Tibbetts land sale back before Farmington school board


FARMINGTON — The San Juan County Commission will discuss trail improvements in the Glade Run Recreation Area and the replacement of a bridge over the San Juan River in Lee Acres during its 4 p.m. Tuesday meeting at 100 S. Oliver Drive in Aztec.

The load rating on the bridge on County Road 5500 was downgraded last year due to its deteriorating condition. Heavy truck traffic is no longer allowed to cross the bridge.

The commission will also talk about a mental health initiative during the meeting.

The Bloomfield City Council is having a special meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, 915 N. 1st St., to receive public input regarding priority projects.

The Farmington City Council will vote on a 5/8ths of one percent gross receipts tax increase during its 9 a.m. Tuesday meeting at City Hall, 800 N. Municipal Drive.

The Farmington Metropolitan Redevelopment Committee will hear ideas for a Native American market to be located in a downtown pocket park during its 4 p.m. Tuesday meeting at 119 W. Main St. The committee will also hear an update on the downtown business resiliency project.

The Farmington Metropolitan Planning Organization’s policy committee will meet at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Aztec City Hall, 201 W. Chaco St., to discuss transportation initiatives.

Farmington school board to reconsider sale of old Tibbetts property

The Farmington Municipal School District Board of Education will consider rescinding approval to sale the old Tibbetts Middle School property during a regular meeting on Thursday.

Board members approved in May to sell the property at 312 E. Apache St., according to the Farmington Daily Times archives.

Another item listed on the meeting agenda is considering the approval of additional funding to renovate Country Club Elementary School.

In May, the board rejected all bids for the renovation project, which would have work done on the air conditioning, heating, ventilation, plumbing, fire alarm and sprinkler systems, roofing, doors and windows, the Daily Times archives state.

At that time, the renovation project was estimated to cost approximately $5 million.

A work session for the board will start at 3:45 p.m. followed by the regular meeting at 5:15 p.m. The board meets at the district's central office at 2001 N. Dustin Ave. in Farmington.

Report to CCSD board focuses on program in Newcomb

The Central Consolidated School District Board of Education will have a regular meeting at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Kirtland Board Room in Kirtland.

A report about the NativeVision program for schools in Newcomb will be presented to board members.

Additional reports will cover the Family Spirit Nurture program, iMPACT Shiprock and Johnson-O'Malley Indian Education.

The agenda also lists an executive session to discuss ratifying a portion of the collective bargaining agreement and discussion with the board's attorney about pending or threatened litigation for conducting hearings for two employees who were terminated.

Board members will also determine consent agenda items including requests for field trips and fundraising activities.

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