County expects $7 million in capital outlay funds

February 26, 2014 • Local News

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Governments and schools in Chaves County expect to get nearly $7.2 million in capital outlay funds recently approved by the Legislature to help with a number of agencies, projects and improvements.

The funding has not yet received the final stamp of approval by Gov. Susana Martinez, who has until March 12 to sign the requests.

But the expected funds would pay for a number of improvements and projects throughout the region in the next fiscal year.

Roswell is expected to receive $1.2 million that would help fix the aging roof and heating and cooling system at the Yucca Recreation Center, and fund improvements at the new veterans cemetery.

The city was also granted funds by the Legislature to pay for J.O.Y. Center improvements and equipment, sports park bathrooms and park playground equipment.

“The city is very appreciative of the efforts of the area legislators to work in this area,” said City Manager Larry Fry. “These additional funds will help us a great deal as we look at trying to meet the needs of the community.”

Chaves County received $579,000 to pay for five requests.

The county’s top priority, the first phase of a reconstruction of Hobson Road, was not granted the Login to read more

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