Regional
8:20 am
Tue January 15, 2013

Munson Center Closed Until Further Notice

The City of Las Cruces’ Munson Center is closed until further notice
while outside consultants and technicians with the City of Las Cruces
continue to monitor air quality inside the building. The facility has
been closed since January 7 due to the presence of carbon monoxide
(CO) gas.

The primary source of the gas is from the building’s boiler system,
which is used to heat the facility. While the 18-month-old boiler
system itself is in good working condition, consultants found that
settings were off, which affected gas pressure, system run times and
air flow through the flue.

A second source of the CO inside Munson Center was traced to the gas
range vent hood inside the facility’s kitchen, which is used to
prepare meals for local senior residents.

Dial-a-Ride patrons who normally dine at the center will be
transported to the Eastside Center, 310 N. Tornillo St.

Patrons who drive themselves will be served at the Benavidez Center,
1045 McClure Rd. or the Eastside Center.

Munson Center is located at 975 S. Mesquite St. in Las Cruces.

Information from: City of Las Cruces.