Meetings watch: Curry County Commission

Curry County commissioners meet 9 a.m. on Tuesday at the north annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library to consider the following:

• Discussion and action concerning the DWI vehicle forfeiture ordinance. The ordinance calls for seizure of repeat DWI offender’s vehicles upon arrest or conviction. In June Frank Blackburn offered a motion to repeal the ordinance.

“I don’t like the seizure of property by the government,” Blackburn said in a June commission meeting. “I just don’t like it. I can’t see any good reason to approve it.”

District Attorney Matt Chandler sent a letter to the commissioners endorsing the law.

Blackburn withdrew his motion after Commissioner Tim Ashley said it would be best if all commissioners could discuss the issue, noting Commissioner Bobby Sandoval was not present at the June commission meeting.

• A consent agenda item will ask for approval of a letter to be sent to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service providing scientific data regarding the lesser prairie chicken.

— Compiled by CNJ staff writer Kevin Baird