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From the time the Artesia City Council sat down to address its agenda to the time Mayor Phil Burch gaveled the meeting into adjournment, only about 30 minutes had passed.

On the light agenda was a consideration and approval of an ordinance amending Article 3 Chapter 4 of the Artesia City Code, led by Laura Simon, supervisor of the Artesia Public Library.

The council also approved the hiring of Mary Jane Araujo as museum registrar at a rate of pay of $1,892 per month and Jeremy Patron as a cemetery equipment operator at a rate of pay of $2,482 per month, and the promotion of Scott Parrish to garage foreman at a rate of pay of $4,069 per month.

The consent agenda, which was unanimously approved, contained:

• the awarding of a bid to construct the 24th Street Loop Line to Smithco Construction of Caballo.

• the awarding of a bid to provide an indefinite quantity contract for minor concrete projects for primarily the street department to Idalis Construction of Artesia.

• the approval of a MOU with the FLETC pertaining to the jurisdiction and operation of an Emergency Notification System.

• the approval of Susan Dickens, Lucy Urias, Juanita Molina and Dorothy Frazee to the Commission on Aging Advisory Council, with all terms to expire June 2018.

• the acceptance of the resignation of Ray Gordon, cemetery equipment operator, effective April 11.

• the approval to set a public hearing May 10 for consideration of the 2016 Uniform Traffic Ordinance update.

• permission for one police employee to attend the Child Safety Seat Clinic in Albuquerque.

Following the community development, infrastructure, city attorney and city clerk reports, Burch and the councilors adjourned to a closed executive session regarding the employment status of a probationary employee.

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