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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!


Sanitation Schedule
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
Box 1188
Silver City, NM 88062
575.538.3731

Plastic bag ordinance




A poster made by Denise Smith of the Office of Sustainability on display at City Hall illustrates which bags are OK and which ones will no longer be provided at check out. Single-use plastic bags, usually from grocery stores, are those affected by the ordinance and are shown at left. The plastic bag ordinance will go into effect on January 8, 2015.


Town of Silver City Ordinance #1231 prohibits single-use plastic grocery bags for carry-out at retail establishments.
  • This ordinance becomes effective Jan. 8, 2015
  • This ordinance does not affect produce, meat or other specialty plastic bags
  • Stores may use recycled paper bags or cardboard boxes
  • Stores may charge for paper bags
  • Stores are encouraged to sell or provide reusable bags
  • Customers are encouraged to use reusable cloth or plastic bags
  • Customers are encouraged to recycle or reuse their paper bags
For additional information contact the Office of Sustainability at 575- 519-8987

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