GALLUP CITY COUNCIL
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 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
Mr. Haven H. Tiley, property owner, has petitioned the Gallup City Council for vacation of a 12’ wide, 128’ long public utility easement (P.U.E.) on the property located at 411 Bortot Drive; more particularly described as Lot 6, Block 4, Bortot Subdivision.
When the Bortot Subdivision was platted in 1976 there was a twelve foot (12’) public utility easement (P.U.E.) dedicated along the southern property boundary line of lot 6. Utilities were never installed within this easement and there is no plan to install utilities within this easement anytime in the future. There are currently two existing structures encroaching into the easement making the structures non-conforming. The property owner wishes to vacate the existing public utility easement in order to bring the existing structures that are encroaching into the easement into compliance.
After reviewing this request the Gallup Task Force (GTF) has no issues with the proposed vacation of the public utility easements. GTF comments are included in your agenda packet for review.
It is the findings of staff based on Gallup Task Force (GTF) comments that Gallup Electrical Department has no issues with vacation of the described 12’ wide 128’ long public utility easement along the southern property boundary line of said property.
Gallup Planning and Zoning Commission reviewed this request at their regular meeting on October 10, 2018 and sends a positive recommendation for vacation of said public utility easement (P.U.E.) with Resolution of Recommendation No. RP2018-11.
The City of Gallup Planning and Development Department has petitioned the Gallup City Council to repeal in its entirety the existing Official City of Gallup Zoning Map and adopt a new Official City of Gallup Zoning Map to coincide with the newly adopted Gallup Land Development Standards which eliminated all previous zoning district designations and adopted new zoning district designations.
On August 28, 2018 the Gallup City Council adopted the new City of Gallup Land Development Standards. As part of the adoption all previous zoning district designations were eliminated and new zoning district designations were adopted. The number of zoning districts was also reduced from twenty two districts to thirteen districts. The existing Official City of Gallup Zoning Map now must be repealed in its entirety and a new Official City of Gallup Zoning Map must be adopted to reflect the new zoning districts that were created and adopted with the new Land Development Standards.
City Code requires all comprehensive changes to the Official Zoning Map to be approved by City Council. The Planning and Zoning Commission is required to send recommendation to City Council for any comprehensive changes to the Official City of Gallup Zoning Map.
The Planning and Zoning Commission reviewed this request at their regular meeting on October 10, 2018 and sends a positive recommendation for approval with Resolution of Recommendation No. RP2018-09
Each quarter, the Finance department reviews any changes to the budget and submits these changes to council for approval. The following areas are reviewed: personnel, operations, capital outlay and transfers in and out of each fund. The Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) requires Council to pass a resolution for all budget increases, decreases, and transfers between funds. DFA further requires approval of the report of actuals showing cumulative activity for the fiscal year. The report to DFA regarding budget revisions is due October 31, 2018.
This revision encompasses all budget changes processed July 1, 2018 thru September 30, 2018 (Quarter 1 of FY2019).
Summary: The agreement for management of the Veterans’ Center was approved by Council on March 28, 2017 and expires on June 30, 2019. City Council also approved annual funding in the amount of $6,000 for Veterans Center management services in the FY 2018 and FY 2019 General Fund budget. When the NWNM Council of Governments ceased being the fiscal agent for the Veterans Committee, the Chamber of Commerce was approached to serve as the fiscal agent. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, the Chamber did not invoice the City for the FY 2018 allocation of $6,000. Consequently, the Veterans Committee is requesting that these funds be provided retroactively.