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Village of Cloudcroft Special Meeting April 28 2020

Tuesday, April 28, 2020, 4:00 p.m.

Minutes of the Special Council Meeting of the Governing Body for the Village of Cloudcroft, held on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 4:00 p.m., in the Village Council Chambers, 201 Burro Avenue, Cloudcroft, NM.


Mayor David C. Venable called the meeting to order at 4:02 p.m. with the following Council members providing a full Quorum: Present/absent:


  • Trustee I Mayor Pro Tern William Denney
  • Trustee – Cynthia Voight
  • Trustee – George Mitchell
  • Trustee – John Tieman


Village Staff and Guests Also Present:

  • Sheila Tanner, Deputy Clerk
  • Jini Turri, Administrator
  • Barbara K. Garcia, Village Clerk via teleconference
  • Kevin Summers, Chief of Police
  • Erich Wuersching, Fire Chief
  • Danny Hardwick, Cloudcroft Trading
  • Skip Pridemore, Gary Mack Real Estate
  • Bennie & Yolanda Wingate, Camp at Cloudcroft
  • Judd Cole, Magnum’s Guns II
  • Greg Benjamin
  • Gail K. McCoy, Crofting Inn
  • Wendy Mccourt, Burro Street Bakery
  • Jim & Millie Moore
  • Janci Goodson
  • Craig Turner, Burro Street Exchange
  • Bobbi Huber, Sew Happy
  • Mark Huber, Mountain Top Accts
  • Therese Peyton, Western Bar & Cafe
  • Dustin Wiley, Dusty Boots
  • Jim Maynard, Green Mountain
  • Dan Hughes, Green Mountain Construction
  • Marsha Slane, Cloudcroft Properties
  • Samuel Gonzalez
  • Sam Gonzalez
  • Paula Merrill, SMSSI
  • Elaine Lynch, SMSSI
  • Kate Simpson
  • Melanie Sampley, Cloudcroft Truck & Auto Parts
  • Louis Long
  • Richard Lee
  • Don Long
  • Guy Ross, On The Mountain. (Item #1)


The Pledge of Allegiance to the US and NM flags was led by Mayor David C. Venable. (Item #2)



Mayor Venable entertained a motion to approve the Agenda for the Special Meeting of April 28, 2020. Trustee Mitchell made such motion, Trustee Voight seconded the motion and upon vote of Trustees Denney, Mitchell, Voight and Tieman all voting “aye” the motion carried unanimously. (Item #3)



  • Discussion/Action: Approval/Disapproval Resolution 2020.09 – Requesting the Governor to reopen businesses, including non-profits, closed by executive and public health orders


Members of the community listed above as those present were invited to speak for two (2) minutes regarding the concerns that they had for the Village opening or remaining closed during the Public Health Order for Covid-19, and either their recommendations or descent regarding the proposed Resolution 2020.09 to be signed and sent to the Governor of New Mexico.

Mayor David C. Venable entertained a motion to approve Resolution 2020.09. Mayor Pro Tern Bill Denney made a motion to approve Resolution #2020.09 Requesting the Governor to reopen businesses, including non-profits, closed by executive and public health orders , Trustee Voight seconded the motion and with no further discussion a roll call vote was taken;

  • Trustee Denney – Aye
  • Trustee Voight – Aye
  • Trustee Mitchell – Aye
  • Trustee Tieman – Aye The motion carries


  • Discussion/Review: FY 20-21 Interim Budget Presentation and Review Village Clerk, Barbara K. Garcia requested of the Governing Body if they had any questions or further input on the funds that had been presented to date. With no further questions on those funds, the following funds were reviewed with the department head, Fire Chief Erich Wuersching and the Governing Body:
    • Fire Dept. Fund
    • Fire Protection Fund Ambulance Fund EMS Fund
    • Intergovernmental Grants Ambulance


After review and discussion the following changes were recommended and accepted by the governing body:

  • To remove $100,000 from Ambulance Fund, line item Mnt & Repairs -Bldg/Structure
  • To remove $100,000 from Fire Protection Fund, line item Mnt & Repairs-Bldg/Structure
  • No new projects

No motions or actions taken. (Item #4)

ADJOURNMENT:Mayor Venable adjourned the meeting of April 28, 2020, at 6:12 pm. (Item #5)