Otero County Commissioners Meeting October 11, 2021

Description: Pictured Left to Right: Otero County Clerk Lynda Scott, Commissioner John Hostetler, Commissioner James Baldwin, Commissioner Rob Oquist, and County Administrator Amy White-Tanabe.

Otero County Commissioners Meeting October 11, 2021


October 11, 2021

1.0 Call to Order/Approval of Minutes

2.0 Guests

3.0 Public Comment (Limit of 3 minutes)

4.0 Old Business

New Business

Approval of Bills and Payroll

Area Agency on Aging, Resolution of Participation

2022 Preliminary Budget

6.0 Other Business

7.0 Departmental Reports

8.0 Commissioners Report

9.0 Discussion

10.0 Announcements

Meeting Synopsis:

During their regular public hearing Monday, October 11th, the Otero County Commissioners approved their previous minutes from September 27th, accepted a Resolution of Participation with the Area Agency on Aging, and heard various reports.

The Commissioners approved the minutes from their Sept 27, 2021 meeting. (Otero County Commissioners Meeting Minutes 9/27/21)

There were no guests and no public comments made.

The Commissioners approved the county bills and payroll.

Otero County Director of the Department of Human Services Donna Rohde presented a resolution of participation with the Lower Arkansas Valley Are Agency on Aging programing for the year 2022.

"WHEREAS, Baca, Bent, Crowley, Kiowa, Otero and Prowers Counties are participating in the Lower Arkansas Valley Area Agency on Aging; and

WHEREAS, said counties receive continued programming through the Region VI Lower Arkansas Valley Area Agency on Aging; and

WHEREAS, a share of the funding is to be provided by the aforementioned counties.

IT IS THEREFORE RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners to provide funding in the amount of $8,277."

The Commissioners Unanimously passed the resolution, in which they will provide $8,277 in program funding.

Otero County Administrator Amy White-Tanabe said that the Otero County Preliminary Budget will be available for the public to review on the county website.

Otero County Clerk and Recorder Lynda Scott said that ballots for the November 2nd election have been mailed.

Otero County Commissioners Economic Development director

Otero County Economic Development Director Danelle Berg reported that Santa Fe Trail BOCES had hosted a successful event last Wednesday. The Wheels 2 Work event is part of the Pathways to Prosperity Project from BOCES, which encourages students in member school districts to consider working here when they get to be adults by exposing them to careers in this community. The event took place at three locations and several hundred 7th and 8th grade students participated.

Berg said that many local businesses gave presentations at the event and it was a great success.

See the SECO News interview with Santa Fe Trail BOCES Special Projects Coordinator Jennifer Nesselhuf here: Santa Fe Trail BOCES Wheels 2 Work Event Puts Students on Pathway to Prosperity

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