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Eddy County commissioners had a light workload this morning at their first meeting of March in Carlsbad.

Wesley Hooper, director of Community Services for the county, discussed two ordinances regarding the Eddy County Vegetation Nuisance Ordinance and the Eddy County Liquid Waste Ordinance. A hearing is set to be held during the April 5 commission meeting.

Previously, the Eddy County Planning and Development Advisory Committee (ECPDAC) held two February public meetings regarding the ordinances – one in Carlsbad and one in Artesia – and according to Hooper, no suggestions offered on how the ordinances should be changed were significant enough to amend the ordinances; therefore, the ECPDAC will continue with them as written.

In other business, Mary Garwood, beautification coordinator for the City of Carlsbad, discussed the 16th Annual Riverblitz, an event focused on cleaning up the area surrounding the Pecos River between Brantley and Avalon lakes.

“It’s a good thing we’re doing, and it’s really neat to see the community accepting it,” said Garwood. “The city is devoted to keep this event going.”

According to an infographic attached to the agenda request, the event gathered and disposed of approximately 3,040 pounds of waste last year.

In addition, the commissioners also approved one resolution – the Public Roads Maintained by Eddy County Road Mileage Report – and two agreements – the Loop Road Tower Memorandum of Understanding and the Consensus Planning to update the 2008 Eddy County Comprehensive Plan.