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Elections Legal & Public Notices
This section provides an archive and record of recent and past Legal Notices for the Elections, including notices for meetings and events that have already taken place:


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We also welcome comments on the Town's web site and other issues!


Silver City Report
The Silver City Neighborhood Alliance kicks off two great resources this Fall, the quarterly Silver City Report and the Silver City Active Neighborhoods program. The Silver City Report gives everyone an opportunity to build community capacity and to share information about our Town. Copies will be available downtown and on the Town's and Neighborhood Alliance's websites. Learn more!


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

2014 Municipal Election Information
A regular municipal election for the election of municipal officers shall be held on March 4, 2014. Polls will open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m. Additional election information can be found in the links above.

The following locations are designated as polling places for the March 4, 2014 election.

  • Voters in District 1 shall vote at the Silver City Woman’s Club, 411 Silver Heights Blvd., Silver City, New Mexico 88061.
  • Voters in District 2 shall vote at Jose Barrios Elementary School, 1625 Little Walnut Rd., Silver City, New Mexico 88061.
  • Voters in District 3 shall vote at the Silver City Senior Center, 205 West Victoria St., Silver City, New Mexico 88061.
  • Voters in District 4 shall vote at the Knights of Columbus, 1301 North Swan St., Silver City, New Mexico 88061.



The following question will be on the ballot:
"Shall the Town of Silver City continue to impose the Municipal Infrastructure Gross Receipts Tax of one-eighth of one percent (.125%) that was adopted on July 1, 2004 and dedicated solely to expenditures for Public Safety?"
___ Yes ___ No

Below is additional information about the Municipal Infrastructure Gross Receipts Tax for Public Safety.

Municipal Infrastructure Gross Receipts Tax:
The Town Council adopted Ordinance No. 1225 for Municipal Infrastructure Gross Receipts Tax on November 12, 2013.

However, this ordinance will only go into effect upon the approval of the voters; a question to the voters will be placed on the ballot for the upcoming regular election for the Town of Silver City to be held on March 4, 2014.

Additional information on the infrastructure gross receipts tax is provided below.

Municipal Infrastructure Gross Receipts Tax:
The Town Council adopted Ordinance No. 1225 for Municipal Infrastructure Gross Receipts Tax on November 12, 2013. However, this ordinance will only go into effect upon the approval of the voters; a question to the voters will be placed on the ballot for the upcoming regular election for the Town of Silver City to be held on March 4, 2014.

Additional information on the infrastructure gross receipts tax is provided below.

Please contact the Town Clerk's Office if you have any questions.

Additional information on the infrastructure GRT:

1. Town Manager Alex Brown's presentation providing information on how money has been spent for public safety from July 2004 to present. This presentation shows what the Town never would have had money for if voters had not approved it in 2004. Ordinance No. 1225 was approved by the Town Council on Nov. 12, 2013, therefore the ballots for the regular municipal election to be held on March 4, 2014 will include a question to ask voters if the Town shall continue the 1/8 of 1 percent of municipal infrastructure gross receipts tax dedicated solely for the purposes of public safety.

2. The table of the Town's Municipal Local Option GRT. This table shows the Town's Gross Receipts Tax ordinances and what the revenues were dedicated for.

3. The NM Taxation and Revenue Department's publication entitled FYI-M121 Municipal Gross Receipts Tax Programs. This booklet provides information on the different types of Municipal Gross Receipts Taxes, but the Town is considering the Municipal Infrastructure Gross Receipts Tax that's referred to on pages 2 and 7. The booklet also provides the steps to enact a GRT ordinance on page 5, then the steps in the election process are on page 15.

4. Election Process Calendar - This is a schedule of dates created so the public will know what to expect with regard to the election process of adopting Ordinance 1225. The dates are calculated per the election process given on page 15 of the Tax & Revenue Department's booklet FYI-M121.



Voting District map (pdf)

District Map of Silver City, New Mexico




 
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