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Meetings this week: UNM-Taos rescheduled; hiring relatives in Questa; code violation review

Posted 9/17/18

Town of Taos 

There is  no regular town council meeting this week but the historic preservation committee, Lodgers Tax committee and the finance audit committee will meet.

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Monday lowdown

Meetings this week: UNM-Taos rescheduled; hiring relatives in Questa; code violation review

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Holy Cross Hospital and climate change on tap for county commission  (Tuesday) 

About once a month, a top-level official at Holy Cross Hospital gives an update to the Taos County Board of Commissioners, which will happen again Tuesday (Sept. 18). The meeting starts at 9 a.m. at the Taos County Administrative Complex at 105 Albright Street.

Usually, it's Holy Cross CEO Bill Patten who delivers the financial news from the cash-strapped hospital, but this week it's well-known Taoseño Fred Peralta, financial chair of the Taos Health Systems board.

The county commission meeting will also have talk on the community wildfire plan for the Peñasco Valley and the impacts of climate change locally.

'Hiring relatives' a discussion at Questa school board  (Tuesday) 

The Questa school board is having its regular board meeting Tuesday (Sept. 18) at 6 p.m. at the administration building. Along with items like a contract for pest control, the board will disucuss some policy-level issues, such as the relationship between the superintendent, attorney and school board.

They'll also talk about a bill regarding the "hiring of board member relatives," as well as set a date for the board retreat. 

Taos  Historic Preservation to review code violations (Tuesday)

There is  no regular town council meeting this week but the historic preservation committee, Lodgers Tax committee and the finance audit committee will meet.

The finance audit committee meets at 4 p.m. Tuesday (Sept. 18) at Town Hall Administration, executive conference room, 400 Camino de la Placita. 

Staff will give an update on code enforcement issues to the Historic Preservation committee  at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 19) at the Town Council Chambers, 120 Civic Plaza Drive.

Town Council meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month at 4 p.m. at the Town Council Chambers. Workshop meetings are scheduled at 4 p.m. at the Town Council Chambers preceding each Regular Town Council Meeting. 

Rural economy on tap at TEN (Tuesday)

The Taos Entrepreneurial Network or TEN, meets at 5:30 p.m. at the Taos Valley Lodge, 615 Paseo del Pueblo Sur. 

Valerie Clote, founder of Smiling Swan Studio, will share her transformative story along with some of the science behind laughter as exercise and why it works.

Then,  Keynote Speaker Andrew Cox will present "Leading change in a rural community”. His talk will cover what it is that makes a rural community different, our challenges as a community and as leaders, the three drivers of change and how to make a difference in our community.

UNM-Taos reschedules advisory meeting (Tuesday)

The University of New Mexico-Taos advisory board meeting has canceled the Sept. 18 meeting and rescheduled it for Sept. 25 from 4 - 5 p.m. at theTaos Municipal School Administration Building, 310 Camino de la Placitas. Contact Rosalie O. Romero for more information at (575) 737-6204 or email chumbers@unm.edu.

Gubernatorial debate live on KRQE (Wednesday)

New Mexico gubernatorial candidates Michelle Lujan Grisham, Democrat and Steve Pearce, Republican, go head to head in a town hall forum and debate beginning 6 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 19). The Ale House in Taos will be hosting a debate-watch party for people to "cheer and jeer" the candidates and their responses. 

U.S. Sen. Udall hosts 'office hours' in Chamisal  (Thursday)

Folks on the southern end of Taos County should take advantage of "office hours" hosted by staff from U.S. Sen. Tom Udall's office. This is meant to help people deal with federal agencies and issues, such as social security, veterans' benefits, housing vouchers, HUD problems, immigration and passports.

Office hours will be held Thursday (Sept. 20) from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Chamisal Senior Center, located at 14136 State Road 76 in Chamisal.

Recovery Friendly Taos looks at 'bridging the gaps' in substance abuse treatment (Friday):

On Friday (Sept. 21) at Bataan Hall in the town of Taos, Recovery-Friendly Taos hosts a summit aimed at improving support for people struggling with substance abuse issues.

After the closure of Tri-County Community Services last month, Taos County has been working to identify needed alternatives to serve residents suffering from mental health and substance abuse issues.

Friday's meeting invites government officials from the local, county, state and federal level to be a part of a solutions-based approach to expand available resources and reduce the stigma substances abusers face.

The summit is open to the public, scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday.

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