The Curry County Commission met Tuesday. Here is a report on the meeting:
• A burn ban enacted last month was continued.
Commissioners enacted the burn ban because of persisting dry conditions in the area and recent wildfires that ignited in surrounding areas. The burn ban prohibits open flames in the county with the exception of propane and charcoal grills with covers.
The commission must renew the ban every month.
• Commissioners received an update on the Special Events Center from Randy Kamradt, vice president of Davtek, which is managing the construction of the project.
Kamradt said the project is about 63 percent complete and some concrete walls have been erected on the side of the building.
Weather, particularly strong winds, has affected the construction of the facility in the last two weeks, according to Kamradt.
He said the $7 million project is expected to be completed by late August.
• Commissioners approved joint powers agreements to house prisoners from Texico and the Village of Melrose at Curry County detention centers.
They will pay the county $45 to house adult prisoners and $75 to house juvenile prisoners.
• County Fairgrounds manager Susan Ferrell told the commission that the first Trade Days event at the fairgrounds is this week. She said 39 of the 40 vendor booths have been rented.
– Compiled by CNJ staff writer Gabriel Monte