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The first item on the agenda for the December 28 Questa Village Council meeting was a new Questa welcome sign. Questa Economic Development Fund Director Lynn Skall presented these topics:

  1. Welcome to Questa Sign
  2. Questa Business Park recruitment
    Business Recruitment tool kit,
    new business checklist.
  3. Lodger’s Tax Assesment/
    Ordinance
    Lodger’s Tax Business Plan
  4. Outdoor Recreation Development
    Questa Recreational Business
    Report, seeking recreational
    development
  5. Water Rights Transfer Policy Change/Agricultural Co-Op
    Rael’s Market, public meeting
    presented by Chevron and
    Berkshire Hathaway, available
    land for possible co-op.
  6. La Cienega Multi-Purpose Building Project
    A partnership between the
    VoQ and Chevron
  7. Business Center/Maker
    Space/Co-Op Market;
    Building Acquisition
    Assess feasibility for a potential
    shared community & business
    space in Questa, possible land
    acquisition.


The second item on the agenda was approval of gas mileage reimbursement for public officials.

The third item on the agenda on the agenda was an update from Village Clerk Renee Martinez and Attorney Samuel DeFillippo regarding a business plan for 8K Cannabis, for the Questa Business Park. The verdict is that the funding source for the park, the U. Economic Development Association, cannot support a cannabis business as it is a federal agency and cannabis remains a federally prohibited substance under the national Controlled Substances Act.


The fourth item on the agenda was a discussion on fundraising for a potential skate park for Questa youth.
Mayor Gallegos ended the meeting to announce a Village employee luncheon at El Monte Carlo restaurant to show appreciation for all public employees. See related QEDF story on page 4.