County Line Highlights Veteran’s Day


County Editor’s Note: There won’t be an issue of “The County Line” Friday, Nov. 9, due to the Veteran’s Day holiday weekend and limited staffing … so, we’ve given you a two-week outlook on upcoming meetings and events in this issue.

No Council Meeting Next Week…

Because of the elections Tuesday Nov. 6, the Council will take a break and then be back in action the following week. What’s on the agenda for their Nov. 14 meeting (7 p.m., Council Chambers)? The public hearing on the proposed Sign Code Ordinance will take place, and they’ll have several other items on their agenda — you will be able to download the complete agenda on their Council webpage no later than Friday, Nov. 9. Link here:

“Financial Incentives for Historic Preservation” Nov. 8

Join guest speaker Harvey Kaplan from the State’s historic preservation office at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 in the Training Room of the community building as he reviews financial assistance options available to residents who either own historic property or who may be considering securing a historic listing for their property. Read more here:

Veteran’s Day: Sunday, Nov. 11

Council Chair Sharon Stover will read the proclamation at the annual event hosted at the American Legion at 11 a.m. Nov. 11. This year’s ceremony honors veterans of the Vietnam War and is open to the public.

No Holiday Trash Collection…

In observance of the Veteran’s Day holiday, there will be No trash or recycling collection Monday, Nov. 12.  If Monday is your normal trash day please place your materials out on the Wednesday, Nov. 14 instead.

Ashley Pond Park Information Meeting Nov. 14

The project team will show the public the 90% design plans at 5:30 p.m. in the Pajarito Rm of Fuller Lodge. Read the News story here:

Sewer Rate Increase and Restructure to be Considered…

Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities is recommending a sewer rate increase and restructure to address critical infrastructure needs. The proposed sewer ordinance will be heard at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14 at the Board of Public Utilities meeting, 170 Central Park Square. If approved, the proposed ordinance will go to the County Council to be considered for adoption Jan. 29, 2013. Customers may view the proposed ordinance and provide public comment on the County’s new “Open Forum” page on the county website by clicking here:

Election Day

Election day is Tuesday, Nov. 6 – don’t forget to vote! If you’re interested in viewing the results as they come in and are tallied by the Clerk, stop by the Justice Center (west end of Ashley Pond Pk) after 7 p.m. that evening – they’ll be posting them in the lobby! Visit the Clerk’s page for voter info here:

Fire Risk? Really? Yes! We’re still at “Moderate” Risk!

This has been a terribly dry year for us, and we saw no measurable rainfall this autumn to help bring fuel moisture levels up in the surrounding forests. This means the threat of fire is still very real for Los Alamos. The Fire Department issued a special news release this week, urging all residents to continue to take fire precautions and create defensible space around properties. Be safe! Read the News Release from LAFD here:

Creative District – New Advisory Committee is Appointed

The Council met on this topic Tuesday evening and approved their Charter and membership. There will be 13 members representing art, culture, history, science/technology and hospitality services. Find out more about the Creative District when you read this News Story!

Hunting? Some Areas Closed Around Los Alamos

In case you didn’t hear the news, some lands bordering the County are closed to hunters now after land transfer agreements with the USFS and San Ildefonso Pueblo. Find out more here when you read the USFS press release here:

Ice Rink – Still Hoping to Open Nov. 13

Watch for details on their webpage as the anticipated opening day approaches. Visit the Ice Rink webpage:

311 Customer Care Center – here to help

If you have a general question about County government and aren’t really sure “who” to call, just dial 311 from your land line (662-8333 from a cell phone.) Our 311 Customer Care Center representatives in the Department of Public Utilities are happy to help you. They are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and located at 150 Central Park Square.

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