Village of Bosque Farms, NM
Valencia County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Village of Bosque Farms 2-19-2009 by Ord. No. 99-7, effective 3-2-2009 (Ch. 3-1 of the 1980 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Zoning — See Sec. 10-1.
Subdivision Regulations — See Sec. 10-2.
The Village Council hereby declares that the purpose of this Section 3-1 is to:
A. 
Institute a continuing process to provide comprehensive long-range planning for the Village of Bosque Farms and its legally constituted planning area.
B. 
Establish a permanent body for studying the problems of future growth and development in the Bosque Farms area and to guide and control such development in accordance with adopted ordinances and regulations.
C. 
Achieve appropriate land uses within the Village and its planning area in order to protect and maintain a rural and agricultural environment and the natural resources of the area.
A. 
There is hereby created a Planning and Zoning Commission of the Village of Bosque Farms, hereinafter called the "Planning Commission."
B. 
Membership. The Planning Commission shall be composed of an odd number of members, not less than five nor more than nine, who shall be residents of the planning and platting jurisdiction of the Village of Bosque Farms, and who are not employees or officers of the Village. Administrative officials of the Village may be appointed ex-officio, nonvoting members of the Planning Commission.
C. 
Appointments. The members of the Planning Commission shall be appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the Village Council.
D. 
Terms. The terms of the members of the Planning Commission shall be two years. A vacancy in the membership shall be by appointment for the remainder of the unexpired term. Members may be reappointed for an indefinite number of terms.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Section 1-1).
E. 
Member removal. After a public hearing and for cause stated in writing and filed with the Village Clerk, the Mayor, with the approval of the Village Council, may remove a member from the Planning Commission.
A. 
The Planning Commission shall have such powers and duties as are necessary to fulfill and perform its functions, promote municipal planning, carry out the purposes of NMSA 1978, §§ 3-19-1 through 3-19-12, as amended, which sections are herewith incorporated by reference and made a part hereof.
B. 
The Planning Commission shall have those powers and duties necessary to promulgate and enforce regulations governing the subdivision of land within the planning and platting jurisdiction of the municipality as outlined in NMSA 1978, §§ 3-19-5 and Section 3-19-7, as amended, which sections are herewith incorporated by reference and made a part hereof.
C. 
The Planning Commission shall have the powers necessary to promulgate and enforce regulations governing zoning within the planning and platting jurisdiction of the municipality as outlined in NMSA 1978, §§ 3-21-1 through 3-21-11, as amended, which sections are herewith incorporated by reference and made a part hereof.
D. 
The Village Council may from time to time grant to the Planning Commission such other powers it deems necessary for the purpose of promoting the health, safety, and moral or general welfare of the municipality.
A. 
Officers. The Planning Commission shall elect one of its members Chairman for a one-year term and create and fill any other offices as it may deem appropriate.
B. 
Conduct of business. The Planning Commission shall adopt such rules and regulations for the conduct of business as seem appropriate to its members, and publish such rules and regulations.
C. 
Meetings. The Planning Commission shall hold regularly scheduled meetings at least once a month if there is any business to conduct, and such meetings will be open to the public.
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Quorum. A quorum of the Planning Commission shall be a majority of the full Commission.
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Records. A public record shall be kept of all transactions, findings, resolutions, and determinations made by the Planning Commission. The records shall be kept available for public inspection at reasonable times.
F. 
Reports. The Planning Commission shall submit each month to the governing body a copy of its meeting minutes.
G. 
Conflicts of interest. A Planning Commission member having any potential conflict of interest on any policy, decision, or determination before the Planning Commission shall disclose to each of the other members the nature of his potential conflict, and his disclosure shall be recorded.
(1) 
Disclosure of such conflict as provided in this subsection shall not disqualify a Planning Commission member from voting on the issue, unless:
(a) 
A majority of the remaining members voting on the matter determines that the member who discloses his potential conflict should not in propriety vote on the issue; or
(b) 
The member having a potential conflict in the issue voluntarily disqualifies himself.
(2) 
Penalty. Failure to disclose a conflict of interest shall be considered a misdemeanor and be punishable by a fine not exceeding $500 or by imprisonment not exceeding 90 days, or both such fine and imprisonment.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Section 1-1).