Public hearing on subdivision planned

CNJ staff

A proposed subdivision north of the city is ready for a public hearing, according to county officials.

The Curry County Land Use Committee has approved the Strebeck Ranches-owned Mariposa Subdivision for a public hearing during a Curry County Commission meeting.

The subdivision, which has plans for 24 lots, is located in the city’s extra territorial zone, three miles north of Clovis. The county will maintain its roads, according to county Tax Assessor Randy Williams.

“If they’ve built (their roads) to county specifications, the county should maintain them,” he said.

A second subdivision, Wildwood Estates, will have to clarify its drainage system to meet county standards before the committee can suggest it for a public hearing. Williams said land use committee members were concerned that the houses could flood during a heavy rains.

The subdivision has plans for 146 plots of 2 to 3.5 acres.

The plans of both subdivisions were approved by the City Commission in October.

Road Superintendent Danny Davis said subdivisions have been the biggest developments in the county.

The county has approved four subdivision projects this year, which include the Industrial Park, Sun Ridge Estates, Foster Subdivision, and Pheasant Run, Williams said. Two of those, the Sun Ridge Estates and the Foster Subdivision, are not annexed by the city or inside of its extra territorial zone, he said.

Chief Deputy Clerk Coni Jo Lyman said a businessman from Houston, Texas has come to the Curry County Clerk’s office to investigate the possibility of leasing county property in the Ranchvale area for oil and gas surveys.

She said this is the first time someone has expressed interest in gas and oil surveys in the county since she started working in the county about 20 years ago.