Responsibility of Utility Debt Clarification

The City of Hobbs would like to clarify to the public the laws regarding the responsibilities of payment for a property owner and their tenants for utility service in a rental situation.  In the event a tenant fails to pay the utility service charges for water, sewer and garbage to the city, the debt attaches to the property and the property owner may be responsible.   

Pursuant to state statute 3-26-6, a lien shall be placed on the property until the debt is paid in full.  The same statute also states that there is an exemption, which requires the property owner to notify the utility in writing, prior to the initiation of the debt, that the renters of the property (whose location must be clearly defined in the letter) will incur the utility charges and the property owners will not be responsible.

“In an effort to be transparent to the taxpayers, we wanted to make landlords aware of the state exemptions in a timely fashion,” said J.J. Murphy, City Manager.  “At the end of the day, we want to be good stewards to our residents and taxpayers, which is one of our primary goals as public servants.”

For more information on water regulations and laws related to utility service in Hobbs and the State of New Mexico, visit the City of Hobbs Water Office at 200 E. Broadway, or call them at 397-9216.

 

FREE SHOTS for your pets

Friday, March 20, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm & Saturday, March 21, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

The following vaccinations will be administered: 
Rabies, Distemper/Parvo Combo, Feline Upper Respiratory

Hobbs Animal Adoption Center, 700 N. Grimes
For questions, or to reserve your appointment, call 397-9323.

 

Demo Days at Rockwind Community Links Revised Schedule

Due to the weather forecast for February 28, the originally scheduled demo day dates are as follows:

Nike - Saturday, March 7, 11 am - 3 pm

TaylorMade - Saturday, March 21, 11 am - 3 pm

 

Free club fittings plus 10% off any club purchase

For more infor call 575-397-9297

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Get in the Game Group Lessons:   Whether you are just learning or ready to kick start a new season, Camren Bergman, will offer a 5 week program focusing on fundamentals, equipment and course management.  Cost $99 per person.  Call or reply to this email to sign up.

Li’l Scramble Tres Clubs
Sunday, March 8 at 1pm
18 hole 2 Person 3 Club Scramble with fairly reasonable tee boxes.
Cost $15 per person.  Includes green fees, range balls, prizes and cheap snacks.

CAMREN’S COACHING CORNER:  The most common flaws in the average golfer’s swing are due to poor set-up.  The most common mistake is poor posture.  Let’s get you on video and get your game going in the right direction.  Call to set up an appointment.  575-397-9297  

 

AARP DRIVER’S SAFETY CLASS

February 28, 2015 – 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Agnes Kastner Head Community Center  (Hobbs Senior Center)
200 E. Park – Room 113

Cost: $15.00 mfor AARP Members
$20.00 for Non Members

Please bring exact cash, check or money order payable to AARP
Class limit 25 people

Please call 397-9301 or 397-9302 or come by the office to register

 

Long-time Hobbs Resident Claims First Hole-In-One at Lil Rock

The Rockwind Community Links staff have been waiting for the opportunity to celebrate the first “Hole in One” to be shot on the new par-3 course, affectionately named Lil’ Rock, since it opened to its first golfers back in late October.  It took a few months, but on Monday, January 26, they were thrilled to celebrate with long-time Hobbs resident, Jim Botts, as he officially became the first to ace one of the nine holes!

Botts was playing with friend, Danny Hobbs, and reached Hole #8 around 4pm that afternoon.  The sun was low in the horizon and Hobbs played first.  Botts teed up his ball and used his Rocket Blades pitching wedge to hit the 108 yard shot.  He recounts that he felt the shot was a bit thin and feared hitting over the green, but didn’t think it hit in the front bunker.  He walked up to the green and didn’t see it.  He looked beyond the green, no ball.  Unsure of where the ball had landed, he went back and looked in the bunker, and again no ball.  Finally, he looked in the hole, and there it was!

