Trimmed City Council takes action – New Mexico News

Trimmed City Council takes action – New Mexico News

Algernon D’Ammassa, Headlight Reporter

Published 2:19 p.m. MT June 14, 2017 | Updated 11 hours ago

Mayor hands out employee retirement certificates


DEMING – “I’m glad you’re here!” was how Councilor Joe “Butter” Milo greeted the arrival of his colleague, Roxana Rincon, just as the City Council’s regular monthly meeting was scheduled to begin. With Councilors Victor Cruz and David Sanchez absent, the two councilors plus Mayor Benny Jasso had a quorum, and business proceeded.

Mayor Jasso presented a proclamation commemorating the 40-year reunion of Deming High School’s Class of 1977, noting that it falls on the year that the present Deming High School will be demolished with a new high school opening in August. He also presented a proclamation retroactively honoring Memorial Day and retirement certificates to city employees Robert Acosta, Antonio Trujillo, Valentina Vallezcas, and David Valtierra.

A member of the public made a recommendation during public comments that empty trailer lots on West Spruce Street be converted to housing for homeless, and Mayor Jasso recommended that citizens wishing to participate in solutions for the homeless population in Deming get involved with Silver Linings, a new coalition focused on that issue, led by Margaret Fairman of Reader’s Cove Used Books and Gallery at 200 S. Copper.

Among its business items Monday night, the council approved a bid recommended by the fire department for the purchase of a…

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