February 24, 2015
1. CALL TO ORDER BY THE HONORABLE MAYOR DANIEL R. BARRONE
2. ROLL CALL
3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
4. MOMENT OF SILENCE
5. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
6. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
A. January 27, 2015 Regular Meeting Minutes
A. Presentation of the FY 2013-2014 Financial Audit to Council
1. Accounting & Consulting Group, LLP, Certified Public Accountants
2. Town of Taos Finance Audit Committee
3. Certificates of Appreciation
B. Taos Maker Space and Amateur Radio Proposal
Informational presentation regarding Taos Maker Space and Amateur Radio proposal for the former Town Police/E-911 building
C. Third Annual Taos Lilac Festival
Presentation by John Hamilton regarding the Third Annual Taos Lilac Festival scheduled for May 15 – 17, 2015.
D. Big Barn Dance Music Festival
Presentation by Mitch Miller regarding the Big Barn Dance Music Festival scheduled for September 11-13, 2015.
A Proclamation by Mayor and Council declaring February 21, 2015 “Dia de Cuaute’moc” in Taos, New Mexico.
A Proclamation by the Mayor and Council declaring 2015 and the month of July as a celebration of “100 Years of Art in Taos”.
8. CITIZENS FORUM – Citizens wishing to speak shall have the opportunity to do so for 5 minutes. No action may be taken
9. CONSENT AGENDA
The items in the Consent Agenda below have been reviewed by the Mayor and the Mayor has placed these items on the Consent Agenda for the purpose of voting on all items with one vote.
A. Kit Carson Park Use
Discussion, consideration and possible approval to use of Kit Carson Park for the following events:
Annual Mothers Day Celebration on May 9 and 10, 2015;
Taos Solar Music Festival on June 26 – 28, 2015;
Third Annual Lilac Festival on May 15 – 17, 2015; and
Big Barn Dance Music Festival on September 11 – 13, 2015
B. Local Economic Development Initiative Block Grant (LEDIBG) RFP for events.
Discussion, consideration and approval to staff for issuance of an RFP for events and marketing for March 1 – June 30, 2015
C. Resolution 15-09 MAP Application – Camino de la Merced
D. 2015-2016 New Mexico Department of Transportation Cooperative Funding Application
E. Financial Advisor RFP
F. E911-Water Rights Agreement TT-15-186
Discussion, consideration and decision regarding the approval of agreement No. TT-15-186 with the County of Taos relating to water rights for the Taos County Complex and the purchase of additional E911 goods and services.
10. MATTERS FROM STAFF
A. Financial Update
Presentation of the monthly financial report for the period ending January 31, 2015
B. Resolution 15-11 Authorizing the Submission of a CDBG Planning Grant Application
C. Contract TT-11-115 Task Order G Amendment 1
Consideration and possible approval of amendment 1 to contract TT-11-115 Task Order G with Armstrong Consultants, Inc. relating to development of Taos Regional Airport.
D. Community Against Violence Contract Amendment
Consideration and possible approval to amend Contract TT-15-154 with Community Against Violence to address the HUD match requirements.
E. Other Matters
11. TOWN MANAGER’S REPORT
A. Other Matters
12. MATTERS AND REPORTS FROM THE MAYOR
A. Other Matters
13. MATTERS AND REPORTS FROM THE COUNCIL
A. Other Matters
14. EXECUTIVE SESSION
A. Water Rights
(Executive and Public Session Information Items/Action Items) Discussion, consideration, and possible decision of two matters regarding the purchase, acquisition or disposition of water rights. These items may be discussed in closed session under Open Meetings Act exemption 10-15-1(H)(8), which allows for discussion of purchase, acquisition or disposition of water rights.