The Town of Silver City will host a reception for the public to meet the two finalists for the position of Police Chief, Geoffrey Herweg and Freddie Portillo. The reception will be held at the Veteran's Conference Center, lobby area, on Friday, March 22, from 6pm to 8pm.
We also welcome
comments on the Town's web site and other issues!
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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
Silver City, NM 88062
As the Town has previously notified the public and the candidates for the upcoming March 5, 2019 Municipal Officer's Election, the Town of Silver City was sued by the Attorney General's office, representing the Secretary of State, to stop the election and demanding the Town cancel it.
The Election is canceled pursuant to an Order of the Court. The case was scheduled for hearing before a District Court Judge on January 22, 2019. Facing language in the newly adopted State Local Election Act that could be easily interpreted to prohibit the Town's annual elections and require biennial elections, the Town Council saw an opportunity to work with the Secretary of State and attempt to get a legislative solution to the dispute. The Town and the Secretary of State settled the case and the Secretary committed to not oppose the Town from seeking an amendment from the Legislature settling the issue and allowing annual local elections for a Territorial Charter Municipality like Silver City.
With the cancellation of the election, the Order of the Court makes clear the office holders of those seats up for election shall hold over until a new election is scheduled, which the Town hopes is accomplished through a change of the current State statute. If the legislature does not change the Local Election Act, the Town will work with the Secretary to best address the Town's concerns under the current Local Election Act.