It is going to be a busy month for those who live in the northern half of District 46.  This pertains to about nine thousand residents. As you know, the Aamodt settlement deadline is September 15, 2017.  With that said, the State and the Federal governments are pushing hard to draw this process to a close. I will give a list of upcoming meetings that are being held to discuss the the next stages of the Aamodt settlement process and the issues associated with rights-of-way in the valley. Hopefully many of you will join me.  I will be hosting one of the town hall meetings and co-hosting the other town hall meeting.  The other meetings will be hosted by the NM State Engineers office.  Please recognize all the dates are in rapid succession.

1.)  The NM State Engineer office has released proposed rules governing the Nambé-Pojoaque-Tesuque Water Master District, these rules will govern water use in this basin: the informational meeting on the above described proposed rules will be held from 6-8 pm on August 3rd at the B. F. Young Building, 1300 Camino Sierra Vista, Santa Fe.

2.) Representative Carl Trujillo will host a town hall meeting to give an update and answer any questions on the Aamodt Settlement from 6-8pm on August 8th at the Frank B. Lopez Auditorium, Pojoaque Valley Middle School, 1797 State Rd. 502 West, Pojoaque.

3.)  The NM State Engineer office has released proposed rules governing the Nambé-Pojoaque-Tesuque Water Master District, these rules will govern water use in this basin: the informational meeting on the proposed rules will be held from 6-8 pm on August 9th at the Frank B. Lopez Auditorium, Pojoaque Valley Middle School, 1797 State Rd. 502 West, Pojoaque.

4.) The NM State Engineer office will have a public hearing that will be held on the proposed rules at the Old Senate Chambers, Bataan Building, 400 Don Gaspar Avenue, Santa Fe, New Mexico, on August 16th,  beginning at 2 pm. Any person who is or may be affected by these proposed rules may appear and testify. Written comments may be submitted until 5 pm on August 16 by e-mail to felicity.strachan@state.nm.us or in person at the public hearing.

5.) Representative Carl Trujillo will co-host a town hall meeting with US Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Allen Mikkelson on rights-of-way issues pertaining to roadways in the Pojoaque – Nambe – El Rancho areas (its not just an El Rancho issue).  There has been tremendous attention on this issue and Commissioner Mikkelson has agreed to come meet with the community.  This town hall meeting will be from 6-8 pm on August 16th at the Frank B. Lopez Auditorium, Pojoaque Valley Middle School, 1797 State Rd. 502 West, Pojoaque.