Meetings watch: Clovis City Commission

The Clovis City Commission is scheduled to have a regular meeting at 5:15 p.m. today at the Clovis-Carver Library north annex.

Consent agenda items are:
• An annual resolution required by the Open Meetings Act regarding notice of City Commission and Advisory Board meetings;

• Request for approval of concession agreement between the city of Clovis and Nathan Freeman for a concession stand at Hillcrest Park Zoo;

• Request for approval to waive dumping fees at the Clovis Regional Landfill for Clovis/Curry County residents from noon on Friday until noon on May 5 for the Great American Cleanup. There is also a request that the dumping of tires be allowed by residential customers only but limited to nine passenger vehicle tires per household;

• Request to allow the Clovis High School gifted and talented class to hold a Saturday in the Park event from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. May 17 at Hillcrest Park;

• Request to allow the El Llano Grande District Cub Scout Association to hold a Cub Scout Twilight Camp from 3-8 p.m. June 2-6 at Ned Houk Park.

There will be one item of unfinished business, which will be a request for approval of disbursement of Lodging Tax funds in the amount of $23,000 for the event coordinator of the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce.

Presentations and proclamations on the agenda are:

• May 13 as “Nonagenarian Day”;

• May 9-10 for “Clovis Rocks! for the Cure” 2014 Relay for Life, which is scheduled during those days at Hillcrest Park;

• The month of May 2014 named as “Great American Cleanup Month” in the city of Clovis.

Resolutions and ordinances:
• Adoption of an annual resolution and agreement between the city of Clovis and the Eastern Plains Council of Governments for fiscal year 2014-2015. The EPCOG Board of Directors have approved increasing fees, which has not been done since 1997. The previous amount paid by the city of Clovis was $7,502, the revised rate is $9,152. There will also be an appointment of a representative and alternate;

• Approval of a resolution opposing the naming of the lesser prairie chicken as an endangered species, encouraging the New Mexico Congressional Delegation to work vigorously to oppose the action of Fish and Wildlife Service and encouraging the communities of eastern New Mexico to officially comment to Fish and Wildlife Service of the adverse impacts the action will have on the community and state.

Communications items are:
• Gene Porter regarding a “Gearhead Gathering” car enthusiast event 5 p.m.-10 p.m. June 28 on Main Street.

• Raymond Mondragon regarding the April 29 job fair;

• Louis Gordon regarding the city of Clovis FEMA rating;

• Commissioner Sandra Taylor-Sawyer regarding Faith Christian Family Church’s efforts during “Love Week,” April 20-26.

— Compiled by staff writer Vanessa Kahin