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Other decisions made during Thursday’s meeting

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The Roswell City Council made several other decisions during Thursday night’s meeting when they passed the revised animal code and approved Margaret Kennard as the new Ward 2 councilor.

• Councilors voted unanimously to hold a public hearing in February to consider raising the municipal judge’s salary from its current level of $60,000 to $70,000.

• After a public hearing, the council voted unanimously, 10-0, to approve Ordinance 20-02 that creates a procedure to require the governing body to vote on whether to accept the New Mexico Uniform Traffic Ordinance, which is promulgated regularly by the New Mexico Municipal League, typically after legislative sessions. It also requires clarification about which code the city is using. Right now the city is operating under the July 2018 Uniform Traffic Ordinance.

• The City Council approved awarding an advertising and marketing contract for up to $235,000 to 3 Advertising LLC of Albuquerque.

• Councilors voted to accept the final plat for an expansion of a residential home subdivision, La Bella Vita, in the 2100 block of North Union Street near 19th Street. The property owner is Eagle Creek Villas LLC, which is a partnership that includes Rhoads Co., a local construction firm. Twenty single-family homes, a new subdivision road and a retention pond are part of the expansion.

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• The governing body approved Mayor Dennis Kintigh’s appointment of Jennifer Cole to the Roswell Public Library Board of Trustees.

• Councilors approved three leases to Aersale Inc., Clean Up Enterprises Inc. and NuMex Plastics Inc. for buildings at the Roswell Air Center.

• The group approved seven resolutions as part of the consent agenda. Items on the consent agenda are approved without discussion upon a vote by councilors to accept the meeting agenda. In addition to the new Animal Services unit fees, the resolutions included a decision to remove or demolish a structure in the 3200 block of North Washington Avenue; the acceptance of state legislative funding providing $100,000 to purchase two new police vehicles and $82,000 to pass-through to nonprofits to provide shelter and food to those in need; and the adoption of a new policy that requires City Council approval of the transfer of $250,000 or more among departments in the same fund.