February 4, 2008 - Nancy Phillips, Observer
The City Manager reported or requested his staff to report on the status of the swimming pools as follows: The East Mesa pool is close to obtaining the required permits after a very lengthy process; the Laabs pool is 99% finished and will have a grand opening on May 1; the Regional Aquatic Center is scheduled to open in late 2009; for the Frenger pool various issues such as repairs, costs, and safety are being addressed. Mr. Moore said the city, county and school district are working together on all the recreation sites, but in Las Cruces and Doņa Ana County, there is more separation of responsibilities than in places he has previously worked. Councilman Small requested that examples of "green" construction in the new City Hall be presented at the February 19th Council meeting.
All Council members announced the date and time of their district meetings and encouraged their constituents to attend. The purpose of these meetings is for the Mayor and City Council to obtain input from citizens on what they would like to see in the City of Las Cruces in the future.
All routine resolutions and ordinances were passed unanimously with the exception of a resolution approving a relocation home agreement between the City and Stone Mountain Place, which was removed from the agenda.