Clovis Parks Department
The following took place at the City of Clovis Parks, Recreation, and Beautification Committee meeting on Wednesday evening.
• The board discussed six possible locations for the potential placement of a Veterans cemetery in Clovis.
The six locations were:
• Ned Houk Park
• Hillcrest Park near the par-3 area
• Private property near Cannon Air Force Base
• The southwest corner of Seventh Street and Marlene
• The cemetery on Seventh Street
• The cemetery on Llano Estacado.
No decision was made, and the board has until Dec. 30 to send a proposal to Secretary of Veteran Affairs.
If Clovis is selected, there will be no city money used for the project.
• The board discussed an idea regarding the sale of items by non-profit groups during Holiday Zoo Nights at the Clovis Municipal Zoo. The idea would let non-profit organizations sell items at this event and keep the proceeds, while paying the city a booth fee. No decision was made and discussions are ongoing.
• Clovis High School boys basketball coach Matt King presented an idea for a youth basketball league for students in grades 4-6 for the city of Clovis.
The board expressed their support for his idea, and discussions are ongoing.
• The board approved a motion to draft a request for proposal for the food concession stand at the Clovis Municipal Zoo.
• Brian McLeer presented a Parks Finder Map program, which was designed so anyone could find all of the parks and their amenities for the city of Clovis online. McLeer is finalizing the application, but no timetable was set on its availability.
• The board will request county commission for $30,000 for tree trimming services for city parks. Five companies submitted bids, but none has been chosen yet.
— Compiled by CMI staff writer Eric Norwood Jr.