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Events center among items on commission's agenda

Medical services for the jail and plans for the design of an events center are among a variety of items scheduled for Tuesday’s meeting of the Curry County Commission.

The agenda for the 9 a.m. meeting in the county courthouse includes an emergency plan specifying that employees may voluntarily attempt to help extinguish fires in county buildings but are under no obligation to do so. Other parts of the plan include stated procedures to evacuate the building, physically carry backup computer payroll records out of the building, and handle bomb threats.

Other items on the agenda include proposals to renew the county’s contract with the jail’s current medical services provider, opening of six bids for architectural and design services on the proposed county events center, and granting permission for a county committee to apply for a $10,000 grant to fund its Spring Break Teen Health Summit.

The commission will also go into closed session “to discuss threatened or pending litigation in which the public body may become a participant.” According to the New Mexico statute cited by the commission, such meetings may be closed to the public on the grounds that they are covered by the attorney-client privilege of confidentiality.