AUGUST 7, 2006

 The meeting was called to order promptly at 1:00 p.m. with all Councilors present. The most interesting part of the agenda was a presentation at the beginning, by members of the Historical Society, concerning the future of the old Amador Hotel, recently evacuated as the County Office Complex and now vacant.. They are asking the City to consider accepting the donation of the old building to the City, from the County.  The Historical Society, meantime, has formed a Historical Museum Foundation for the purpose of raising money to make modifications to the building, which would enable it to become a historical museum. When the transfer is completed, the Foundation would take over the responsibility of the building from the City. There were many favorable comments from the audience, as well as some concern over how much money would be required to make it work. The City declared that they would consider this transfer and have it placed on the agenda for the next Council session.

 There were also many comments from the Councilors and from the audience regarding flooding due to recent rains. Every Council district had problems, and in some cases, serious ones. Some of them had been anticipated but the planned improvements had not yet been completed. Those affected were seeking faster action and more details of the projected improvements.

 Other items on the agenda were routine.

Marnie Leverett

LWV of Greater Las Cruces