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County board receives audit


March 1, 2020

CLOVIS — Curry County’s fiscal year 2019 financial audit came back mostly clean this year, with just a few suggestions for county improvements to note.

The Curry County board of commissioners received a presentation by Bobby Cordova of Cordova CPAs, LLC on its audit during a special meeting Wednesday.

There was one notable finding in the financial statement regarding internal controls, which was addressed with a corrective action plan.

Four findings in prior years were found to be resolved.

Cordova noted that the county’s pension and healthcare liability plans were underfunded and said a cyber security review and training would be in order to reduce risk.

After the presentation, Commissioner Chet Spear asked County Treasurer Debbie Spriggs about her office’s January report, which Spriggs stated was still in progress.

Other notable items from the Wednesday morning meeting:

• The commission proclaimed February 2020 as 2-1-1 month. 2-1-1 is a program that assists families in need and offers a variety of programs, such as helping with bills or preparing people for job interviews.

• The commission received an update on the HVAC upgrade and renovation project at the courthouse. The current focus of the project is correcting temperature fluctuations in rooms throughout the building. The project is expected to finish by the end of next week.

• The commission approved the transfer or auction of the scoreboard located at the Curry County Fairgrounds. Carol Pipes reported that the ENMU rodeo team expressed interest in receiving the board and the commissioners agreed that would be a good destination if they could pick it up.

• The commission approved this year’s Community Block Development Grant Project proposals with a 10 percent cash match. The county had two ideas this year. The first was to upgrade Curry Road 11 to Curry Road N to State Road 11 from dirt to chip seal. The second was road improvements to Vista Verde estates.

The commission approved the CR11 road improvements for $709,000 and a $70,900 cash match from the county.

Spear said a similar proposal for one mile was previously rejected and it was recommended to be resubmitted with all three miles in the area.

If approved, there will be a later resolution to present a phased project plan.


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