Work Session Minutes of the Governing Body for the Village of Cloudcroft, September 25, 2023

Monday, September 25, 2023, at 9:00 a.m.

Minutes of the WORK SESSION of the Governing Body for the Village of Cloudcroft, held on Monday, September 25, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. in the council chambers, 201 Burro Ave, Cloudcroft, NM.

Mayor William Denney called the meeting to order at 9:09 a.m., with the following Governing Body members present: Mayor Pro-Tem James Maynard and Gail McCoy, providing a quorum. Trustee George Mitchell and Trustee Grover Sterling not present.

Staff/Guests present: Shaela Hemphill: Deputy Clerk; Kevin Summers; Chief of Police, and Vyanca Vega; Project Coordinator, Melissa Yates; MVD Clerk, Dora Batista; SNMEDD Executive Dirctor, Debi Lee; SNMEDD, Dr. Patrick; SNMEDD, Paula Merrell; Senior Center, Karen Sonnenfelt; Chamber of Commerce, Debra Spears; Chambers of Commerce, David Abel; Parks & Recreation Committee, Cori Abel; Chamber of Commerce & PTO, Richard Welch, Felipe Portocarrero, Matthew Lockner, James Parker, an employee with the Forest Service, and Jessica Beach; Planning & Zoning.

Pledge of Allegiance: The pledge of allegiance to the United States and New Mexico flags was led by Mayor Denney.

Pledge of Allegiance

“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

Salute to the Flag of New Mexico

“I salute the flag of the State of New Mexico, the Zia symbol of perfect friendship among united cultures.”


The Governing Body and participants discussed key points in areas that Cloudcroft could improve and benefit from the SNMEDD Pilot Program. Those major points were as follows:

  • Parking
  • Water 
  • Activities 
  • Affordable Housing


No action was taken at the meeting

Mayor Denney adjourned the work session at 12: 06 p.m.