November 22, 2017

Archives for September 2016

Fall Clean Up Day 2016

village-logoVillage Community Fall Clean Up Day

When: Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm (Rain or shine)

Meet at the Village Hall – 3388 Mountain View Blvd., for cleanup supplies, including gloves, bags and t-shirts.

While signing in and picking up supplies volunteers are welcome to enjoy coffee and donuts.

After the clean up, volunteers are invited to enjoy homemade chili and all the fixings at the Village Hall starting around noon.

A prize will be given to volunteers who collect the “weirdest, most unusual” piece of trash (adult & kids’ categories).

Angel Fire Proud sponsors this event to further its mission to engage individuals to take greater responsibility for our community’s beautification.

It is underwritten, in part, by New Mexico Clean & Beautiful.

If your group plans to attend, please let us know so that we may assign you an appropriate route by emailing janetwarner@inbox.com.

Attention Dancers

shall-we-danceDue to a family emergency, all Shall We Dance classes have been canceled through September. They will begin October 3 and October 5, 2016.

More information will follow at that time.

Thank you,

Diane Peterson

The Overtime Rule

One more reminder, if you have a for profit or a not for profit business in the USA, this DOES affect you.

The Department of Labor, United States of America, The Overtime Rule

In 2014, President Obama directed the Secretary of Labor to update the overtime regulations to reflect the original intent of the Fair Labor Standards Act, and to simplify and modernize the rules so they’re easier for workers and businesses to understand and apply. The department has issued a final rule that will put more money in the pockets of middle class workers – or give them more free time.
(Note: this is not a law that will be discussed and/or voted upon. It is a mandatory ruling that has already taken place and ALL employers must comply on or before December 1, 2016.)

The final rule is:

  • Raise the salary threshold indicating eligibility from $455/week to $913 ($47,476 per year), ensuring protections to 4.2 million workers.
  • Automatically update the salary threshold every three years, based on wage growth over time, increasing predictability.
  • Strengthen overtime protections for salaried workers already entitled to overtime.
  • Provide greater clarity for workers and employers.

The final rule will become effective on December 1, 2016. The final rule does not make any changes to the duties test for executive, administrative and professional employees.

This ruling does NOT make exceptions for non-profit organizations (churches, schools, charities, etc.) All salaried employees currently earning below $47,476. per year must either raise the salary and keep the employee exempt, pay overtime in addition to the employee’s current salary, or evaluate and realign hours and staff workload.

Click here to read further about the final rule for non-profits:

https://www.dol.gov/sites/default/files/overtime-nonprofit.pdf

GO Bond Vote Deadline Nears

THIS IS A MAIL BALLOT ELECTION

Ballots have been mailed to all eligible Angel Fire voters. This ballot is not for the General Election in November.

The deadline to return your ballot for the Angel Fire General Obligation Bond Election is September 13, 2016, no later than 7:00 PM to Angel Fire Village Hall. If you mail your ballot, it must be received by Village Hall no later than the date mentioned above.

For more information regarding this election, call the Angel Fire Village Clerk, Terry Cordova at 575-377-3232.

WHAT IS THE GO BOND

A GO Bond is a common type of municipal bond used by the Village of Angel Fire and other cities throughout New Mexico and the United States. The issuer (Village of Angel Fire) pledges part of the ad valorem tax rate from all assessable property within its jurisdiction to provide timely repayment of the debt. Cities use GO bonds, because it is a low-interest financing tool that helps pay for much needed capital improvements. GO bonds must be used for capital projects.

WHERE AND WHEN IS THE VOTE?

The Election will be Mail Ballot Only. You may drop off your ballot at Village Hall Tuesday, September 13, 2016 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM.

WHO MAY VOTE?

Anyone who is a registered voter residing within the boundaries of the Village of Angel Fire. Also, anyone who is a registered voter in Colfax County and owns property in the Village of Angel Fire can obtain a certificate to vote from the Village Clerk. If you have any questions, please call the Village of Angel Fire Clerk’s office at (575) 377-3232.

SUMMARY OF PROPOSED PROJECTS

The Village of Angel Fire has over 120 miles of roads. Virtually all of these roads are in need of maintenance and many need to be rebuilt. 40 years of erosion and blading have taken a significant toll on the roads leaving them full of potholes and unsound. In addition, much of the water and wastewater systems have exceeded their useful lives. They are in need of significant improvements to meet today’s standards and demands. To address these public safety issues the Village Council is presenting the community with a $4,500,000 General Obligation Bond proposal that will be used to start a 20 year master project designed to address these important community needs.

THE BALLOT QUESTION

Shall the Village of Angel Fire issue up to $3,000,000 of general obligation bonds, to be repaid from property taxes, for the purpose of constructing, repairing or otherwise improving municipal streets and public roads, including purchasing capital equipment for such projects?

Shall the Village of Angel Fire issue up to $1,500,000 of general obligation bonds, to be repaid from property taxes, for the purpose of constructing, repairing or otherwise improving the Village’s water and wastewater system?

Village of Angel Fire | 575-377-3232 | www.AngelFireNM.gov