Botts has lived in Hobbs since 1971 and has played at Ocotillo ever since arriving.  He began playing golf in high school but even after playing for decades and being an accomplished golfer, he had yet to have a hole-in-one.  Hole 8 on Lil’ Rock was Botts’ first hole in one, making it a big day for both Rockwind Community Links and Dr. Botts.

 “We are so excited to finally have our first hole-in-one on the new course,” Linda Howell, golf professional at Rockwind said.

 

City of Hobbs Wastewater Reclamation Facility Wins Top State Honor

On January 25, 2015, The City of Hobbs Wastewater Reclamation Facility received the Max Summerlot Award at the New Mexico Water & Wastewater Association’s (NMWWA) 60th Annual Meeting that was held in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

The Max Summerlot Award is given annually to the New Mexico water or wastewater facility that demonstrates the highest level of professionalism and excellence in the operation, maintenance, management, and safety of the facility and system.  The award is in honor of Mr. Max Summerlot, who was responsible for developing the State of New Mexico’s formal operator training program at New Mexico State University in 1974.

“This award recognizes, and is certainly earned by, the dedicated and hard-working men and women who are responsible for the daily operation of our wastewater reclamation facilities,” explained Tim Woomer, Director of Utilities for the City of Hobbs. “This prestigious award was presented to the City because our team demonstrates and practices the highest level of professionalism, knowledge, and expertise that is required to operate this facility at its’ optimum level and provide an essential and beneficial service to our residents and our community as a whole.”

“Once again, I am proud of the employees, as well as the leadership displayed at the Hobbs Wastewater Reclamation Facility, which ultimately got them recognized as the best facility in the State of New Mexico this year,” said J.J. Murphy, city manager.  “This is another example of what great people we have in our organization and how fortunate we are to have the outstanding services we have in Hobbs.”

 

RELEASE – NOTICE OF CONSTRUCTION

J&H Services Inc., will begin replacing a sewer line that will be at the intersection of N Lovington Highway and Joe Harvey Blvd, in Hobbs, New Mexico, starting on January 26, 2015 and lasting for 8 weeks. 

Traffic control devices will be installed in this area and north bound traffic will be diverted to single lane traffic while work is ongoing. The general public is asked to remain clear of the construction area and drivers who commute on this portion of the City are asked to please drive slow and follow any detour signs in the area.  Your Cooperation and observance of all construction signs will be greatly appreciated to help ensure the safety of the public and the construction crews.

The City of Hobbs and J&H Services Inc. are committed to the safety of the traveling public and would like to thank you for your patience and assistance.

If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact:

J&H Services Inc.          505-896-9428
City of Hobbs                   575-397-9232

 

 

Water line improvements across Dal Paso at Michigan and Dal Paso

Dal Paso Road
Improvement Project

East and West bound access to E. Michigan Dr will be temporarily closed to through traffic at the  intersection of N. Dal Paso St. for the ongoing Dal Paso Rehabilitation Project  until otherwise specified.

Outer North and South bound lanes on North Dal Paso Street from E. Bender Blvd. to
E. Llano Dr. will continue to be closed for the ongoing Dal Paso Rehabilitation project
until further notice.

For more information, please contact Constructors, Inc. at 392-0524

 

Oxy Pipeline Project

[See the flyer here]

 

2015 Business Registrations

January 31, 2015, is the last day for renewal of calendar year 2015 business registrations without payment of a late penalty.  Beginning February 1, 2015, a $10.00 late penalty will be assessed to all unpaid business registrations.

The Hobbs Municipal Code requires all businesses located within the city limits to obtain a business registration each calendar year.  Renewals may be obtained in person at the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall, 200 East Broadway, Hobbs, New Mexico.   Renewals may be obtained over the telephone with a credit card by calling the City Clerk’s Office at 397-9200.  If your business is no longer in operation, please contact the Clerk's Office at 397-9200 to have your business registration cancelled.

As a reminder, businesses who engage in mobile business activity, temporary vendors, solicitors and secondhand dealers (businesses selling used merchandise) are also required to obtain an appropriate license in the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall.

