Four public comment sessions planned Wednesday, Thursday


FARMINGTON — The city of Farmington is seeking public input as it works to promote outdoor recreation in the area and develop more such opportunities for residents and visitors.

The public will have the opportunity to weigh in on a river trails expansion plan during a series of meetings this week.

The plan would connect Animas Park with the Farmington Museum at Gateway Park and would continue northeast to the mesa behind the Animas Valley Mall.

The second part of the project that the city is soliciting input for is a proposed park development at the intersection of East 20th and Main streets near the Farmington Museum.

The first of the meetings will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the Farmington Regional Animal Shelter in Animas Park off Browning Parkway.

There will be three other public input sessions:

  • 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Farmington City Hall
  • 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Farmington Regional Animal Shelter
  • 8 to 10 a.m. Thursday at the Farmington Museum at Gateway Park

Farmington will continue discussion on 'right to work'

The Farmington City Council will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Farmington City Hall, 800 N. Municipal Drive. It will have a closed session to discuss legal issues surrounding passing a “right-to-work” ordinance that would make it illegal for employees to be required to pay union dues or fees.

The council also will discuss acquiring property in the Animas District while in closed session.

Prior to the closed session, the council will consider a resolution expressing support for Hilcorp’s application to change the well-density rules for the Blanco-Mesaverde pool.

Bloomfield to discuss water reclamation facility

The Bloomfield City Council will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at Bloomfield City Hall, 915 N. 1st St. It will discuss a funding agreement for planning and design of a water-reclamation facility.

The council also will discuss a proposed property transfer to acquire land at the intersection of 5th Street and West Blanco Boulevard.

It also will discuss a lawsuit it has joined against the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department alleging inaccurate distribution of gross receipts tax revenue.

Aztec work session to focus on general obligation bonds

The Aztec City Commission will have a 5:15 p.m. work session Tuesday prior to its regular meeting. The work session will educate commissioners on the general obligation bond process. The commission meets at Aztec City Hall, 201 W. Chaco St.

Kirtland will discuss election code, subdivision

The Kirtland Town Council will meet at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Town Hall, 47 County Road 6500. It will discuss a variance request for the Gladden subdivision, as well as changes to the 2018 election code.

Work session, meeting set for CCSD

The Central Consolidated School District Board of Education will have a combined work session and regular meeting starting at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Shiprock Board Room in Shiprock.

The agenda was not available on Friday, but a press release announcing the meeting listed several reports and action items for board members, including authorizing a special election in February.

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