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   New Mexican (Newspaper) - January 11, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico                                Tuesday January 11 2005 THE NEW MEXICAN A3 FUNDS Continued from Page Al Region 2 will have to recoup the bogus billing however it can she said RAP director Scott Riedel issued a written statement Monday afternoon saying the program would try to stay open for another two to three weeks because workers were volunteering to stay at their jobs while administrators tried to resolve the funding crisis The state grants made up a large portion of RAPs operating budget Riedel did not return phone calls Monday night seeking comment on the claims made by Region 2 administrators Romero said she under stood from meetings during the last month with RAP that the program did not have the ability to repay the money it allegedly overcharged They have a responsibil ity to the taxpayers of New Mexico and these are public WATER she cautioned They will have to do somethingto repay the erroneous Santa Fe cant afford to lose a facility bke RAP said Carol Luna Anderson director of The Life Link a mentalhealth and substanceabuse treatment program for homeless people in Santa Fe With its 25bed residential unit RAP provides the communitys only detox beds for people who cant kick their addiction alone but dont require medical care I think the community is going to have to step in with other agencies who have the expertise in the treatment world and figure out what we need to do to keep this Anderson said St Vincent Hospitals emergency department sends patients to RAP at least a couple of times each day said Dr Frantz Melio the depart ments director In addition the hospitals crisis counsel ors refer people to RAP for inpatient treatment Besides RAP the closest inpatient treatment beds are in Espa nola and Taos If RAP closes the loss to the community would be pretty Melio said Even with the nonprofit most doc tors and social workers agree Santa Fe doesnt have enough detox beds Socialservice agencies in Santa Fe have advocated another detox facility in Santa Fe for at least a decade They have pointed to a consistent gap in care for people with substanceabuse problems who are often jailed because there is no other safe place available The Health Department supported Region 2s decision to terminate RAPs contract especially because RAP was given several opportunities to correct the deficiencies but did not do said Beth Velasquez the departments spokeswoman Region 2 is working on a plan to transition RAPs eight residential patients to another agency said Larry Martinez chairman of the Region 2 board of directors I think the other providers will have to step forward and do what they can to expand he said They have no choice but to do Even before the notice from Region 2 some prob lems had emerged at RAP Part of Nanette Farrellys job as a social worker for the state public defenders office includes finding treatment for people who have been sen tenced to such programs by a judge Farrelly said she has been unable to get her clients admitted to RAP for several months because administra tors said the program was full and had a list of patients who wanted to be admitted Every time you called it seemed like there was a huge long waiting list Continued from Page Al But Potter said if the coun cil were to reject the pro posal this might cause more water shortages for existing city residents It will give the council the flexibility to plan for the he said Ehlert echoed Potters enthusiasm but warned I would advise you to get the water before you start doling it Under the proposed water agreement Santa Fe would pay Sierra Waterworks a company created by Estan ciaarea farmers about million to buy a 51 percent interest in acres of land and acrefeet of water rights about half of Santa Fes annual consumption On Monday Rick Carpenter city waterresources coordina tor told the committee that about half of the 7200 acrefeet are recognized by the State Engineer Such recognition by the state engineer allows an Opposition plans meeting EstanclSarea residents opposed to exporting ter to Santa Fe have planned an organizational