Weekly Village Update

  1. For the Week of July 17

    This week in the Village...
    • Los Lunas Police Lieutenant Francisco Lucero has been selected by the National Academy Unit (NAU) to attend the FBI National Academy. The FBI National Academy is a 10-week professional course of study for U.S. and international law enforcement managers nominated by their agency heads because of demonstrated leadership qualities.
    • Construction of the new Los Lunas Fire Station #2 is underway. Crews are moving dirt from the site, and the project is expected to take approximately eight months to complete.
    • Los Lunas Parks Division staff worked at 3 day softball tournaments put on by the Police Athletic League, which had 44 teams from three different states. Organizers were impressed by the Village's sports facilities.
    • Selected statistics from the Los Lunas Public Library's Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Annual Report include the following:
      o Registered Users: 22,503
      o Library visits: 100,488
      o Museum visits: 5,510
      o Library & Museum Materials Use:
      ? Children’s materials checked out: 21,611
      ? DVDs and videos checked out: 11,510
      ? Audios: 3,754
      ? E-book and downloadable audios; 4,795
      ? Electronic database retreivals: 6,450
      ? Books & Other materials: 40,487
      ? Total checkouts: 88,607
      o Computer use: 18,440 (down from last year’s 20,942 due to a total of nine computers being out of order.) 
    • A bid opening was held and seven (7) contractors submitted bids for the Don Pasqual Road Improvement Project. This project will be presented at an upcoming council meeting, and is anticipated to be completed before the end of the year. 
  2. For the Week of June 26

    This week in the Village...
    • LLPD's traffic sign program has begun. Speed surveys were conducted at the following locations:
      o Camelot Blvd (24 hours). Posted speed limit 30 MPH.
      - Total vehicles 3619
      - Average speed 30 MPH
      - 85th percentile 34 MPH
      o Edeal Road (24 hours). Posted speed limit 25 MPH.
      - Total vehicles 866
      - Average speed 33 MPH
      - 85th percentile 41 MPH
    • On Saturday, July 1, 2017, LLFD responded to an RV fire in front of Buffalo Wild Wings. It was reported that the fire started in the area of the engine. However, it has not been determined at this time, and is still under investigation. The driver of the vehicle did sustain burns after returning to the RV to stop it from rolling down Main St.
    • The Village of Los Lunas was approved for a USDA Rural Business Development Grant for a business incubator full feasibility study.

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