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Curry approves list of nearly 40 damaged roads


December 6, 2017

CLOVIS — Curry County commissioners on Tuesday approved a list of nearly 40 roads damaged by rainfall this year in hopes of receiving disaster funding from the state.

Curry County Manager Lance Pyle said the next step in the process will be for the state to conduct an assessment of each road.

The county will be required to match 25 percent of whatever funds are received from the state.

Also at the meeting:

• Commissioners unanimously approved the intent to go into contract with Milk Members, Inc. for the construction of a deceleration lane on Curry Road 4 to provide access to the Milk Member Clovis Shuttle Yard.

The plans call for a 265-foot deceleration lane along with flashing 35-mph signs to alert drivers to a change in speed limit.

The purpose of the deceleration lane is to provide access to the shuttle yard for trucks while minimizing impact on other traffic on Curry Road 4.

The shuttle yard tests the quality of milk before it's transferred to Southwest Cheese for production.

• Commissioners unanimously approved a line extension agreement with New Mexico Gas Company to relocate a gas line from Eighth Street to Ninth Street at a cost of $47,088.62. The extension is needed to accommodate expansion of the Curry County Detention Center.

• Commissioners approved Pyle's recommendation to keep the same liability insurance deductibles for 2018. The deductibles will once again be $25,000 for law enforcement, $5,000 for multi-line, and $2,500 for first-party automobile and property. The county will pay $963,551 for liability insurance in 2018.

• Curry County Events Center and Fairgrounds General Manager Joelle Reed presented financial statements.

Reed said the events center hosted 18 events in October with an attendance of 6,517 and a net income loss of $30,329.

The year-to-date totals are 167 events (41 more than budgeted), an attendance of 58,900 (9,320 more than budgeted) and a net income loss of $272,812 ($40,791 less than budgeted).

• Commissioners took no action following an executive session. The agenda did not reveal the purpose of the executive session.


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