Council, OKs ICIP

September 9, 2011 • Local News

The Roswell City Council approved the Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plan, with minor changes to the order of the top five ranked projects, Thursday evening at its regular business meeting.

The ICIP, which must be submitted to the state by the end of the month, details projects for the city that will need funding from 2013 through 2017. The top five projects listed in the plan for 2013 are, in order: Wool Bowl Softball Complex [auth] Phase 1B; Chihuahuita Solar Light Poles Phase I; playground equipment replacement for public parks; new barracks for the New Mexico Youth ChalleNGe facility; and street paving for local cemeteries.

In total these top five projects are in need of funding of around $3.5 million dollars. “At this particular moment in time there haven’t been any particular moneys award for the ICIP since I’ve been here, so at least two years. Some refer to it as a wish list. In talking to the state they don’t want it to be a wish list, I think eventually this will become a very solid list for communities to be able to put their projects out there,” Michael Vickers, city planning director, said.

A planning and zoning case for final plats for the New Hope Homes Subdivision was also passed. Lodger’s Tax funding requests were granted to the 30th annual Pecos Valley Potters Guild Art Sale and the Eastern New Mexico State Fair. The art sale will receive $800 and the fair will receive $12,000.

Three appointments approved: Richard Olson will become the management representative for the Labor Management Relations Board, Mike Boling will be the joint representative and Jill Cleveland will serve as the new general manager for the Holiday Inn Express, replacing Victor Delgado.

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