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       May. 20, 2018                 

Community Development Department Legal & Public Notices
This section provides an archive and record of recent and past Legal Notices for the Community Development Department, 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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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

Important notice about proper disposal of household trash
The Code Enforcement Division would like to remind members of the community that proper disposal of household trash, green waste, and miscellaneous debris must be conducted in accordance with Town of Silver City ordinances.
  • Use the appropriate containers or dumpsters that have been issued by the Town. The sanitation crews will only collect trash from these containers.
  • Trash should be bagged before placing it into trash containers.
  • Do not overfill the containers or leave bags of trash on the ground. The sanitation crews will not pick trash up from the ground.
  • Do not put trash in containers or dumpsters that do not belong to you.
  • Do not dump trash on property anywhere on private or public property. This restriction includes no dumping of debris, waste, slash or any other debris into any floodways, creeks, or ditches.
  • Burning trash and storing trash in trailers as a continual storage receptacle visible to surrounding properties is not permitted.
  • Discarded or broken furniture and similar items should not be placed out for routine trash pickup. They should be taken directly to the landfill.
Residential Trash:
Please do not place your trash container in the Town right-of-way earlier than 5pm the day before your regularly scheduled pick up. After pick up service, the trash containers should be promptly returned to private property. The trash containers should not be in the Town right-of-way for more than 24 hours.

Commercial Trash:
Dumpsters with locking bars should be padlocked to prevent illegal dumping. Vehicles should not be parked too close to any commercial dumpster or container or in any manner that prevents access by the sanitation or recycling crews.
Hauling Trash to the Landfill: When transporting trash or debris to the landfill, all loads need to be secured and covered.

Green Waste
(branches, grass clippings, and leaves):
If you are not able to transport your green waste to the landfill, call Public Works at 388-4640 for assistance. Branches should be cut and tied into bundles no longer than 4 feet, not heavier than 50lbs, and not exceeding 2 feet in diameter. Other green waste should be bagged. Bundles should be stacked near the regular collection site for trash containers but should not block sidewalks or walkways or interfere with the operation of the sanitation truck.

The violation of rules governing trash disposal are investigated by Code Enforcement, and offenders will be prosecuted in Municipal Court, which may result in fines up to $500 and/or up to 90 days in County Jail. Feel free to call the Code Enforcement Division at 534-6348 if you need more information or have any questions.
Please partner with us in keeping the Town of Silver City clean and safe. Thank you.

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