Published: 2:11 pm, Tue. Jan. 26th, 2016Updated: 2:10 pm
Four employees of Hotel Artesia – Audrey Lopez, Anna Olguin, Skye Huerta and Leslie Torres – were recognized at Tuesday’s city council meeting by the Artesia Police Department for assisting officers residing in Roswell during winter snowstorm Goliath in December.
“We needed a place for our Roswell police officers to stay during the storm,” said Cmdr. Lindell Smith. “We really appreciate the dedication of these folks.”
The four were given plaques for their services.
In other business Tuesday, the council approved the donation of 11 X-26 tasers, six X-26 taser batteries, 15 single-cartridge holders, 10 right-handed taser holsters, five left-handed taser holsters, five multi-use taser holsters, 88 15-foot cartridges, 70 21-foot cartridges, 13 expired 21-foot cartridges, and 15 sets of expired concealable body armor to the Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s Department.
In other business, Jacob Cobos was hired as an assistant in the city’s Wastewater Department at a pay rate of $2,363 per month.
As part of its consent agenda, the council:
• approved Memorandums of Agreement with Elite Medical Transport LLC of Texas and New Mexico, and Superior Ambulance Service of Roswell.
• approved re-appointments to the Museum Commission of Jennifer Duff, Naomi Florez, Juli Newton and Tim Trentham, and the appointment of Maria Escamilla Landrie.
• accepted resignations from Sonny Bernal, recreation specialist, effective Jan. 15; James Herrera, humane officer, effective Jan. 25; Eddie Fernandez, water technician, effective Jan. 4; and Kyle McCauley, detention officer, effective Jan. 29.
• approved the scheduling of a public hearing for Feb. 23 for consideration to approve a zone change from SA-2 Residential and MH Manufactured/Mobile Home to Commercial Business District for 2218 and 2302 W. Grand Ave. owned by Pecos Valley Regional Education and the Artesia Public Schools.
• approved facility-use requests for Senior Salute for the use of the Artesia Center May 23-27; Relay for Life for the use of Guadalupe Park April 22-23; and Artesia Car Enthusiasts and Artesia MainStreet for the use of Heritage Plaza March 25-26 for the annual Main Event Car Show.