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City of Elephant Butte

NOTICE OF ADOPTION – ORDINANCE NO. 177

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

Clerk-Treasurer

Posted: January 25, 2019

Effective Date: January 23, 2018

PUBLIC HEARING FOR ORDINANCE 177 EXTENDED TO SPECIAL COUNCIL MTG ON 1/23/19 AT 2:00 PM

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 OF 30 DAY PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD DRAFT ORDINANCE NO. 180

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.

This ordinance can be reviewed in its entirety: Draft Ordinance 180 at City Hall, 103 Water Street, from 8am -12pm and 1pm – 5pm Monday through Friday, or online at www.cityofelephantbutte.com.

Rani Bush

Clerk-Treasurer

Posted: January 11, 2019

Effective Date: January 8, 2019

Notice of Meeting and Intent to Adopt Ordinance 177

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
City Clerk-Treasurer

City Hall Closed for New Year’s Day

The City of Elephant Butte Offices will be closing at 3pm on Friday December 28th, 2018 with normal business hours resuming Monday December 31st, 2018.

In addition we will be closed on Tuesday January 1st, 2019 in observance of the New Year Holiday.

Have a safe and Happy New Year!

******Winter Weather Advisory******

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Powerful Winter Storm Approaching Sierra County…..Powerful Winter Storm Approaching Sierra County…..In the event of non-emergencies (i.e. power outages) please call 575-894-7111. For all emergencies including rescue assistance, call 911.

Do not use LP devices to heat your home as this will increase the risk of Fire and Asphyxiation. Plan accordingly: in the event of a water line break outside of your property line , please call Brian Burlage at 575-740-8575. All breaks inside of the property line are the homeowners responsibility.

Keep flashlights and cell phone charged and ready for use.
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NOTICE OF 30 DAY PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD ORDINANCE NO.178

Notice is hereby given that Draft Ordinance 178 was approved for Public Comment for a 30 day period ending Monday, January 14, 2019, during a duly advertised public meeting of the Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting of the City of Elephant Butte, NM on December 13, 2018.

Draft Ordinance 178 is an amendment of Section 40 of Chapter 51 of the City of Elephant Butte New Mexico Ordinance Number 119, Customer Complaint Procedures for Charges for Wastewater and Amendment of Chapter 51 Section 43 Voluntary Discontinuance of Service of the City of Elephant Butte Wastewater of Ordinance 119 dated 05.20.2009.

This ordinance can be reviewed in its entirety: Draft Ordinance 178 or at City Hall, 103 Water Street, from 8am -12pm and 1pm – 5pm Monday through Friday.

Rani Bush

Clerk-Treasurer

Posted:  December 14, 2018

Effective Date: December 13, 2018

NOTICE OF 30 DAY PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD – ORDINANCE NO. 179

Notice is hereby given that Draft Ordinance 179 was approved for Public Comment for a 30 day period ending Monday, January 14, 2019, during a duly advertised public meeting of the Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting of the City of Elephant Butte, NM on December 13, 2018.

Draft Ordinance 179 amends Sections Ill, IV, V, VI, VIII and IX of Ordinance No. 131, entitled “Animal Control Ordinance,” providing for amendments to the definitions and to the provisions for containment of animals, registration and vaccination requirements, enforcement, penalties and other regulatory provisions, adding a table of contents, an effective date, provisions for minor corrections and codification, and repealing all ordinance and code provisions inconsistent with this ordinance.

This ordinance can be reviewed in its entirety Draft Ordinance 179 or at City Hall, 103 Water Street, from 8am -12pm and 1pm – 5pm Monday through Friday.

Rani Bush

Clerk-Treasurer

Posted:  December 14, 2018

Effective Date: February 13, 2018