Nuisance ordinance tabled indefinitely

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Curry County Commissioners Caleb Chandler and Chairman Bobby Sandoval listen Wednesday as a resident offers opinions on a proposed public health and safety ordinance. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer An embattled ordinance aimed at public health and safety appears to have run out of lives. During an informal committee […]

County commissioners hope to look at revised nuisance ordinance

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File photo Curry County Commissioners are meeting at 1 p.m. today in the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Library to discuss an ordinance aimed at health and safety issues in the county such as dilapidated or dangerous buildings, rubbish and disposal of animal carcasses. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry County Commissioners are holding […]

Commission returns public nuisance ordinance to committee

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer After more than two years of volleys between committee and commission, Curry County commissioners have again returned to committee an ordinance to clean up the county. Commission Chairman Bobby Sandoval said he wants to see a revised ordinance of the public nuisance ordinance — know officially as “An Ordinance […]

Stickers summertime nuisance

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Charles Guthals recommends monosodium methyl arsenate, a herbicide known as MSMA, for getting rid of grassburs. Grassbur is a summer grassy weed that is adapted to dry, sandy soils. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Stickers, sticker burs, grass spurs, sticky burs, sand burs — whatever the name, a common […]

Curry County nuisance ordinance draft

Curry County commissioners are considering an ordinance that could regulate properties within the county under health and safety standards. The proposal would require residents to fix any health or safety issues on their property, such as standing water, rubbish or conditions that contribute to vermin and disease carrying insects. Under the proposed ordinance, violators could […]

Residents balk at nuisance ordinance proposal

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The Curry County Commission had an unusually large audience during its meeting Tuesday at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Many of the residents attended to express their concerns about a nuisance ordinance. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry County commissioners postponed a decision Tuesday on a […]

Nuisance ordinance, magistrate judge redistricting highlight county agenda

Public hearings involving a nuisance ordinance and the redistricting of magistrate judge positions are on the agenda for Tuesday’s Curry County Commission meeting. Also, a district judge is expected to present demands for security changes at the courthouse. The commission is set to meet at 9 a.m. in the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public […]

Proposed nuisance ordinance concerns dairy owners

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Action on a proposed nuisance ordinance for Curry County is being placed on hold pending some “tweaking” to ensure fairness to dairy, agriculture and business entities. County Manager Lance Pyle said in the last two weeks he has received letters and phone calls from ranchers, farmers, dairy owners and […]

Committee passes nuisance ordinance

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Some county residents said they welcomed a countywide nuisance ordinance. Others said they would fight it to the end. After weighing the comments, the Curry County Land Use Committee unanimously passed a nuisance ordinance during a Friday meeting. County Manager Lance Pyle said the County Commission will consider a […]

Committee will discuss proposed nuisance ordinance

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Curry County Manager Lance Pyle said the county needs a nuisance ordinance addressing health and safety. The Curry County Land Use Committee will discuss and possibly consider a countywide nuisance ordinance Friday addressing health and safety issues regarding properties in the county. According to the proposed ordinance, nuisances include […]

Residents say proposed county ordinance becoming a nuisance

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer All Margaret Dindinger wanted was to make Curry County a little more attractive. She said she never imagined her petition to clean up the highway entrances to the county would snowball into nuisance ordinance proposals that have divided residents. On one side are residents who want their neighbors to […]

Committee to present draft of nuisance ordinance

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The Curry County Land Use Committee decided Thursday to work on a county-wide nuisance ordinance rather than delve into zoning the entrances into the city. The committee will present a draft nuisance ordinance and present it to the county commission. The commission meeting room at the courthouse was packed […]

County passes open flames ban

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer County commissioners unanimously approved an open flames ban Tuesday in a regular meeting. The commission will vote on keeping the countywide ban in place on a monthly basis. “I believe about 18 counties around Amarillo have enacted burn bans,” Commissioner Robert Sandoval said. “And we know fires are not […]

Officials: Zoning rule may be needed

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer A nuisance ordinance would be hard to enforce efficiently without a zoning ordinance county officials said. Curry County Attorney Stephen Doerr presented a rough draft of a nuisance ordinance Thursday during a Land Use Committee meeting. Committee chairman and County Commissioner Tim Ashley said nuisance complaints from county residents […]

County plans to enact nuisance policy

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer When Clovis native Margaret Dindinger decided to write a letter to the county about unsightly trash, weeds and dilapidated buildings at the entrances to Clovis, she had no idea she would get so much support. Dindinger’s letter-turned-petition was presented Thursday to the Curry County Land Use Committee, along with […]

Goodwill ministry cited as public nuisance

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Henry Parmenter digs through boxes in his back yard on the 1300 block of Reid Street. He was cited in Municipal Court for leaving items he collects for the poor scattered in his front, back and adjacent yards. CNJ photo by Mike Linn. By Mike Linn, CNJ news editor A Clovis man who runs what […]

College removing problematic mulberry

By Mike Linn PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University officials are fed up with the light red, dime-sized berries that fall every summer from a mulberry tree near the Golden Library. University officials said students using a nearby sidewalk track the fruit’s pinkish juices onto carpets in the library, causing irremovable stains. Each August, the […]