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Committee to consider agreement for landfill cell construction

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The city of Roswell will take the first step in constructing a new cell at the municipal landfill Monday when the Infrastructure Committee considers recommending a professional services agreement for overseeing the process.

The committee will meet at 4 p.m. Monday in Meeting Room A of the Roswell Convention & Civic Center, 912 N. Main St.

The public is encouraged to participate electronically through virtual meeting platform GoToMeeting. From a computer, tablet or smartphone, the meeting can be accessed at https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/929161493, or by calling 571-317-3122 and using access code 929-161-493.

The meeting will also be livestreamed on the city’s YouTube channel.

The committee will consider recommending to the full council approval of a $162,316 professional services agreement with Souder, Miller and Associates, Albuquerque, for bidding facilitation as well as administration and observation of the construction of cell 5A at the municipal landfill.

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SMA has already contracted with the city to prepare the design and construction documents for the project.

According to information in the committee’s agenda packet, cell 4 at the landfill is expected to reach capacity in about five and a half months.

The council will also consider recommending a resolution authorizing development of an Asset Management Plan within four years for the water department. The plan is needed to meet eligibility requirements to request funding from the New Mexico Water Trust Board.

The committee will also hear about the need for an updated water conservation plan that is also required to apply for funds from the Water Trust Board. The plan will be drafted by the Water Maintenance and Transmission Department and will come before the committee for recommendation once it is completed.

City/RISD reporter Juno Ogle can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 205, or reporter04@rdrnews.com.

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