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The Artesia City Council will hold five public hearings at its regularly-scheduled meeting Tuesday.

Prior to the hearings, the council will be provided with a special report on the topic of one of them: consideration and approval of the Artesia Aquatic Center Subdivision – Preliminary Plat.

The plat includes the division of Tract B into two tracts of land with an access easement to Bush Avenue. The plat is located along Bowman Drive north of JJ Clarke Drive and is owned by the Artesia Aquatic Center Foundation.

The first public hearing will find the council once again deciding whether or not to approve changes to the chapters of the City Code regarding signs.

After several weeks spent reworking the chapters, the council once again postponed approval at its Aug. 28 meeting so that further concerns could be addressed with the Artesia Chamber of Commerce and local business owners.

Two of the hearings will be for consideration and approval of an ordinance adopting changes to the Uniform Traffic Ordinance and an ordinance amending penalty assessments within the ordinance, and the fifth will be for consideration and approval of a PPA with The Jahva House.

During the committee reports portion of the meeting, the council will also consider a resolution approving special pay for commanders working community events and a resolution amending the police department’s take-home vehicle policy.

Fire Chief Kevin Hope will ask the council to consider the Fiscal Year 2019 Fire Protection Grant Application, City Clerk Aubrey Hobson will discuss the Department of Finance and Administration’s approval of the 2018-19 budget, legislative capital outlay priorities, and authorization to file delinquent utility account liens, and the council will adjourn to executive session to discuss purchases.

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, in Council Chambers at City Hall. Preceding the meeting, a utility liens hearing will be held at 5:30 p.m. in Council Chambers. That hearing is designed to allow citizens with utility liens to appeal them.