Council approves Head Start center
Published: Tuesday, August 19th, 2003
The Portales City Council approved three items from the Planning Commission, including a request for a Head Start Child Development Center during Tuesday’s regular meeting. The program has been allocated money to start a child development center to benefit low-income families, primarily teenage mothers. Mary Rose Jimenez of Head Start said that the organization had leased land from Smith Chiropractic on 1400 S. Avenue D, but needed a special use permit to operate the facility in that area. The resolution was passed 7-0, as were the two other recommendations from the Planning Commission. The council also approved: • A request from Abengoa Bioenergy (formerly High Plains Ethanol) to building a storage warehouse adjacent to its property line; • A request from W. 18th St. business owners to vacate land where S. Avenue C would run. The land will be used as part of an expansion to Southside Storage. In other business, the council: • approved a grant to upgrade facilities at the Portales Municipal Airport; • gave an update on progress to mitigate eyesores created by the defunct Saga and Hilcrest motels, • gave an update on the Community Development Director position; • and gave certificates of appreciation to the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce and volunteers for work on Heritage Days and to the Roosevelt General Hospital for its second anniversary.
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