Bernalillo County – The Bernalillo County Commission is authorizing the county manager to purchase land for a new fire station near I-40 and Atrisco Vista Boulevard.
The land will be purchased at a cost of $617, 158 plus closing costs.
The Bernalillo County Fire Department determined in 2019, that due to increases in industrial growth and the number of vehicle accidents occurring on the west stretch of Interstate 40, the new station is a necessity. Additionally, the station will respond to calls at the Metropolitan
Detention Center and eventually to residential and commercial properties slated for future construction in the area.
“The county is growing and expanding, and we need to grow with it,” says Bernalillo County Manager Julie Morgas Baca. “It’s our responsibility to make sure that all citizens are kept safe and this new fire station will allow us to locate more of BCFD’s first rate service to the far west side.”
State grant monies have been obtained and will be used for land acquisition and construction of the fire facility.
The approval was granted on a 4 to 0 vote. Commissioner Steven Michael Quezada was excused.
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About Bernalillo County
Bernalillo County is 1,160 square miles and is New Mexico’s most populous county with more than 676,000 residents. Bernalillo County government provides a wide range of public services to residents who live in Albuquerque, Los Ranchos and Tijeras and the 111,000 residents who live outside the village and city limits in the unincorporated areas of the county. Bernalillo County employs approximately 2,500 people and has an annual operating budget and capital investments of more than $650 million. Elected officials include five county commissioners, assessor, clerk, probate judge, sheriff, and treasurer, assessor, clerk, probate judge, sheriff and treasurer.