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Clovis City Manager Rob Woolley has announced the appointments of Jay Schengel as the new Finance Director and Shonna Halterman as the new General Services Director to become effective January 1, 2017. The new Directors are filling vacancies left by the retirements of the former Directors Jamie Hughson and Robert Ford in December 2016.
In October, the Clovis City Council called the city’s general municipal election to be held on March 7, 2017, to fill two (2) council seats for a full term of four (4) years. Additionally, Council called a Special Election that will be held in the City of Clovis on March 7, 2017 to fill one (1) Council Member seat for a short term of two (2) years to fill the vacancy created by Council Member Armstrong’s retirement on October 17, 2016.
Effective November 1, 2016, the outdoor watering schedule for the City of Clovis will change.
Clovis Finance Director Jamie Hughson and General Services Director Robert Ford are announcing their plans to retire effective December 31, 2016.
Last evening, the Clovis City Council appointed Luke Serpa as the Interim City Manager to become effective on December 31, 2016, following the retirement of the current City Manager Rob Woolley. Serpa’s appointment as Interim City Manager was a unanimous vote by all five Council Members.
Clovis City Manager Rob Woolley has announced his plans to retire effective December 30, 2016. He has been with the City of Clovis for over 30 years in the positions of Deputy Finance Director, Finance Director, and the last 6 years as City Manager.
After serving on the Clovis City Council for 46 years, Councilmember William “Harry” Armstrong will be announcing his official retirement at the Clovis City Council Meeting on Monday, October 17. An open reception will be held from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. at Clovis City Hall where dignitaries and friends are invited to come celebrate and honor him.
On 09/18/2016 at approximately 2302 hours, the Clovis Police Department received a call of a robbery that had just occurred in the parking lot of KFC located at 1860 Ashlan Avenue.
The victim told dispatch that the suspects verbally threatened him and his friend with a crow bar while they were inside his parked vehicle. The suspects then used the crow bar to smash out the windows of his vehicle. The suspects stole their cell phones and wallets. The suspects fled the area in a white SUV eastbound on Ashlan Avenue.
Clovis Police Officers arrived in the area and observed a vehicle matching the description in the area of Ashlan and Armstrong Avenue. A traffic stop was initiated and the juvenile driver was detained along with four other occupants inside the vehicle. All five occupants, (2) juveniles and (3) adults, were later arrested on charges of Robbery and Conspiracy to Commit Robbery. All suspects were transported to Fresno County Jail and Fresno County Juvenile Hall. The names of the juvenile arrestees are not being released at this time. The adult arrestees have been identified as Kwasi Sykes (18), Ezequeil Ramirez (19), and Gabriel Recek (18), all residents of Fresno.
Both of the victim’s property was recovered and returned.
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