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


Rio Communities Planning and Zoning Commission

When: 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 6, in the council chambers

 Agenda highlight: Consideration of zoning grid

 Also on the agenda

  • Consideration of accessory building setbacks
  • Consideration of peddler’s permit
  • Public comment
  • Commission discussion, future agenda items


Belen City Council

When: 10 a.m., Friday, Jan. 7, at the Belen Public Library

Agenda highlight: A quorum of the Belen governing body may be present at the Arts and Cultural District meeting. City business may be discussed; however, no action will take place




Rio Communities City Council workshop

When: 3 p.m., Monday, Jan. 10, in the council chambers

 Agenda highlight: Presentation by Melinda Allen, New Mexico Partnership-Economic Development

 Also on the agenda

  • Presentation on Community & Youth Program grant
  • Discussion of accounts payable report
  • Discussion of city logo
  • Discussion of BAR
  • Discussion of second quarter financial report
  • Public comment
  • Manager’s report, including Valencia County Business Incubator, proposal of space; electronic sign update, personnel ordinance
  • Council general discussion and future agenda items


Belen City Council special meeting

When: 4 p.m., Monday, Jan. 10, in the council chambers

Agenda highlight: Consideration of the mayor’s nomination of council seat

 Also on the agenda

  • Swearing-in ceremony



Rio Communities City Council

When: 6 p.m., Monday, Jan 10, in the council chambers

 Agenda highlight: Consideration of city logo

 Also on the agenda

  • Consideration of resignation of Lawrence Gordon from the Planning and Zoning Commission
  • Council organization, including appointment of mayor pro tem and re-appointment of judge pro tem
  • Manager’s report, including monthly reports and streetlight plan update
  • Commissioner and board reports
  • Consideration of accounts payable
  • Consideration of Community & Youth Program grant
  • Consideration of BAR
  • Consideration of second quarter financial report
  • Council discussion
  • Executive session to discuss fire chief recruitment and the purchase, addition or disposal of real property or water rights
  • Consideration of ire chief recruitment and the purchase, addition or disposal of real property or water rights


Belen Board of Education

When: 5 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 11, in the administration office boardroom

 Agenda highlight: Consideration of district classroom A/V upgrade for Smart Board through ACOM for $1,367,523

 Also on the agenda

  • Executive session at 4 p.m. to discuss the ALCO property
  • Swearing in of new board members
  • Superintendent’s report, including breakfast with the legislators, Next Step Dennis Chavez, Empower professional development, BCS bias training, Nusenda donation and Testing Illuminate
  • Board reports
  • Consideration of continuing with Empower training
  • Consideration of Belen High School intercom upgrade
  • Consideration of Walmart Community grant for Marie Aberant
  • Consideration of donation from Nusenda Credit Union
  • Board comments
  • Board organization


Valencia County Commission

When: 5 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 12, in the commission chambers

 Agenda highlight: Appointment to the New Mexico House of Representatives, District 8




Los Lunas Village Council

When: 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 13, in the council chambers

 Agenda highlight: Consideration of appointment of village administrator

 Also on the agenda

  • Public input forum
  • Consideration of appointment of fire chief
  • Consideration of appointment of chief of police
  • Consideration of selecting a mayor pro tem
  • Public hearing and consideration of a designated use permit for Michael Salazar for 212 Lopez Road SE and 220 Lopez Road SE for the purpose of allowing a primary structure with an accessory apartment
  • Consideration of acceptance of public infrastructure for maintenance on Palmilla Road, west of Los Morros Road
  • Consideration of resolution of planning and zoning commission meeting audio recordings
  • Demonstration of TextMyGov service, which allows village residents to get general information, ask questions about events and report issues in their neighborhood easily via text message to 505-388-0798
  • Executive session to discuss hiring a full-time residential driver for the solid waste division, a full-time streets laborer, a full-time streets supervisor and a full-time park ranger
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