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Year: 2012

Description: One hundred eighty-seven thousand five hundred ninety-four dollars ($187,594) of the unexpended balance of the appropriation to the state fair commission in Subsection 1 of Section 16 of Chapter 92 of Laws 2008 for an addition to the African American performing arts center and exhibit hall at the New Mexico state fairgrounds shall not be expended for the original purpose but is appropriated to the local government division to plan, design, construct and equip the all-inclusive regional park facility in Rio Rancho in Sandoval county. The time of expenditure is extended through fiscal year 2014.

City: Rio Rancho

County: Sandoval

Amount budgeted: $187,594.0

Amount spent (through June 23): $187,594.0

Arts in public places allocation: $0.0

Reauthorized to the same or another project: $0.0

Amount returned to state (through June 23): $0.0

Balance as of June 23: $0.0

Project status: The City of Rio Rancho has provided documentation to LGD that the site of the park is owned by the city. The anti-donation issue has been cleared and the funds are now available for draw down. At this time pending the outcome of HB353 and whether or not $197, 999 is going to be reauthorized to Sierra County. If this money is reauthorized then the city does not think that the project can move forward with the funding available. The city has not completed any plan and design and currently does not have any contracts in place. New project purpose approved at November 26, 2012 meeting. Grant agreement initiated. No anti-donation issues. city owns the land on which the park will be constructed. SBOF did not approve new purpose at June 21, 2012 Board Mtg pending SBOF meeting 06/19/2012 The design started on or about April 1, 2013 and is anticipated to be completed with construction drawings by September 1, 2013. Construction will begin as soon as possible ager an RFP for a contractor is completed. 0150-Grant Agreement Issued 06/27/2012 0250-Closed 06/14/2014

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