Commissioners approve grant contracts

By Steve Hansen
QCS Managing Editor

A series of grant contracts totaling $126,300 were approved Thursday by the Tucumcari City Commission.

According to Jessica Elebario, senior center director, the grant contracts included:

• $8,900 for equipment at the Tucumcari Senior Citizens Center.

• $45,000 for a “hotshot” vehicle for delivering hot “meals on wheels” to homebound seniors.

• $18,000 for code compliance repairs at the Tucumcari Senior Center.

• $29,900 for meals equipment for the senior centers at Tucumcari and House.

• $24,500 for a hood vent at the House senior center.

Elebario said the grant contracts must now be converted to requests for proposals, and she hopes to be ready to get those started by the end of October.

The 100-percent grants do not involve the use of any local money for matching she said. She requested money for these projects two years ago from the New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Serices Department, she said. They are funded through capital outlays to the department.

The beer and wine license for K-Bob’s must now be sent to Santa Fe to be recorded, then sent back to K-Bob’s to be valid, according to Carolyn Anaya, assistant manager.

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