Counties hoping for around $9 million in capital outlay money
February 19, 2020
SANTA FE — Curry and Roosevelt counties are looking at just over $9 million in potential capital outlay dollars for various projects as the state legislative session nears its end.
House Bill 349 was sent to the House Tax and Revenue Committee on Feb. 5, and on Monday the Legislature had posted by-county breakdowns of capital outlay requests. It includes a total of just over $528 million throughout the state, covered through severance tax bonds ($362 million), the state general fund ($137 million) and other state funds ($29 million).
Projects are subject to votes in both houses and approval by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, who has the power of a line-item veto. The session ends at noon Thursday.
The following projects in Curry County total $5.281 million:
• Curry County Courthouse improvements and renovations ($2 million)
• An extension service building at the county fairgrounds ($1.0875 million)
• Security improvements at Clovis Community College ($500,000)
• Athletic facilities improvements at Texico schools ($300,000)
• Expansion of a science classroom at Clovis Community College ($265,000)
• Clovis city parking lot ($250,000) and playground improvements ($75,000).
• Lighting at the Clovis Business Enterprise Center ($185,000) and Beachum Field ($100,000)
• HVAC improvements at the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico ($100,000), Curry Resident Senior Meals Administration ($32,000)
• Curry County road improvements ($107,000)
• Design for a planned move of Curry County Magistrate Court to the county judicial complex on the 700 block of Main ($104,000)
• Defibrillator ($70,000) and fire department equipment ($52,000) for Grady.
• Parking lot construction at Melrose schools ($45,000)
• New jury seating for the Ninth Judicial District ($9,000)
The following Roosevelt County projects total $3.828 million:
• Kilgore Avenue improvements ($700,000)
• Renovations at Eastern New Mexico University’s Roosevelt Hall ($600,000)
• Elida wastewater system upgrades ($500,000)
• A covered storage facility for ENMU ($250,000)
• A county road facility construction ($250,000)
• Equipment for Roosevelt General Hospital ($250,000)
• A backhoe for the Portales cemetery ($246,000)
• Roofing upgrades at La Casa clinic ($175,000) and Elida High School ($150,000)
• Camera equipment for the ENMU Broadcast Center and KENW ($172,000)
• General infrastructure improvements at ENMU ($100,000)
• Intercom system upgrades at Floyd schools ($100,000)
• Well field improvements in Portales ($100,000)
• Bleachers for Dora schools ($75,000)
• HVAC upgrades at county facilities ($60,000)