Commission also will consider funding upgrades for McGee Park


FARMINGTON — San Juan County commissioners will receive an update on the San Juan Regional Medical Center during their meeting at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the county administration offices, 100 S. Oliver Drive in Aztec.

The commission also will consider funding for upgrades at McGee Park, which include changes that would bring the facility into compliance with Americans with Disability Act requirements.

The city of Aztec and San Juan College also will have commission or board meetings this week. And the Central Consolidated School District will have an Indian Education Committee meeting while the Navajo Nation's Naa'bik'íyáti' Committee will have a special meeting.

The Naa'bik'íyáti' Committee will have a special meeting at 9 a.m. Monday at the Navajo Nation Council chambers in Window Rock, Ariz. Among the bills listed on the proposed agenda are one to override a veto issued on Nov. 6 by tribal President Russell Begaye.

Begaye vetoed the Navajo Nation Veterans Trust Fund Income Act, which would have amended the annual allocation to the veterans' trust fund. The bill containing the override is also assigned to the Navajo Nation Council, where it needs approval from two-thirds of the council to pass.

The Aztec City Commission will have a work session at 6 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 201 W. Chaco St., to discuss funding options for purchasing the building that houses the business incubator, or HUB. The commission voted 3-2 last week to purchase the building. Because the purchase was not included in the budget for fiscal year 2018, the city may have to adjust its budget. In addition to purchasing the building, the city also will have to pay for upgrades and a staff. The total cost of purchasing the building, operating it, upgrading it and paying the staff is estimated at $235,000.

The CCSD will have an Indian Education Committee regular Johnson O'Malley Program meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the CCSD Cultural Heritage Center in Shiprock next to the CCSD administration offices. The program provides financial assistance for efforts to meet specialized and unique educational needs of Native American students.

The San Juan College Board of Trustees will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the San Juan College Board Room in the Educational Services Center. The board will discuss the benefits program for participants in the college’s retiree health care trust, as well as restroom remodel plans and the purchase of an information technology disaster recovery program, according to the meeting agenda.


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