Los Alamos County Appeals Board members, from left, County Manager Harry Burgess, Council Chair Sara Scott and County Planning & Zoning Commission Chair Terry Priestley. Photo by Maire O’Neill/losalamosreporter.com
BY MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos County has released the agenda for Thursday’s hearing of the County Appeals Board for Sirphey LLC (Unquarked) against County Building Official Michael Arellano.
The notice does not include motions or issues to be decided, but states that the Appeals Board plans to convene in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building at 9 a.m. so that members Council Chair Sara Scott, County Manager Harry Burgess and County Planning & Zoning Commission Chair Terry Priestley are present in the same physical location for the hearing.
It will will be live streamed in the same manner as regular Council meetings to simplify access by the public and to comply with the guidance provided by the New Mexico Attorney General regarding public meeting during this public health emergency. The Council Chambers will not be open to the public.
“The Board is convening in the same physical location to allow the Board, if it so
chooses, to enter into closed session to deliberate on how to rule on motions,
objections, and/or a final ruling in the matter as provided for in the Open Meetings
Act, NMSA 1978, Section 10-51-1(H)(3). Also, by meeting in the Council Chambers,
should a site visit occur, the Board will be in close proximity to the site location,” the notice reads.
The documents submitted by the parties in this hearing will be available via a link
from the County’s Community Development Department web page,