Background: Members of the Las Cruces Country Club had spoken often in recent months to NewsNM about the various ways in which use of the new golf course that the club had agreed to trade for, was being held up by red tape at City Hall. In the course of our investigation NewsNM learned that the spectacular new golf course already had a suitable paved access road, but the road was being rendered useless because the city council demanded not one, but two access roads to the golf course.
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Confirming the details of the disaster was LCPS associate superintendant Herb Torres when he appeared on NewsNM on July 28th. Local businessman John Moscato, representing the sole property owner providing the assessed property for the entire road building project also appeared on NewsNM on Monday July 26th. Like Mr. Torres, Mr. Moscato confirmed everything essential in what Mayor Miyagishima said earlier in the month.
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1. An order that was placed for an expensive property appraisal which included the agreed upon properties in the SAD. The appraisal was completed and paid for.
2. A tentative funding commitment for the entire project from the New Mexico Finance Authority was obtained.
3. The $1 million reimbursement to LCPS from the Special Assessment District continued to be contingent upon the fulfilling of all agreements reached by all parties in January.