For the past several years the City of Clovis has recognized residents and businesses in the community in a Yard of the Month program between June and August of each year. The purpose of the program is to raise pride of ownership in our properties which not only improves the appearance of our community for ourselves, but also acts as an economic development incentive for people and businesses looking at relocating to our area.
Each month during the Yard of the Month program two recipients and one business from each of the four commission districts receives recognition. The recognitions are presented at the second city commission meeting during the months of June, July and August. The public are encouraged to submit nominations for the Yard of the Month program to the City of Clovis through nomination boxes located at various locations including Clovis City Hall, Clovis/Carver Public Library, Citizens Bank of Clovis, Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce, Curry County Clerk’s Office, Foxy’s Drive In, High Plains Federal Credit Union, La Casa Family Health Center and Western Bank. Nominations may also be submitted by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominations are passed on to the Clovis City Commissioners for each district who choose the winners for each month.
The 2013 Yard of the Month program is being sponsored this year by a grant from New Mexico Clean and Beautiful, Burns Do It All, Guthal’s Nursery and Landscaping, Hamilton Nursery and Landscaping, Lowe’s Home Improvement and the City of Clovis.
Questions regarding the Yard of the Month program may be submitted to email@example.com or by calling (575) 769-7828.
The City of Clovis will hold an Earth Day observation at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, April 18th, 2013 at Hillcrest Park, opposite the splash park. The Parks & Recreation Department will plant a tree at Hillcrest Park as part of the observation. “We would like to invite the public to join us for the Earth Day celebration”, advised Parks Director Bill Bizzell. “Looking after our planet is important to all of us to ensure our planet’s sustainability.” For more information regarding Earth Day activities at the City of Clovis, please contact the City Manager’s Office at 575-769-7828.
CITY OF CLOVIS IMPLEMENTS STAGE 1 VOLUNTARY WATER CONSERVATION FROM APRIL 1ST TO OCTOBER 1ST, 2013 – ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS TO CONSERVE WATER
The City of Clovis recognizes the need to conserve water in our community both at home and in our places of work. The City of Clovis’ Stage 1 Voluntary Water Conservation shall be in effect from April 1st, 2013 to October 1st, 2013. Water users in the City of Clovis are urged to conserve water in every way possible at both their homes and businesses.
During the Stage 1 Voluntary Water Conservation, residents are asked voluntarily not to water their outdoor landscaped areas between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. with no watering on Mondays. Odd-numbered addresses should water on Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays and even-numbered addresses should water on Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays. Handheld buckets and shut-off hoses may be used at any time. Reclaimed and greywater may be used at any time. Water runoff from sprinkler systems, washing down pavement, sidewalks, etc. is discouraged.
Should you have any questions regarding water conservation, please contact the City Manager’s Office at (575) 769-7828.
CITY OF CLOVIS TO HOLD GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP EVENT APRIL 6, 2013 – INVITES AREA RESIDENTS TO PARTICIPATE
Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup, the nation’s largest community improvement program, is held annually between March 1 and May 31. Each year over 4 million volunteers from 1,200 affiliates participate in programs that deliver positive and lasting impacts through events focused on waste reduction, recycling, beautification and community greening. In 2012, 4.2 million Great American Cleanup volunteers worked tirelessly to return nearly $230 million in measurable benefits in 20,000 communities across the country.
The City of Clovis is holding its Great American Cleanup event on Saturday, April 6th, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to noon, starting at Parks & Recreation located at 500 Sycamore Street. Landfill fees will be waived from noon, Friday, April 5th through noon, Monday, April 8th. The dumping of tires will be allowed by residential customers only, limited to nine passenger vehicle tires per household.
“We are grateful to the hundreds of volunteers and organizations who gave their time last year to help make our community cleanup such a success,” stated Clovis City Commissioner Fidel Madrid who serves as the Chair of the City of Cloivs Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee. “We would like to encourage the public to come and join in the cleanup on April 6th and help in cleaning up the appearance of our community.
Area organizations are invited to sign up teams by contacting the Parks & Recreation Department at (575) 769-7870. Individuals may also call the Parks Department to sign up prior to the event or at 500 Sycamore (Parks & Recreation), on the day of the event at 8:00 a.m.
For more information regarding the Great American Cleanup, please contact City of Clovis Parks & Recreation at (575) 769-7870.