The Clovis City Commission met Thursday at the north annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. All action items passed unanimously:
• The commission approved the reintroduction of an ordinance to allow for a renewal of parks and recreation improvement bonds. The ordinance, which will be up for approval in the June 16 commission meeting, will allow the city to reissue bonds for $3.6 million in connection with its parks and recreation master plan.
The reintroduction, City Attorney David Richards said, allowed the city to receive an additional $200,000 due to improved bond rates.
• A memorandum of understanding was approved to let Clovis’ Building Safety Department to perform inspection and permitting services for Texico, using current Clovis fee schedules.
• A series of contract renewals were approved for the city’s purchasing office.
• A bid for towing services for abandoned vehicles in the city with American Auto and Shalom Towing was approved.
• A bid for three trash containers, at a cost of $440, for the city sanitation department was approved.
• A key to the city was presented to Col. Stephen Kimball, the outgoing commander of Cannon Air Force Base’s 27th Special Operations Wing Support Group.
Mayor Gayla Brumfield, in comments echoed by commission members, praised Kimball for his dedication. In response, Kimball said he plans to enter some type of civic service when he retires in Florida to be near family.
“This is quite an honor that I don’t think I deserve,” said Kimball, who joked he thought he was just coming to take notes for base commander Col. Stephen Clark. “I’ve definitely gotten far more from this community than I’ve given it.”
• Certificates of recognition were given to Miss Rodeo America McKenzie Haley, Miss Rodeo Arizona Audrey Hall, Miss Rodeo Washington Amanda Emerson and Miss Rodeo New Mexico Kaycee McDaniel of Lovington.
• A proclamation was issued recognizing the Pioneer Days Rodeo, which runs Thursday through Saturday.
— Compiled by CNJ staff writer Kevin Wilson