LAS CRUCES – Doña Ana County county commissioners are set to vote Wednesday on a $1.8 million economic development incentive for infrastructure in Santa Teresa.
Commissioners will vote on a proposed ordinance to issue a Local Economic Development Act agreement with the Border Industrial Association for a $1.8 million project to build a new water well, a well collection line, a control building and a disinfection system at the Santa Teresa Intermodal Industrial Park Phase 2.
The infrastructure improvements are needed to accommodate ongoing growth in industry in Santa Teresa, according to county documents.
The proposed funding stems from the New Mexico Legislature and would be channeled through the county.
In exchange for the funding award, the BIA must secure an additional 200 jobs in Santa Teresa by the year 2020, according to the document.
The infrastructure would be transferred to the Camino Real Regional Utility Authority, according to county documents.
LEDA is often referred to as the state’s version of a closing fund and typically involves an agreement among the state, a local entity such as the county and an entity to benefit from the funding.
In addition, county commissioners are set to:
vote on membership to a new detention center advisory panel
vote on a resolution “specifying the official color scheme and elements of the Doña Ana County seal”
vote on a series of resolutions expressing support — or lack thereof — for New Mexico Association of Counties priorities for the 2017 legislative session
meet in closed session to discuss several pieces of threatened or pending litigation
The meeting starts at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Doña Ana County Government Center, 845 N. Motel Blvd., Las Cruces. The meetings are typically on Tuesdays but sometimes are pushed back a day during weeks containing a holiday observed by the county, such as Columbus Day.
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