News and General AnnouncementsCity of Elephant Butte
March 8, 2019
To: All residents of Elephant Butte, New Mexico
Subj: Public notice of, “Letter of Interest” for the seat of Mayor
The Roberts Rule will be strictly adhered to:
The City of Elephant Butte requests that interested parties for the “Interim” position of Mayor please submit a “Letter of Interest” to City Hall, City of Elephant Butte 103 Water St. Elephant Butte, New Mexico 87935, no later than March 22, 2019. Attn: City Manager, (Electronic submissions will not be accepted.) Those letters will be submitted to the councilors for consideration and discussions at the April 03, 2019 regularly scheduled City Council meeting date. No appointment will be made at this meeting.
It is important to understand that the Mayor pro tem remains in the position of councilor, meaning that she retains the regular authority of a councilor to make motions and to vote on them. The Mayor pro tem does not cast a vote, as would the Mayor in the event of a tie vote, however still retains her councilor vote.
The governing body may select a Mayor on a majority vote of any person who is a qualified elector of Elephant Butte to fill the vacancy for the unexpired term of office. There is no specific procedure by which the council appoints a Mayor. It is up to the council to schedule an agenda item to appoint a mayor, this is not a special election. The council can select a current council member, or it can select a registered voter who is not currently on the council.
Until a person is selected as Mayor by this procedure, the Mayor pro tem will serve in that capacity. The process does not have to be completed in any particular time frame, nor at all and it can extend all the way to the end of the Mayor Kent’s term.
In the event that the council elects a sitting councilor to be Mayor, then there will be a vacancy in the office of that councilor, the selection of the Mayor and of a potential councilor will be two separate agenda items.
Notice is hereby given that Ordinance 181 will be presented for Public Hearing on Wednesday March 20th, 2019 at the regularly scheduled City Council Meeting.
Ordinance 181 is an ordinance of the city ordinance of Elephant Butte, New Mexico, amending sections in Chapter 152 amending requirements in placement of a changeable electronic variable message sign.
This ordinance can be reviewed in its entirety: Ordinance 181 or at City Hall, 103 Water Street, from 8am -12pm and 1pm – 5pm Monday through Friday.
Rani Bush Clerk-Treasurer
Posted: March 4, 2019
Notice is hereby given that Ordinance 177 was adopted during a duly advertised public meeting of the governing body of the City of Elephant Butte, NM on January 23, 2019.
Ordinance 177 is an ordinance pursuant to Section 1-22-3.1, NMSA (1978) to opt in to the election of the municipal officers of the City of Elephant Butte in the regular local election and adjustment of terms of office to correspond with new election date.
This ordinance can be reviewed in its entirety at City Hall, 103 Water Street, from 8am -12pm and 1pm – 5pm Monday through Friday.
/S/ Rani Bush
Posted: January 25, 2019
Effective Date: January 23, 2018
A special City Council meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 2:00 pm to continue the public hearing on Ordinance No. 177. Approval of the ordinance will align Elephant Butte elections to the County’s election cycle moving voting to November rather than March and saving the City most of the costs needed to run its election. This will affect the term length of the current mayor and council members. With the approval, one of the following two options must also be approved:
Option 1: Terms that would complete March 2020 will complete December 2019 instead. New terms will commence January 1, 2020.
Option 2: Terms that would complete March 2020 will extend to December 2021. New terms will commence January 2022.
The public hearing began at the January 16 Council Meeting and was extended to allow more time for public input.
Notice is hereby given that Draft Ordinance 180 was approved for Public Comment for a 30 day period ending Monday, February 11, 2019, during a duly advertised public meeting of the Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting of the City of Elephant Butte, NM on January 8, 2019.
Draft Ordinance 180 amends dwelling width requirements in residential zones R-1-A, R-1-C, R-3, addition of storage of boats, RVs on vacant residential lots, conditional permits required for designated types of businesses in C2 zone, regulating standards for installation of manufactured homes in designated zones.
Posted: January 11, 2019
Effective Date: January 8, 2019
City of Elephant Butte
Sierra County, New Mexico
Notice of Meeting and Intent to Adopt Ordinance
The City of Elephant Butte (“City”) hereby gives notice of a regular meeting of the Governing Body (“City Council”) for Wednesday, January 16, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. at the Council Chambers, located at 103 Water Ave., Elephant Butte, New Mexico. At such meeting the City Council will consider for adoption the Ordinance described below. Complete copies of the proposed Ordinance are available to interested persons upon request and payment of a reasonable charge during the normal and regular business hours of the City Clerk-Treasurer at 103 Water Ave., Elephant Butte, New Mexico.
If you are an individual with a disability, who is in need of any form of auxiliary aid or service to attend or participate in the meeting, please contact the City Clerk-Treasurer at 103 Water Ave., Elephant Butte, New Mexico or (575) 744-4892, ext. 100, at least one week prior to the meeting or as soon as possible. Various formats accessible by the City Clerk-Treasurer can be provided when needed (including Agenda, Minutes and Public Documents). The meeting agenda will be available to the public no later than 72 hours in advance of the meeting, copies of which may be obtained by visiting or contacting the City Clerk-Treasurer’s Office at the address and telephone number listed above.
The title (subject to amendment or substitution) of the proposed Ordinance is:
CITY OF ELEPHANT BUTTE
ORDINANCE NO. 177
AN ORDINANCE PURSUANT TO SECTION 1-22-3.1, NMSA (1978) TO OPT IN TO THE ELECTION OF THE MUNICIPAL OFFICERS OF THE CITY OF ELEPHANT BUTTE IN THE REGULAR LOCAL ELECTION AND ADJUSTMENT OF TERMS OF OFFICE TO CORRESPOND WITH NEW ELECTION DATE
A general summary of the subject matter of the Ordinance is contained in its title. This Notice constitutes compliance with Section 3-17-3, NMSA (1978).
THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
ELEPHANT BUTTE, NEW MEXICO
Eunice Kent, Mayor
By: Rani Bush