By Thomas Garcia
QCS Senior Writer
The Quay County Commission approved the purchase of the Turquoise (formerly Teambuilders) office building on the 1100 block of East High to address crowding at the County Courthouse.
The building will allow the county to relocate offices and free up space at the courthouse, said County Manager Richard Primrose, who presented the option to purchase the building for $195,00 from the owners Full Circle Holdings, LLC Monday during an executive session.
Commissioners exited the executive session and once in public session, District 3 Commissioner Mike Cherry made the motion to purchase the building.
“It has the space we need, it’s well worth the price and the county has a definite need for the building,” Cherry said.
District 1 Commissioner Sue Dowell seconded the motion and added, “The price for a building of this size is too low to pass up.”
Commission Chair Franklin McCasland said the money for the initial purchase of the building will come from the county’s capital improvement funds.
Primrose said the county will be reimbursed for the purchase with the money granted to them from a loan from the New Mexico Finance Authority. He said the loan has a zero percent interest rate and will be paid off through money collected from gross receipts taxes.
Other items before the commission:
• Approved Resolution No. 43, a match waiver request for the 2015-2016 CAP projects and Resolution No. 44, a match waiver request for the 2015-2016 CO-OP projects presented by Larry Moore county road superintendent.
• Approved Resolution No. 41 development of an Asset Management Plan for financial assistance from the he New Mexico Finance Authority.
• Approved the DWI Grant Agreement for 2015-2016 at $17,,264.
• Approved Resolution No. 42 opposing the Safeguard American Food Exports Act of 2015.
• Discussed the purchase of a stove for the Quay County Fairgrounds kitchen.
• Approved the Quarterly payment of $315,000 in gross receipt taxes to the Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital