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Meetings watch: Clovis City Commission


The Clovis city commission will proclaim Saturday as “Dr. Roy Ebihara Day” during its at 5:15 p.m. Thursday at the Clovis-Carver Library’s North Annex.

The honor comes as the city remembers the Japanese colony that once lived in the area, and whose members were forcibly removed following the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Ebihara, who was born in Clovis, was 8 when his family was forced to leave.

Other proclamations, awards and presentations scheduled to take place during the meeting are:

• A presentation of the keys to the city to Paige Nicholson, Miss Rodeo America 2014; Alexandria Tapia, Miss Rodeo New Mexico; Taci Shaffer, Miss Rodeo Arizona; Laramie Pursley, Miss Rodeo Montana and Lauren Heaton, Miss Rodeo Oklahoma;

• A proclamation proclaiming June 2-8, 2014, as the 44th Annual Pioneer Days Celebration;

• A presentation of clocks to Distinguished Supervisor the Quarter Larry Hall and Distinguished Line Employee of the Quarter Frank Lucero for the period December 2013 through February 2014;

• A proclamation declaring Monday as Vintage Air Road Tour 2014 Day;

• Proclamation declaring today Texas 4000 Day.

Consent agenda items:

• Adoption of ordinance to change a residential single family district zone to a neighborhood conservation mobile/manufactured home district zone.

• Adoption of an ordinance changing a mixed development district zone to a planned unit development, mixed development district zone.

• Adoption of an ordinance changing a residential multifamily district zone to a neighborhood conservation carport district zone (to include prefabricated and flat-roof type carports.

• Adoption of a resolution granting approval of the preliminary plat of Wyldwood Estates Subdivision.

• Adoption of a resolution granting approval of a preliminary plat of the L3IP subdivision.

• Adoption of a resolution approving post-issuance compliance procedures for tax-exempt bonds and loans of the city of Clovis.

• Request for approval of airport use agreement between the city of Clovis and Boutique Air.

• Request for approval of a memorandum of agreement between the New Mexico Department of Health and the city of Clovis to use the Clovis Carver Library North Annex as a point of distribution for public health emergencies;

• Request for approval for funding of $1,570 for a water conservation plan update.

• Request of approval to create a special warning sign application and fee for Clovis city streets.

• Request for approval of letter of support for the Youth Conservation Corps Project for beautifying the medians on Hwy 60/84.

• Request for approval to award a city-wide mowing contract to Accents.

• Request for approval of closure of Grand Avenue between Main Street and the west side of the alley located between Main and Pile streets; and Pile Street between Grand and Fourth, from 3 p.m.-5 p.m. on Monday for a Vintage Car Show;

• Request for approval of street closure and noise variance from 9 a.m. June 13 until 5 p.m. on June 15 at 812 Tatum Street from Lea Street west on Tatum Street for a group barbecue;

• Request for approval to allow Plains Regional Medical Center employees to hold a Fun Run/5k event at Hillcrest Park on June 21;

• Request for approval for Matt 25 Hope Center to hold a 5k Fun Run at Ned Houk Park on Aug. 8;

• Request for approval for Clovis Christian School to hold a fundraiser 5k Fun Run at Ned Houk Park from 6:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Aug. 30.

New business items on the agenda:

• Approval of a letter of support for a reroute of Amtrak Southwest Chief trains 3 and 4.

• Approval of Bikers Against Bullying activities on Aug. 24, including parade and use of Hillcrest Park, landing of CV-22 at Hillcrest Park and waiver of fees.

• Approval of a resolution concerning the use of electronic equipment during city commission meetings.

• Approval of the Economic Development Tax Advisory Board recommendation for the renewal of the Economic Development Professional Services contract and an Economic Development Summary Report.

• Approval of the EDTAB recommendation of $15,000 from the Economic Development Tax Fund for an Economic Development Business Retention and Expansion study.

• Approval of the EDTAB recommendation for $10,000 from the Economic Development Tax Fund for a New Economic Development website/statistical database and real estate database.

• Approval of Industrial Park lease option agreement between the city of Clovis and Logisticus Projects Group, LLC.

• Approval for the New Mexico Agricultural Conservation District to write a grant application for agricultural water conservation programs and partnerships in an amount not to exceed $5,000.

— Compiled by staff writer Vanessa Kahin


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