The following was submitted to be read into the VCC meeting of June 18th, 2020:
Please issue a fireworks ban for the county with the exception of public displays provided by municipalities.
There is currently a burn ban in place.
From the County website: co.valencia.nm.us
“June 10, 2020 2:35 PM. Burn Ban in Effect NO Burn Days until further notice.”
From June 1st, 2018 notice entitled:
Valencia County Fire Department Announces Burn Ban within the unincorporated areas of Valencia County.
“With the 4th of July coming up we would also encourage all residents to use only “Safe and Sane” fireworks, No Stick-type rockets, helicopters and aerial spinners, missile- type rockets, ground audible devices firecrackers and display fireworks are prohibited within the unincorporated areas of the county,” said County Fire Chief Culp.”
There was a fire in Bosque Farms, May21st. The weather has been hot, dry and windy. There are currently 3 named wildfires and numerous unnamed wildfires burning in NM.
I understand that this puts another strain on fireworks venders, but the safety of people, property and animals is significant and justifies a ban on fireworks.
MOBILE FOOD PANTRY.
Feeding American and Roadrunner Food bank are hosting an event Thursday, June 19th, 2020 from 7 am to 12:00 at the Starlight Theatre parking lot in Los Lunas. Persons in need may receive about 40 lbs. of groceries. Only an ID and an indication of income are required. SNAP is not required.
If you do not need the charity you may - Donate or Volunteer.
Bosque Farms Growers Market, Saturdays 7 am.
Los Lunas Farmers Market, Tuesdays at the “Y” on Hwy 47.
Belen Farmers Market, Fridays, from 4:30 to 7 pm at Anna Becker Park.
These markets support local growers and are a significant source of their income.