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Portales to consider water reuse security improvements


May 22, 2018

PORTALES — The Portales City Council will consider security improvements to the city’s water reuse impoundment pond on the southwest side of the city at tonight’s meeting.

The improvements were suggested by councilor Jim Lucero in September in order to keep citizens from attempting to swim in the pond.

City Clerk Joan Martinez-Terry said councilors will review a proposal by construction firm Sites Southwest that contains several fencing and landscaping options.

Fences made of stone, cable, wire and wood, as well as natural barriers such as yucca plants will be considered, according to Terry.

“People will hurt themselves if they’re not careful. This is what we’re trying to do, is make it attractive, and for them to understand that it is not safe for them to climb in that water,” she said.

Also at tonight’s meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Memorial Building:

• Mayor Ron Jackson will present a “traveling trophy” for the city’s Cinco de Mayo Fun Run.

• Finance Director Marilyn Rapp will present the city’s interim budget for the 2018-2019 fiscal year.

• Councilors will consider approval of a request for the city to apply for a “heroine/methamphetamine grant” through the Bureau of Justice Administration.

• City Manager Sammy Standefer will present a report based on the council’s strategic planning retreat in April.


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