Created on Thursday, 23 October 2014 11:48
By Mary Alice Murphy
After public comments, Gila/San Francisco Water Commission members discussed a request by the Interstate Stream Commission for the GSFWC to re-prioritize its 2012 list of projects.
During public comments, Gerald Schultz, audience member representing statewide Natural Resource Conservation and Development districts, read from his prepared comments. Read more...
Created on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 17:34
Editor's Note: This is part two of the Grant County Commission Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, work session and covers county reports.
By Mary Alice Murphy
Gila Regional Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Brian Cunningham presented the first county report heard by commissioners at their Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 work session.
"I want to clarify once again that the financial report I give you is more than a month old," Cunningham said. "We will present the latest report for September at the board meeting this Friday. At the end of the first two months of the fiscal year, July and August, we had a positive bottom line of $336,000. We are off to a good start for the year. We have 143.2 days of cash on hand. We are in the midst of a third-party audit. The results have been sent to the state, and the preliminary report is positive." Read more...
Created on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 20:10
By Mary Alice Murphy
After adding an item to the agenda, addressing indigent claims, the first item of business for the Grant County Commission's work session of Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, was the financial report.
Financial Director Linda Vasquez reported the county had made expenditures of $681,390.73 since the last report. Amounts, in round numbers, included a payment of about $1,600 for the quarterly payment to the High Desert Humane Society, with which the county contracts for animal control services; $20,000 to Engineers Inc. for the North Hurley project; $16,000 in the quarterly payment to the Grant County Extension Service; $14,500 for the monthly inmate health care; $40,000 to Wright Express for fuel; $18,000 for lead-proof vests for the Detention Center officers; $60,000 to Sacaton Construction for the Tyrone Volunteer Fire Department expansion; and payroll of $196,893.89. Read more...
Created on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 17:38
After doing the search and voting in a new member, the Silver School Board finds itself back in that same position once again. Shortly after the October 14 meeting, its newest member turned in his resignation.
A call to Trent Petty, board president, yielded the information that Mike McMillan asked to be released, as his wife wanted to apply for a position in the district. That would have created a conflict of interest, said Petty, who said he informed McMillan that he must resign before his wife made an application. Read more...
Created on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 11:59
By Jim Owen
The official unemployment rate in Grant County decreased significantly from August to September, according to preliminary statistics the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions released this week.
Out of a labor force of 11,637 county residents, 770 were actively looking for jobs last month. That amounted to a jobless rate of 6.6 percent, down from 7.4 percent in August, when 861 of 11,586 people were searching for work. In September 2013, 851 of 11,602 (7.3 percent) were counted as unemployed.
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