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Roosevelt to consider delegation of duties


January 5, 2020

PORTALES — The Roosevelt County Commission will look to delegate disbursement of vendor checks and the entering of certain contract and settlement agreements to the county manager during their first meeting of the year on Tuesday.

The county manager may gain the authority to renew contracts for amounts less than $60,000 for the procurement of items of tangible personal property, services and construction and the authority to enter into legal settlement agreements for up to $10,000.

All new contracts will still be brought before the Roosevelt County Board of Commissioners for approval.

The county manager may also gain the authority to approve the disbursement of signed vendor checks for monthly re-occurring payments that may otherwise incur late charges.

This includes vendor checks for contractual obligations, utilities, leases, debt service payments, and state-agency disbursements, along with all other vendor checks.

Other notable items at the 9 a.m. meeting at the Roosevelt County Courthouse include:

• The commissioners will present their annual report of the county detention center tour.

• The commission will consider a request to close South Roosevelt Road 30 1/2 from South Roosevelt Road AK for two miles east.

• The commission will discuss insurance premiums and select deductible amounts for 2020.

• The commission will also consider resolutions regarding the New Mexico Open Meetings Act and public participation in the Roosevelt County meetings.

• The meeting will end with an executive session to discuss limited personnel matters and attorney-client privileged information pertaining to the McFarlin vs. Roosevelt County, Aguilar vs. Roosevelt County, Hernandez vs. Roosevelt County, Parrish vs. Roosevelt County, Burger vs. Roosevelt County, Alonzo vs. Roosevelt County, and/or Natural Chem Holdings cases.


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