City Commission Meeting
February 18, 2020
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2020 Municipal Election
The City of Hobbs will be having a municipal election on March 3, 2020, to fill the following positions:
- ONE - Mayor for a four-year term
- ONE - City Commissioner, District 1, for a four-year term
- ONE - City Commissioner, District 2, for a four-year term
- ONE - City Commissioner, District 3, for a four-year term
- ONE - Municipal Judge, at large, to fill unexpired four-year term
February 4, 2020 is the deadline to register to vote or update an existing registration.
Absentee Voting by Mail – Hobbs City Clerk’s Office, 200 E. Broadway
February 4 - 28, 2020
For absentee ballot applications, please call the City Clerk’s Office at 397-9200.
Early Voting – Hobbs City Clerk’s Office, 200 E. Broadway
February 4 – 28, 2020 (Monday – Friday, 8 am to 5 pm)
February 29, 2020 (Saturday only, 10 am to 6 pm)
Alternate Early Voting - Lea County Office Annex, 1019 E. Bender
February 15 – 29, 2020 (Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm)
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FY 2020 Preliminary Budget
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2020 Business Registrations
January 31, 2020, is the last day for renewal of calendar year 2020 business registrations without payment of a late penalty. The annual renewal fee is $25.00. Beginning Monday, February 3, 2020, a $10.00 late penalty will be assessed to all unpaid business registrations.
All businesses located within the city limits are required to obtain a business registration each calendar year. Each business is required to have a New Mexico gross receipts tax number and the business owner must verify accuracy of such number in writing. Renewals may be obtained in person at the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall, 200 East Broadway in Hobbs. Renewals may also be paid over the telephone with a credit card by calling the City Clerk’s Office at 397-9200 or paid online at www.hobbsnm.org. If your business is no longer in operation, please contact the Clerk's Office at 397-9200 to have your business registration cancelled or complete the renewal form indicating closure and mail it back to the Clerk’s Office.
As a reminder, businesses who are engaged in mobile activity, temporary vendors and secondhand dealers (businesses selling used merchandise) are also required to obtain an appropriate license in the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall.
Failure to comply with these provisions of the Hobbs Municipal Code could result in a fine or imprisonment, or both.
The City of Hobbs was proud to partner with WHI Hobbs in collecting over 5,600 granola/fruit bars! Our goal was 5,000, and per usual, our public servants exceeded it! This effort came from all City of Hobbs departments! Thank you for the opportunity to help, WHI Hobbs and Leslie!
Rockwind Community Links Ranked #2 in New Mexico on
Golfweek Magazine’s Annual Best Courses You Can Play List
Award winning Municipal Course Advances from Prior #3 Position
Hobbs, NM (June 4, 2019) - Golfweek Magazine released its annual Best Courses You Can Play in each state rankings and Rockwind Community Links in Hobbs, New Mexico, continued its climb on the highly regarded list by advancing to #2. The course, which offers multiple tees for players of all ability levels, is a popular destination for golfers in the state as well as west Texas.Read More ›
The Andy Staples design opened in May 2015 and has received numerous awards from leading golf publications including: inclusion in Golf Digest’s 2017-18 Best in State course ratings at #7; named one of Golf Digest’s Best New Courses of 2015; and cited as a Top Five New Golf Development in the World by Golf Inc. Magazine.
"What a great honor to be recognized as the #2 course in New Mexico on this prestigious list of the best courses that are open to the public in our state," said Doug McDaniel, Parks & Recreation Director in Hobbs. "Our commitment at Rockwind is to offer a remarkable golf course and playing experience for golfers at affordable prices. Everyone associated with the success of Rockwind is to be congratulated on this special achievement."
The facility is considered a trailblazer in uniting golf with the local community. "Community Links" is a concept introduced by Staples where the focus of the entire project was to link the golf course to the fabric of life in Hobbs. A special feature is a surrounding trail system complete with multiple trail heads, various outdoor seating areas, picnic spaces and scenic viewing points, including access to the site’s five acre lake that overlooks the golf course.
About Rockwind Community Links
The main course, which offers five sets of tees with playing lengths ranging from over 7,100 yards for the accomplished player down to approximately 4,200 yards for the forward "express" tees, has been designed to embrace the flat nature of the southeastern New Mexico landscape, keeping irrigation to a minimum and the turf fast and firm. The design provides challenging features such as large elevated greens, disguised bunkers and interesting ground contours.
Architect Andy Staples has incorporated characteristics typically found on courses along the eastern seaboard of the U.S. built during the turn of the 20th century. Rock walls line fairways and a large interior lake is in play on a few holes that attractively punctuates the course routing. The 9-hole par-3 course called Li’l Rock is meant to complement the dual-ended practice range and short game area. It was built to facilitate walking, families, beginner golfers and kids. The length of shots ranges from a sand wedge to a driver. Rockwind Community Links also is a site for The First Tee of Southeastern New Mexico.
