Commission discusses Hotel Clovis, parks plan

Kevin Wilson A special Clovis City Commission meeting scheduled generally to deal with Hotel Clovis renovation matters ended up putting just as much attention on upcoming parks and recreation additions. The commission quickly tackled a six-item agenda Tuesday afternoon, approving all items on unanimous votes inside of 20 minutes. The special meeting was mainly called […]

Hotel Clovis redevelopment still possible

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File photo The affordable housing ordinance’s failure — more than 58 percent of voters disapproved — has left a gap in funding that will now have to fill to accomplish the proposed project. Sharna Johnson While the Affordable Housing Ordinance died at the polls Tuesday, a proposed project to redevelop Hotel Clovis isn’t off the […]

Five meetings scheduled on affordable housing plan

CNJ staff The city of Clovis has scheduled five neighborhood meetings to present the Affordable Housing Plan and Ordinance, and answer questions regarding implementation of the plan. The city had previously scheduled a citywide town hall 6 p.m. Monday at the north annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. A representative from the New Mexico Mortgage […]

Consider other options for hotel

Recently there has been a great deal of discussion regarding the Affordable Housing ordinance/plan passed by the Clovis City Commission. It’s now the subject of a negative referendum election to be held on Aug. 2. It has been said this ordinance will allow the city to demolish, and clear properties that can be donated to […]

Housing plan meets overall need

Since the Affordable Housing Plan and ordinance were adopted by the Clovis City Commission on May 5, there has been much discussion about the plan and what it will do for our community. Clovis’ Affordable Housing Plan is targeted toward residents earning up to 100 percent of Area Median Income ($46,300) and essential workforce who […]

Affordable housing plan ordinance introduced

Kevin Wilson Amid questions of commitments, costs and the Hotel Clovis, the city commission made a first step Thursday in the introduction of an affordable housing plan. By a 6-1 vote, an ordinance was introduced for the city’s affordable housing plan, which the commission requested in January 2010. The plan will be discussed during a […]

County approves burn ban ordinance

Sharna Johnson Curry County commissioners adopted an ordinance Tuesday granting them authority to invoke a burn ban during periods of high fire danger. The ordinance, passed on a 4-1 vote, also identifies types of burning allowed during times of low fire risk. Burning of refuse in piles or back yard burn barrels, small fires for […]

Tax ordinance to go to vote

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson City Clerk LeighAnn Melancon said the city verified enough signatures to force a special election on a .25 percent gross receipts tax increase. The election would be May 3, pending city commission approval. Kevin Wilson An ordinance approved by the Clovis City Commission to raise gross receipts taxes will now […]

Officials: Beautification ordinance not priority

Sharna Johnson Curry County’s commissioners say creating an ordinance to address dilapidated or unkempt properties just isn’t a priority for the county right now. Critics say that is evidenced in the way the community looks. That’s not to say the county hasn’t tried. After more than two years of contention and revisions, an embattled ordinance […]

Farwell ordinance enforcement garners positive feedback

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CNJ staff writer: Sharna Johnson Tim Martin, Farwell’s newest police officer, is on a mission to red-tag code violations in his community. The tags come with a 10-day deadline to correct issues before a citation is issued. Sharna Johnson Farwell’s newest police officer, Tim Martin, has been busy hanging red tags and issuing warnings in […]

Proposed ordinance would create new zoning designation for Cannon housing

Kevin Wilson If an ordinance is approved next month by the Clovis City Commission, the community could see Mission Homes work on its mission to aid Cannon Air Force Base’s mission. The ordinance is up for approval in the Oct. 21 commission meeting creating planned unit development designation in the city building and zoning codes. […]

Licensing rule reveals multiple pet ordinance violators

Sharna Johnson Police Chief Steve Sanders said an unexpected result of a city pet licensing ordinance passed in July is the discovery numerous residents are violating a multiple pet ordinance. But Sanders said animal control doesn’t have the resources to proactively enforce. “We have found that since we started the licensing program that several citizens […]

City commissioners begin work toward tax extension

Sharna Johnson Clovis commissioners began the process Thursday to raise $7 million by renewing an existing gross receipts tax. Cash generated by a bond sale will be used to improve and repair the wastewater treatment plant. The tax is earmarked to retire the bond and amounts to 1.225 percent on the dollar. An ordinance approving […]

Nuisance ordinance tabled indefinitely

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Curry County Commissioners Caleb Chandler and Chairman Bobby Sandoval listen Wednesday as a resident offers opinions on a proposed public health and safety ordinance. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer An embattled ordinance aimed at public health and safety appears to have run out of lives. During an informal committee […]

County commissioners hope to look at revised nuisance ordinance

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File photo Curry County Commissioners are meeting at 1 p.m. today in the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Library to discuss an ordinance aimed at health and safety issues in the county such as dilapidated or dangerous buildings, rubbish and disposal of animal carcasses. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry County Commissioners are holding […]

Commission returns public nuisance ordinance to committee

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer After more than two years of volleys between committee and commission, Curry County commissioners have again returned to committee an ordinance to clean up the county. Commission Chairman Bobby Sandoval said he wants to see a revised ordinance of the public nuisance ordinance — know officially as “An Ordinance […]

Noise ordinance goes unenforced

Noise ordinance goes unenforced I am confused and frustrated that we have an ordinance against loud music and it’s not enforced by our city police. I have called police multiple times in the last several months about this problem in my neighborhood, and after repeated times have asked officers to start issuing citations. The officers […]

County commission to introduce health, safety ordinance

CNJ staff The Curry County Commission plans to introduce a health and safety ordinance during its May 4 meeting the Clovis-Carver Library’s north annex. As drafted by the county’s land use committee, the ordinance addresses health and safety issues in the unincorporated areas of Curry County. County Manager Lance Pyle said in a release that […]

Pet licensing ordinance vote split

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Animal Task Force Chairwoman Linda Cross told city commissioners Thursday that a pet licensing ordinance will help the city get grant money to pay for enforcement. The ordinance was passed on a 5-3 vote. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Despite objections from three commissioners who called it redundant and […]

Letter to the editor: City can’t enforce pet ordinance

City can’t enforce pet ordinance Regarding the story headlined “City pet licensing on table” in the March 12 CNJ: When I moved to Clovis 25 years ago, Clovis had a pet license ordinance. It didn’t work then and I don’t think it will work now. The majority of the animals that are running loose belong […]