Socorro County seeks input for public projects

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Socorro County is seeking public input for the county’s Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plan for 2014-18. This plan is the county’s roadmap for future capital outlay and will allow the administration to better prepare for grant opportunities. Following public input, projects will be ranked and placed on the final plan.

The Board of County Commissioners would like to know which public projects are most important to community members. The county may be eligible to apply for state and federal grants and these projects must be placed on the plan for grant and funding consideration.

If you or your organization has a project that should be considered, you can obtain a request form from the county manager’s office at 210 Park St. in Socorro or from the county’s website at www.co.socorro.nm.us. Public projects can range from road improvements to equipment purchases to new buildings and everything in between. These requests will then be distributed to the commission and heard during the board’s meeting on Sept. 25 in Magdalena.

Currently, development of the Socorro County Detention Center, bridge repairs and improvements to San Antonio Park are the top-ranked projects for 2014. For questions or more information, please contact Delilah Walsh at 835-0589 or dwalsh@co.socorro.nm.us.