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Curry to consider disaster declaration


April 14, 2019

CLOVIS — The Curry County Commission will consider making a disaster declaration as a result of the March 13 wind storm during Tuesday’s meeting.

According to an email from Farmer’ Electric Cooperative General Manager Lance Adkins to Curry County Manager Lance Pyle, an estimated $200,000 of damage was caused by the wind storm to the company’s electrical system.

If approved, the resolution would “declare Curry County a disaster area for the purpose of exercising necessary emergency powers, for expending local resources, and for requesting aid, assistance, relief programs, and funding that may be available from the State of New Mexico and the Federal Government.”

Other items on the agenda for Tuesday’s meeting, scheduled for 9 a.m. in the commission chamber at the Curry County Administrative Complex, 417 Gidding, include:

• The board will consider a request to purchase a $39,933 scissor lift for the detention center, with funding coming from salary savings.

• The board will consider capital outlay requests totaling about $36,000 to panels and gates, tablets, tablet stands, a utility vehicle and a portable sound system for the Curry County Events Center.

• The board will hear an update on the addition and renovation project at the detention center.

• The board will hear a presentation from United Way of Eastern New Mexico Executive Director Erinn Burch regarding youth success initiatives in Curry and Roosevelt counties.

• The board will hold six budget hearings as the county continues the process of setting the budget for the upcoming fiscal year, set to begin July 1.


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