GALLUP CITY COUNCIL
TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2023; 6:00 P.M.
CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
Louie Bonaguidi, Mayor
Linda Garcia, Councilor, Dist. 1 Michael Schaaf, Councilor, Dist. 2
Sarah Piano, Councilor, Dist. 3 Fran Palochak, Councilor, Dist. 4
Maryann Ustick, City Manager
Curtis Hayes, City Attorney
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These items are placed on the Consent Agenda so City Council can designate by unanimous consent those routine items they wish to be approved or acknowledged by one motion. If any item does not meet the approval of all Council members or if a citizen so requests, it will be heard as a separate item.
Motion to approve or acknowledge Items 1-11 on the Consent Agenda by unanimous vote:
Regular Meeting of December 13, 2022
On November 10, 2020, City Council approved acceptance of a US EDA Grant in the amount of $750,000 ($600,000 with $150,000 local match). Council also approved an MOU between the city and GGEDC for GGEDC to provide administrative oversight for development of an Autonomous Plan and to provide planning assistance to develop an Airport Master Plan related to economic development (see attached MOU). Due to FAA restrictions on the development of an autonomous vehicles testing track on airport property, the EDA Grant was amended to allow analysis of potential sites for an autonomous testing track and potential sites for hydrogen fueling stations. The amendment also allows for preliminary engineering studies for a new or reconstructed airport terminal that may include space for an FTZ/User Fee Airport facility at the airport.
Due to the amendment and extension of the EDA grant to June 30, 2023, GGEDC has requested that $67,000 in the EDA Grant funding be transferred from the professional services line item to the personnel line item to fund GGEDA staff time to conduct the additional planning work needed to support the city in completing the amended EDA Grant. (see attached draft letter to EDA.) EDA allows up to 10 percent of the total grant amount ($750,000) to be moved between line items in the grant budget.
Unencumbered funds are available in the EDA professional services EDA Grant line item budget. City Staff supports this amendment to the EDA Grant to transfer $67,000 in EDA grant funds to GGEDC to assist the city in completing the additional work to complete the EDA Planning Grant. MOU amount to GGEDC personnel funding will be increased from $250,000 to $317,000 (see attached line item budget).
Approve amendment to MOU with GGEDC to increase the funding for personnel services by $67,000 for EDA Planning Grant implementation.
Purchasing Department is requesting a budget adjustment in the amount of $14,500 from fund balance to the Purchasing Department's Salaries Account line item 101-1019-411-41.20. The purpose of the adjustment is to cover costs related to hiring a temporary Procurement Specialist to stand in for the current Procurement Specialist while on medical leave, starting February 15, 2023 through June 15, 2023. The temporary employee will carry out daily administrative tasks such as answer phone calls and maintain the front desk; in addition to reconciling and reviewing vendor invoices for all purchase orders over $1000. made by all departments, preparation of bid and RFP packets, works with other departments on recurring monthly services and invoices, etc.
The A/B blower has broke down and a budget adjustment is requested to rebuild the entire blower, that is roughly 20 years old. The adsorption/bio-oxidation process is a two-stage modification of the activated sludge process used for wastewater treatment. It consists of a high-loaded A-stage and low-loaded B-stage. Both stages have separate settling tanks and sludge recycling lines, thus maintaining unique microbial communities in both reactors.
The Aeration blowers provide air in our Activated sludge process. This air helps with Microbial growth in the wastewater. These Microbes require oxygen to feed on the Organic material breaking it down and forming "Flocs" which will settle out creating the Activated sludge which are then recirculated in the system, and will increase the decomposition rates, stabilizing the sludge and performing the required treatment.
The Electric Department is requesting the transferring out and closing of the following capital projects:
Budget Adjustment to Project JU1510 SCADA Improvement for $135,547 for the completion of Phases 2 and 3 for the Noe Substation Relay Replacement.
This project is needed to finish tying in the Noe substation feeders into the SCADA. This addition to the SCADA will greatly assist with our load forecasting. We have recently brought the project increase to council in the amount of $115,000. The previous increase was requested for the City to purchase the equipment, this increase will be for the engineering services to install the materials and tie the new devices into our new SCADA.
The Gallup Police Department was awarded the grant from the New Mexico Department of Transportation for the following projects and amounts: A) End Driving While Impaired: $38,318 B) Buckle Up / Click it or Ticket: $3,196 C) Selective Traffic Enforcement Program: 11,356.
The total award is $52,870. All required signatures have been fully executed therefore the Gallup Police Department requests a budget adjustment in the revenue & expenditure for the total amount awarded.
