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The Artesia City Council will further discuss the Texas Avenue reconstruction project as it pertains to City Hall’s Water Department drive-through lane at its regularly-scheduled meeting today.

The council heard from local veteran Michael Maurer at its last meeting, who had learned of the city’s plans to convert the drive-through payment lane to a parking lot during an impromptu trip to the Water Department.

Maurer expressed dismay that the plan had been, to that point, unknown to the public and his hope the lane could remain for those who counted on its convenience.

Council Infrastructure Committee Chairman and Mayor Pro-Tem Terry Hill said the committee was recommending the lane be left intact, and the council elected to discuss the matter further once relevant statistics were available at its next meeting.

Overall, the council’s agenda will be light.

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, in Council Chambers at City Hall.