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PORTALES—Several on-campus groups at Eastern New Mexico University, as well as the Portales City Council, have passed resolutions supporting Bond D, which would provide $9 million to ENMU to renovate its Technology Building, $2 million for infrastructure, and $1 million to complete renovation of the Music Building. The cost to taxpayers would be $9.77 per year for a $100,000 home.
The groups passing resolutions include the ENMU Board of Regents, Faculty Senate, Professional Senate, Support Senate, Student Government Senate, ENMU Alumni Association Board of Directors, ENMU Foundation Board of Directors, and the Portales City Council.
Below is the resolution from the ENMU Faculty Senate, which is representative of the resolutions:
Whereas, funds for capital expenditures at certain state postsecondary institutions are necessary, as described in the 2008 Capital Projects General Obligation Bond Act; and
Whereas, revenues from General Obligation Bond Acts are a traditional and practical source of funding to meet such needs; and
Whereas, General Obligation Bond Issue D would make $139,900,000 million available for education projects statewide; and
Whereas, through General Obligation Bond Issue D, Eastern New Mexico University in Portales would receive $12 million for construction and infrastructure and Eastern New Mexico University in Roswell would receive
$4 million for construction;
Now, therefore, be it resolved that the Faculty Senate of Eastern New Mexico University endorses and supports General Obligation Bond Issue D that will be on the ballot in New Mexico’s November 4, 2008, general election.
Jonathan Wilson, president Darron Smith, vice president
Oct. 16, 2008