See attachment: Grant Agreement Contract Number: TS05093
Requesting $5,000.00 adjustment from fund balance to purchase a truck for the warehouse. The vehicle purchase was approved in FY22. Due to covid we are just now getting the unit. Since it took so long to get the unit the price has gone up. We will need an additional $5,000.00 to complete the purchase of a GMC Sierra with a Tommy lift from Rico.
Project CI2243 total = $42,000.00
Original Bid Price in FY22 $35,017.50 truck and lift
New price $44,236.75 for truck and lift
After market $2,700.00 (vinyl, lightbar, sidesteps, ect)
Total cost $46,936.75
This is a request for the City Council to consider a budget adjustment. This is an adjustment to cover a deficit due to funds that did not rollover to fiscal year 2023 on a purchase order. The transactions will be reversed once the budget adjustment is approved by the City Council.
On Feb. 8, 2022, the City Council considered and approved the following agenda item: "Budget Adjustment: Red Rock Park - Patty Holland, Chief Financial Officer and Jennifer Lazarz, Tourism and Marketing Manager". That was a request to fund Red Rock Park building updates and grounds maintenance using $500,000 from Lodger's Tax, and $7,500 from the General Fund for fiber optics. The RRP improvements funded by the Lodger's Tax fund included arena restroom repairs and plumbing, arena floor drain replacements, amphitheater plumbing repairs, electric repairs and lighting update at the convention center and hospitality building, and facility small-scale repairs.
Work on this project continued into FY23, but the funds were not carried over. Work continued on the project in the new fiscal year and the Lodger's Tax's Purchased Property / Maintenance - Buildings line was allowed to be spent into the negative. If approved, this adjustment will fix the negative line balance.
Staff is requesting a transfer in the total of $10,000 from project CI2313 into project CI2306. The existing CES contract expired on December 12th. Council did not approve the award of contract until December 13th. The new CES pricing came out and as expected there was a price increase. We are also asking council to approve the award of contract to National Roofing for the replacement of the roof at the Vehicle Shop.
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 January 31, 2023.
We had one fund that ended the year with a negative cash balance. We are required to provide a temporary cash transfer to fully fund this:
Legislative Appropriations fund $1,000,000
The 2nd St. sewer realignment project was bid out with only one (1) bid received, in which Adame Construction, Inc of Los Lunas, New Mexico was the sole bidder in the amount of $1,176,214 including New Mexico Gross Receipts Tax.
This project consists of sewer line realignments in 2nd Street (NM Highway 610) right of way and the Trademart Square shopping center parking lot in Gallup, New Mexico.
The sewer realignment consists of installing approximately 1075 linear feet of 8 inch SDR 35 sewer line, an 82 linear foot jack and bore crossing of 2nd Street with an 8 inch carrier pipe and 14 inch steel casing, and abandonment of existing sewer lines and manholes. Work will also include manholes, fittings, specials, trenching, backfilling, compaction, bypass pumping, transfer of existing sewer services and traffic control. Sidewalk, curb/gutter, asphalt, and parking lot striping removal and replacement will be required.
Bid Tab - $1,176,214 Contingency 10% - $117,621.40 Total Project Cost: $1,293,836
ARP Funding: 2nd St. Sewer Rehab - Acct: 260-6063-443.48-99 - GR2304 - $361,252
Transfers into above project: ARP YTH VFD Plus AC - Acct: 260-6063-444.48-99 - GR2303 - $157,159
Remaining balance paid from the Environmental Fund 202 - $775,425
In 2017, Ordinance 2017-1 removed Municipal Court jurisdiction over 2nd and 3rd offense DWI cases by providing that "second and subsequent offenses shall be prosecuted under state law in magistrate or district court." (Gallup City Code Section 6-1-2) The agenda item description stated that there was a concern that the County was considering defunding the compliance program that the Municipal Court used to supervise defendants convicted of those offenses.
Last month, Council approved the creation of a compliance officer position to be housed in the Municipal Court which will allow the court to adequately supervise defendants convicted of not just 1st offense, but also 2nd and 3rd offense DWI. Therefore, the Municipal Judge is requesting that jurisdiction over 2nd and 3rd offenses be returned to the court.
The New Mexico Uniform Traffic Ordinance (UTO) contains provisions regarding 2nd and 3rd offense DWIs. By adopting the entire UTO and by repealing Gallup City Code Section 6-1-2, this ordinance restores jurisdiction over 2nd and 3rd offenses to Municipal Court.
This ordinance does not mandate that DWI cases be filed in Municipal Court. It gives officers of any department the option of filing 1st, 2nd, and 3rd offenses that occur within the city limits in either Magistrate Court or Municipal Court.
Members of the public are invited to comment on matters not appearing on the meeting agenda.