Farmington council will discuss river trails, Complete Streets
Local governments, school boards will have meetings this week
FARMINGTON — In September, the City Council approved refinancing bonds to help pay for several projects, including the Complete Streets downtown revitalization project and the expansion of the city's river trails system.
Some of those projects will be discussed during a City Council meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, 800 N. Municipal Drive.
Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs officials hope to begin work on the trails expansion prior to the refinancing of the bonds, according to the agenda packet. The PRCA has asked for a resolution that would allow it to be reimbursed up to $500,000 for any work that takes place prior to the bond funds being made available.
In addition, the City Council also will discuss parking options for the downtown area as part of the Complete Streets project. Two options for parking are provided in the agenda packet. One option is back-in diagonal parking and the other option is 22.5 degree angled front-in parking.
The Farmington and Bloomfield city councils likely will approve an agreement with San Juan County for detention center services. The county is raising the rate for the cities by more than 26 percent, according to the Bloomfield agenda packet. The Bloomfield council meets at 6 p.m. Monday at 915 N. 1st St.
In other news, the Farmington Municipal School District School Board will meet at 5:15 p.m. Thursday in the board room at 2001 N. Dustin Ave. in Farmington. The board will consider calling for a 2 mill tax that would go toward capital improvement projects, as well as a 2.25 mill tax that would go toward acquiring educational technology, according to the meeting agenda. If approved by the board, the taxes would be put to voters for approval in the February election.
Aztec and Kirtland will have government meetings on Tuesday. The Kirtland Town Council meets at 4:30 p.m. at 47 County Road 6500. Kara Wood, the Kirtland Chamber of Commerce president, will talk to the council about the second annual Christmas tree lighting in the town. The Aztec City Commission meets at 6 p.m. at 201 W Chaco St. The commission will continue discussions about finding an interim city manager.
The Bloomfield School Board will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the administration building board room at 325 N. Bergin Lane in Bloomfield. The agenda was not available Friday afternoon.
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