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Public Packs Council Chambers!

on May 16, 2012 - 5:58pm

A crowd of citizens lines up to pull a ticket out of a bowl, from the County's Julie Habiger, for a chance to speak during tonight's public comment portion of the special CIP meeting in Council Chambers. Speakers hope to sway councilors to approve their project. Six main projects are being considered tonight although other projects may ba considered as well. Tonight's meeting format allows for 30 speakers given 3 minutes each before Council decides on which projects to approve.
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County Announces CIP Public Comment Process

on May 16, 2012 - 12:57pm

LOS ALAMOS COUNTY COUNCIL News:

Los Alamos County has announced the process for CIP public comment for tonight's (Wednesday, May 16) County Council meeting:

  1. Beginning at 5:45 p.m. (the meeting starts at 6 p.m.) anyone wishing to give comments should plan to line up in Chambers and draw a ticket (a number) out of a bowl. One ticket can be drawn per person. Members of the public may arrive earlier than 5:45 to get a seat in Chambers, but, should note that the drawing won’t begin until 5:45 p.m. – no early ticket distribution.
  2. As each ticket is drawn out of the bowl, one half of the ticket
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New White Rock Visitor Center Update

on May 16, 2012 - 8:47am

Progress is being made on the new Visitor Center in White Rock. The parking lots are being paved, windows are going in, and stone facing is being added to the exterior. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com.
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Council Meets Again at 6 p.m. Wednesday

on May 15, 2012 - 9:30pm

No action was taken tonight. The County Council will its second special Capital Improvement Project meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Council Chambers at 475 20th Street. At tomorrow's (May 16) meeting, Council plans to take action on the Phase 2 applications including Ashley Pond Park Improvements, Golf Course Improvements, Ice Rink Cover and Improvements, Nature Center, Teen Center and the White Rock Civic Center or they could also consider any other requests for funding capital projects beyond those listed. Opportunities for public comment will be provided at the May 16 Council meeting.
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White Rock Civic Center Rounds Out Project Hearings

on May 15, 2012 - 9:22pm

Denny Erickson, right, explains details of the White Rock Civic Center Project - calling it the capstone of the White Rock Masterplan. The project involves relocating the White Rock Branch Library, Senior Center, Youth Activity Center and Town Hall into a single site with shared and multi-functional areas. The project cost ranges from $8.4 million to $15 million. Robert Repass of the Library Board and Pauline Schneider of the senior centers join Erickson in his presentation. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
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Council is briefed on Teen Center Project

on May 15, 2012 - 8:59pm

Daniel Yamada, left, who helps run the current Teen Center, Executive Director Linda Daly of the Family YMCA and Alan Kirk address the need for a permenant Teen Center ranging in cost from $4 million to $8.7 million depending on the option selected. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
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Younger Crowd Among Nature Center Supporters

on May 15, 2012 - 8:45pm

Local school girls in the auddience tonight at the Council Chambers hold up signs in support of the Nature Center Project, which Council is considering. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

PEEC Co-founder and Board President Becky Shankland, second from left, discusses the proposed $3.5 million Nature Center project along with PEEC Co-founder and Board Member Michele Altherr, far left, Board Member Felicia Orth and PEEC Co-founder and Facility Director Chick Keller. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
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