meeting for Friday in the Torrance County fairgrounds building in Estancia According to a news release the Estancia Resource Association selected Art Swenka as chairman of its orga nizational board University of New Mexico Law School profes sor emeritus Charles DuMars will speak at the meeting The organization intends to fund legal aid to fight the cur rent exportation proposal and entity to sell the water rights He said the sellers would have to prove they are putting the water to beneficial such as growing a crop before they can sell the water rights Carpenter also explained two changes in the proposed deal negotiated last week with then will propose and pursue legislation at state and local levels to protect the Estancia Water Basin from future the release said Estanciaarea farmer John Cyle Sharp wants to sell the city a option to a million purchase of two large tracts of land with acrefeet of water rights about half of the citys annual Santa Fe would need about mil lion more to drill wells build a reverseosmosis plant to clean the water to drinking standards and lay 65 miles of pipeline to carry the water to Santa Fe Sierra Waterworks One change would allow the city to pay an extra million for an extra year on an option to buy the water rights The original proposal called for the city to pay million over three years Now the city would pay million over four years The other change would give the city 10 percent of the water for the million option fee even if it did not exercise the option to purchase all the water The original partial purchase option would have allowed the city to buy 26 per cent of the water if it paid an extra million in addition to the million option fee City officials estimate it will take about million more to drill new wells build a reverseosmosis plantto clean the mineralized water and lay 65 miles of pipeline to carry up to million gallons a day to Santa Fe Navy Sub struck natural feature The Associated Press HAGATNA Guam A nuclear submarine that ran aground over the weekend appears to have struck a natu ral feature on the floor of the Pacific Ocean a Navy spokes man said Monday Lt Cmdr Jeff Davis said an initial investigation turned up nothing to indicate the USS San Francisco struck anything but a large rock land or other natural feature as it conducted underwater operations about 350 miles south of Guam The ship struck something very hard and did an emer gency Davis said at a media briefing in Guam Davis added there were no reports of damage to the sub marines nuclear reactor and the vessel made its way back to its home port in Guam on Monday under its own power The submarines outer hull was damaged but its inner hull remained intact The submarine had been headed to Australia for a port visit One sailor was killed and at least others suffered inju ries including broken bones cuts and bruises the Navy said The submarine has a crew of 137 Machinist Mate 2nd Class Joseph Allen Ashley 24 of Akron Ohio died Sunday after suffering major head injuries Davis said He had been working in the subs engineering compart ments Adm Thomas Fargo commander of Pacific Command based in Hawaii said Monday a rapid and thorough investigation was under way Fargo who had a prominent role following one of the more notable Pacific submarine collisions in recent years declined to speculate on the cause of the weekend acci dent As commander of the Pacific Fleet Fargo presided over a rare court of inquiry following the Feb 9 2001 sinking of a Japanese fishing boat by the nuclearpowered attack submarine USS Green eville Nine men and boys were killed in the collision Fargo found that the Green evilles skipper rushed his crew through preparations for a surfacing exercise and performed an insufficient periscope sweep The commander was repri manded and agreed to retire from the 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John Howard If you would like infor mation on how you can protect your legal rights AND how you can keep your case in New Mexi co call for this new spe cial report Listen to the 24hour toll free recorded message by calling 18007995410 The call is FREE and so is the report OPENING PSYCHOTHERAPY PRACTICE FOR INDIVIDUAL ADULTS AND