Attention Lordsburg Residents

Attention Residents: All City Parks are now open but please maintain safe Covid-19 practices. No mass gatherings of (10 people Max) maintain social distancing (at least 6 feet) and please wear a mask at all times. Thank you for your support in keeping us all safe by maintaining social distancing and wearing your masks!

Notice of Regular Meeting – 9-16-20

Regular Meeting

Public notice is hereby given that the Regular Meeting of the City Council has been scheduled for September 16, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. It will be broadcast live on our City Facebook page via Zoom.

A complete agenda will be available, at city hall, 72 hours prior to the meeting.

If you need an accommodation of a disability to enable you to fully participate, please contact City Hall 48 hours before the meeting at 575-542-3421.

 

/s/Jeannie Madrid

City Clerk

Notice to Lordsburg Residents

Dear Citizens of Lordsburg,

 

As you are all aware Fire Chief and volunteer firefighters all abruptly resigned last night. This was due to a change in reporting taxes to the IRS on the stipends they earn. Upon receiving the resignation of the fire chief, Mayor Barrera immediately contacted the Hidalgo County Manager, Tisha Green, Fire Marshall/EMS, David Whipple and Fire Chief, Tommy Chavez. The County and City now have a temporary Mutual Aid Agreement to provide emergency services to the City.

 

The change is the City required of the fire volunteers to fill out a W-4. The City recently was made aware the stipends being paid to the fire chief to pay to his volunteers must be taxed according to IRS regulations. The City has been in contact with the State of New Mexico Department of Finance, Internal Revenue Service, and our Independent contracted Auditor. They have all provided us the proper and legal procedures the City must follow. Last month the City provided the fire chief the W-4’s to give the volunteers. This month the fire chief submitted the paperwork to be reimbursed in the same manner as before, without proper and obligated IRS regulations. The city asked for the W-4’s to begin the new process required by the IRS. This process would take a couple of days and our Fire Chief and Volunteers would receive their stipends by the end of this week. However, no W-4’s were submitted and caused a delay of payment.  This confusion led to the resignation of our Volunteers.  The City will and continue to follow legal procedures and will not violate any state or federal tax laws.

 

The City of Lordsburg is now accepting letter of interest for Fire Chief. Please submit to the City Hall by September 25, 2020 if interested.

 

Thank you and stay safe!

ATTENTION: All CITY OF LORDSBURG RESIDENTS

To all City of Lordsburg Residents:

The City of Lordsburg is reviewing all utility accounts. If there is a balance on your account, please call the City to pay your bill or make payment arrangements. This is for arrears before the current COVID pandemic. Please if you are being affected by COVID pandemic you can call and speak to the staff at City Hall.

Lordsburg City Utility Bill UPDATE

Notice to Residents

 

We have received many calls about what happened to the City bills. We do not know what happened. They were mailed out on July 31st. We believe that somehow in the mail they got lost so please give us a call or another option is that you may sign into Xpress Bill Pay if you have set up an account with them and you will be able to see your bill and pay it. Thank you for your patience in this matter.

 

UPDATE

We received a call from the Post Office that the bills have been located and will be in your mail boxes soon. Thanks for you understanding and patience!

Regular Meeting Notice

Re-Scheduled Regular Meeting

Public notice is hereby given that the Regular Meeting of the City Council has been scheduled for July 29, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. It will be broadcast live on our City Facebook page.

A complete agenda will be available, at city hall, 72 hours prior to the meeting.

If you need an accommodation of a disability to enable you to fully participate, please contact City Hall 48 hours before the meeting at 575-542-3421.

 

/s/Jeannie Madrid

City Clerk

Message from PNM to Customers

 

Need help paying your PNM electric bill? Call PNM at 505-967-8045 on Tuesdays through July 7, from 7:30 A.M. – 6 P.M., and provide digital copies of:

  • Proof of income and Identification of all living in the home
  • LIHEAP approval letter dated (2019/2020) from NM Dept. of Human Services
  • If there’s no income, provide proof of receiving food stamps
  • PNM bill

Customers may check the balance on their bill by texting #BAL to 78766 from the cellphone number registered to their PNM.com account. If you would like to help a Neighbor in Need, visit: https://www.pnm.com/gnf to donate now. Thanks! @PNMelectric