Las Cruces City Council Meeting – June 4, 2007 – Nancy Phillips

 All members of the Council, Mayor and Staff were present.  Public comments of interest were as follows:  1)  Russ Warner asked that citizens of Las Cruces not make unsubstantiated charges against others, especially those serving in public office.  Then he thanked members of the City Council and staff for their service.  2)  An announcement of the opening of Habitat Restore on South Main Street at Valley Drive.  The store stocks "gently used" building supplies as well as furnishings and appliances and is accepting donations.  There are 400 stores around the country, all offshoots of Habitat for Humanity.  3)  More concerns about the proposed aquatic center arose such as the fact that the Meerdcheidt Center has features similar to those proposed for the new center (multipurpose gym, indoor track); and different water temperatures are needed for the various proposed uses of the proposed pool (competition, therapy, etc.)  Councillor Trowbridge suggested that a bond measure for an Olympic-size pool be included on the November ballot.

 An announcement was made that there would be four one-hour symposia every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in June on water issues in Las Cruces, with speakers from NMSU, Dona Ana County and the City.  Videos of the meetings will be available from the City Manager's Office for those unable to attend.

 All routine resolutions and ordinances were unanimously passed, including confirmation of the City's commitment to set aside 240 acres within the Vistas at Presidio development for schools.

Several resolutions involving continuation of funding for various programs for senior citizens were also approved.

 The meeting adjourned at 3:00 p.m.