The Quay County Commission Monday approved the purchase of a fire truck for the Jordan Fire District and took first steps toward replacing the roof on the Quay County Detention Center and making improvements to county roads AP.5 and 63 to Quay Road AR.
The fire vehicle, a Class 5 wildland fire truck, will be purchased for $113,000 in state funds, including $100,000 from the New Mexico State Fire Marshal, and $13,000 from the New Mexico Dept. of Forestry, County Manager Richard Primrose said.
The roof and road projects are top priorities in the county’s ending request for capital outlay funds, Primrose said. The Commission approved architectural and engineering studies, respectively, on these projects to assure that they are “shovel ready” should the New Mexico Legislature approve them for capital outlay applications, Primrose said.
The county will spend $36,600 for architectural planning on the detention center roof. This will include assessment of the condition of the roof, design of a new roof and recommendation of a roofing consultant to oversee the project, Primrose said. The contract went to Decker Perich and Sabotini, an Albuquerque architecture firm.
The road project’s engineering was awarded to Engineers, Inc., of Tucumcari based on bidding. Primrose estimated the engineering cost between $71,000 and $72,000.