Colfax County, New Mexico
COLFAX COUNTY INFRASTRUCTURE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN
Colfax County Manager, Patricia Gonzales, would like to announce that Colfax County will be holding two public comment opportunities during scheduled Commission meetings seeking public input for the County’s local Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plan 2017-2021.
A local infrastructure capital improvement plan (ICIP) is a five-year plan that establishes planning priorities for anticipated capital projects. The state-coordinated ICIP process encourages entities to plan for the development of capital improvements so that they do not find themselves in emergency situations, but can plan for, fund, and develop infrastructure at a pace that sustains their activities.
Colfax County would like to include capital outlay as part of a strategy to improve and maintain the County's aging infrastructure. Ms. Gonzales stated that “Colfax County's administration is dedicated to improving the quality of life for our citizens through updating our infrastructure and providing the necessary services that residents require. The County will seek funding from local revenues, federal grants, capital outlay, state grants, and other sources to accomplish the goals of improving county infrastructure.”
Once public input has been received and processed, County administration will meet with the Board of Commissioners to prioritize projects. Through careful consideration, the top five projects that need to be completed in order to address the most pressing health and safety issues and to minimize liability will be identified. These priority projects will be those that have been determined as absolutely necessary in order to maintain and improve the public safety and quality of life, as well as provide vital services to residents throughout Colfax County. Once approved, the ICIP will be adopted by resolution by the Board of Commissioners and submitted to the New Mexico Department of Finance and Administration, Local Government Division, prior to the submission deadline of September 2, 2015.
Dates, Times, and Location:
Tuesday, July 14 at 9:00 a.m. / Colfax County Commission Chambers
Tuesday, July 28 at 9:00 a.m. / Colfax County Commission Chambers
Tuesday, August 11 at 9:00 a.m.