For more information visit www.rockwindgolfcourse.com or call (575) 397-9297.Media Contact:
Pat Norton/Jane Dally
On Course Strategies
Commercial Motor Vehicle Ordinance
Proposed Ordinance Amending Chapter 10 of the Hobbs Municipal Code Prohibiting Parking of Commercial Motor Vehicles on Streets
Click the link below to view the Proposed Ordinance. If you have any questions or comments about this ordinance, please feel free to contact the Mayor, Commissioners, or the City Manager at (575) 397-9206.[Notice of Consideration of Proposed Ordinance - June 3, 2019]
City Commission Rules and Procedures
To view the newly adopted Rules and Meeting Procedures for City Commission meetings, please click the following link:Rules
Business Registration and Gross Receipts Tax Number Required
If you’re operating a business for profit in Hobbs, you must have a gross receipts tax identification number and a City of Hobbs’ business registration.
In an effort to educate the public about the laws of the City, we are providing the following information regarding the most common types of licenses needed to conduct business within the City. If you have specific questions about what type of license is required for you, please contact City Hall at 397-9200.Read More ›
State Law - Gross Receipts Tax Identification Number
All persons engaging in business in New Mexico must register with the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department to obtain a "Combined Reporting System" (CRS) identification number. The CRS is the Department’s method for reporting the state’s major business taxes: gross receipts tax, all local option gross receipts taxes, compensating tax, and withholding tax. The CRS identification number is your state tax identification number and is commonly called the gross receipts tax identification number.
There is no fee to obtain a CRS identification number. There are two ways to obtain a CRS identification number. The first way to obtain a CRS identification number is to submit an application to the local tax office in Roswell in person, by mail or fax and you may expect to receive your CRS identification number within one week. The second way to obtain a CRS identification number is to apply online. Online registration is available at: https://tap.state.nm.us/tap. A CRS identification number will be automatically generated once registration is complete.
Gross Receipts Tax Rate
The gross receipts tax rate for persons engaging in business from a physical location within the Hobbs City Limits is 6.8125%. Even if your business is providing goods or services outside the City Limits or County Limits, if you are a Hobbs-based business, you must charge sales tax and remit those taxes to the State.
Business Registration - New Merchandise, Sales, Service
Each place of business with an actual physical address located within the Hobbs City Limits, operating a business for the purpose of profit and who are required to have a New Mexico taxpayer identification number, are required to obtain a City of Hobbs Business Registration. The annual cost is $25 per calendar year. (Chapter 5.04 of the Hobbs Municipal Code)
Mobile Business Registration - New Merchandise
Any person who has a valid business registration within the City of Hobbs and is engaged in mobile business activity at a location which is not their usual place of business must pay an additional $100.00 and obtain a Mobile Business Registration. The annual cost is $100.00 per calendar year. (Chapter 5.04.031 of the Hobbs Municipal Code)
Secondhand Dealer’s License - Used Merchandise
Any person operating a secondhand store or junkshop within the Hobbs City Limits, engaging in the business of buying and reselling used merchandise or goods, is required to obtain a New Mexico gross receipts tax number and a City of Hobbs Secondhand Dealer’s License. The annual cost is $50 per year. (Chapter 5.32 of the Hobbs Municipal Code)
A solicitor’s license is required for any person who goes from door to door visiting single family or multi-family dwellings and businesses to sell any goods, wares, merchandise or services. The annual fee is $25.00 and fingerprinting is required along with a background check and approval by the Police Chief. All approved solicitors are required to visibly display their valid Solicitor’s Permit issued by the Hobbs City Clerk’s Office which will include a photograph of the solicitor. (Chapter 5.36.010 of the Hobbs Municipal Code)
Any person convicted of a violation of any provision of the above chapters of the Hobbs Municipal Code shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine of not more than $500.00 or by imprisonment for not more than 90 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Each day that the violation is committed or permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense and shall be punishable as such hereunder.
School Zone Flashing Lights
Beginning August 12, 2019 the School Zone Lights will start regular flashing times to remind drivers to slow down, watch for children, and reduce their speed. School begins Tuesday, August 13th.
Please [click here] to view the schedule
Back to School - Slow Down!
School days bring congestion: School buses are picking up their passengers, kids on bikes are hurrying to get to school before the bell rings, and hurried parents are trying to drop their kids off before work. It's never more important for drivers to slow down.[Read More ›]
HFD Fundraising Scam Phone Calls
The Hobbs Fire Department wishes to issue a warning to members of the public of a fundraising phone call scam using the name of the Hobbs Fire Department.
The perpetrator(s) is/are cold-calling individuals requesting money, stating the request is on behalf of the Hobbs Fire Department. The phone number has been traced to a third-party caller ID spoof technology that is not trackable to any residence or phone line account holder. The spammer states something similar to the following in their dishonest request: "Hello, my name is John Smith. I am calling to raise money for the Hobbs Fire Department and we would like you to participate in contributing funds to the department."
This is in no way approved by the Hobbs Fire Department or City of Hobbs, and this organization will not call a resident or business to request money. If you receive such a phone call, please hang up without giving any personal information and report it to the Hobbs Police Department at (575)397-9265.
Hobbs Ranked as One of the Best Places in the U.S. to Make More Money
Hobbs ranked as one of the best places in the United States to make more money and grow income according to LendEDU's newest report.
Hobbs ranked #24 out of over 25,000 U.S. towns! Factors that were analyzed include income growth from 2000 to 2017 and forecasted income growth over the next five years.
The full report and methodology can be found here: https://lendedu.com/blog/250-cities-seeing-fastest-growth-household-income/
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