This is a report on Tuesday’s Curry County Commission meeting:
Commissioners were presented with a draft of an act that would create the Ute Water Authority by Project Manager Scott Verhines.
The act would create a seven-member board to decide issues such as rates and bond issues, Verhines said.
Under the proposed legislation, the board would consist of four members representing Clovis, two members representing Portales and one member representing Curry County, Texico, Melrose, Elida and Grady.
Board members would be elected by their respective commissions or councils.
The legislation, which Verhines described as “stand alone” from the Ute Water Project, would render the board a “political subdivision of the state, not unlike a city or county,” he said.
Verhines said the draft will be presented again during the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority meeting at 3 p.m. Thursday at Portales City Hall.
— Compiled by CNJ staff writer Sharna Johnson