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Public Hearing May 19 – Proposed Open & Controlled Burn Ordinance

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Sierra County Board of Commissioners will hold a meeting on May 19, 2020, at 9:00 AM, for the purpose of conducting a public hearing on the Sierra County Ordinance No. 20-001 an ordinance and proclamation restricting open and controlled burns in the unincorporated areas of Sierra County.

The Ordinance will be considered by the Board of County Commissioners for Final Passage at a regular meeting to follow the public hearing, on May 19, 2020, at 10:00 AM. The public hearing and commission meeting will be held at the Sierra County Commission Chambers, located at 855 Van Patten, T or C, NM 87901.

Written comments can be emailed to ptooley@sierraco.org, or mailed to 855 Van Patten, T or C, NM 87901, no later than May 18, 2020 by 4:00 PM.

Complete copies of the of proposed Sierra County Ordinance are available for public inspection:

DOWNLOAD PROPOSED ORDINANCE 20-001

Copies are also available for viewing at the Office of the County Clerks, at 100 N. Date Street, Truth or Consequences, NM 87901, and at the County Administration Office at 855 Van Patten, Truth or Consequences, NM 87901.

Copies of the proposed Ordinance may be purchased by the public from either office for .50 cents a
page.

If you are an individual with a disability who is in need of any form of auxiliary aid for service please contact the County Manager’s Office at, 855 Van Patten, Truth or Consequences, NM 87901, (575)894-6215, at least one week prior to the meeting or as soon as possible.

For additional information contact the Sierra County Administration Office at (575)894-6215.