News and General Announcements

City of Elephant Butte

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING – DISSOLUTION OF ELEPHANT BUTTE MUNICIPAL COURT

Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held during the regular Elephant Butte City Council Meeting on Wednesday, August 19, 2020, at 2 pm.

The public hearing will be in regard to designating the Seventh Judicial District’s Magistrate Court located in Truth or Consequences, Sierra County, New Mexico as the court with jurisdiction over the City of Elephant Butte’s ordinances pursuant to NMSA 1978, Section 35-14-1(B).

The City will make this meeting open to the public through WebEx number:

WebEx meeting information:

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Meeting number:  126 018 7970

Meeting password: 08192020

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Public comment can be made through WebEx.  It may also be submitted prior to the start of the meeting by email to cityclerk@cityofeb.com or written comments may be submitted in the utility payment boxes at City Hall, 103 Water Ave, Elephant Butte, NM 87935.

Rani Bush 

Clerk-Treasurer

Posted:  July 31, 2020

SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING, MONDAY, JULY 27, 2:00 pm

Agenda – July 27 Special Meeting

Due to the current health risks associated with COVID-19 and orders from the New Mexico Governor’s Office and the New Mexico Public Health Department, public attendance at this and future meetings of the City Council are temporarily suspended. Until the orders are lifted and in accordance with the guidance from the New Mexico Attorney General, the City will make its meetings open to the public through WebEx:

WebEx meeting information:

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Meeting number: 126 589 5486

Meeting password: 07272020

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REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING, WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 2:00 pm

Agenda – July 15 Regular Meeting

Due to the current health risks associated with COVID-19 and orders from the New Mexico Governor’s Office and the New Mexico Public Health Department, public attendance at this and future meetings of the City Council are temporarily suspended. Until the orders are lifted and in accordance with the guidance from the New Mexico Attorney General, the City will make its meetings open to the public through dialing into WebEx:

WebEx meeting information:

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Meeting number: 126 124 0239

Meeting password: CEB7152020!

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City Hall will be closed Friday, July 3, 2020

In observance of Independence Day, City Hall will be closed on Friday, July 3, 2020. We will re-open for appointments and calls (575) 744-4892 on Monday, July 6, 2020, at 8:00 am. We will remain closed to the general public. For help with permits, please call (575) 744-5000.

Have a wonderful Fourth of July and stay safe and sane!

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FISCAL YEAR 2020 – 2021 BUDGET – JULY 15, 2020

Notice is hereby given that the Fiscal Year 2020 – 2021 Budget will be presented for Public Hearing on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, at 2:00 pm, at the regularly scheduled City Council Meeting. City Hall, 103 Water Street Elephant Butte, New Mexico 87935.

Please contact the City Clerk at (575) 744-4892 or cityclerk@cityofeb.com for a copy of the budget.

Rani Bush 

Clerk-Treasurer

Posted:  June 26, 2020

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CHISOLM PROPERTIES, LLC DBA FAST STOP – JULY 27, 2020

Notice is hereby given that Chisolm Properties, LLC dba Fast Stop will be presented for Public Hearing on Monday, July 27, 2020, at 2 pm at a special City Council Meeting. City Hall, 103 Water Street Elephant Butte, New Mexico 87935.

Chisolm Properties, LLC dba Fast Stop, 106 Rock Canyon Rd & Hwy 195, is seeking a transfer of ownership of Dispenser Liquor License No. 0456 with on-premises consumption and package sales.

Rani Bush 

Clerk-Treasurer

Posted:  June 26, 2020

MIMS POND FIRE PRESS RELEASE – JUNE 20, 2020

From the Elephant Butte Fire Department:

Good Morning, today there will continue to be activity around the Mims Pond Fire as Elephant Butte Fire Department, Truth or Consequences Fire Department, and New Mexico State Forestry Firefighters continue to extinguish hot spots and continue mop-up operations on the eastern and southern boundaries of the fire. Burn operations will continue along the Northern and Western boundaries of the Fire within the Elephant Butte Fire District for maintenance of overgrown vegetation to help prevent future wildland fires in this area. There will be noted increased smoke and possible noted fire as the burn operations continue throughout the day. AeroVironment, the newest tenant of Space Port America, will be flying drones for aerial reconnaissance over the fire today to get GIS Fire Burn data. Please Stay out of the area as the firefighters continue to work this area.

There is also an update from the NM Fire Information Website from June 20, 2020: https://nmfireinfo.com/2020/06/20/mims-lake-fire-final-update-sierra-county-06-20-20-1245-p-m/

Mims Lake Fire Update – Sierra County – 06/19/20

From the NM Fire Information Website

The Mims Lake Fire burning on private land in Truth or Consequences, Sierra County is 30% contained. According to local police, evacuations were lifted around 11:00 p.m. last night and residents were allowed to return home. Residential structures are no longer threatened. The fire is estimated at 60 acres. Firefighters will continue to mop-up hot spots and secure containment lines. The fire started at 4:00 p.m. Thursday (06/18) on the south side of Mims Lake. The cause remains under investigation.

Incident Name: Mims Lake Fire

Start Date & Time: June 18, 2020 – 1600

Start Location: South side of Mims Lake, north side of Truth or Consequences/south side of the City of Elephant Butte

Cause of Fire:  Under investigation

Area Vegetation: Salt cedar, Russian olive, brush, grass

Estimated Acres Burned: 60

Ownership(s):  Private

Structures Threatened: No

Structures Burned:  No

Evacuations: No, evacuations lifted

Wendy MasonWildfire Prevention & Communications Coordinator
EMNRD Forestry Division
wendy.mason@state.nm.us

NOTICE OF ADOPTION – RESOLUTION 19-20-116

Notice is hereby given that Resolution 19-20-116 was adopted during a duly advertised public meeting of the governing body of the City of Elephant Butte, NM on June 11, 2020. 

Resolution 19-20-116 is a resolution declaring a severe drought and fire danger emergency and establishing restrictions on all open and controlled burning in the City of Elephant Butte.

Resolution 19-20-116

/S/ Rani Bush

Clerk-Treasurer

Effective Date: June 11, 2020

Posted:  June 15, 2020

REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING, June 11, 2:00 pm

Agenda – June 11 Regular Meeting

Due to the current health risks associated with COVID-19 and orders from the New Mexico Governor’s Office and the New Mexico Public Health Department, public attendance at this and future meetings of the City Council are temporarily suspended. Until the orders are lifted and in accordance with the guidance from the New Mexico Attorney General, the City will make its meetings open to the public through dialing into WebEx:

WebEx meeting information:

https://meetingsamer17.webex.com/meetingsamer17/j.php?MTID=mc84a485ad291025761b8ba6eebbfccd2

Meeting number: 126 826 7541

Password: BdvX8JkpZ76  (23898557 from phones and video systems)

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Access code: 126 826 7541, Password: 23898557