New Mexico counties will share nearly $33 million in payment in lieu of taxes (PILT), but Los Alamos County will not be receiving much of the pie.
Los Alamos County, which has 36,526 acres, will receive a payment of $82,450, the third lowest total in the state.
Los Alamos has received anywhere between $78K and $82K the past five years.
“It is a small part of the budget,” said Randy Autio, the acting county administrator. “It is the normal distribution and it is what we normally get.”
The biggest payout will go to Eddy County, which will receive just over $3.1 million and the lowest payout will go to Quay County, which will be $4,328. Eddy County has an acreage of 1,578,129 and Quay has a total of 1,809.