*Penalty* - Any person convicted of a violation of any provision of the above chapters related to business registrations, mobile business activity, temporary vendors’ license and secondhand dealer’s licenses 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.

 

Parks & Rec Save the Date!

Check out the Parks & Recreation Schedule of Special Events so you can ‘save the date’! Of course, there will be smaller events and some larger that pop up throughout the year unexpectedly, but these are our tried and true yearly events that the Community has grown to know and love.

It’s tradition!

Be sure to print the attached flyer for your own use either at home or for the office. “It All Happens Here” is easy to prove using this flyer!

[print the "Save the Date" flyer]

Father Daughter Dance - February 6th (SOLD OUT)

Community Easter Egg Hunt - April 4th

Great American Clean Up - April 18th

Swim Lessons & Speciality Classes - Spring 2015 (see flyer for details)

Movies Under the Stars:

  • May 22, Maleficent

  • June 26, When the Game Stands Tall

  • July 24, Big Hero 6

All Pools Open - May 23rd

Dog Daze of Summer - Sept. 12th

Haunted House - Oct. 23, 24, 30, 31

Halloween Carnival, Oct. 31

 

Recreation Classes

Below are flyers for two Classes: Get Fit in 30 and Be Aqua Fit. Attendance is FREE for the month of January, so come out and join us to kick off the new year!

Get Fit in 30

Be Aqua Fit

 

Rockwind featured in PGA Insider

Check out the article on Rockwind Communty Links found in PGA Insider December 2014 [by clicking here]

 

 

2015 Business Registrations

Business registration renewals for calendar year 2015 have now been mailed.  The renewal fee is $25.00 and must be paid by January 31st.    A late penalty fee of $10.00 will be assessed to all unpaid registrations beginning February 1st.   For your convenience, payment can be made over the telephone using a credit card by calling the City Clerk’s Office at 397-9200.  

Renewals may also be obtained by mail or in person at the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall, 200 East Broadway, Hobbs, New Mexico.  If your business is no longer in operation, please contact the Clerk's Office to have your business registration cancelled.   

As a reminder, if your business is required to have a New Mexico gross receipts tax number, the Hobbs City Code requires a business registration for each business location with the Hobbs city limits. 

For more info. visit the [City Clerk's Office page]

 

 

Rockwind Community Golf Links

The “Lil’ Rock” (par 3 course) will be open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays going forward, and the Driving Range and Golf Shop will be open Thursdays – Sundays.  Everyone come out and experience the Rockwind Community Links while construction on the incredible 18 hole course continues through the winter!

 

 

Municipal Court Fines payment reminder

Municipal Court Fines – 3 ways to pay!  In person – 301 North Turner, Hobbs, NM, by phone with debit or credit card- 575-397-9272, or on internet at hobbsnm.org “Pay My Fine”

 

Informational Video

 

Hobbs, New Mexico Encourages Community Participation to Keep a Safe Community

Making sure a city stays safe may be a more complicated process than you think. A lot goes into making this happen and the officials and citizens of Hobbs, New Mexico, are doing an excellent job at ensuring their town is safe for both residents and visitors.

[click here to see the full article]

   

 

Hobbs Express

New Location: 424 West Broadway

Ride the bus routes or call 397-9290 to schedule a demand response ride.

 

Like us on Facebook

Click this link to visit the Hobbs Express Facebook page. Don't forget to Like us!


Register for CODERED


Lea County has instituted a new rapid emergency notification service called CodeRED®.  The new system will distribute emergency messages via telephone to targeted areas or the entire county at a rate of 1,000 calls per minute. CodeRED® employs a one-of-a-kind Internet mapping capability for geographic targeting of calls, coupled with a high speed telephone calling system capable of delivering customized pre-recorded emergency messages directly to homes and businesses, live individuals and answering machines.

