Mayor Jo Mixon
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 will be the first supplemental reading to amend a previous ordinance for Medical Marijuana.
When the Village first began the task of writing an ordinance to be in compliance with the state issued legislation on recreational cannabis, there were many who thought an ordinance was already in place. There was a lot of talk and searching through the codes, yet nothing could be found on file. Planning and Zoning started with a new ordinance.
Last week, Bill Humbert, who is running for another term on Council, came into Village Hall and said he was a Councilman when an ordinance was amended zoning Medical Marijuana. Yet it was not in the Village codes.
The Village Clerk was then charged with going through past minutes to find if and when the ordinance passed. She found meeting minutes from October 30, 2018 where the first reading (Public Hearing) of an Ordinance Amending Chapter 11, Article B and C of Title 9 of the Village code had taken place. On November 13, 2018 the second reading (Public Hearing) was on the agenda. The amendment passed 4 to 0.
Therefore Ordinance 2018-05, an ordinance amending Chapter 11 Articles A and B of Title 9 of the Village code was passed. Once an ordinance is passed, the Village Clerk has several steps to do to ensure the codes are added and posted into the legal system. (See article below: Adapting An Ordinance). This particular amended ordinance, to date, has not been updated in the Village code system, but it is in effect, as it was voted on and passed by the Village Council on November 18, 2021.
On the agenda for this week, the Council will be asked to amend the existing code as written, to now comply with the state regulations. It is a first reading ( Public Hearing). The public is invited to attend.
AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE ANGEL FIRE, NM VILLAGE CODE
BE IT ORDAINED by the mayor and village council of the Village of Angel Fire, New Mexico, as follows:
Section 1: From and after the date of passage of this ordinance, the Village code of the Village of Angel Fire, New Mexico prepared by Sterling Codifiers, Inc. containing the compilation of all ordinances of a general nature together with the changes made to said ordinances, under the direction of the governing body of the village, shall be accepted in all courts without question as the official code and law of the village as enacted by the mayor and village council.
Section 2: There is hereby adopted, as a method of perpetual codification, the loose-leaf type of binding together with the continuous supplement service, provided by Sterling Codifiers, Inc., whereby each newly adopted ordinance of a general and permanent nature amending, altering, adding or deleting provisions of the official village code is identified by the proper catchline and is inserted in the proper place in each of the official copies, one copy of which shall be maintained in the office of the village clerk, certified as to correctness and available for inspection at any and all times that said office is regularly open.
Section 3: All ordinances of a general nature included in this official village code shall be considered as a continuation of said ordinance provision and the fact that some provisions have been deliberately eliminated by the governing body shall not serve to cause any interruption in the continuous effectiveness of ordinances included in said official village code. All ordinances of a special nature, such as tax levy ordinances, bond ordinances, franchises, vacating ordinances and annexation ordinances shall continue in full force and effect unless specifically repealed or amended by a provision of the village code. Such ordinances are not intended to be included in the official village code.
Section 4: It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to change or amend by additions or deletions, any part or portion of such code, or to insert or delete pages or portions thereof, or to alter or tamper with such code in any manner whatsoever which will cause the law of the village to be misrepresented thereby.
Section 5: All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith, are, to the extent of such conflict, hereby repealed.
Section 6: This ordinance and the code adopted by the same shall be recorded and shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage, approval and publication in pamphlet form as provided by law.
March 20, 2003