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Eddy County Commissioners approve nearly $500K for heavy machines

The New Mexico Department of Transportation is using electronic message boards to advise the public to shop alone to reduce the spread of COVID-19. A message board is situated on New Mexico Highway 371 south of Farmington. The Eddy County Commission approved funding for two message boards for the Eddy Public Works Department on March 16, 2021.

Operations at the Sandpoint Landfill east of Carlsbad should improve thanks to a heavy machinery purchase approved Tuesday by the Eddy County Board of County Commissioners.

Commissioners approved a budget adjustment of $440,000 for the Eddy County Public Works Department to purchase a dump truck to replace a leased scraping trash machine used at the landfill, read a County Commission document.

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Public Works Director Jason Burns said the lease contract on the spreader expired in February.

“We’ve done some number crunching and come to find out on some of the pieces of equipment that would be in the county interest to buy these items as we feel it would be more beneficial and cost efficient to the taxpayers and own these deals rather than pay the lease rates we’re currently seeing and experiencing,” he said.