Weekly Village Update

  1. For Week Ending April 14, 2018

    This week in the Village...
    • We express condolences to the family of current Village Councilwoman Paulette Sanchez-Montoya, who passed away on Sunday, April 15, 2018. The Village honors and thanks Councilwoman Sanchez-Montoya, who was recently re-elected as District 4 Councilor, for her life and service to the Village of Los Lunas.  
    • The Village of Los Lunas Administrator held budget meetings with all departments this week. Budget workshops with the Mayor and Village Council are scheduled to take place on April 24 & 25 from 6-9 pm in the Council Chambers.
    • Village Streets staff assisted with the removal of tumbleweeds from various homes along Los Cerritos Road. the tumbleweeds had accumulated there due to high winds and the removal of a fence recently due to utility construction. 
  2. For Week Ending April 7, 2018

    This week in the Village...
    • Now that the weather is warming up, we have had individuals staying in the parks later. One individual stayed past dark in the El Cerro de Los Lunas Preserve, and had a hard time finding their way back. Open Space Rangers found the individual about a mile from the trail head, who was a little shaken up, and didn’t realize how dark it got out there.
    • Los Lunas Public Library staff is preparing for the Summer Reading Program. Calendars will be going out to area schools and posted in the News Bulletin.
    • A contractor finished installing a raised median on Huning Ranch Loop East and Main Street. A separate contractor will be finishing the installation of concrete collars on manholes and water valves on Don Pasqual, and is hoping to stripe the road this week.
    • The Village was notified of our successful Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant award of $1.3 million. These funds will be used to extend a water line to the Central New Mexico Rail Park going west on NM 6. 
  3. For Week Ending March 31, 2018

    This week in the Village...
    • Village Community Services staff hosted the Annual Village Easter Egg Hunt at Daniel Fernandez Park on Wednesday, March 30th. The park was packed with kids excited to “hunt” for eggs and meet the Easter Bunny. Village staff did a great job exceeding their expectations, and carrying out another hugely popular and successful Village-sponsored community event.
    • On Monday, March 26, 2018, at 7:30 p.m., Los Lunas Police Officers were dispatched to the Interstate 25 overpass regarding a distressed male attempting to jump off the bridge. Officers responded to the bridge in Los Lunas, where they observed a male dangling from the bridge. Officers observed a Los Lunas citizen who intervened and was holding onto the male by his sweater, keeping him from falling off the bridge. Upon officer’s arrival, they assisted the citizen by holding onto the male’s arm as he was hanging off the bridge. Los Lunas Fire Fighters were able to successfully cut a hole through the fence to help rescue the male. Officers and Fire Fighters tied a rope around the male’s body and pulled him through the fence rescuing him to safety, and ultimately saving the male’s life. The citizen who intervened was publicly thanked and recognized at a subsequent Village Council meeting.     
    • Utility Billing and Solid Waste staff are fielding customer calls for removed trash cans. While using the new Routeware software the drivers would “ping” the locations/addresses for the route. It would display only one (1) trash can is being billed; however, two (2) or more cans are at the property so staff removed them. As customers call to find out where their extra can is, we are advising of the billing for one. They can have the second back at an additional billing charge.

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