Capital Projects Update by Rio Arriba Grants and Contracts Director

John Paul Romero


Capital Projects Update by Rio Arriba Grants and Contracts Director

ESPAÑOLA – Six weeks ago Rio Arriba County brought on John Paul Romero as a consultant operating in the capacity as the Director of Grants and Contracts.

This new role centralizes oversight of all Rio Arriba county capital projects that are ongoing and currently in the design and/or construction phase. When asked about his new position with the county, John Paul Romero stated that he is responsible for ensuring that county capital projects meet the needs, goals and budgetary constraints of the county.

Mr. Romero had his first opportunity to brief the County Commission on capital project Thursday, March 26 during a Commission meeting in Española. In his report, Romero says he detailed current status of the major ongoing capital projects in the county, their current status and anticipated time for completion of the next major milestone. His report is summarized below:

Capital Project Updates

Through March 25, 2015,

Rio Arriba County Capital Project Summary

Canjilon Old School Demolition and Community Center Project:

Status: • Demolition contract awarded – Contractor Russell Sand and Gravel, contract amount $120,000

Canjilon Community Center – Schematic Design phase completed.

• A public meeting was held March 17, 2015, approx. 40 people attended after meeting there was an unanimous vote to move forward with the project.

• Anticipated Schedule. Design Phase thru Construction Documents March thru May 2015

Construction anticipated to Begin in June after bidding phase

Fire Station Projects – Truchas and Brazos :

Status: • Brazos Substation, mandatory pre bid meeting scheduled for March 31, at 1:30 p.m.

Receive Bids April 7, 2015,

• Truchas; Met with the Project team to discuss expansion, working on contracts for Design of addition

Anticipated bid date of August 2015

Chimayo Playground / Park :

Status: • Under Construction – 85 percent complete Project on hold

• Meeting with Construction Industry Division (CID) to address and resolve issues

• 3 weeks to get necessary permits and documents

Anticipated Completion date – May 2015

TA Archive Building Project:

Status: • Under Construction – 25 percent complete – Project was on Hold Since December due to weather and site conditions, Contractor back at site and project is under construction

• Construction has gone vertical, interior wall are almost complete on vault, pour of slab on next section of building scheduled next

Anticipated Completion date – October 2015

• Budget/Bid Amount – $2,539,000 – amount expended to date –$640,800 ( 25 percent of budget)

Coyote Public Works Maintenance facility :

Status: • Under Construction – 50 percent complete

• Budget/Bid Amount – $638,787 – amount expended to date – $192,845 (30 percent of budget)

Anticipated Completion date – May 2015

Alcalde Transfer Station :

Status: • Project Complete 100 percent complete

• Working with staff of warranty issue, getting ready to schedule 11 month warranty walk thru

Other Miscellaneous Projects :

Status: • Dixon community center expansion – working on getting bids for A/E

• Alcalde Community Center Park / Playground has been completed

San Pedro Community Center improvemnts, need to have property surveyed for future improvements

• Canones Early childhood student bus ordered thru CES

• City / County Project; Veterans Memorial Wall Amphitheater, Project has been awarded to Mar-Tech, Construction on Project to start next week, Completion by May 28, 2015,