Weekly Village Update

  1. For Week Ending June 9, 2018

    This week in the Village...
    • Two male suspects went into the Verizon Store in Los Lunas with handguns and robbed the store at gunpoint. Then made the male employee put several phones in a bag one of which was a track phone. US Marshals and Bernalillo County Sheriffs located one of the suspects and got into a shootout with him. Male suspect was killed. LLPD detectives are working to identify the other party involved. 
    • A structure fire occurred on Wagon Wheel Street. The fire was confined to the garage. Initial indication is that it started near linseed oil soaked towels after a spill in the garage earlier in the day, but the fire is being investigated by Fire Marshal Gonzales. Nobody was injured, and property damage was minimal.
    • Summer youth workers have started with weed and trash details on Canal, Los Cerritos and various side streets.
  2. For Week Ending June 2, 2018

    This week in the Village...
    • Village officials met with New Mexico Governor’s Office staff regarding the possibility of state funding for the I-25 Interchange and East-West Corridor Project. We were told to see how much funding has already been allocated for the project and combine it with our local commitment, to see if we can possibly get through the design phase. Beyond that, we were advised to stay persistent with the project, meet regularly with the Transportation Commission, keep our legislative delegation involved, and get on the State Transportation Improvement Plan (STIP). We stressed to the Governor’s chief of staff and transportation secretary that even $15-20 million for the first phase would make a big difference, and would be greatly appreciated.   
    • Village departments are coming together to support a bike safety/helmet initiative throughout Los Lunas.
    • The Los Lunas Museum held a tour to the Mystery Stone on Saturday, May 26th, which had 53 attendees.
  3. For Week Ending May 26, 2018

    This week in the Village...
    • At the Village Council meeting on May 24, 2018, the Village Council approved the following Strategic Priorities for the next four years:   
      1. Interstate-25 Interchange and East-West Corridor Project
      2. Quality of Life Improvements
      3. Evaluate the current staffing levels of the Police and Fire Departments
      4. Evaluate and improve the infrastructure needs of the Village
      5. Evaluate possible options for expansion of the Village Hall, the Public Library, and other facility improvements. 
    • At the Village Council meeting on May 24, 2018, the Village Council also approved the Fiscal Year 2018-19 Interim Budget. The $76 million budget is the spending plan for the Village of Los Lunas from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019. The budget is available on the Village website at www.loslunasnm.gov, under Departments/Administration.  
    • The Los Lunas Public Library's Summer Reading Kick-off Party will be held on Friday, June 1, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. We have many events planned throughout the summer which ties into the state theme, “Libraries Rock.” These events promote reading, the library, and community involvement. Our kickoff party will include a visit with Orbit from the Isotopes, he will be taking pictures with attendees. We will also be providing stadium style lunch, hot dogs, chips, and sodas.

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