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08-25-1998 VETERANS AFFAIRS ADVISORY BOARD CITY OF LAS CRUCES P .O. DRAWER 2000 LAS CRUCES , NEW MEXICO 88004 25 August, 1998 The board convened at 1300 at the Branigan Memorial Library in the Board Room. Roll call was taken. Present were Chairman Joe Heintz, Vice Chairman Warren Rogers, Dav rep Fred Frank, VVA rep Elsa Baker, AMVETS rep Noel Cooley, This constitutes a quorum. Also present were Louise Rutledge of Sen Pete Domenici' s office,. Kelly Smyer of Senator Bingaman' s office and Eddie Silva, New Mexico Veterans Service Commission The minutes of the last meeting were approved as written. Reports of Committees : Elsa Baker reported on the status of the Veteran' s Park. (Encl) Eddie Silva discussed the status of burial details for veterans. Military details from Fort Bliss are limited to active duty personnel and retired personnel only. There are bills in Congress which are to authorize details for others . These have yet to be passed. Board adjourned 1355 . Next meeting 1300 22 Sep 98 . 12,-E-A -,n woy-,"Q, Acting Secretary 1 end: a/s VAAB 25 August 1998 Veterans Memorial Park. The City of Las Cruces Landscape Architect, Joni Gutierrez, is preparing a Resolution and Action For-, to place the contract between the City of Las Cruces and the Home Builders Association before the City Council for approval. Veterans are encouraged to contact their City Councilmen and ask that they support the resolution to construct a Veterans Memorial Park on Roadrunner Parkway. The vote is expected to take place at the City Council Meeting to be held on 8 September. Copies of the resolution will be avail- able 1 September. Veterans who will not be attending the United Veterans Council meeting (the evening of 8 September) are encouraged to attend the City Council Meeting. City Council telephone number is 541-2067. Elsa J. Baker Veteran Coordinator 525-3990