Sustainability Office Legal & Public Notices
This section provides an archive and record of recent and past Legal Notices for the Sustainability Office , including notices for meetings and events that have already taken place:
Open Meetings Act Compliance
Public access to the proceedings and decision-making processes of governmental boards, agencies and commissions is an essential element of a properly
functioning democracy. We believe strongly in open government. Meetings held by public officials to discuss public business, particularly when conducted with the public taxpayers’ money, are the taxpayers’ business. The Open Meetings Act is one of New Mexico’s 'good government' laws, and it deserves the full support of all New Mexicans.
Learn more about the Open Meetings Act!
Have your say!
We also welcome
comments on the Town's web site and other issues!
Opt in to the County's Reverse Emergency Notification System!
An anonymous donor has funded the purchase of a Reverse Emergency Notification System for Grant County. Register your phones, cell phones and email addresses to receive alerts of evacuations, emergency events, road closures and other significant events. The link below will take you to Grant County's Reverse Emergency Notification System for the County. Learn more!
Silver City has updated its annual Parks and Activity Directory, a booklet with information for all ages about all kinds of activity opportunities available in Silver City. Learn more!
Learn more about wildfire dangers and how to create defensible spaces around your home, business and property. Learn more!
Schedules for the Town of Silver City recycling and refuse pick-up vary on some national holidays. See if your pick-up is effected!
Other useful sites:
Check out these sites for information on living, working and doing business in Silver City, Grant County, and New Mexico.
Town of Silver City
Silver City, NM 88062
Single-use Plastic Bag Update: Can stores reuse plastic bags?
It has been about one month since Town of Silver City ordinance 1231 went into effect. This ordinance restricts the use of single-use plastic carryout bags at retail merchants within Town limits. All of the major retailers are complying with the ordinance by providing paper bags, boxes, heavyweight reusable plastic bags, or eliminating bags altogether.
There are some stores that in the past provided used plastic bags to their customers. To fully comply with the ordinance these stores should not continue to hand out the single-use plastic bags but they can have a bin in the store for customers to leave such bags for other customers to use. It will be acceptable and encouraged for any store to handout reused paper bags or the new heavy weight plastic bags. It is anticipated that the supply of the thin plastic bags will gradually diminish and they will cease to be a litter problem.
If you have a large supply of the single-use plastic bags there are a couple of additional options for them rather than throwing them in the trash. They can be recycled in the plastic bag collection containers at WalMart, Albertson’s and Food Basket. These plastic bags are returned to a special plastic film processor. You can also recycle clean and dry plastic film such as the wrap around toilet paper rolls, bread and cereal bags, bubble wrap, tyvek envelopes, air pillows and zip close bags in these bins. This is a much better way to recycle plastic bags than putting them in the curbside recycling bin where they can either blow out or get caught in the recycling processing equipment. Another option is to drop them off at the Office of Sustainability, 1106 N. Pope St. Monday through Thursday from 9 to 4. They will be reused for art projects or other special projects. For additional information contact the Office of Sustainability at 519-8987.
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