Weekly Village Update

  1. For the Week of September 11

    This week in the Village...
    • The Village is applying for two federal grants in pursuit of funding for the new I-25 Interchange and East-West Corridor project. The first is a TIGER grant in the amount of $17.5 million, which, if awarded, is estimated to be enough to pay for phase 1A of the project, new full interchange and a two-lane road between I-25 and NM 314. The deadline to apply is October 16, 2017. The second is a INFRA grant in the amount of $73.9 million, which, if awarded, is estimated to be enough to pay for entire project, depending on the design. The deadline to apply is November 2, 2017. For more about this project, please go to the Village website at www.loslunasnm.gov, and click on the "I-25 East/West Corridor Project" link at the bottom of the page. 
    • Proposed revisions to the Village's water rights ordinance will be presented to the Planning & Zoning Commission on October 18, 2017, and to the Village Council on November 2, 2017. The revisions are intended to clarify applicability to commercial development for the transfer of water rights, particularly for high water users.
    • Bixby Electric has almost completed the NM 6 & NM 47 Intersection Improvements. The new traffic signals are installed and are operational.
  2. For the Week of September 4

    This week in the Village...
    • LLPD sent out a media release reminding citizens to lock the doors to their vehicles and remove valuables from inside. A large amount of auto burglaries officers respond to involve unlocked or open doors and valuables being left in plain sight. 
    • Economic Development Manager Ralph L. Mims was the guest speaker at the Los Lunas Rotary Club meeting on Tuesday, September 5th, to discuss the current economic development activities in the Village of Los Lunas.
    • NMDOT Signal Lab performed traffic light maintenance on the traffic lights on Main Street and I-25. Checking to see if there was a timing issue.
  3. For the Week of August 28

    This week in the Village...
    • According to the August 2017 GRT Report, cumulative (year-to-date) GRT revenue compared to prior year actual is up $1,351,260.54, or 64.85%. Cumulative (year-to-date) GRT revenue compared to current fiscal year budget is also up $978,997.73, or 39.86%. The total GRT distribution of $1,638,347.14 in July and $1,796,661.06 in August are both historical records in terms of monthly GRT revenue for the Village.
    • LLPD Sergeant Cassandra Linehan-Kanyuck requested donations for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey and the response was remarkable. The community came together and the PD was able to collect over 3 pallets of water, miscellaneous new clothing, toiletries, and baby supplies. A local resident volunteered his services to transport these donations to Houston.
    • Parks staff spread out 250 cubic yards of playground mulch at the new dog park under construction at Huning Ranch Park.

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