County Spotlight The Rio Puerco tire dumpsite in southwestern Bernalillo County was reduced by more than 23,600 tires after Bernalillo County crews cleaned up a major portion of the area last month. Bernalillo County was awarded $62,243 in state grant funding for the removal and recycling of the thousands of tires that have been illegally dumped in the Rio Puerco. Bernalillo County swimming pools and Spray Park are now open for summertime family fun, including the South Valley Pool after the completion of major renovations. Four pools and a spray park offer affordable swimming opportunities around the county.Bernalillo County invites the public to a community meeting June 2 from 6 - 7 p.m. at the Pajarito Mesa Community Building, 9550 Pajarito Rd. SW to present updates on the Pajarito Mesa Structure Identification Project, including improved emergency responses for the area.The Bernalillo County Commission has approved an industrial revenue bond package of up to $7 million for a new fine dining restaurant, bistro and bar on behalf of Peak Dining LLC and of up to $2 million for Sandia Peak Ski Company for the installation of a mountain coaster on behalf of Sandia Peak Ski Company.The Board of County Commissioners on May 10, 2016 approved a resolution that creates a policy guidance document that clarifies how the county will handle capital outlay funds beginning with the 2017 legislative session - specifically, proposed capital outlay funding requests made on behalf of nonprofit agencies. The deadline to have these request forms turned in is June 17, 2016 at 5 p.m. Hover and click on the image above for access to the NON PROFIT CAPITAL OUTLAY REQUEST FORMS.Come to the "Uth Beat" Dance Camp at Raymond G. Sanchez Community Center from May 31 to June 3 from 9 - 11 a.m. each day. This dance camp is for grades K - 5; $30 per student includes a hip-hop and pom routine and a performance on June 3. For more information, call (505) 314-0478 or click on the image above.During Mental Health Awareness Month 2016, Bernalillo County is highlighting a number of its existing support programs, which already provide residents with resources, services and care year-round. The county’s Public Works Division is undertaking a construction project that will result in a four-month relocation of the county Assessor’s Office. The Assessor’s Office will open a temporary customer service center in Downtown Albuquerque at 415 Tijeras Ave. NW on Tuesday, May 3. The temporary office is directly east, across Fifth Street, from the permanent location. The University of New Mexico Hospital receives approximately $90 million annually from Bernalillo County property taxes that are subject to voter renewal of a mill levy every eight years. UNMH combines this funding with their other revenue streams for its operations and maintenance. The UNMH mill levy will appear on the Nov. 8, 2016 ballot.