COUPLES William Bernstein Psychologist Graduate Center for Psychoanalytic Studies Clinical Fellow Department of Psychiatry Harvard Medical School 227 East Palace Avenue Santa Fe said it could be five to seven months and I cant have these people sitting in jail that Farrelly said She said she sent most of her clients in need of programming to treatment centersin Espanola or Albu querque Now the contract money for RAP and the services it had planned to provide will be spread among other existing agencies in the region such as Hoy Recovery Program Rio Grande Treatment Center The Life Link and Presbyte rian Medical Services VALITY KEPAIRS AT REASONABLE PRIC IMPORTED AND DOMESTIC REGULAR MEETING OF THE GOVERNING BODY JANUARY 12 2005 CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS CALL TO ORDER PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE 3 INVOCATION I ROLL CALL i APPROVAL OF AGENDA 6 APPROVAL OF CONSENT CALENDAR APPROVAL OF MINUTES Regular City Council Mlg December 8 2004 8 PRESENTATIONS a Employee of the Month for January 2005 Angela Lee Database Specialist Payable b Introduction of New Officers from the Law Enforcement Academy and Newly Hired Lateral Officer and Presentation of Officers who have been Selected to Receive Medals Chief Beverly Lennen c Presentalion of Muchas Gracias and Medal of Valor Officer Robert Vasquez Chiel Beverly Lennen d Presentation of State Accreditation for Santa Fe Police Department Chief Beverly Lennen CONSENT CALENDAR a CONSIDERATON OF RESOLUTION NO 2005 Mayor Delgado and Councilor Bushee Yolanda Y Vigil A Resolution Repealing Resolution No 20041 Relating to the Open Meetings Act Adopting the Slate of New Mexico Open Meetings Act by Reference and Adopting Notice Requirements b Request for Approval of Grant Award Santa Fe Performing Arts Collaborative McCune Foundation Sabrina Pratt 1 Request for Approval of Budget Increase Grant Fund c Request for Approval of Gram Application Community Arts Development Program New Mexico Arts Debora Garcia y Griego d Request for Approval of Procurement Under Federal Price Agreement and Lease Agreemenl Color Copier for Duplicating Section Xerox Felix e Request for Approval of Amendment No Z to Professional Services Agreement Advertising lor Sanla Fe Visitors Guide Miscellaneous Publicalions Darlene Griego t Request for Approval of Amendment No 1 lo Agreement Juvenile Justice Services Children Youth and Families Department Richard De Mella 1 Request for Approval of Budget Increase Grant Fund g Request lor Approval of Amendment No 1 lo Rail Trail Easement Geographic Expansion ol Easemenl Santa Fe Southern Railway Inc Tom Williams h Request for Approval ol Fiscal Agenl Agreement Transit Division North Central Regional Transit District Tom Williams r Request lor Approval of Amendment No 2 to Legal Services Agreement Legal Services for Water Division Rodey Dickason Sloan Akin Robb Galen Buller j Request for Approval ol Amendment No 2 to Memorandum of Agreement Transit Services Rio Arriba Valles Transit Elizabeth Carter 1 Request lor Approval ol Maintenance Agreement Rio Arriba Valles Transit 2 Request for Approval of Budget Reduction k Request lor Approval ol Memorandum of Agreemenl Transit Services New Mexico Department oi Transportation Elizabeth Carter I Request lor Approval ol Lease Agreement Horse Grazing and Other Equestrian and Related Agricultural Activities a Santa Fe Municipal Airport Property Sanla Fe Horse Park LLC Jim Montman m Request for Approval ol Lease Agreemenl Storage Buildings al Sanla Fe Municipal Airport Duke Cily Gourmet Jim Montman n Request for Approval ol Amendment No 2 to Lease Agreement Sanla Fe Municipal Airport Post Aviation Service Company Jim Montman o Request lor Approval ol Sole Source Procurement Engine Rebuilding Paris Kit lor Well No 8 Cummins Rocky Mountain Randy Sugrue p Requesl lor Approval ol Sole Source Procuremen Three Rebuilding Paris Kits For Booster Stations Stewart Stevenson Power Inc Randy Sugrue q Requesl for Approval of Sole Source Procurement and Prolossional Services Agreement Redesign and Construction ol the Irrigahon Intakes lot MRC Aquatic Consultants Ron Shirley r Requesl lor Approval ol Sole Source Procurement and Professional