Published: 1:15 pm, Sun. Apr. 30th, 2017Updated: 11:14 pm
At the Artesia meeting, commissioners heard from citizens of La Huerta, located just north of Carlsbad, urging them to listen to the concerns of residents of that community. That group will offer a presentation to the commission Tuesday regarding zoning issues in La Huerta.
The board also heard a citizen request at their last meeting that they consider the impacts of “man camps” on the neighborhoods and citizens living around them.
“Man camps” refer to RV camps established primarily to house temporary workers aiding local industries with construction and turnaround jobs. Some residents of areas near the camps are concerned about the lack of regulations regarding when, where and how they’re established, as well as the potential effects on property values and quality of life.
Assistant County Manager Kenney Rayroux is scheduled to provide the commission with a recommendation from counsel regarding the “man camp” issue.
Also included on the commission’s agenda is a discussion, led by County Manager Rick Rudometkin, regarding the direction the county should take in regard to Gross Receipts Tax (GRT) increments, an issue that became hotly contested last summer when the board voted by a narrow margin to approve a one-eighth increase rather than the full three-eighths allowable by state law.
The meeting is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday in Commission Chambers at the Eddy County Administration Complex in Carlsbad.