City to review Cannon housing, religious procession

CNJ staff

The Clovis City Commission will tackle housing needs for Cannon Air Force Base, and take a second shot at a request for a religious procession when it meets 5:15 p.m. Thursday at the north annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library.
Cannon officials have declined offering specifics about housing, citing a desire to address them before the city commission before commenting.
A call placed to Lonnie Leslie of the regional growth management plan project Thursday was not returned.
The city commission will also revisit an option it tabled at the July 23 meeting on a religious procession called Jump Up Clovis.
Sean Ferreira approached the commission for permission to run the non-denominational event 4-9 p.m. Aug. 28.
The event, Ferreira said, would feature a truck with religious music being followed by participants. The procession would travel from Ninth and Main to 13th and Main, then travel back to Ninth via Mitchell Street before starting back along Main.
Ferreira said the event would close down from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. to allow people to go home from work.
Commissioners expressed support, but cited potential noise and traffic concerns. The item was tabled so the commission could have an opportunity to hear from the public before making a final decision.

Other items on the agenda include:
• A resolution establishing the Elaine Moss Memorial Library Fund, with donations collected by former Mayor James B. Moss to be given to the city. The city would invest the money and use interest to purchase library materials.
• Request for approvals to appoint four members for the water policy advisory board and one member for the parks and recreation board.
• Applications for American Recovery and Reinvestment Act dollars for the Business Enterprise Center, reconstruction of roads at Ned Houk Park and reconstruction of Tharp Street and others.