Of the $12 million bond approved by Rio Arriba County voters last November, $1.6 million were allocated for road equipment and $1.1 million has been spent already.
Another $3.8 million was allocated for roadwork but the stipulations of the bond prevent these funds from going to salary, so it will be used to hire contractors. So far there have been eight equipment purchases from five vendors.
The largest purchases were $313,904 for two Peterbilt 567 dump trucks from Cooperative Educational Services, and $278,803 for a John Deer motor grader also through Cooperative Educational Services.
Also purchased with bond funds:
• $169,443 were spent at Summit Truck Group in Albuquerque on a new HV 507 with snow plow and dump add-ons, As well as $131,229 for a 2021 International 7400 truck with 4,000 gallon water tank and sprayer.
• $126,315 was spent at 4 Rivers Equipment in Albuquerque for a HAMM H101 Roller.
• $37,778 was spent on one purchase at Z-4 enterprises in Alcalde for a brush hog rotary mower, a DK 5310 SE utility tractor with rototiller. Another purchase of $19,522 at Z-4 enterprises was for a Printle LO profile trailer.
• $34,478 was spent to buy a Ford F-150 with Bluetooth, trailer hitch and backup camera from Don Chalmers Ford in Rio Rancho.
• $488,537 remains unallocated.