Meetings watch – Nov. 1

Clovis City Commission

The Clovis City Commission will meet 5:15 p.m. Thursday at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library.

Agenda items include:

  • A request for a one-time deduction in landfill tipping fees for Sunland, Inc. The Portales-based company is discarding 30 truckloads of peanut products following a nationwide recall for salmonella traced back to a peanut butter produced at its plant.

The requested reduction in landfill fees from $30 a ton to $20 a ton would represent a reduction of $6,000 to $7,000.

  • Recommendations from the Revenue Review committee on fees for city services.

Included are new fees for digital maps from the information technology department (digital downloads free for two layers of information and $30 per hour for each additional layer applied, and map printout prices between $10 and $25 with $30 per hour for each additional layer applied); a $150 charge for private individuals requesting street closures; and a 6 percent increase in trash pickup fees.

The recommendations also include a request the city commission uphold fee structures in place, unless an in-kind service is performed in lieu of the fee.

  • A hearing regarding a transfer of liquor license from Mountain Annie's LP of Ruidoso to Tinsley Hospitality Group of Santa Fe, for business at the renovated K-Bob's Steakhouse at 1600 Mabry Drive.
  • Health, vision, dental and life insurance policies for city employees. The medical insurance for city employees reduces out-of-pocket maximums but increases copay amounts. Vision premiums increased by 4 percent, while life and dental were unchanged.
  • Approval for the Clovis Municipal Airport staff to seek a federal grant to cover most of a $19,000 expense for runway striping.
  • Recommendations from the lodger's tax advisory board. The board recommends reauthorizing $1,500 for Clovis MainStreet's "Brew and Stew" event, $3,500 for holiday basketball tournaments at Clovis High School, $9,000 for the Pioneer Days Rodeo, $7,500 for the L.J. Jenkins Invitational Bull Riding event, $10,000 for the Grab the Gold Ranch Rodeo and $11,000 to the Clovis-Curry County Chamber of Commerce for various promotional materials.
  • An election for a new member of the planning and zoning commission to replace Rhonda Bargman, who resigned from the commission.
  • An election to appoint two members to the lodger's tax advisory board, to replace vacancies left by the resignations of Tom Martin and Rhonda Bargman.

To view the agenda, visit cloviscitynm.iqm2.com/Citizens/Calendar.aspx

— by d staff writer Kevin Wilson

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