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Meetings watch - July 12


Quay County Commission

The following were actions taken by Quay County commissioners on July 3 at their regular meeting:

• Approved a resolution for county compliance with the required conditions for participating and using funds from the Community Development Block Grant program.

• Approved the LDWI grant agreement to receive $21,000 for the county’s DWI Compliance program. County Manager Richard Primrose said a request was made for $26,000. He said last year’s allocation was only $1,600.

• Approved the memorandum of understanding between the Quay County Detention Center and 10th Judicial District Court.

Detention Center Administrator TJ Rich said under the MOU, the 10th Judicial District Court will now pay for the urinalysis test required by court’s orders on released/bonded inmates awaiting trial. Rich said the detention center had been covering the cost of the test when the individual was unable to pay.

• Held an executive session to discuss threatened or pending litigation.

No action was taken.

Quay County Commission

The following were actions taken at by Quay County commissioners Monday at their regular meeting:

• Approved a request for $2,000 to help fund the activities at the city of Tucumcari Public Library. Library Director Linda Gonzalez requested the amount to help pay for supplies for the fall reading program, books and other events open to the residents of Quay County.

• Approved resolutions authorizing budget increases, presented by County Manager Richard Primrose.

Resolutions included an increase of $55,000 for the Quay County Detention Center fund; $5,000 for the Traffic Safety Bureau; $4,370 for the DWI/Misdemeanor fee funds and $1,500 for the DWI Distribution fund

• Received a monthly report from Quay County Sheriff Russell Shafer.

For the month of June, the sheriff’s office answered 68 calls for service, served 76 civil processes, transported 11 prisoners, made six arrests, issued four citations and conducted 25 traffic stops, according to Shafer.

• Held an executive session for threatened or pending litigation.

No action was taken.

Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board

The following were actions taken at by Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board Wednesday at their regular meeting:

• City Manager Jared Langenegger reported to the board that the Disc Golf course is near completion with the possibility of hosting a tournament in late August, early September. He said the monument sign on the east entrance of town on Route 66 is complete with the west end sign set to be complete soon.

• Approved the 2018 fiscal year preliminary budget.

• Approved funding for the following events:

1. YouTube advertising and editing for $1,254 and $19,505

2. Billboard advertisements: $45,000

3. Tucumcari Columbus Club, New Mexico Music Showcase: $8,000

4. Tucumcari MainStreet, Fired Up!: $8,000

5. Tucumcari Rawhide Days: $9,000

6. Rattler Reunion Secretary Todd Duplantis requested the previous request for funding only be to cover the cost of the use of the Tucumcari Convention Center. Board members approved $2,500.

The approved amounts will be presented to the Tucumcari City Commissioners for final approval.

— Staff reports


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