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Curry to take another look at shared services agreement


May 15, 2018

CLOVIS — The Curry County Commission will try again to put in place an agreement with the city of Clovis regarding shared services between the county and the city at today’s meeting.

The intergovernmental services agreement came before the commission at its May 1 meeting, but was voted down 3-2 in part due to issues with the agreement combining seemingly unrelated issues, water and the detention center.

“I think we’ve got the kinks worked out and got it separated,” said Commissioner Robert Thornton, who has been negotiating the agreement along with Commissioner Chet Spear and Clovis City Commissioners Ladona Clayton and Sandra Taylor-Sawyer.

Thornton said he hopes the two agreements will address the issues his fellow commissioners had at the last meeting.

“I think this is important that we work together and try to put our best foot forward and move on,” Thornton said.

Also on the agenda for today's meeting, scheduled for 9 a.m. in the commission chambers at the Curry County Administrative Complex, 417 Gidding St.:

• The commission will vote on a resolution supporting the USDA Rural Development “Stronger Economies Together” (SET) program and economic development plan.

According to Curry County Administrative Services Coordinator Doria Rey, “the purpose of SET is to strengthen the capacity of communities in rural America to work together in developing and implementing an economic development blueprint that strategically builds on the current and emerging economic strengths of their region.”

Rey said there is no financial commitment associated with approving the resolution.

• The commission will vote on a resolution to establish the Ranchvale Fire District.

According to the resolution, the district already has adequate water supply capabilities and a fire truck.

• Rey will provide an update on the county’s Community Development Block Grant application.

• The meeting will be followed by an executive session. According to the agenda, the purpose of the executive session is “to discuss matters subject to the attorney-client privilege pertaining to threatened or pending litigation in which Curry County is or may become a participant.”


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