Meetings Watch: Tucumcari City Commission

The following items were before the Tucumcari Commission on Thursday:

Commissioners in attendance, Dora Salinas-McTigue, Robert Lumpkin and Amiel Curnutt.

The commission announced the four finalists for the District 3 city commission position that has been vacant since the December death of Daniel Lopez .

Those finalists will be reviewed by commissioners, who will appoint one to that position.

The finalists are:

  • Edward Perea
  • Nitin Bhakta
  • George Aragon
  • Ernest Dominguez Jr.

Also the commission:

  • Approved the submission of a Public Water System letter of bidding commitment for three water wells near the Five Mile Park at a cost of $902,573 to the New Mexico Finance Authority.
  • Approved a professional services agreement for the Whitmore Avenue improvement project with Forsgreen Associates Inc. engineering firm of Albuquerque for $196,048.
  • Approved leasing the Broom factory to Kodiak Fresh Produce to start a produce packing substation in Tucumcari, lease amount to be at market value and yet to be agreed upon by both parties.
  • Appointed Alpesh Patel as member of Lodger's Tax Board.
  • Reappointed Leon Logan to library board.
  • Reviewed a preliminary budget revenue.

— Compiled by QCS senior writer Thomas Garcia

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