- Jan 10:
- Farmington Regional Animal Shelter holds grand opening, ribbon cutting ceremony
- Oct 23:
- Farmington Regional Animal Shelter prepares to open next month
- Oct 22:
- City council approves new guidelines for animal shelter
- Farmington announces new executive director of regional animal shelter
- Jul 30:
- Local veterinarians, animal welfare advocates say teamwork a necessity on spay/neuter, animal welfare initiatives
- Jul 28:
- Farmington, San Juan County governments look at spay/neuter initiatives
- Jul 24:
- Farmington Animal Shelter scales back animal control in wake of cat, dog influx
- Jul 23:
- Farmington City Council discusses animal shelter plans, future
- Jul 21:
- Farmington City Council to discuss animal shelter conditions, plan for future
- Jul 16:
- Farmington Animal Services Advisory Commissioners discuss shelter operations, progress
- Jul 11:
- Farmington Animal Shelter at capacity, understaffed as officials search for a humane solution
- Jun 26:
- Animal shelter controversy continues at Farmington City Council amid funding, staffing concerns
- Jun 23:
- Farmington City Council to consider crematory at animal shelter, discuss project progress
- Jun 16:
- Farmington leaders celebrate progress at new animal shelter
- Jun 5:
- San Juan County agrees to pay more for regional animal shelter
- May 29:
- Farmington City Council approves animal shelter consultant
- May 15:
- Farmington Animal Shelter's first adoption special a success
- May 6:
- Farmington Animal Shelter to hold cat, kitten adoption special
- Apr 23:
- Water, electric utility hookups left out of Farmington Animal Shelter budget
- Apr 12:
- Farmington Animal Shelter seeks volunteers and foster homes
- Feb 14:
- San Juan County, city officials and animal rights workers celebrate new animal shelter
- Jan 10:
- Farmington animal shelter presentation receives high praise, funding uncertain
- Jan 7:
- City Council to hear animal shelter improvement suggestions
- Nov 28:
- City Council approves construction on long-anticiapted animal shelter
- Nov 26:
- Farmington council approaches animal shelter decision
- Jul 16:
- Farmington Animal Shelter aims to find balance
- Jul 11:
- New Regional Animal Shelter plans unveiled
- Jun 8:
- Farmington officials and residents plan new animal shelter
- Apr 4:
- Farmington chooses BDA Architecture for new animal shelter
- Mar 30:
- Farmington Animal Shelter has new, enthusiastic director
FARMINGTON — Plans are close to finalization for the new regional animal shelter, and the city's Park, Recreation and Cultural Affairs department will hold a public meeting Tuesday to hear any final input offered by residents.
"It's the last chance for the public to voice their opinions," said Jody Carman, spokeswoman for the department.
Planned to take place from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Farmington Civic Center, this meeting marks the second public discussion for the shelter.
"They've been taking ideas and have been putting them together to best serve the community," Carman said of the planning. "We're looking for more of a public impact."
Jeff Bowman, Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs director, said by the end of Tuesday the planning would be 95 percent complete.
Construction of the new shelter should begin by September or October.
The new facility will be around 15,000 square feet with a $3.5 million price tag, Bowman said. Construction could take 10 months to a year to complete.
"We're hoping this shelter will be enough to not have to increase it later," Bowman said of the size.
Taxpayers' money is what is funding the project. Bowman said people should know where their money is going.
"It's to tell the public where we are," Bowman said of the meeting. "We're moving on quickly."
Carman encouraged attendance and said the meeting would be "interesting to the public".
The meeting will incorporate public input into a final plan that will be presented at the city council meeting following at 7 p.m. Tuesday. An architectural design team from BDA Architecture in Albuquerque also will present its designs.