Improvements to the police headquarters and city parks are among the many capital outlay projects the City of Rio Rancho will receive state funding for.
On Wednesday, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed Senate Bill 212, which funds over $827 million in projects statewide. Of that, about $29.3 million will go toward Sandoval County projects — including 20 Rio Rancho projects — related to public safety, infrastructure and quality of life.
Had Lujan Grisham not signed the bill by Wednesday, it would have been pocket vetoed.
The projects that will receive funds include:
Sandoval County public safety complex construction: About $5.67 million
Police headquarters improvements: Plan, design, equip and construct, $242,000
Broadmoor Senior Center phase two: Plan, design and construction, $515,400
Intersection improvements at Idalia Road and Loma Colorado Boulevard: Plan, design and construction, $300,000
City Center Campus Park phase two: Plan, design and construction, $486,350
Fire engine purchase: $550,000
Improvements at RR Fire/Rescue Station No. 1: $300,000
Americans with Disabilities Act and other city park improvements: $182,000
Animal Resource Center improvements: $59,000
This is a huge benefit to the community, Rio Rancho Mayor Gregg Hull said.
Money for the city projects are funding by severance tax bonds, which are issued against tax oil and gas and natural resources revenues.