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Roosevelt commission to consider donated property


July 18, 2017

PORTALES — The Roosevelt County Commission is scheduled to vote today on whether it will return donated property to the Roosevelt County Special Hospital District.

The county received the one-acre property from the hospital district located adjacent to Roosevelt General Hospital on Highway 70 as a donation in September 2014.

According to the resolution proposal to be voted on today, Roosevelt County had plans to build a new facility for Arise Sexual Assault to relocate, using federal funding.

County Manager Amber Hamilton said the commission approved donating the land back to RCSHD at the commission meeting on June 6 and that the proposal is only a “paperwork requirement.”

“When we submitted the process for state approval, the state required a proposal to be drafted,” Hamilton said.

“The funding was insufficient,” Hamilton said in explaining why the new facility was not built.

Arise has since relocated to 801 W. 18th St., completing its move this week.

Also on the agenda for today’s meeting, commissioners will vote on the 2017 Subdivision Regulation as required by the New Mexico Statutes Annotated.

The updated ordinance, according to Hamilton, is long overdue as the last update was in 1997.

This item is an opportunity to provide the commission and community members with a “notice of intent” to make residents aware “that (the county) is reviewing and revising county ordinances,” Hamilton said.

One proposed change to the regulations is to remove the Roosevelt County Planning Board from the language.

“The planning board has been there but not been utilized,” Hamilton said. “We’re trying to streamline that process.”

Also before the commission:

• Request to approve $230,829.12 for Roosevelt County Accounts Payable and Payroll funds.

• Request for road closure in District III. A viewing committee has looked over the one-mile stretch on South Roosevelt Road 44 for one mile west of NM 206 and recommends the commission close the road.

• Request for approval of agreement with the New Mexico Tourism Department to beautify the county. The agreement purpose is to allow the Tourism Department to implement a state-coordinated education plan to control, prevent, and eliminate litter in the state.


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