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Clovis officials to take next step on senior center


November 16, 2017

CLOVIS — The Clovis city commission plans to take the next step in establishing a new senior center at Hillcrest Park.

A task force for the project is on the agenda for today's commission meeting. The Commission on Older Adults has recommended six people to serve on it:

• Commission on Older Adults Chair Donna Labatt

• COA and Senior Olympics representative Melinda Coslett

• COA representative Constance Williams

• Curry Resident Senior Meals Association Executive Director Cherisse Perez

• La Casa Senior Center Director Darlene Gonzales

• City Senior Services Director Barbara Riggan

There is no requirement a city commissioner serve on the task force, but Commissioner Tom Martin has expressed interest in serving.

A prior task force created by the COA and chaired by Labatt presented its selection process during the commission's Oct. 5 meeting and took the task force recommendation to locate a new senior center at Hillcrest south of the Wellness Center.

The commission also plans to mark Monday as Kyla Myers Day. The 21-year-old Clovis native, a senior at West Texas A&M, is the reigning Miss Rodeo New Mexico.

Other items on today's agenda include:

• Quarterly reports from Clovis MainStreet and the Clovis-Curry County Chamber of Commerce.

• Donation of a 21-year-old fire truck and a 19-year-old ambulance to the Quay County fire marshal's office. The city is using neither vehicle right now due to high mileage and maintenance costs.

• A request to rezone 12 lots in the Stagner Addition from Neighborhood Conservation Carport District to Neighborhood Conservation Prefabricated Carport District. The planning and zoning commission recommends the zoning change by a 3-2 vote. The carport in question has already been built.


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