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Village of Questa Rehires Lobbying Firm to Help the Village Reach Fiscal Goals at Legislature


The Village of Questa has approved a contract with Robert Romero and Associates LLC for a second year for professional services related to lobbying for the upcoming New Mexico legislative session. The contract states that the lobbying firm will be compensated at $3,333.33 per month, $40,000 per year.
Questa del Rio News obtained a copy of the Village of Questa’s Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plan (ICIP) for fiscal years 2025-2029.


The ICIP is a planning tool administered through the New Mexico Department of Finance and Administration for capital outlay requests administered for periods of five years. Although the ICIP is not a funding source, it does include information in each project for state and federal funding opportunities. The ICIP for the Village of Questa was passed on July 25, 2023, along with a contract for professional lobbying services.


2025

Sewer system improvements, $4,500,000

Cabresto Road improvements, $1,050,538 ($1,279,939 funded to date)

Embargo Road improvements, $950,209 ($200,200 funded to date)

New and replacement water lines, $150,000

Water system improvements, $2,500,000 ($141,831 funded to date)

New Fire Department building, $3,500,000

Install and update sewer lines, $500,000 ($2,300,357 funded to date)

Ambulance emergency vehicle, $375,000

Questa Rodeo grounds, $437,500

Water rights purchase, $100,000 ($27,828 funded to date)

Green hydrogen facility, $5,000,000

Animal control program, $200,000

La Ciénega demolition, $750,000

Questa skatepark, $40,000

Lower Embargo Road improvements, $510,462 ($73,599 funded to date)

Old Llama Road improvements, $997,889

Public Works HVAC vehicle, $75,000 ($290,000 funded to date)

Questa Convention Center, $300,000

Rehabilitation/reconstruction bridge #8532, $764,000 ($534,000 funded to date)

Shirley Road improvements, $151,655 ($80,000 funded to date)

Library improvements, $125,000 ($75,000 funded to date)

Police Department vehicles, $300,000

Fire Department pumper truck and equipment, $812,500

Questa Municipal NR 2 Airport rehab, $750,000

2026

Sewer system improvements, $500,000

New and replacement water lines, $3,850,000

Water rights purchase, $150,000

Green hydrogen facility, $5,000,000

Animal control program, $50,000

La Ciénega demolition, $1,000,000

Questa skatepark, $818,750

Questa Convention Center, $5,000,000

Questa Municipal NR 2 Airport rehab, $1,500,000

Administration building improvement, $750,000

South Kiowa bridge 8609 replacement, $1,875,000

Recreation facility improvements, $1,250,000

Regional trail project, $165,000


2027

Install and update sewer lines, $1,500,000

Ambulance emergency vehicle, $375,000

Water rights purchase, $100,000

Regional trail project, $1,000,000

Veterans Park improvements, $106,250

Municipal Park improvements, $1,000,000

Police Department safety improvements, $800,000

Senior Center property improvements, $2,225,000

Youth Center parking improvements, $575,000

New water storage tank, $1,115,000

Sidewalks and trails in Questa, $1,203,000

Judicial Complex renovation, $1,250,000


2028

Water rights purchase, $50,000

Regional trail project, $710,000

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