In Magdalena, the Village office and Marshal office are getting new computers.  The Board of Trustees approved the purchase of the machines at its meeting on Monday, Nov. 22. Village clerk Francesca Gutierrez said the desktops were needed to replace the aging machines for village administration and the public utilities, and a new desktop for the marshal’s office as well as a laptop for the marshal’s patrol unit, which was running Windows 7 and not upgradable.

Magdalena Village Hall.

In other business, Mayor Richard Rumpf said Stewart Brothers Drilling Co. is set to begin initial work on the new supplemental well project. The well will be located approximately 350 feet from the Trujillo Well.

The mayor also said the Village received a million-dollar grant for a 75,000-gallon storage tank and booster pumps at the Benjamin well.

“Once the new well is online the old well will be refurbished,” Rumpf said. “The Village will then have four wells in service.”

The board also:

Approved the hiring of Reiss Apachito to fill the opening for Joint Utilities Worker.

Approved Librarian Ivy Stover’s request to apply for a $1,000 Social Wellbeing Tools In Action grant from the New Mexico State Library Foundation. Stover said the funding would pay for a five-hour online training course, “for librarians to understand how to use the tools put together by the state library to help small and rural libraries. We will come up with an idea for a project to help the community, as far as the social and emotional well-being goes.” $500 of the grant is to seed that project.