County approves JAG application

By QCS Staff

Quay County Commissioners approved the application of a $53,000 grant from the Department of Justice during Mondays regular meeting.

The Justice Assistance Grant, (JAG), will be split between the Quay County Sheriffs Office and Tucumcari Police Department, said Commission Chair Franklin McCasland.

McCasland said the two agencies planned on purchasing a law enforcement vehicle with the money.

The grant is available through the DOJ’s Bureau of Justice Assistance. The money can be used by state and local agencies for law enforcement, treatment and prevention programs and planning.

Other items before the commission included

• Approved a $75,000 agreement between Quay County and the New Mexico Finance Authority for the purchase of a Class A fire truck for Porter Fire District.

• Approved agreement between Santa Fe County and Quay County to house inmates from Quay at $85-a-day.

• Approved agreement between Curry County and Quay County to house inmates from Curry at $75-a-day for adults and $125-a-day for juveniles.