Some reactions to pay raise based on untruths

Letters to the editor Editor’s note: Clovis city commissioners on Jan. 8 voted 5-3 to raise salaries for commissioners and the mayor by $2,000 each. I normally don’t respond to letters to the editor, but after reading those from Denver Jones and Ben Moralez (Jan. 8 CNJ), I feel I have to respond. I respect […]

Readers react to city commission pay increase

Project reader reaction A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked about Clovis’ city commissioners recently voting themselves a 29 percent pay raise and whether that action might impact the March 2 vote on a proposed sales-tax increase. Some responses: “The representatives in the early republic were essentially men of independent means who would go to […]

Pay raise only fair for city commissioners

Gordon Smith In response to Friday’s letters to the editor from Denver Jones and Ben Moralez: First thank you for noticing what goes on in your city. The vast majority of the population doesn’t notice. Both letters question the reasoning behind the recent pay increase for city commissioners, and I would relish the opportunity to […]

City officials’ pay raise was unjustified

On Jan. 8, our city officials voted themselves an exorbitant 29 percent pay raise while asking for tax increases to fund important projects. This is unconscionable. The Ute water project is looming on the horizon, as is increased compensation for deserving city workers including the police and fire departments, emergency response personnel, and many other […]

Mayor, commissioners get a raise

By Jack King On a 5-3 vote Thursday, the City Commission approved raising pay for the mayor and commissioners a total of $18,000 a year. Under the measure, commissioners pay would increase from $5,000 a year to $7,000 and the mayor’s pay would go from $6,000 to $8,000 a year. The pay increase will go […]

County residents vexed by ETZ law

By Jack King About 30 people attended a City Commission meeting Thursday night to ask the city to rescind its extraterritorial zoning ordinance. Commissioners voted 5 to1, with one abstention, not to approve the request. Commissioner Gloria Wicker voted “no” and Commissioner Robert Sandoval abstained, explaining that he had not been on the commission when […]

Commissioners give conditional approval to road

By Jack King Curry County Commissioners approved a request from the Clovis Industrial Development Corporation Tuesday to improve Curry Road 4 to prepare for the building of the Southwest Cheese plant, but added several conditions to their approval. They voted to approve the road improvement, conditioned on the cheese plant deal being successfully completed, on […]

Exotic animal ordinance pastured

By Jack King City Planning and Zoning Commissioners indefinitely tabled a proposed ordinance governing the keeping of exotic animals Wednesday after hearing from several Clovis residents who opposed the ordinance. However, they said the ordinance is not dead and can be resurrected later. The commissioners said they will recommend camels and llamas be added to […]

Hospital building to be sold to community services group

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Clovis city commission approved sale of the Memorial Service Center to Matt. 25 Inc. to be turned into a ministry resource center. CNJ photo: Eric Kluth By Jack King The old hospital building between 12th and 13th streets will be sold to Matt. 25 Inc., a faith-based non-profit corporation that wants to turn the abandoned […]

City commission may authorize sale of hospital

By Jack King The Clovis City Commission will consider introducing an ordinance authorizing the sale of the Memorial Service Center (Old Hospital) to Matt. 25 Inc. for $1 at its Thursday meeting. The commission will hold its regular meeting at 5:15 p.m. in the North Annex of Clovis-Carver Public Library. Final approval of the resolution […]