City approves $16.8 million budget

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun – Budget $1.3 million more than year ago. Tucumcari’s finance director Marty Garcia said Tuesday the city’s budget has increased by $1.3 million from last year, mainly due to increases in payroll for city employees and money set aside for renovation of the city’s wastewater treatment plant. The $16.8 […]

Taxes on the rise

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Tucumcari’s Finance Director, Marty Garcia, said the gross receipts tax has been raised from 6.81 percent to 7.5 percent, effective Jan. 1. “The state did away with the .5 percent tax credit raising the state tax from 4.5 percent to 5 percent,” Garcia said. “In addition, the county tax […]

Lot of property faces assessor

TV Hagenah The Quay County Assessor’s Office has, under a mandate by the State of New Mexico one year to evaluate the value of 5,500 pieces of property in the county. The mandate means allowing for holidays, the Quay County Assessor will have to average examining, measuring and evaluating 21 pieces of property every day. […]

Politicos visit city, tell of Roundhouse

William Thompson Local business leaders and politicians were treated to a visit Friday from State Representative Brian Moore and Senator Clinton Hardin. The two Republican legislative representatives for Quay County were in town at the Holiday Inn for the 2004 Roundhouse Review luncheon to report on happenings during the recently concluded legislative session in Santa […]

Mesalands gets help from Legislature

David Arkin Mesalands Community College President Phillip Barry said he learned something during the 30-day Legislative session that wrapped up last week — being in Santa Fe is important. Barry, who spent a fair amount of time lobbying for the college during the 30-day session, said his work up north paid off. “For us, the […]

City faces water rates increase

Jack King, Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — Monthly water rates in some area communities could double or triple once the Ute water pipeline is in place, a financial study says. The rates of all communities participating in the project would rise and beyond some communities’ capacities to pay without various types of support, Clovis Public Works […]

City: No more second chances

Angela Peacock Tucumcari residents now have stricter deadlines for paying their water bills. At Thursday’s City Commission Meeting City Manager Richard Primrose announced that the city will no longer be sending duplicate cut off notices. He said Tucumcari is averaging about $725 a month in postage and labor cost for having to send out more […]

Voters approve tax increase

Dave Gragg Tucumcari voters approved a quarter-cent gross receipts tax increase Tuesday by a nearly 3-to-1 margin. The voters approved the measure 255 to 87. The new tax will add nearly $216,000 to a fund dedicated to building a water delivery system from Ute Lake near Logan to Tucumcari and will go into effect Jan. […]