County receives additional DWI compliance funding

Staff Report

Quay County commissioners have amended the DWI Compliance Program budget to include an additional $1,800 in funding from the state.

“The budget to the DWI program is still greatly reduced due to the cut in funding but this money was a part of the state funding portion,” County Manager Richard Primrose.

The recent cut of 22 percent to the Quay County DWI compliance’s 2017 budget program, prompted coordinator Bryan Rinestine to volunteer to reduce his hours dedicated to supervising clients involved in the program.

Primrose said the DWI program draws its funding from two sources, DWI distribution funds and local DWI grants, both of which are funded through the liquor excise tax generated by the sale of alcohol.

Primrose said the 2017 budget of $94,069 includes $92,569 in DWI distribution funds and $1,500 in LDWI grant funds. He said despite an increase in distribution funds to the program the cut in grant funding has resulted in a difference of $26,605.

In other business, commissioners:

• Approved fourth quarter DWI financial reports.

• Approved fiscal year 2016-17 resolutions 1-5 with the New Mexico Department of Transportation and Cooperative Agreement projects.

• Approved resolutions 6-10 for compliance with the requirements of the Community Development Block Grant programs involving fair housing, citizen participation, residential anti-displacement and relocation.

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