The city of Rio Rancho adopted the resolution that authorizes a budget adjustment to the State Appropriation Fund to accept funds to plan, design and construct phase two of the Broadmoor Senior Center.

“The funding resources will allow the City to proceed with Phase 2 work, which is slated to include the addition of a multipurpose room, storage, parking and an outdoor recreational space,” it says in the analysis provided by the city.

The Broadmoor Senior Center, which opened Sept. 10, 2021, is the second senior center in Rio Rancho. According to the website, Broadmoor provides services and activities that promote positive aging.

It currently offers learning activities and services for area senior citizens, such as health, fitness and nutrition classes; art, cultural and technology activities; social events; and weekday meal service provided by Sandoval County Senior Services.

According to the background and analysis on the subject provided in the Governing Body Meeting Agenda, the New Mexico State Legislature appropriated $515,400 in 2022 to plan, design, and construct Phase 2, with one percent of that funding to be used for Art in Public Places (AIPP). In addition, the statewide senior facilities General Obligation Bond that was approved by voters in November 2022 contained $774,569 for the Senior Center.

The State Appropriations Capital Fund will be increased by $510,246. So, the proposed budget adjustment will not impact the General Fund.

“The City thanks Representatives Joshua Hernandez, Jason Harper and Senator Craig Brandt for allocating a portion of their 2022 Capital Outlay funding to this project.  In addition, the City thanks the New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department and voters statewide for approving the General Obligation bond question for senior facilities that appeared on the November 2022 ballot.  With these funding sources in place, the City will be able to proceed with expanding this important community amenity,” City Manager Matt Geisel said.

For more information read the resolution here.