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Meetings watch: Clovis City Commission


The Clovis MainStreet Program is planning to paint and spruce up Clovis Main Street in the coming year.

MainStreet President Natalie Daggett and Executive Director Lisa Pellegrino-Spear announced their upcoming projects for MainStreet at the Clovis city commission Meeting on Thursday Night in the north annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library.

The duo said they plan to create more mural projects around Main Street as well as include more public art on the street.

They said they are working on four projects.

Daggett said they are rehabilitating the Lyceum Theatre, have just broken ground on their Railroad Park and are planning to remodel the Levine’s Building and add more “pedestrian friendly” sidewalks.

Railroad Park is an upcoming park centered around a 9005 Locomotive in which they also plan to add a caboose.

Also at Thursday's meeting:

• The commission recognized former Mayor Gayle Brumfield for her four years in office and her nine years as chairman of the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority. Mayor David Lansford said there is only one word to describe her: “tenacious.”

• The commission heard an update from Economic Development Director for Eastern Plains Council of Governments Raymond Mondragon on the behalf of the Employers Support for the Guard and Rescue. Mondragon said three purple parking spaces have been placed at city buildings for combat wounded veterans creating 12 of these spaces in all of Clovis.

• The commission heard an update from Capital Consultants Agent John Ryan about a recent trip commissioners, Lansford and City Manager Tom Phelps took to Washington D.C. They met with New Mexico delegates to express concerns in Clovis, chiefly centered around Cannon Air Force Base, water and the Clovis Municipal Airport, among other issues, according to Ryan. “You see so much bickering on television about whether it's (Republican) or (Democrat), but the big takeaway I got from the delegation was that they are going to work together,” said Commissioner Sandra Taylor-Sawer who went on the trip.

• Commissioners took no action following an executive session related to a limited personnel issue. Lansford declined to provide additional information.

— Compiled by Staff Writer Anna George


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