Meetings watch: Clovis City Commission

The Clovis City Commission met Thursday at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library.

Commissioner Robert Sandoval did not attend due to a family matter. All action items below passed on 7-0 votes.

• The Commission presented a plaque to the Cannon Air Force Base in appreciation of their assistance in the tumbleweed removal Jan. 27-28.

• Outgoing Commissioner Dan Stoddard was presented with a key to the city by Mayor David Lansford.

• The commission voted to the adoption of ordinance number 2018-2014, which changed landfill tipping fees and garbage rates, beginning on May 1, 2015. Single family dwellings will pay $41.10 per unit per quarter, a $3 raise from the current fee. Multi-family dwellings will pay $31.32 per unit per quarter, also a $3 raise.

• The commission approved the closure of Main Street from First Street to Purdue Avenue for a 5K Fun Run Fundraiser for the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. on June 7. Also approved was the closure of Main Street from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on June 8 from Hilltop Plaza to First Street for the Pioneer Days Parade.

• The commission approved a farm lease agreement between the City of Clovis, and the Harrison Family Partnership. The City currently leases 834.9 acres of land from HFP for the expansion of the landfill facility. A total of 72.65 acres will be reduced from the lease agreement, as well as the use of a domestic well. HFP has pro-rated a reduction in rent from $25,500 a year to $21,850 a year. The lease ends on June 30, 2018.

• The commission approved an added secretarial position to the Clovis Municipal Airport at a cost of $44,000 a year. Airport Director Gene Bieker will temporarily work for 20 hours per week instead of 40 hours. This will save $45,500 in salary, which will be used to pay the secretary, saving the city $1,500.

• The next meeting is scheduled for 5:15 p.m. March 11 at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The meeting will be on the Tuesday following the March 4 municipal elections to allow for time to swear in the new commissioners and to resolve schedule conflicts for current commissioners.


— Compiled by CNJ staff writer Eric Norwood Jr.