GALLUP CITY COUNCIL
TUESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2018; 6:00 P.M.
Jackie McKinney, Mayor
Linda Garcia, Councilor, Dist. 1 Allan Landavazo, Councilor, Dist. 2
Yogash Kumar, Councilor, Dist. 3 Fran Palochak, Councilor, Dist. 4
Maryann Ustick, City Manager
Curtis Hayes, City Attorney
Council consideration and potential acceptance/adoption of the City of Gallup’s Drought Contingency Plan that was funded through a US Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) and managed by the NW New Mexico Council of Governments.
A presentation of this plan was provided at the July 24th City Council work session.
Staff recommends acceptance and adoption of this plan, and authorizing City Manager to negotiate, finalize, and submit this Plan to the US Bureau of Reclamation.
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has granted funding through the 2017 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program. This program furthers the Department’s mission by assisting state, local, and tribal efforts to prevent or reduce crime and violence. For the year 2017, the DOJ has awarded a grant in the amount of $ 38,686.00 to the City of Gallup and McKinley County.
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has grant funding available through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program. This program furthers the Department’s mission by assisting state, local, and tribal efforts to prevent or reduce crime and violence. In order to receive funding the governing body and citizens must have notice that we are applying for the grant and an opportunity to comment.
The Council recently approved the selection of the law firm Stelzner, Winter, Warburton, Flores, Sanchez and Dawes, P.A. (the “Law Firm”) for legal services associated with utilities matters.
The Law Firm has provided legal services associated with the NGWSP for the past several years. The NGWSP will be in various planning, design and construction phases until December 2024. In order to continue using this form to negotiate, analyze and draft contractual agreements and other matters involving legal analyses, Staff requests a budget transfer from reserves in the amount of $50,000 from the Water Enterprise Fund to 306-6063-444.45-30, Project No. CP1128 to have the Law Firm continue its work with NGWSP.