Services Agreemenl Access Control System lor GCCC Integrated Controls Sandy Smith s Requesl lor Approval ol Revised Fiscal Impact Report Form arid Instructions Jeanne Price t Requesl to Publish Nolice ol Public Hearing lor February 9 2005 Cily Council Meeting 1 BILL NO 20053 An Ordinance Creating a Now Section 617 SFCC 1987 Establishing the City Business Commiltee lor the Purpose ol Reviewing Proposed Ordinances Amending Ihe Cily Code or Resolutions which may Impact the Business Community Councilor Wurzburger Councilor Plclfcr Counciloi Orliz and Councilor Lopez Kris Swodin a CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION NO 2004 Councilor Wurzburger and Councilor Hcldrneyer A Resolution Repealing Resolution No 199643 and Resolution No 199966 Regarding the Small Business Advisory Committee 2 BILL NO 20054 An Ordinance Creating a New Section 109 SFCC 1987 Nuisance Abatement Ordinance and Making Related Amendments lo the Cily Code is Necessary Councilor Heldrneyer Joanee Price 3 BILL NO 20055 An Ordinance Creating Section owl SFCC 1987 Rugaiding Meier Readings and Amending Chapter 2li SFCC 1987 Creating a MultiFamily Customer Classification Establishing Metering Ciiterii and Making Such Other Changes as aio Necessary Councilor Coss Kalhryn Raveling u CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION NO 2005 Councilor Lopez Mayor Delgado Councilor Bustieo Councilor Chavez COST Councilor Heldmeyer Councilor Plolloi Councilor Wurzburrjur anil Councilor Orliz A Resolution Supporting he Creation of a Statewide Affordable fund Ron Pacheco v CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION NO 2005 Councilor Haldmeyor and Counciloi Wurzbuiger A Resolution Directing Stall lo Establish a Plan lur Technological Thomas Williams w CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION NO 2005 Councilor Chavez A Resolution Urging the Governor and Legislature ol II u Slalo ol New Mexico lo Fully Fund New Mexicos Mcdicaid Program with no Further Culs Tein Rodnguezl x Request lor Approval ol Amendment lo Cily ol Sanla Fe Purchasing Manun Cosl Evaluation Criteria Kalhryn Raveling y Requesl lor Approval ol Sanla Fe Civic Center Design and Scope ol Services and Selection Criteria lor two Step Solonlion Process Requesl lor Proposals Robert Romero z CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION NO 2005 A Resolution Relating lo a Requesl for Approval of Midyeai Budget Adjustments lor Fiscal Year Kalhryn Raveling lor Approval ol Internet Filtering Woik Group Recommendation Stan Voider lor Approval ol a noSubdivision ol ho Mesas Subdivision Realign Ihe RighlolWay lor Mesa Visla Slreel The Project is Locaied North ol West Alamoda al tho Norlh End ol Mosa Vista Street Kalherine Mortimer lor Approval ol Vacation ol 50 Fool Wide Access and Utility Easement on Ihe City ol Sanla Fe Railyard Property Frank Romeio OF RESOLUTION NO 2005 Councilor Heldmcyer Councilor Wurzburger Councilor Bushee and Councilor A Resolution Recommending lhal Ihe Sanla Fe School Distncl Considei a Variety ol Options and Ellecls when Studying Small Schools in Sanla Fe Lynn Hathaway lor Approval ol Amendment No I will Ibe Museum of New Mexico OHico ol Archaeological Studies Sanla Fe Civic Center Frank Archulela Requesl lor Sewer Consideration Under Section G ol Cily Council Resolution for a Sonic DriveIn and a Retail ot Financial Institution Airport Road al Oliver Road Jim Siobort Antonio Trujilloi lor Approval Cily ol Sanla Fc Schedule lor 2005 Cily Council and CummitKw Meetings Yolanda Y Vigil Postponed at December 8 2004 City Council Meeting OF RESOLUTION NO Mayor Delgado and Councilor Loperl A Resolution Calling lor the Formation ol a Santa Fe New Mexico A Zhang Jia Jie China Sister Cily Relationship Tom Maguire for Approval ol Walci Agreements Proposed Water Resoutces Agreemenl and Joint Powers Agreement lor the Buckrnan Direct Diversion Galen Bulion FROM THE CITY MANAGER FROM THE CITY ATTORNEY EXECUTIVE SESSION Presentalion and Discussion ol Proposed Settlemenl Agreement in County Road 62 LLC v Sanla Fe Extraterritorial Honing Authority el D Ct No CIV 031113 JBDJS Pursuant lo 10151 H 7 NMSA 1978 on Proposed Settlement Agreemenl m County Road 62 LLC v