City commission may authorize sale of hospital

By Jack King

The Clovis City Commission will consider introducing an ordinance authorizing the sale of the Memorial Service Center (Old Hospital) to Matt. 25 Inc. for $1 at its Thursday meeting.
The commission will hold its regular meeting at 5:15 p.m. in the North Annex of Clovis-Carver Public Library.
Final approval of the resolution allowing the sale of the building will be considered next month.
Also on the commission’s agenda is a resolution approving March 2, 2004, as the date for a municipal election. On the ballot will be the election of the mayor and four commissioners, and approval of two changes in the city charter. A resolution placing a city gross receipts tax increase on the same ballot will be considered Dec. 18.
The commission also will consider Thursday introducing a resolution that would allow increasing the mayor’s and commissioners’ salaries by $2,000 a year. The mayor now receives $6,000 a year and commissioners receive $5,000 a year. Final approval would be considered at a later date.