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Farmington Daily Times (Newspaper) - December 19, 1999, Farmington, New Mexico Folie daily times Farmington new Mexico local sunday december 19,1999 a3city to hear y2k update Dave by re staff writer Farmington a the City Council is scheduled to be briefed one last time on y2k issues at Linsday s work session meeting. City manager Bob Hudson will Issue a report detailing what the City is planning to do on dec. 31 to make sure that City services continue to be provided. The report will also outline to the Council what the City has done to communicate with the Public about year-2000 computer conc Ems Hudson said. The City has held four Public forums on y2k-related matters. Quot i think we re in excellent shape Quot Hudson said. Quot one of the things y2k has done is it s allowed us to evaluate our plans not just for y2k but for All emergency v Hudson said extra City personnel will be on duty dec. 31 to a amp up make sure that no major problems arise. All City department Heads except for human resources director Donna will be required to work Oit new year s eve Hudson said. Bks will be on Call. All police officers Are being required to work As Well the City manager said. The fire depart Niento the traffic division and other City departments win also have extra personnel on duty. The main police station 900 municipal drive will be open to take walk up reports or complaints from the Public. Two police substations a at the immediate care Center 4820 e. Main st., and at the old fire station no. 4, 600 Mccormick school Road a will also be open. The City has plans to establish a special command Center at the City Annex building 805 municipal drive to Deal with potential y2k problems. A citizen hotline has also been established to report any Power outages Between the hours of Midnight and 1 30 . On Jan. 1. The hotline number is 505 599-1353. Quot i think our staff has done an excellent Job of communicating with concerned citizens about y2k,&Quot mayor Bill Standley said. Quot if we re prepared for anything it s dec. 31. Quot we Hope the citizens of Farmington can feel confident that they can relax and enjoy and bring in the new millennium in whatever Way they choose without fearing major problems or Power outages Quot Standley said. Also on tuesday s Agenda a the City Council is being asked to approve a new lease agreement with child Haven a temporary shelter for abused and neglected children and teenagers. City staffers Are proposing an eight year agreement with the possibility of a one eight year Extension. Child Haven will not have to pay rent to occupy the City owned building at 807 w. Apache st. In rectum the organization will continue to provide its services to the local Community. The lease agreement would Complete a land Exchange Between the City and the county. In the past the City owned the land child Haven occupied but the county owned the building. The county has agreed to give title of the building to the City Farmington Long Range planner Mike so Livan said. The City meanwhile will Transfer its half ownership of the old child Haven building at Han non drive and main Street to the county. Quot child Haven s obligation is no greater than what it was under its past arrangements with the county Quot assistant City attorney Doug Echols said. Under the proposed agreement child Haven would be responsible for routine maintenance. The City would be responsible for landscaping and major maintenance work on items like electrical and plumbing systems. A the City Council is being asked to Grant permission for City staffers to begin negotiations wifi the top evaluated firm that is seeking to design a new crossing Over the Glade Wash on West Navajo Street. A City evaluation team ranked Miller engineers of Farmington no. 1 out of three firms that responded to the City s request for proposal said Lynette Singleton the City s chief purchasing officer. The project would upgrade a Low lying crossing Over the Glade Wash City Engineer Paul Maitin said by raising the Road slightly and installing a Culvert. The City Council is scheduled to meet at 9 . Tuesday in the executive conference room at City Hall. Youth crime continued from Page a department office which announced the Grants thursday. The Money a up to $500,000 per tribe a will pay for programs such As improvements in tribal courts serving juveniles drug and alcohol prevention and nonviolent conflict Resolution. Eight tribes got More than $400,000 the hopi and Navajo in Arizona the red Lake band of Chippewa in Minnesota the Yankton Sioux of South Dakota the Eastern Cherokee of North Carolina the Puyallup tribe of Washington state the Lac Courte Oreilley band of Chippewa