Louie Bonaguidi, Mayor
Linda Garcia, Councilor, Dist. 1 Michael Schaaf, Councilor, Dist. 2
Yogash Kumar, Councilor, Dist. 3 Fran Palochak, Councilor, Dist. 4
Maryann Ustick, City Manager
Curtis Hayes, City Attorney
PUBLIC NOTICE: In accordance with the public health order issued by the New Mexico Department of Health, the meeting will be physically closed to the public; however, the meeting will be accessible via the following technology service:
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The City has been awarded funding from the State of New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs in the amount of Eight-Thousand One-Hundred Thirty-Four Dollars and Twenty-Three Cents ($8,134.23) to support Recipient’s library collections; library staff salaries; library staff training; library equipment; or other operational expenditures associated with delivery of basic library services as defined in Section 220.127.116.11(B). Additionally, the City has received Two-Thousand One-Hundred and Six Dollars and Thirteen Cents $2,106.13 of CAREs Act funding to defray certain costs incurred by the library related to the Coronavirus. The total funding received is Ten-Thousand Two Hundred Forty Dollars and Thirty-Six Cents ($10,240.36).
On April 28, 2020 staff proposed canceling the Best of the Best Rodeo. At the time the estimated loss was $100,000. There was discussion about moving the event to August but with the pandemic, the event was not able to take place in 2020. Staff is requesting to close out the Best of the Best project for FY2020. Total loss for the Best of the Best in 2020 was $77,491.52. $64,771.52 will come from the general fund reserves and $12,720.00 from Lodgers Tax.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, current health orders limiting large gatherings and due to the need to contract for event management and advertise, market, register participants, manage campground COVID safety practices and reservations, collect fees and purchase supplies, prizes and hire seasonal employees. If the event ultimately cannot go forward, then all fees will have to be refunded. If the event is limited in capacity, which is likely, then fee revenue will not support this event. Staff is recommending canceling the Best of the Best Rodeo in June 2021.