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Los Lunas Valencia County News Newspaper Archives Jun 14 1973, Page 1

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Los Lunas Valencia County News (Newspaper) - June 14, 1973, Los Lunas, New Mexico Valencia county Valencia county clerk r 0 Box 350 As x,1-31516 c7f31 volume la number 2 los Lunas . 87031 24 pages june 14, 1973 or. A "p.fw, $ i my h it a Village budget reflects growth it haying time in the Valley Means fun for the youngsters sometimes. Here Mitchell and Lowayne Vergeer and Aaron Hansen scamper Down the Hay stack. See Page 2 for another aspect of haying Sanchez is fireman of year Modesto o. Sanchez chief of the Valencia i Cerro fire department was named a fireman of the year Quot at the new Mexico state firemen a convention at red River. Sanchez who was nominated by the East Valencia county Assn. Of fire fighters for his outstanding service to his Community and to the county was presented a plaque which cited him for a bravery above and beyond the Call of the plaque was presented by the new Mexico state firemen a Assn. It was noted that Sanchez had worked beyond a the Call of duty to bring life Back into a fire department which was slowly his efforts to reorganize the department and revitalize the membership Lead to Quot new life for the department. Five departments from the a Caff were represented at the convention. They included Rio Grande estates Tome Adelino Valencia i Cerro los Lunas Hospital and training school and Belen. The convention included general business As Well As some competitive games. Joty Baca of the Tome Adelino department was a candidate for third Vic president of the state association but despite a highly organized Campaign by members of the a Caff he lost his bid by two votes being Defeated by a 20-year Veteran of the state association. Boyd Smith of the Rio Grande estates department was named to serve on the audit committee lid Chacon Baca and Sanchez were named to head a committee to establish a firefighters Hull of Fame Chacon Abo was. Chosen to serve on the resolutions committee for next years convention. Mrs. Annette Mcconnell was elected Secretary treasurer for the state ladies auxiliary. On the lighter Side game Competition the proposed 1973-74 los Lunas budget to be reviewed at a hearing at 10 30 ., june 21, at Village Hall reflects the growth in the Valley through increased sales tax receipts and added services. The state reimburses municipalities one per cent of taxable Gross receipts and for the past several years the Village s share has increased by More than $ 15,000 each year. This year s budget shows an increase of $19,000 to $85,000, but actual figures for an 11 month period show receipts at $89,051.98, according to clerk treasurer Agustin Archuleta. Resources in the budget totalling $404,386, include $237,131 in the general fund $10,200. Fire Protection $15,858, recreation $16,235, debt services and $124,962, water and sewer. The total also includes a $90,213 Cash balance. Expenditures include $33,534 for administrative and general salaries. The addition of an assistant clerk treasurer is planned july i. The total reflects salaries and benefits for office clerks and attorneys fees. The Village proposes to add one patrolman to the police Force. Total expenditure for police Protection is budgeted at $57,000.Bookmobile schedule schedule for the Northwestern regional Bookmobile has been announced by James c. Johnstone librarian. Next tuesday stops will be made at the Peralta Post office from 10 30-12 Isleta Pueblo Plaza 12 30-2 Isleta Pueblo school 2 15-3 Bosque farms 7-11 store 3 15-4 30. On june 20, the Bookmobile will Stop at Cochiti Pueblo 10-11 Bernalillo p.o., 11 30-1 and Zia Pueblo 1 30-3 30. The schedule for june 21 is Paraje Village 9 30-10 45 new Laguna p.o., 11-12 Laguna t n i in i. A no i c 11 u r a _ i so the addition of sanitation services this year is reflected in the budget with a combined Street and sanitation superintendent and a new position of Street sweeper operator and a Driver collector who was added when the refuse removal service began last month. Total salaries and benefits for the Street department Are proposed at $12,990 and for the sanitation department $5,505. Salaries and benefits for the Utility department total $20,430. The department includes a water sewer superintendent sewer Plant operator and Plant worker consulting engineers fees and extra help. Capital outlay proposed in the budget includes $8,500 for two police units $70,000 for new water and sewer lines $10,000 for improvements to Daniel Fernandez Park and $49,962 from Revenue sharing for an addition to Village Hall. Village Matching funds of $25,000 for Park improvement come from Parks and recreation in the general fund and from the recreation fund. Resources in the general fund in addition to the sales tax receipts include $24,000 from gasoline tax up $6,000 $5,900, franchise tax $10,000, cigarette tax $3,000 occupational licenses $1,002, liquor licenses $3,500, Auto licenses $2,000 police fines and fees $1,240 from county and state contributions to the Library and $700 from paving dance june 29 a Benefit dance will be sponsored by the Valencia i Cerro fire dept. June 29 at Tapia Hall in Peralta. Music by the premiers will be from 9 . To i Tickets Are now on Sale at $1.50 per person. They May be purchased from auxiliary members Are at the door. Proceeds from the event will be used for the fire re enactment. New sounds of summer snap slam smash thwack thump if puzzled see Page 19

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