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By BRANDON MESSICK
Daily Press Staff Writer
Artesia’s mayor and city council returned this weekend from its annual retreat in Cloudcroft, where city administrators settled major issues that remained on the agenda.
“It was a good meeting, and we got a lot done,” said Artesia Mayor Phillip Burch on Monday. According to Burch, the city’s budget – arguably the largest issue – was finalized on Sunday.
The city administration has rewritten its list of major projects for the coming years, including an emphasis on the purchase of water rights. According to Burch, the city will be planning to drill a new water well within the next few years. … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.