Commission approves job measures

Kevin Wilson The City Commission dipped into economic development funds to bring more than 60 new jobs into the city, and looked into just how far it could reach to aid developers with reductions in sewer and permit fees. In a two-hour meeting that included numerous topics, the commission approved measures dealing with 108 jobs […]

Commissioners to consider concepts for new jail

Sharna Johnson The Curry County Commission will consider concepts for a new jail under a lease plan presented during a special meeting Tuesday. Since November — when voters defeated two $16.5 million bonds aimed at building the first phase of an estimated $90 million jail and courthouse — the county has been exploring options to […]

Commission votes to look into automated security

Argen Duncan The Curry County Commission has voted 4-1 to request proposals for an automated security system at the county courthouse. At their meeting Tuesday, Commissioner Frank Blackburn voted against the measure, and commissioners Daniel Stoddard, Caleb Chandler, Wendell Bostwick and Robert Sandoval voted for it. The vote came after a presentation by David Barnes […]

Consider other options for hotel

Recently there has been a great deal of discussion regarding the Affordable Housing ordinance/plan passed by the Clovis City Commission. It’s now the subject of a negative referendum election to be held on Aug. 2. It has been said this ordinance will allow the city to demolish, and clear properties that can be donated to […]

Four apply for judgeship

Freedom New Mexico Four local lawyers have applied for a 9th Judicial District judgeship vacant due to the death of Robert S. Orlik on May 28, the state Judicial Nominating Commission announced Friday. Applicants are Donna Mowrer of Portales and Wesley Pool, Andrea Reeb and Brian Stover, all of Clovis. Reeb is also chief deputy […]

City commissioners table vote on driver’s license resolution for illegal immigrants

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson State Rep. Dennis Roch, R-Texico, shows his driver’s license at the Clovis City Commission meeting Thursday. He was speaking in favor of a resolution supporting a state Legislature effort to end the practice of giving licenses to undocumented residents. The resolution was tabled, with the intent to be addressed again […]

Clovis man picked for state commission

The governor has appointed a Curry County man to serve on the state Water Quality Control Commission. Orville “Hoyt” Pattison is one of two appointed around the state. He served as a state representative from 1963 to 1984, is the president and CEO of O.H. Pattison Engineering; the president and organizer of Clean Funnel Inc.; […]

Clovis City Commission to discuss election, street closure

CNJ staff reports The Clovis City Commission will have a special meeting 5:15 p.m. Monday at the city commission chambers of City Hall, 321 Connelly. Agenda items include: • Approval of election workers for the Aug. 2 special election on an ordinance to create an affordable housing plan in Clovis. • A street closure request […]

Meetings watch: Roosevelt County Commission

At the Roosevelt County Commission meeting Tuesday in the county courthouse, commissioners: • Approved awarding janitorial services for the Roosevelt County Public Health Office. • Approved the acceptance of a water storage tank for the Arch Fire Department. • Decided not to appoint road viewers for the closure of South Roosevelt Road 2 1/2 as […]

City commission adopts phone attendance provision

Kevin Wilson The Clovis City Commission, anticipating a costly failure to make quorum at its Thursday meeting, adopted a provision allowing commissioners to join meetings by telephone. After debate on the language of the expansion to the open meetings act, the commission approved the resolution in a 7-0 vote. The commission has a regular meeting […]

City will meet about quorum resolution

CNJ staff The Clovis City Commission is conducting a special meeting 5:15 p.m. Tuesday at the City Hall assembly room to guarantee a quorum for regular meeting Thursday. The meeting has one agenda item — a resolution allowing city commissioners to join a meeting by conference telephone. Four commissioners, and Mayor Gayla Brumfield, will be […]

Commission approves referendum election for Aug. 2

Kevin Wilson With a swift special meeting, Clovis City Commission approved what will be its second referendum election in a little more than three months. Clovis residents will vote Aug. 2 to uphold or overturn the commission’s 6-1 vote in favor of creating an affordable housing plan. The state’s anti-donation clause does not allow a […]

Street work, extra pay period part of budget increase

Kevin Wilson The Clovis City Commission, during its May 26 meeting, approved a preliminary budget for the 2011-12 fiscal year, totaling $42.22 million A quick look at the budget, which was due to the state’s department of finance and administration before June: What’s the difference between the last two budgets? The preliminary 2010-11 budget was […]

Housing plan meets overall need

Since the Affordable Housing Plan and ordinance were adopted by the Clovis City Commission on May 5, there has been much discussion about the plan and what it will do for our community. Clovis’ Affordable Housing Plan is targeted toward residents earning up to 100 percent of Area Median Income ($46,300) and essential workforce who […]

Education digest — June 2

Education commission meeting June 10 The New Mexico Public Education Commission meets June 10, according to a news release. The meeting will take place 9:30 a.m. in Mabry Hall in the Jerry Apodaca Education Building in Santa Fe. Commissioners will meet for committee sessions from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Agendas can be viewed at […]

Apathy, not obstruction to blame

The High Plains Patriots are in the process of getting petition signatures to require a referendum election on the Clovis City Commission’s May 5 vote to approve an affordable housing plan. The petition came less than a week after citizens upheld a gross receipts tax increase — also in a referendum election forced by the […]

Clovis City Commission passes affordable housing plan

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Stephen Crozier, founder and CEO of Tierra Realty of Taos, speaks about his planned renovation of Hotel Clovis during the Thursday Clovis City Commission meeting. Kevin Wilson The Clovis City Commission met for more than two hours Thursday, and spent much of it debating the merits of an affordable housing […]

City commission to consider affordable housing plan

CNJ staff A resolution and ordinance creating an affordable housing plan for the city are part of the agenda for the Clovis City Commission’s first regular May meeting, scheduled for 5:15 p.m. Thursday at the north annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The affordable housing plan allows an exception to the state’s anti-donation clause for […]

Commissioners to give county manager budget guidance

Sharna Johnson In a break from tradition, Curry County Commissioners will host a budget workshop during a special meeting Thursday to hear the needs and wishes of department heads and elected officials for the coming fiscal year. After hearing the requests, commissioners are expected to give the county manager guidance on which items will be […]

Commission votes to raise golf course fees

Kevin Wilson A week after buying the Chaparral Country Club on a unanimous vote, the Clovis City Commission hit a few rough patches in follow-up action. A pair of agenda items at the Thursday commission meeting yielded approval, but not without consternation from both residents in the audience and commissioners at their table. The commission […]