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Actions requested on Clovis water plan


February 15, 2018

CLOVIS — For the first time in three meetings, the Clovis city commission will not hold a study session following its regular meeting to discuss the next steps on the city’s master water assurance plan.

This time, the plan is on the meeting agenda, with actions requested on plan recommendations.

Commissioner Ladona Clayton said there are three items she plans to discuss during the 5:15 p.m. commission meeting at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library:

• Establishing price points for effluent water from the city’s reuse pipeline. Price ranges discussed have fallen between $2.34 and $3.30 per 1,000 gallons, and Clayton believes there should be a different rate in place for industries and governmental bodies that want to use the water.

• A recommendation on establishing a land and water trust.

• Creating a committee to put together a request for information on water banking, and a discussion on how to identify potential members.

Clayton chaired the nearly yearlong process to establish the plan, which had a stated goal of establishing and maintaining a 40-year water supply for the city.

Other items on today’s agenda include:

• A 4:45 p.m. executive session preceding the meeting, covering the acquisition of disposal of property.

• Presentation of the audit report for the city from the 2016-17 fiscal year. The city resolved one finding from Hinkle and Landers, but the firm gave a modified finding dealing with material adjustments.

• A reading of the ordinance that established the ethnic affairs committee. Clayton is spurring the reading, and said she would like to look at the overall purpose of the committee and find ways to overcome the challenges of low attendance and failure to establish quorums at frequent meetings.

• Separate items to declare 508 E. Fifth St. and 1012 W. Eighth St. as unsafe structures and authorize abatement of those buildings.

• A request to hold the state Golden Gloves Boxing Tournament April 13-15 at Roy Walker Recreation Center. The Golden Gloves organization is offering to pay $300 to help offset staffing costs, but asks for all other fees to be waived. Winners would advance to the national tournament in Omaha, Nebraska, in May.

• Permission for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to hold an “Out of Darkness” awareness walk Sept. 15 at Hillcrest Park. The group is asking for a waiver of the $175 park fees, and has offered to clean the areas of the park it plans to use.

• A waiver of fees at the Clovis landfill noon April 27 to noon April 30 in conjunction with the Great American Cleanup. Residential customers would also be allowed to dump up to nine passenger vehicle tires per household. The Great American Cleanup is scheduled for 8 a.m.-1 p.m. April 28.


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