Texico Municipal council — Q&A

There is one contested race for two at-large seats in the Texico Council municipal election.

The candidates are incumbent Oran Autrey and write-in candidates Max Carter and Joshua Boyce Scholi.

Each candidate was asked three questions. The questions and candidate responses:

 

Oran Autrey

Q What specific goals have you set to accomplish if elected, and what will you do to see them become reality?

A I would like to see the wastewater treatment plant project completed along with the two water systems south of town. The city council as a whole must apply to the state of New Mexico for funding to see these projects completed.

Q Do you believe the council should address blight on private properties and, if so, how would you suggest it do so?

A Yes. The city currently has an ordinance regarding blight.

Q What do you believe are major issues facing the council and how would you go about resolving them?

A There are currently no major issues other than completing the projects mentioned above.

 

Max Carter

Q What specific goals have you set to accomplish if elected, and what will you do to see them become reality?

A To be able to provide input to city operations and budgeting.

Q Do you believe the council should address blight on private properties and, if so, how would you suggest it do so?

A Maintain current services for occupants and the means to provide increased services.

Q What do you believe are major issues facing the council and how would you go about resolving them?

A Managing current water supplies and look for ideas and programs to update all of the city utilities. Look for the means to attract additional business.

 

Joshua Boyce Scioli

Q What specific goals have you set to accomplish if elected, and what will you do to see them become reality?

A The goals I have that I would like to see accomplished are improvements to the city. With that said, I want to see more for children to do like get a swimming pool back for the town in the summertime and more improvements to the city streets and water and sewer. To make it become reality I would work with the other city council members to get these things accomplished.

Q Do you believe the council should address blight on private properties and, if so, how would you suggest it do so?

A Yes, I do believe they should and as far as right now to my knowledge there isn’t any property that is blighted and if so I believe the council already has things in place for people that have blighted property.

Q What do you believe are major issues facing the council and how would you go about resolving them?

A Growth of the city is one major issue and this leads to my accomplishments for resolving this issue. If we can get more water lines or upgrading water and sewer lines then there is a possibility of people moving to Texico. As to more things for kids to do, again the example is a city pool. But for all this to happen it means working with other city council members.