Santa Fo Extraterritorial Zoning Authority el al Bruce Thompson FROM THE CITY CLERK FROM THE GOVERNING BODY EVENING SESSION 700 A CALL TO ORDER B PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE C INVOCATION D ROLL CALL E PETITIONS FROM THE FLOOR F APPOINTMENTS G PUBLIC HEARINGS 1 Request from Chandni Karishma Enterprise Inc for a Translei ol Ownership liom Sanla Fe Inn Associates lo Chandni Kanshma Enterprise Inc lo bo located al Hie South Side Calci 3011 Cerrillos Road Yolanda Vigil 2 CONSIDERATION OF BILL NO 200502 ADOPOTION OF ORDINANCE NO 2005 Mayor Delgadc An Ordinance Adopling an Agreemenl with Sioira Waterworks Company lor thy Purpose ol Obtaining Securing or Supplementing Ihe Citys Water Supply Galon Bullur a Requesl lor Approval ol Purchase Option Agreement Purchase ol Agricultural Lano Locaied in Eslancia Valley Now Mexico ana Certain Groundivaier Rights Appurlonanl lo Hit Land with the Intenl ol Ihe Possible Translei ol Ihe Water Irom Eslancia Valley to Sanla Fe 3 CONSIDERATION OF BILL NO 200458 ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE NO 2004 Councilor Heldrneyer Councilor Coss and Counciloi Chavez An Ordinance Amending Table SFCC 1987 Regarding Lol Coverage in RM Distncts Joanne Price Postponed al December 8 2004 City Council Meeting 4 Requesl lor Water Consideration under Section 6 ol Cily Council Resolution 200423 Village Plaza a Development County Road 62 Antonio Trujillo Postponed at December 8 2004 City Council Meeting Request by Applicant to Postpone lo January 26 2005 City Council Meeting 5 CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION NO 2005 Case 0 M 200424 La Luz Senior Mobile Home Park General Plan Amendment Lorrelta NaranjoLopez Agenl or Gloria Narvaiz Requests Approval to Amend the Land Us Diagram ol tho 1999 General Plan from Mixed Very Low Density Residential 1 to 3 Dwellings Pei Acre and Low Density Residential 3 lo 7 Dwellings per acre lo Low Density Residential 3 lo 7 Dwellings Pei Acre on Approximately Acres ol Land Described as Parcel C1 ol a Plal ot Survey lor Lucy and Dan Narvaiz Andrew Harnden Postponed to January 26 2005 City Council Meeting 6 A2004JO Appeal ol Family Transler Lot Split 103 W Barcelona Road Mary Alice Hankins Harriet Hellman Candaco Gillis John Gillis Elsie Beovers Cuiliss Beevors Greg Hellman Filia Higgms and John Jebson Appeal Ihe Decision ol Ihe Summary Commiltee ol Iho Planning Commission lo Grant Approval ol a Lot Spin lor Property Located al 103 Wnst Barcelona Road or more Particularly Described as Lovalo Grant Subdivision Tracl J Lot 22B Catanach Family Transfer Lol Split Reyes Aragon Postponed to January 26 2005 City Council Meeting 7 CONSIDERATION OF BILL NO 20051 ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE NO 2005 CascJ Valle Chamiso Amendment lo Zoning Condition Jennifer Jenkins Jenkins Consulting Inc Agenl for James O and Barbara S Richardson Requests nn Amendment lo Zoning Approval for Case tt ZA 200403 lo Replace the Condition Requiring the Conslruclion ol a Housing Opportunity Program HOP Dwelling with Alternate Means oi Compliance Ron Ouarles Postponed to January 26 2005 City Council Meeting a S 200427 Vallo Chamiso Preliminary Plat Jennifer Jenkins Jenkins Consulting Agent lor James O and Barbara S Preliminary Plal Approval lor 8 Lots on Approximately Acres Described as Tracl 4A1 LulkmVance Rftplal The Properly is Locaied on the Southeast Corner of Arroyo Chamiso Road and Bolulph Road and is Zoned R2 Single Family Residential 2 Dwellings Per Ron Quailes Postponed to January 26 2005 City Council Meeting H ADJOURN Pursuant lo Ihe Governing Body Procedural Rules in the event any agenda items have not been addressed Ihe meeting should be reconvened at the following day and shall b not later than AWE Mm requires Iho following administrative procedures followed when condiirtina qnasijudiciar In a qtiasijitiltrriar henrino all witnesses must he sworn in nndet oalh piior in testimony and wilt t Suhject rfi reasonable crossoxaminarion Witnesses havft Ihe right o have an attorney present at the hearing lor thr hoarinn impaired avmlawe IhnMicih the Citv Clerks Office upon S days nowe 9556521   

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