Weekly Village Update

  1. For the Week of January 9

    This week in the Village...
    • Speed trailer surveys were taken by LLPD on Highline Road and Carson Drive with the following results:
      o Highline Road 85th Percentile was 32 mph / average speed was 26.94 mph / total of 1448 vehicles recorded
      o Carson Drive 85th percentile was 28 mph / average speed was 24.55 / total of 1436 vehicles recorded
    • Open Space Division started fixing the El Cerro De Los Lunas Preserve trails getting them ready for the King of the Hill 5k, 10k and half marathon race, scheduled on March 11, 2017.
    • Facility Maintenance Division cleaned graffiti from several street signs (Carson Drive, South Los Lentes & Cortez Street), and telephone boxes (Canal Blvd & Neighborhood Park.)
    • Public Works Department obtained bids to move one of the portable buildings from the former First Choice site on NM 314 next to the little league fields to be placed at the Village Transfer Station to serve as a temporary office for the Solid Waste Division.


  2. For the Week of January 2

    This week in the Village...
    • Staff is developing plans to remodel the front desk reception area at Village Hall to improve employee safety and security, and to make the reception area more functional and inviting.  
    • Staff was called out for emergency cinder service on State Highway 6 (Main Street) at 5:45 a.m. on Friday, January 6, 2017. Traffic could not make it up the hill to access I-25 due to the frozen road. Staff was on scene by 6:30 a.m.
    • A reminder about the upcoming water/sewer rate increase will again be placed in the announcements of the January 15 utility bill statements, and in the January Village Newsletter. As approved by Council, there will be a $3.77 total increase in the minimum rate for water and sewer, including tax.


  3. For the Week of December 26

    This week in the Village...
    • LLPD Criminal Investigations Division is currently organizing a county-wide task force to aid in combating narcotics and property crimes, with participation from all law enforcement agencies in the county. 
    • Valle Del Sol, one of Valencia County’s prominent Treatment providers, has announced that they will be discontinuing services in New Mexico effective in April 2017, or as soon as they are able to transition out of service. There is already a shortage of Substance Abuse treatment providers in Valencia County and Valle Del Sol has contracted/partners with DWI/Drug Court, the Juvenile Drug Court, and the DWI Program’s onsite treatment providers greatly impacting our community’s ability to provide vital treatment services for clients and other community members who utilize Valle Del Sol for counseling. Closure of counseling services has a dire impact on the Emergency Medical Services, Law Enforcement, clients, family members of clients, and ultimately our community as a whole.
    • 25 volunteers from Niagara Bottling Company worked with the Street Division picking up trash at the Los Morros Industrial Park, cutting weeds within several storm drain ponds, and painting a public wall at the School of Dreams Academy property. The Village expresses appreciation for their help and hard work. 

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