Bill Curry becomes new Quay County Commission chairman

Thomas Garcia

Installation of a new commissioner, commission chair and county treasurer were a few of the items addressed by Quay County commissioners on Monday.
Brad Bryant’s first day as district 3 commissioner began with the approval of the agenda and selection of Bill Curry as the newest commission chair.
“I thought it went smooth,” Bryant said. “Bill was the natural progression for chairman.”
Curry was nominated for the chair by commissioner Robert Lopez, his nomination was seconded by Bryant and passed unanimously.
“I want to thank my fellow commissioners for their vote of confidence,” Curry said. “I would also like to thank former chairman Franklin McCasland for his years of dedication which will serve as an example for me.”
It was business as usual for the commissioners once Curry was selected as chairman.
A full agenda was addressed, including the appointment of Nadine Angel as Quay County Treasurer.
Angel, her deputies and Quay County Probate Judge Sue Moor were sworn into office by Tenth Judicial District Judge Albert J. Mitchell Jr.
The commission approved the creation and submission of a capital outlay proposal. Quay County Manager Richard Primrose addressed the commission on the importance of submitting the proposal.
“Even though there has been much talk of no capital outlay money from the state, we should still submit our request,” Primrose said. “There is a chance of severance tax money becoming available.”
Primrose said the proposal contains requests for improving county buildings, including the courthouse. He said the detention center and road department vehicles were also among the included items.
“There is no reason to get off the state’s request list,” Bryant said. “We should continue to actively seek state funding.”

Other items before the commission included:
• Approval of EMS fund application.
• Approval application for Medical Rescue Agency certification for Quay Fire District.
• Approval of Trigg Hospital Foundation Inc. Lease Agreement.