(Editor’s Note: The following agendas should be considered draft agendas until 72 hours prior to the meetings.) 

Belen City Council 

When: 6 p.m., Monday, Sept. 18, in the council chambers, 100 S. Main St., Belen 

Agenda highlight: Consideration of a new salary plan for the Belen Police Department 


Also on the agenda 

  • Public comment
  • Presentation by the Blue Star Mothers of Valencia County
  • Presentation of the library transform access program
  • Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance authorizing the issuance and sale of GO improvement bonds in the amount of up to $2.5 million
  • Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance authorizing the city to enter into a loan agreement with the New Mexico Environment Department for obtaining loan funds of $500,000, and a loan subsidy grant of $100,000
  • Public hearing and consideration of an ordinance adopting a new personnel policy for the city of Belen employees
  • Consideration of assignment of authorized officers and agents with the NMED for RIP loan for a vactor truck
  • Consideration of the city of Belen’s drug and alcohol policy
  • City manager’s report
  • Communication from the city council


School of Dreams Academy Governing Council 

When: 6 p.m., Monday, Sept. 18, at SODA, 906 Juan Perea Road, in Los Lunas.  

Agenda highlight: Consideration of Catherine Smith resignation 


Also on the agenda 

  • Superintendent’s report
  • Community report
  • Consideration of check listing
  • Consideration of revenue listing
  • Consideration of substitute salary schedule
  • Consideration of lease with McNiel Dance Academy
  • Special recognition
  • Induction of the new governing council member(s)


Belen Historic Properties Review Board 

When: 3 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 19, at the Belen Harvey House Museum, 104 N. First St., Belen 

Agenda highlight: Discussion of GIS map and website update 


Also on the agenda 

  • Discussion of draft form for applications for historic landmarks and historic districts report
  • Report on meeting with the News-Bulletin planning
  • Discussion of second historic district draft details and boundaries
  • Discussion of final Rio Abajo planning


Los Lunas Board of Education special meeting 

When: 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 19, in the central office board room, 119 Luna Ave., Los Lunas 

Agenda highlight: Consideration of budget adjustment for comprehensive literacy state development grant increase carry over  


Also on the agenda 

  • Consideration of Title II increase carryover award


Peralta Planning and Zoning Commission 

When: 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 19, at Peralta Town Hall, 90A Molina Road 

Agenda highlight: Consideration of a hobby dog breeder at 11 La Sombra Loop 


Also on the agenda 

  • Public discussion


Valencia County Commission 

When: 5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 20, in the commission chambers, 444 Luna Ave., Los Lunas 

Agenda highlight: Consideration of allowing retention pay for certain sheriff’s deputies 


Also on the agenda 

  • Public comment
  • Presentation on Men-Thor program
  • Public hearing on a zone change request from rural residential 2 to community commercial 2 for development of a Dollar General at 3 La Ladera Road
  • Public hearing for a zone change request from rural residential 1 to community commercial 2 to operate an electrician business at 10 Arcangel St.
  • Consideration of the indigent report
  • Consideration of state budget adjustment request
  • Consideration of nominating Donald Chavez to the Hall of Fame of the National Museum of the American Latino and the National Hispanic Cultural Center
  • Consideration of off-cycle grant funding the emergency performance grant from ARPA
  • Consideration of an agreement with Department of Health and CRI partners
  • Consideration of findings of facts, conclusion of law and decision for zone changes 2023-124, 2023-004, 2023-005 and 2023-013
  • Direction to publish title and general subject matter of amended solid waste ordinance
  • Review of freeholders report and consideration of vacation of a portion of private easement located off Los Lentes Road
  • Consideration of memorandum of understanding with the Valencia Literacy Council
  • Executive session to discuss request for proposal for a Valencia County hospital, Aragon et al v. MRGCD and transfer of VIA parks and ponds to Valencia County


Valencia Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors 

When: 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 21, at Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area, 2424 N.M. 47 

Agenda highlight: Consideration of forming the districts executive committee 


Also on the agenda 

  • Consideration of returning to regular policy for public comments
  • District staff monthly report
  • Special guest Dr. Neila Dunbar, NM Tech
  • Updates, partner reports and correspondence
  • Review of 2024 VSWCD Farmers Market
  • Consideration of budget and accounting, including August expenditures, inventory, depreciation schedule, accounting policies, business protocol and vehicle gas card
  • Executive session to discuss attorney-client privilege pertaining to threatened or pending litigation


Los Lunas Village Council 

When: 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 21, in the council chambers, 660 Main St., SW, Los Lunas 

Agenda highlight: Consideration of updating fence ordinance in order to update standards for non-residential security fences 


Also on the agenda 

  • Public input forum
  • Consideration of an amendment to the memorandum of agreement with Rio Metro Transit District for fleet maintenance services
  • Executive session to discuss hiring a full-time utility billing clerk/cashier, promotions of LLPD sergeant, detective and lieutenant, part-time recreation aide, part-time firehouse assistant, part-time code enforcement officer, full-time park ranger, full-time deputy village administrator, full-time mechanic and a part-time museum technician
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