City commission talks trash

QCS staff

City officials were talking more trash at their meeting last week with the approval of a proposal for a new landfill.

With the old dump north of town nearing the end of its lifespan, officials said it will be closed and a new one constructed off of Highway 54. As officials said the old landfill has a few years left, the new landfill is in its preliminary stages to meet state requirements.

Sewage was also on the agenda with a grant application being submitted for the construction of an upgraded waste system. Officials said the grant would be used to improve sewers in the area bordered by Main Street and Tucumcari Boulevard between Rock Island and Park Street.

New developments were also discussed in the way of Ridgecrest, an existing subdivision in the hospital area.

Officials said a 16-foot alleyway will be vacated for the possible construction of two motels and a restaurant. Other expansion on the Ridgecrest agenda will include converting several lots into bigger tracks of land for the option of larger developments in the future.

City officials also said they want area residents to be aware the city is now heading the Senior Citizen Nutrition Advisory Board. City officials said they are available to listen to nutrition concerns from seniors in the surrounding areas.