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Los Lunas Valencia County News Newspaper Archives Mar 22 1973, Page 1

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Los Lunas Valencia County News (Newspaper) - March 22, 1973, Los Lunas, New Mexico Zoning ordinance to be updated i Valencia county Francis Jaramillo Luis Lunas karate student demonstrates his skill los Lunas first karate tournament is scheduled Friday at the High school gym with students of seventh degree Black Belt master Sun Duk Choi competing. Bill place or. Of los Lunas right will be among the participants. Taking applications for superintendent the los Lunas consolidated schools will be taking applications for the position of superintendent for a period of 30 Days. At a special meeting last thursday the Board upon recommendation of the acting superintendent Raymond Gabaldon voted to declare a vacancy in the position. Supt. Bernard Baca is on sick leave but has indicated he will not seek the position again when his contract expires. No action was taken on the resignation submitted by Sal Gonzalez who had told the Board he wished to quit As head football coach and Quot by team baseball assistant. Gabaldon said the matter was handled administratively and that Gonzalez will continue the season As assistant baseball coach for the Junior varsity. George kitchens will be coaching the Junior High track team in place of Jesus de Herrera who is unable to continue in that capacity because of an injury. An adjustment of $1,970 was made in the title i program for this academic year. The move was necessitated by a Cut in the funding. Gabaldon acknowledged tuesday that he had several Calls from parents regarding a disturbance at the Junior High. He said he met with administrators tuesday morning and the matter is being investigated. He said he has visited the school from time to time and Quot we Are maintaining a i am asking the school patrons and the parents for their cooperative efforts in doing what is right to better our situation Here a he said. Board members will be attending the National school Board Assn. Meeting april 7-11 in Anaheim Calif. For this reason the school budget hearing originally scheduled for april 9 has been changed to 9 30 a.m., May 25, at the request of the Board. Gabaldon reported the new Well at the Bosque farms school is expected to be completed this week. The Well installation became necessary when the environmental the los Lunas comprehensive plan will be updated under a contract with the Middle Rio Grande Council of governments cog at a Cost of $18,700. The project will be financed through department of housing and Urban development funds allocated to the state s Community planning assistance program. The villages share of the Cost will be $4,700. The project which is expected to take about nine months will include updating of the zoning ordinance updating of the water and sewer Utility plan to provide for anticipated growth and changes in Utility needs formulation of a Street plan to guide the Village in providing for anticipated traffic increases and a plan for recreational facilities. The plan was outlined by cog officials at joint meeting of the Village Council and the los Lunas planning commission last week. A steering committee made up of members of the Council and the commission will formulate an interim Community report or development guide based on present resources potentials and citizen goals. Existing land use policies physical facilities and natural and human resources will be reviewed and the guide will contain a projection of future land use plans and goals. Citizen participation will be an integral part of the project through the use of Quot task improvement Agency told school officials the existing water Supply was inadequate and improperly constructed. It was a 2-Inch Well 60 feet deep with a half horsepower pump and a 240-gallon pressure storage capacity. The Eia said the Well under maximum efficiency w As capable of yielding Only up to eight Gallons per minute. The need would be 40 Gallons per minute based on the number of pupils educational and maintenance employees the Eia officials said. Special olympics proclamation is presented to los Lunas Community Jaycees Richard Lovato left and Pete Gallegos right by mayor Emiliano Castillo or. Next week is special olympics week and March 31, special olympics Day in los Lunas As youngsters from los Lunas Hospital and training school and those in special education classes in los Lunas Belen and Socorro schools compete. Jaycees from the three cities Are among those assisting in preparations for the event. Forces temporary groups working with the steering committee in each work activity within the plan. For the generalized land use plan the i of staff will collect data on existing plan for the area current land use physical features and limitations of the area citizen goals and objectives and future population projections for review by the task Lorce. A general land use map based on the development guide and desirable future land use for los Lunas and its extraterritorial area will be prepared for use by the task forces. The existing zoning ordinance will be reviewed and an amended or updated ordinance will be drafted. Key factors to be considered Are compatibility of land use subdivision and platting requisitions adminis native procedures and economic Impact. A task Force will be established to recommend a functional plan and program for water and sewer lines specifications rate structuring and other operational phases will be included. The present water and sewer plan will be updated and recommendations will be made related to provision of utilities to serve future land use distributions. A general evaluation will be made of the watershed characteristics and problems associated with planning development and management of drainage in the los Lunas area and a Long Range schedule for the formulation of a master plan and program will be formulated. Under the major Street plan the existing Street system in the Village will be inventoried and functionally classified according to the character of service each Street is intended to provide. An analysis of the adequacy of existing Street systems will be made and a set of development standards formulated. Major corridors will be recommended to correspond with and serve future land use distributions and a Green Belt plan for those corridors will be designed to enhance the appearance of the area. A task Force composed of representatives of the Village administration and the local Post office will be formed to develop a Street address identification and management system. Standards for Street numbering and naming will be provided and a handbook of procedures for administering and maintaining the system will be published for use by the Village administration. The Village already has set in motion plans. For improving the Daniel Fernandez Park South of the Village on us-85, with its application for state funds. In updating the comprehensive plan an inventory of existing outdoor recreation facilities and locations in the planning area and an analysis of the estimated future recreation demands for the area will be made. Attending the special meeting Pearce Jim Jaramillo Pete Metzner a Wood All of the cog staff Dave Harris state planning office. Planning commit members present were James Drake Archuleta de Giron Ernest Sichler a Sammy Sais. Councilmen present Wei Telesfor Archuleta Rosendo Aragon Rueben Sais and Joseph Baca or. And mayor Emiliano Castillo or. J

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