Meetings Watch — Roosevelt County Commission, Sept. 17

The following took place at Tuesday’s Roosevelt County Commission meeting in the Commission Room of the Roosevelt County Courthouse:


• The commission tabled a project to provide additional perimeter security for the Roosevelt County Detention Center.

• The commission approved the Indigent Health Care Quarterly Report presented by Indigent Vicki Aguilar. Aguilar reported 117 total claims. These claims are submitted by people who have trouble paying hospital and ambulance bills. Eighty-three of those were approved, for a total of $144,183.38. For each individual claim that was approved, 77 percent or $6,000 will be covered by the county, whichever is less. The hospitals then write off the remaining balance.

• A donation of approximately 80 loads of caliche (a type of gravel) from Roosevelt County resident Ross Caviness was approved. The caliche will be used by the Roosevelt County Road Department to help fix roads on N.M. 321.

• The commission approved out-of-state travel for the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Offices to provide Deputy Shawn Gore with training for dog handling recertification.

• The commission tabled the appointing of road viewers to view the proposed closure of part of North Roosevelt Road B and North Roosevelt Road 1 because of a discovery of other potential parties who may be affected by closure of the road.

z A bid was awarded to Red Rock Oil for Roosevelt County diesel fuel services. Red Rock Oil will provide clear highway diesel fuel to the Roosevelt County Road Department and dyed diesel to Dora and Elida on an as-needed basis. The price will be determined on a per-gallon basis.

• An agreement was renewed between Roosevelt County Detention Center and Accurate Controls, Inc. to perform maintenance services for the Security Automation Systems at the Detention Center. This one-year agreement costs $7,999.

• A resolution supporting the construction of a new stadium in the Portales city limits for Eastern New Mexico University was approved.

• The commission adopted its annual Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plan. This plan establishes a planning priority for anticipated capital projects. The Department of Finance and Administration strongly encourages a five year ICIP from each jurisdiction, and the adopted ICIP includes proposed projects from 2015-2019.


— Compiled by PNT staff writer Eric Norwood Jr.

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