in Wisconsin and the Eastern Shoshone of Wyoming. The Hualapai tribe already has a Quot wellness court Quot where youths with drug or alcohol problems Are sentenced to Community service. Tribal officials would like to expand the program to provide counselling and other services to prevent repeat offences Yellowhawk said. The tribe also has a new activity Center built with funds from the department of housing and Urban development but no one to run classes there Yellowhawk said. Quot we re trying to get kids Active but we did t have a lot of funds to hire a recreational therapist to get them going Quot she said. Justice department Grants a list of the 34 tribes receiving Justice department Grants for programs to fight juvenile crime Navajo nation $473,830 Pueblo of Acoma $250,000 Pueblo of Jemez $250,000 Pueblo of Taos $250,000 Lovelock paiute tribe $75,000 hopi tribe $409,737 Eastern Aleutian tribes inc., $99,971 Bristol Bay native association $100,000 native Village of st. Michael $75,000 a Chin Indian Community $99,745 Hualapai tribe $100,000 toi Yabe Indian health project inc., $250,000 yurok tribe $250,000 big Valley Rancheria $100,000 fort Mohave Indian tribe $247,393 Santa Ysabel band of die Gueno indians $100,000 Trinidad Rancheria $64,875 grand traverse band of Ottawa and Chippewa indians $100,000 Hanna Hville Indian Community $100,000 Mille lacs band of Jib we indians $100,000 red Lake band of Chippewa indians $500,000 Ponca tribe of Nebraska $100,000 Winnebago tribe of Nebraska $99,875 Eastern band of Cherokee indians $499,658 Kaw nation $250,000 Iowa tribe of Oklahoma $99,000 Yankton Sioux tribe $500,000 Nisqually Indian tribe $232,465 lower Elwha Kallam tribe $250,000 Puyallup tribe $499,998 Shoal water Bay Indian tribe $100,000 Stockbridge Munsee Community $100,000 Lac Courte Oreilley band of Lake Superior Chippewa $500,000 Eastern Shoshone tribe $499,380 uranium memorial dedicated Isi Aff report j it k. Cove Ariz. A the Cove. Veterans and uranium miners j memorial Park will be dedicated Lxi essay. A 40-foot-diameter Concrete slab that resembles the Navajo a Asket is the focal Point of the memorial Park. In the Center a Marble engraving honors the i amp Vajo Miu tary veterans and the fax Lanium miners who handled the i re llo cake without adequate Protection during the cold War a relic of history also draws attention to the Navajo uranium workers some of whom worked in the Cove mine. A mining cart used to haul Ore is on exhibition. The dedication begins at 9 . At the Cove chapter House with a Christmas dinner served after the event. Information 520 653-4025. Navajo police recruiting staff report the Navajo department of Law enforcement is recruiting police officer candidates and certified police officers. Candidates must be Able to perform duties without direct supervision and exercise judgment in emergency situations. The Shiprock police District will conduct recruit testing at 9 . Dec. 22 at the Christian Reform Church. Applicants should be prepared for fitness testing. Information 520 736-2614.drugs continued from Page al tone Down his advocacy for drug legalization at least through the 2000 legislative session which convenes Jan. 18. Johnson said he realized that any More Public discussion on legalizing drugs was fruitless after a televised debate last week with District attorney Jeff Romero of Albuquerque. Johnson contended crime and drug use rates in the Netherlands a where marijuana has been decriminalized a were lower than in the United states. Romero said the rates were higher. Quot i came to a revelation the other Day in this debate with Romero that what everybody was presented with were facts that were 180 degrees apart and at this Point right now i think this goes nowhere Quot Johnson said. He said he no longer would wage a Lone fight against the government and its statistics. Quot it can t be Johnson just me on these facts because the powerful Powers that be Are running the War on drugs Quot Johnson said. Quot we re talking about the establishment. We re talking about the status quo Quot he said. Johnson said he continues to Welcome vigorous debate on How to solve the drug problem but Quot can t continually respond to criticism about me because those critics Are 180 degrees in opposition of my Quot but any debate would have to agree ahead of time on what the facts Are Quot he said. Johnson said that if he is invited to speak to a citizens group about drug legalization he would decline or at least preface the discourse with a warning. Quot i spoke the other Day at the rotary club in Albuquerque about drug legalization and i told them that what you need to understand is that everything. 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