[more info]

 

Quality of Life Master plan

The Lea County Recreation Master Plan is a quality of life and economic development initiative. Led by an unprecedented coalition of Lea County organizations, institutions and local governments, this effort is more than a recreation planning effort.

If implemented with vision and a spirit of collaboration and community, these projects can expand the identity of Lea County from an economic force to a business friendly and desirable community where people want to work, raise a family, and live a western lifestyle.

Single-handedly or in combination, these projects can be a catalyst for significant, positive change.

[more info]

 

 

Business Services

Whether you're a startup or a returning business renewing your registration, the City of Hobbs wants to help you succeed. Your success enriches the entire community.

Explore the business resources on our website and learn about how your city can help you grow your gusiness.

Visit www.hobbsnm.org/business_services.html

 

 

 

How to report a street light outage

On-Line:
Go to www.xcelenergy.com

Then follow these instruction:
Click on New Mexico
Click on Report a Problem in the middle of the page
Click on Street Light Outages on the left side of the page
Under “Report Online”:  click on Report Streetlight Outage
Fill in required fields on form
Click Submit

Report by Phone:  1-800-895-4999

 

 

Wanted! All Recyclables!

[View Recycling Brochure]

Contacts, Hours and Locations:

Hobbs Waste Management Recycling Center
3000 E. Marland., 575-392-6571
Open Tues, Thurs, Fri 8a - 5p; Wed, Noon- 5p; Sun 10a- 3p

 

Hobbs Waste Management Recycling Bins
2608 Lovinginton Hwy, Mon-Fri 6a - 5p


Lea County Northern Transfer Station
40101 W. Hiap, Behind Halliburton, 575-391-2953
Mon-Sat 8a - 6p, Sun 11a - 6p


Lovington Recycling Center
1002 S. Commercial (Corner of Chaves and K Street)
575-396-4629, Mon-Fri 8a - 5p


Keep Hobbs Beautiful
575-397-9292

 

 

Utilities Online Bill Viewer

The City of Hobbs Utilities Department is installing a new Online Billing System. We are excited to bring this new product to our citizens and encourage each of you to take advantage of this streamlined billing process. You can currently register and view your bill Online.

View My Utility Bill

   

 

Animal Adoption Center Website

We have added an area to the website dedicated to the new Hobbs Animal Adoption Center.

You can visit it here.

 

 

City of Hobbs 311

For all non-emergency concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the City of Hobbs by dialing 3-1-1

The 311 phone line is answered 8am -5pm Monday-Friday.

 

 

Community Project Map

Check out the Commission Community Project Map.

 


Parks & Recreation Recware

The new web address for the Parks & Recreation recware website is:

http://activenet10.active.com/hobbsnm/

 

 

Citizen Observer

Hobbs Police will now send out information/alerts directly to the citizens of Hobbs through the use of the Citizen Observer Website.

Just go to www.hobbspd.com and click on "Sign up For Citizen Observer". You can sign up to receive text messages, emails, or both, anytime Hobbs Police Department sends out information to the public.

 

 

 

Complaint Line

Do you have a complaint? Please let us know by emailing complaints@hobbsnm.org

A complaint line is available from most cell phones and land lines - dial 311.

Or, call 397-4195.

 
 

To contact us, please visit the City Directory or call (575) 397-9200.

To report technical errors on the website, please email webmaster@hobbsnm.org

What's New

Public Meetings

Click the link below to download the agenda:

Notice of Potential Quorum, February 28, 2015

City Commission Meeting Agenda - March 2, 2015

City Commission Meeting Agenda - March 2, 2015 [Full Packet]

New Legal Notices

The Legal Notices page has been updated with new information.

 

Ordinance 1079 - Water and Sewer Rates

[Click here] to read the changes

 

News about Hobbs

Click [here] to visit our News page.

 

Quality of life master Plan

Click the link below to download the PDF.

Quality of Life Master Plan

 


Hobbs News-Sun Articles

Community Bulletin Board

 

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