County Seeks reimbursement of funds from Big League Dreams
El Paso County Commissioners Court unanimously approved the termination of negotiations with Big League Dreams, a company hired to renovate the Sportspark located in the Eastside of El Paso.
County Commissioner Pct. 1, Anna Perez; who represents the area where the park is located, addressed the Court today and said that the company has shown no interest in formalizing the contract for the transformation of the sports facility.
The court also approved to instruct the legal department to take the necessary actions to terminate the licensing agreement and seek reimbursement of $460,000 plus interest that the county had put in escrow as part of the licensing agreement with the California-based company.
County Commissioner Perez requested permission from the court to start looking after other options for the park revitalization.
Court Approves New Lighting System for Westway Park
Westway residents will soon have a new lighting system for the park located in that area.
During today's meeting, the members of Commissioners Court authorized the installation of a new lighting system as well as other improvements for the Westway Park.
Road and Bridge Department officials informed the court that besides installing the new lighting system, they also will be upgrading the playground equipment and installing a shade over the playground area.
The total cost of the project was estimated at $50,000.
Rural Bus Service Extended
In a 4-to-1 vote, the County Commissioners extended an agreement with the Mass Transit Department of the City of El Paso to continue the operation of Sun Metro Route #84, which services the El Paso Community College (EPCC) Mission del Paso Campus, Clint, San Elizario and Socorro.
Although the County of El Paso will pay $26,000 annually for the transportation service, 80% of the operating cost for this bus route is funded by the federal government through the Congestion Mitigation Air Quality Program.
Bob Gyer, Rural Transit Manager, informed the court that El Paso County also has Intergovernmental Agreements to offset the county's 20% funding: EPCC Student Government Association pays $10,000, the City of Socorro pays $5,000 and the Town of Clint $1,100.
Bus service has been provided for Route #84 since 2002.
For route schedule and information please call 532-3474 or visit us online at epcounty.com/transit/