Mayor and Council

Sample Template for - 2020 Village of Conchas


Mayor and Village Council

ELECTIVE OFFICIALS
TERM OF OFFICE:

The mayor and members of the village council shall be elected officers of the village whose terms of office shall be four (4) years. The terms of office for members of the village council shall be staggered so that the terms of office for one-half (1/2) of the members will expire every two (2) years.

MAYOR



Presiding Officer; Voting: The mayor is the presiding officer of the village council. He shall vote only when there is a tie vote.

Powers and Duties
Chief Executive Officer: The mayor is the chief executive officer and shall have the following powers
  • Cause the ordinances and regulations of the village to be obeyed
  • Exercise, within the village, powers conferred upon sheriffs of counties to suppress disorders and keep the peace
  • Perform other duties, compatible with his office, which the village council may require
Appointment Of Officers And Employees: At the organizational meeting of the village council, the mayor shall submit, for confirmation by the village council, the names of persons who shall fill the appointive offices of the village and the names of persons who shall be employed by the village. If the village council fails to confirm any person as an appointive official or employee of the village, the mayor, at the next regular meeting of the village council, shall submit the name of another person to fill the appointed office or to be employed by the village. Any person holding an appointed office at the time of the municipal election shall continue in that office until his successor has been appointed and is qualified.

Additional Powers: The mayor shall sign all commissions, licenses and permits granted by the village council, and other acts that the law or ordinances may require, or the commissions, licenses and permits may be authenticated as authorized under the uniform facsimile signature of public officials act.

Vacancy In Office: In case of the death, disability, resignation or change of residence, from the village, of the mayor, the village council shall appoint, by majority vote, a qualified elector to fill the vacancy for the unexpired term of office.

VILLAGE COUNCIL


Powers And Duties
  • Elect one of its members to act as mayor pro tem in the absence of the mayor;
  • Possess all powers granted by law, and other municipal powers not conferred by law or ordinance on another officer of the village;
  • Manage and control the finances and all property, real and personal, belonging to the village;
  • Determine the time and place of holding its meetings, which shall be open to the public;
  • Determine the rules of its own proceedings;
  • Keep minutes of its proceedings, which shall be open to examination by any citizen;
  • Adopt rules and regulations necessary to effect the powers granted municipalities;
  • Prescribe the compensation and fees to be paid municipal officers and employees; and
  • Prescribe the powers and duties of those officers whose terms of office or powers and duties are not defined by law, and impose additional powers and duties upon those officers whose powers and duties are prescribed by law.
Vacancy In Office: Any vacancy on the village council shall be filled by appointment of a qualified elector by the mayor, with the advice and consent of the village council. Any qualified elector appointed to fill a vacancy on the village council shall serve until the next regular municipal election, or any special election called in accordance with New Mexico Statutes at which time a qualified elector shall be elected to fill the remaining unexpired term, if any.

COMPENSATION


Mayor: The mayor shall receive a salary equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the salary of the county commissioners of San Miguel County per month, payable upon the first day of each calendar month. In addition, when the mayor must travel outside the village on official business, he or she shall be reimbursed for travel and per diem in accordance with state statutory provisions.

Councilors: Each councilor shall receive a salary equal to sixty percent (60%) of the salary of the county commissioners of San Miguel County per month, payable upon the first day of each calendar month. In addition, when a councilor must travel outside the village on official business, he or she shall be reimbursed for travel and per diem in accordance with state statutory provisions.

Changes In Compensation

Mayor: In the event that the salary of the county commissioners of San Miguel County changes, then the salary of the mayor shall also change automatically, as soon as legally permitted, in accordance with state statutes; and Councilors: In the event that the salary of the county commissioners of San Miguel County changes, then the salary of each incumbent councilor shall also change automatically as soon as legally permitted in accordance with state statutes. Salaries for councilors may not always be identical due to delayed implementation of salary changes arising from staggered terms.

ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS


Style Of Ordinances: The enacting clause of any village ordinance shall be: "Be it ordained by the village council of the village of Conchas".

Notice
  • Notice by publication of the title and subject matter of any ordinance proposed for adoption by the village council must take place at least two (2) weeks prior to consideration of final action upon the ordinance in open session of the village council; except, that this subsection shall not apply to ordinances dealing with an emergency declared by the mayor to be an immediate danger to the public health, safety and welfare of the village, or to ordinances the subject matter of which is amending the village zoning map, provided the amendment to such zoning map has been considered by the planning and zoning commission and recommended to the village council. It is sufficient defense to any suit or prosecution to show that no notice by publication was made.
  • Notice of the proposed ordinance shall be published one time as a legal advertisement in a newspaper of general circulation in the village.
  • Copies of a proposed ordinance shall be available to interested persons during normal and regular business hours of the village clerk upon request and payment of a reasonable charge beginning with the date of publication and continuing to the date of consideration by the village council.
Vote; Adoption: If a majority of all the members of the village council vote in favor of adopting the ordinance or resolution, it is adopted. The village clerk shall record in the minutes book the vote of each member of the village council on each ordinance or resolution. Within three (3) days after the adoption of an ordinance or resolution, the mayor shall validate the ordinance or resolution by endorsing "approved" upon the ordinance or resolution and signing the same.

Proof; Authentication; Publication: An ordinance shall be recorded in a book kept for that purpose, shall be authenticated by the signature of the mayor and the village clerk and shall bear the seal of the village. The ordinance shall be published one time either in its entirety or by title and a general summary of the subject matter contained in the ordinance, whichever the village council elects to do.

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