Weekly Village Update

  1. For the Week of April 17

    This week in the Village...
    • The Los Lunas Village Council will hold two Fiscal Year 2017-18 Budget Workshops on May 3rd and 4th from 6-9 p.m. in the Council Chambers.
    • Funding cuts to the DWI Program resulted in the defunding of the Post Prom Sober Movie Theater events, which run approximately $1425.00 for each event. This year, Youth Development Inc., Valencia was able to step up and fill this gap in funding for two (2) Post Prom Sober Movie Theater events, which will support Belen High School, Los Lunas High School, Valencia High School, and School of Dreams Academy’s post prom events on April 22nd and April 29th. The saying that it takes a Village to raise a child has been demonstrated through all the partnerships that have risen to the occasion and helped to overcome funding shortfalls keeping a commitment to the safety and well-being of our community and our youth!
    • Streets staff continue to remove weeds and trash from Main Street and other various streets within the community.
  2. For the Week of April 10

    This week in the Village...
    • A Public Meeting, hosted by NMDOT and Mountain States Constructors, Inc. (MSCI), will be held on Monday, April 17 at the Los Lunas Transportation Center from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm, to discuss improvements to be made on New Mexico State Road 6 (NM 6) from Los Lunas to I-40. Construction will begin on April 24, and will include roadway reconstruction, roadway rehabilitation, new bridge work, and work on drainage structures. Stretches of the road will be reduced to one lane throughout construction and wait times for pilot vehicles can be expected. Attend the Public Meeting for more information, or contact Jennifer DeGraaf with Carroll Strategies, 505-842-6600, jdegraaf@carrollstrategies.net.  
    • Several Village departments were involved in planning, monitoring and manning first aid and water stations in support of the pilgrimage to Tome Hill on Good Friday.
    • Departments met with administration to review their proposed budgets for Fiscal Year 2017-18, which will be presented and discussed with the Village Council at two Council Budget Workshops on May 3 and May 4 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. 
  3. For the Week of April 3

    This week in the Village...
    • The Governing Body and staff traveled to Washington, DC, April 3-5, to meet with our Congressional Delegation. We met personally with Congressman Steve Pearce, Senator Martin Heinrich, and Senator Tom Udall, to update them on progress made and assistance needed for our top-priority project, the I-25 Interchange and East-West Corridor Project. We got good feedback on what we’ve done and what we still need to do to qualify for federal funding for the Interchange/Corridor project, which all three members knew very well, and were very supportive in helping us.
    • LLPD and Public Works are teaming up to start a speed sign program. This program would allow the traffic unit to monitor traffic speed on four high complaint locations in the Village. The speed signs will provide speed surveys on the street and give us information so we can better service the area. These signs will provide the community a warning when their speeds are above the posted speed limit.
    • The Village received a set of plans for the new Fire Station from Molzen Corbin Engineering. After approving a few changes, the Village should be going out for bid on the project this month. 

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