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!
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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
Improved energy efficiency for town facilities
A Brighter Future for City Buildings and the Town’s Balance Sheets.
In December of 2011, the Office of Sustainability finished lighting upgrades for four Town buildings which had the highest lighting loads (the Public Safety Building, City Annex, City Hall and the Museum). Utilizing rebates from PNM’s “Quicksaver Program” the project will pay for itself in two and a half years. The Town is now saving an estimated $9,766 a year in electrical costs.
While fluorescent lighting has been known to be an efficient source of light, technology is always making good things better. Electronic ballasts, better coatings in the tubes and improved reflectors all add up to a reduction of energy from 20 to 45% over older styles, depending on the fixture and lamp design.
As well as saving money and reducing the Town’s carbon footprint, the new lighting doesn’t have the “flicker” of the old bulbs, has better color rendition, and typically improves worker performance due to the better quality of light.
Photo at right: Amanda Teran enjoying the new efficient lighting in the Town’s accounting department.