Weekly Village Update

  1. For the Week of February 13

    This week in the Village...
    • Rio Metro Regional Transit District is proposing changes to the Rail Runner weekend schedule. Key changes include:
      - Saturday and Sunday service will now offer the same schedule.
      - BOTH weekend days will now offer a mid-morning train from Albuquerque to Santa Fe.
      - The last train departing Santa Fe on the weekend will now leave approximately one hour earlier. For more information, and to fill out a survey on the proposed train schedule, visit http://riometro.org/rio-metro-news/692-proposed-new-train-schedule.
    • Village Open Space staff is overseeing the cleanup and restoration of the movie set area within the El Cerro de Los Lunas Preserve.
    • Village employee Eric Beach recently passed his Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification in automatic transmission, making him an ASE Master Automotive Technician, and making him the first-ever Master Mechanic in the Village of Los Lunas Fleet Maintenance Division. He is assisting other Village mechanics on becoming ASE Master Automotive Technicians. Congratulations, and great job Eric!
  2. For the Week of February 6

    This week in the Village...
    • On Wednesday, February 8th, Detective Buster Whitley assisted Katherine Gallegos Elementary School staff with a presentation on Bullying. The presentation was given to several of the 6th graders at the school. Staff and students were extremely thankful to Detective Whitley for the information he provided. The issue of bullying has become a nationwide conversation in recent years. Los Lunas Police Department takes a proactive role with local schools in the prevention of bullying through education on the topic. Topics included the roots of bullying, bullying styles, gender issues along with intervention and prevention strategies. Thank you Detective Whitley for your commitment to our community!! 
    • A workshop with the governing body was required by NMDOT regarding the NM 6 Bridge Replacement Project slated for late 2018-19. The workshop is scheduled for Thursday, February 23rd at 5pm, before the next Council meeting. 
    • Water/Sewer and Utility Billing Division staff have been informed any customer whom obtained a water shut-off notice shall be shut-off as directed; no exceptions. The Utility Billing Supervisor and/or the Director are the only two (2) Village employees authorized to leave a customer’s water on when a shut off has been issued for a customer. The objective is to obtain all money due for the water services rendered and to reduce monetary loss through a customer’s inability to pay for the services rendered by the Village of Los Lunas.

  3. For the Week of January 30

    This week in the Village...
    • Fire Department staff met with Valencia County Fire Chief Culp about creating a burn phone line to be used in place of calling into VRECC (Valencia County Regional Communications Center). Currently, we are charged when a Village resident calls in for a burn permit. Village IT is creating an option on the Village Web Site for permit holders to receive text/email messages that will notify users of the burn day status.
    • Registration opened for the Men’s basketball league. Games will be played on Monday and Wednesday at Daniel Fernandez Recreation Center starting in March.
    • Library staff met with representatives from the New Mexico State Library to go over our Legal Service Population, GO Bond funds, and State Grant in Aid. We will be receiving about $6,000 more in GO Bond funding than originally anticipated. 

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