Mora County continues to move forward in the development of the County Complex. The County Commission recently approved a contract to Bradbury and Stamm, a construction company headquartered in Albuquerque to build out the Sheriff portion of the building.
The construction project will involve building out the north end of the facility for the County Sheriff department, which will house administrative offices, a training classroom, inmate holding cells, a sally port, evidence room, a break room and a storage area. The total square footage is over 4,800. The contract award is for $1,375,000 plus tax and will be paid from a combination of cash on hand of approximately $578,000 from Gross Receipts Tax and County GO Bond funds approved by voters in November 2020, which totaled $3,500,000. Construction will begin in September and is expected to be completed in 6 months. Completion of this portion of the complex will allow the Sheriff Department to relocate from its temporary portable building.
Kevin Balciar with SoleilWest, is currently working on the sheriff’s portion of the facility as the County’s on-call architect. Mr. Balciar has designed and built many projects in Mora County, including most of the fire departments, the Community Center in Watrous, multiple projects with Mora Independent School District, and various other government/public projects throughout the state of New Mexico.
For more information, you may contact the County Manager’s office at (575) 387-5925.