedures. What does that mean? On Monday, Oct. 8, you’ll see lots of “actors” at the school in a pretend “shooter on the loose” emergency exercise – this is only a drill! However, you may hear noises like gunshots (just blanks, no real guns!) and see lots of emergency response vehicles that morning at the School. It’s Columbus Day, so school is not in session. Be cautious and expect traffic congestion from 8 a.m. to noon on Diamond Drive near the high school because of the drill. Read the News Story here:
Trinity Site Revitalization Project Update
In case you haven’t heard, the Council voted unanimously at a special meeting on Monday evening to allow for the re-assignment of the lease agreement from North American Development Group to Topvalco (Kroger). NADG had asked for the re-assignment to occur but it needed Council’s approval. This action re-starts the clock for due diligence – which is set at six months. However, representatives from Kroger said Monday night that they hope to move faster than that – including taking the site plan forward to Planning & Zoning and conducting site work on the lot (across from Mari Mac plaza on Trinity Drive). They said their goal is to get the new Smith’s Marketplace open in the first half of 2014.
Discover SCUBA at the Aquatic Center on Sunday, Oct. 14
Sign up no later than Wednesday to attend this fascinating event at 2 p.m. on Oct. 14 – see how the Cody Unser First Step Foundation integrates adults, veterans and children with disabilities to learn SCUBA with their able bodied caregivers, medical professionals and scientists! No cost, but donations appreciated. Sponsored by the Governor’s Commission on Disabilities, the local Elk’s Lodge, and the Recreation Division! Call 662-8170 for details.
A few reminders from Environmental Services
Glass recycling at the yellow designated dumpsters starts Saturday (psst…they still have yellow bins for you to collect your glass in – available at the Eco-Station for FREE – so go get one this weekend!)…Large item pick up plus brush collection starts in Los Alamos on Oct. 1 so put your items at the curb by 8 a.m. Monday…winter hours at the White Rock Overlook Convenience Center kick in on Monday – that means the Center is open Friday – Tuesday from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m.