Meetings watch: City commission

CNJ staff

The Clovis City Commission meets 5:15 p.m. Thursday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library’s North Annex.

Among the items on the agenda:

• The commission will discuss an ordinance changing front yard fence restrictions within the city.

At a June 1 Planning and Zoning Commission meeting, Jim Sitterly of 124 Colonial Estates Parkway said he wished to place a fence in his front yard taller than four feet, the maximum height allowed by city code.

A proposed amendment to city code would eliminate the height restriction for wrought iron, woven wire or any fence with openings accounting for at least 80 percent of surface area.

At the meeting, Sitterly said his plan is to extend a six-foot-high fence across his house. The project, he said, would be mis-shapen with lower fences. He said he would not spend the planned $50,000 if he had concerns the full fencing would not be allowed.

Neighbor David Lansford said allowing the higher fence would set a precedent across the city that could create a great deal of ugliness in the community.

The committee made no recommendations regarding the zoning code text change.