The state defines a colonia community as an area lacking basic infrastructure for water and wastewater systems, solid waste disposal facilities, flood and drainage control, roads and housing infrastructure.
The purpose of the funding is to ensure adequate financial resources for infrastructure planning and development in recognized colonia communities in an effort to improve quality of life and encourage economic development.
Deming City Administrator Aaron Sera said anyone interested is invited to a public hearing Wednesday, November 5th. The city is attempting to receive public input on submitting an application to the New Mexico Department of Finance and Administration through the Colonias Infrastructure Fund.
All interested parties are invited to attend, submit comments about the application, and provide supporting data, testimony and other pertinent information.
Sera said that with sufficient notice, a translator will be provided for non-English speaking residents.
The public hearing is set for Wednesday, November 5th, at 5 p.m. in the council chambers of the John Strand Municipal Building, 309 South Gold St.