County, city planning road project

This is a report on Tuesday’s Curry County Commission meeting:

• Road Superintendent Dennis Fury said the county is collaborating with the city inplanning a project to pave the north-most section of Norris Street.

The planning is in the early discussion phases and could include chip-seal paving on a three mile stretch of Norris to Ned Houk Park.

The estimated cost for the project is $136,000 a mile, Fury said.

The city is seeking funding and Curry County is assisting with planning the project but is not involved in the funding, Fury said.

Commissioner Frank Blackburn said the city annexed the strip of road in the 1990s in order to give them a contiguous line to Ned Houk Park so they could annex it.

• County fairgrounds Manager Susan Ferrell reported Trade Days has been going well and some vendors have built good businesses from the event.

Santa will be available to visit with children between 10 a.m. and noon Saturday during Trade Days at the fairgrounds, Ferrell said

• Commissioners approved the following contracts:

• Gas purchases — Red Rock Petroleum Inc.

• Midway services for the county fair — Wright’s Amusement Company Inc.

• Electrical services — Myers Electric

• Public announcement system and Disc jockey services for the fair — Jeff Lynn and Jocks on Wheels.

— CNJ staff writer Sharna Johnson