Local Roundup: Trees will be picked up after first of year

By CNJ Staff

Now that Christmas has come and gone and this holiday season is almost over, it’s time to think about untrimming the tree and boxing up the decorations for another year.

The Clovis Public Works Department is asking residents who used live Christmas trees to dispose of them properly.

Clovis Public Works Administrator Ramona Frogge said residents can begin to place their trees out for removal after New Year’s Day.

“We (Public Works) won’t be doing any pick-ups this week,” she said.

According to Frogge, trees should be placed in the alleys and not in the dumpsters.

“They (residents) can call the Public Works office for a pick-up,” she said.

Frogge said a flatbed trailer would be used for area Christmas tree removal.

For information or tree removal, call 769-2376.

Pool closed after failing inspection
A city-operated indoor pool was closed last week by the New Mexico Environment Department for failure to meet state standards, according to Clovis and state officials.

Environment Department spokeswoman Marissa Stone said the Clovis Aquatics Center at Play Inc. was ordered closed Friday, following a routine inspection, for operating without a shower and failure to post lifeguard requirements and pool rules.

Stone said following an inspection in April, pool management was given 90 days to complete a new shower.

Clovis City Manager Joe Thomas said construction of new aquatic center facilities such as locker rooms is under way, but has had delays.

“We have minor things that need to be taken care of” to operate the pool, Thomas said, citing the addition of nonslip materials in pool shower rooms.
Thomas would not predict when the pool would reopen.

Reopening of the pool, he said, hinges on coordination with state inspectors.