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Curry to receive report on fair, events center


October 13, 2019

The Curry County Board of Commissioners will receive the 2019 Curry County Fair report and a presentation on the Events Center and fairgrounds financial statements during their regularly scheduled Tuesday morning meeting.

Fair attendance was up this year at 29,353 attendees, nearly 5,000 more than last year. Total revenue was up nearly $10,000 over last year at $72,866.19.

After the presentations, the board will take action on a request to transfer $50,000 to the Curry County Events Center fund to make improvements to the mounted patrol arena. After assessment by the county and Spectra Venue Management, the arena was found to be in need of improvement. Said improvements would be done by Spectra and be completed with invoices submitted by Dec. 15.

Chairman Chet Spear will also present a request to replace the scoreboard at the Events Center. According to a letter from Justin Gregory of Spectra, the current board is too old to accurately show times for popular events like barrel racing. Spectra presented several alternative ideas, such as selling the current scoreboard to purchase a new one, purchasing an electronic display or keeping the current scoreboard to use for banner ad space.

Other notable items from Tuesday’s 9 a.m. meeting at the Commission Chambers include:

• HB Construction will give an update presentation regarding the detention center addition and renovation project. The presentation will include an updated timeline for completion and will be followed by two action items for change orders.

The first will be a reductive change order for $14,131.41 and the second will be an additive change order for $7,050.50.

• The board will take action on a consideration of closure for Curry Road 38 from Curry Road F to Curry Road G, as well as a request to appoint five freeholders to serve as viewers and alternates for the closure.

• The board will vote on a resolution to authorize budget adjustments and revisions that would increase General Fund #401 by $252,325 and increase expenses by $202,325.

• The board will vote on a resolution to amend the 2019 polling locations from the Youth Recreation Building to the Clovis Aquatic Center.

• Extension 4-H Agent Josh Wooley will give a report on cooperative extension services for the 4-H programs.

• Mark Gallegos will present the detention center report for September.

• The board will receive an update from the Office of Substance Abuse Prevention Program.

• The board will end the meeting with an executive session discussing the purchase, acquisition or disposal of real property and water rights.


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