Bloomfield to move on police, court complex

Land is at a premium, and Bloomfield City Councilors are scrambling to find a location for the new police department and municipal court. Full Story
nobody

Santa Fe, NM

#1 Apr 7, 2008
To the City of Bloomfield

Please i understand time is against you but if you only waitED 6 months, or maybe a little less, your cost for property would have gone down.
Never mind you showed your hand before you drew your final cards, by warning the owners of an impending sale, they will gouge, we the city folk of Bloomfield for over, way over, priced land!
Someone

Farmington, NM

#2 Apr 9, 2008
Why waste our tax payer money on this! Rio Vista is fine, you don't need to ruin that pasture!

“Judgy not lest ye be judgied!”

Since: Feb 08

Farmington, NM

#3 Apr 9, 2008
Someone wrote:
Why waste our tax payer money on this! Rio Vista is fine, you don't need to ruin that pasture!
Agreed! Why let those buildings go to waste?
the truth

Albuquerque, NM

#4 Apr 9, 2008
Because the police have to keep up with the 4 millon dollar expasion of the Bloomfield Fire Dept.
A Reply

Grand Junction, CO

#5 Apr 16, 2008
nobody wrote:
To the City of Bloomfield
Please i understand time is against you but if you only waitED 6 months, or maybe a little less, your cost for property would have gone down.
Never mind you showed your hand before you drew your final cards, by warning the owners of an impending sale, they will gouge, we the city folk of Bloomfield for over, way over, priced land!
Actually, the city cannot pay more for property than it's appraisal value. In reading this mornings news paper article, I don't think $178,000 for nearly four acres of property with water rights is being "gouged". The location chosen is a great place to put a police dept. It's in a pretty central location. Another thing to note, is that the Bloomfield School District owns the old school that the police department is currently working out of. The schools (who are in no way controlled by the city) are under no obligation to continue allowing the police and courts to remain in that building... which by the way is far from efficient to heat/cool, and is so old that it's literally falling apart. The school district most likely has some sort of future plans for that building or at least the land in the future.

“Judgy not lest ye be judgied!”

Since: Feb 08

Farmington, NM

#6 Apr 16, 2008
A Reply wrote:
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Actually, the city cannot pay more for property than it's appraisal value. In reading this mornings news paper article, I don't think $178,000 for nearly four acres of property with water rights is being "gouged". The location chosen is a great place to put a police dept. It's in a pretty central location. Another thing to note, is that the Bloomfield School District owns the old school that the police department is currently working out of. The schools (who are in no way controlled by the city) are under no obligation to continue allowing the police and courts to remain in that building... which by the way is far from efficient to heat/cool, and is so old that it's literally falling apart. The school district most likely has some sort of future plans for that building or at least the land in the future.
Thanks for the informative information!=D
A Reply

Grand Junction, CO

#7 Apr 16, 2008
Wiccad wrote:
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Thanks for the informative information!=D
... and thank you. Another thing that should be noted is the fact that last year a vote went out to the people of Bloomfield to see if they would support the building of the Fire/Police Dept. The vote asked for their authorization for a small increase in gross receipts. The vote passed with 80% approval... which I believe reflects the overall feeling that the citizens in Bloomfield saw the need. I think the money is being well spent, especially since that is what the voters asked for, and are obviously getting. I think it's very comforting to see the city plan for the future instead of putting band-aids on problems that could eventually cost us all more in the long run.
the truth

Albuquerque, NM

#8 Apr 16, 2008
Reply
All this info you have passed is true however why don't you tell us how much of that earmarked money for police anf fire exspansion will be left after the fire department exspansion? And out of the 80 percent of the voters who voted for this is it not true that only around 117 people voted, i don't think this reflects the general wants of Bloomfield rather reflects the firman's vote. Typical BS politics of Bloomfield.
Grandma

AOL

#9 Apr 16, 2008
the truth wrote:
Reply
All this info you have passed is true however why don't you tell us how much of that earmarked money for police anf fire exspansion will be left after the fire department exspansion? And out of the 80 percent of the voters who voted for this is it not true that only around 117 people voted, i don't think this reflects the general wants of Bloomfield rather reflects the firman's vote. Typical BS politics of Bloomfield.
If the citizens truly didn't want the expansions funded, then more people should have voted.

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