Meeting topics include student housing, water and walking path

San Juan College developing $25 million project

The Daily Times staff
San Juan College trustees will consider another step in the process toward establishing on-campus student housing during their meeting on Tuesday.

FARMINGTON — The San Juan College board is scheduled to vote on a motion Tuesday night that would be another step toward building student housing on campus.

The college Board of Trustees is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the college board room in the Educational Services Center.

Board members will vote on authorization to engage the College Housing Foundation as a 501(c)(3) project owner for student housing, according to the board agenda.

The college is developing a $25 million project to build a student housing complex on the main Farmington campus.

The four-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments could house upward of 380 students, according to The Daily Times archives.

The 501(c)(3) project owner will hold the debt for the project and eventually hold the ground lease for the housing complex, according to San Juan College Executive Vice President Edward DesPlas.

Part of the rents from the student housing complex will be paid to the project owner to pay for the debt, DesPlas said.

The college hopes to open the student housing complex by the fall of 2020.

Other meetings scheduled for Tuesday

The San Juan County Commission will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the county administration building located at 100 S. Oliver Drive in Aztec. The County Commission will discuss a grant application for funding for extending the Kirtland schools walking path.

The Farmington Animal Services Advisory Committee will have its quarterly meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Farmington City Hall, 800 N. Municipal Drive. The committee will continue previous discussions about drafting an ordinance related to the microchipping of animals.

The Bloomfield Irrigation District will have its quarterly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the BID offices located at 1205 E Broadway Ave. in Bloomfield. The meeting will include a closed session to discuss the contract the irrigation district has with the city of Bloomfield to deliver drinking water to the city's reservoir. The irrigation district has been in negotiations with the city about raising rates in order to fund repairs and upgrades to the irrigation ditch.