City Commission Meeting
October 3, 2022
Posted September 30, 2022
Citizens who wish to speak must sign the Public Comment Registration Form located in the Commission Chamber prior to the beginning of the meeting.
The meeting can also be viewed online by visiting the [Streamed Meetings page.]
Library Board Meeting
October 4, 2022
Posted September 26, 2022
Temporary Closure at Hobbs Municipal Court
From October 6-7, 2022, the Hobbs Municipal Court will be closed due to training for the personnel. This training is with Professional Document Systems (PDS) and is coordinated in order to better equip the Municipal Court staff/clerks to serve our members of the public.
Members of the public will not be penalized for conflicts that may occur during this closure. The members of the Hobbs Municipal Court will work with citizens to settle any fines or payments that may become due while Court is closed. Again, members of the public will not be penalized for late payments incurred due to this closure.
As usual, payments for traffic citations may be made at hobbsnm.org.
For questions or more information, please contact the Hobbs Municipal Court at (575)397-9272.
NMDOT reminds drivers to slow down and pedestrians to take precautions
Back to school means sharing the road
SANTA FE – Thousands of New Mexico children are returning to school. The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) reminds drivers to be extra cautious as school zones become active. Drivers must slow down, pay attention, and follow traffic laws in school zones. Parents and children walking or riding to school should be alert at all times, and only cross the street at intersections and designated crosswalks.
“The responsibility is shared and lies with drivers, children, parents, and care givers. Whether children walk, ride their bicycle, use a scooter, or take the bus to school, it is extremely important they take proper safety precautions,” said Transportation Secretary Ricky Serna. “At the same time, drivers must be vigilant and look for children. At some point during the day, children will be on or near a road, and keeping them safe should always be top-of-mind.”
Following these simple tips can help New Mexico children reach school safely and help drivers avoid costly fines and tickets.
Driver Safety Reminders:
- Slow down! Speed limits in school zones are not a suggestion.
- Respect the crossing guard. Always stop for crossing guards holding a stop sign.
- Use extreme caution to avoid striking pedestrians, no matter who has the right of way.
- Be aware children can be unpredictable. Watch for children darting out from between parked cars.
- Yield to pedestrians walking on a crosswalk.
- Do NOT stop on a marked crosswalk or impede a pedestrian’s pathway at a marked intersection.
- Drivers must stop behind a school bus with flashing lights. Never pass a stopped school bus. The area 10 feet around a school bus is the most dangerous for children entering or exiting the bus.
Pedestrian Safety Reminders:
- Look both ways before crossing.
- Do not expect a driver to yield to you if you are crossing on an unmarked pathway.
- Wear bright colored or reflective clothing if walking at night.
- Only walk on designated sidewalks or pathways.
- Never jump into traffic or attempt to walk on the road.
FY 2023 Preliminary Budget
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FY 2023 Preliminary Budget Powerpoint Presentation
2022 Summer Fact Sheet
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Recreation Customer Portal
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New City Hall Hours
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
City Commission Districts
On December 6, 2021, the Hobbs City Commission voted to adopt a new designation of City Districts. You can view the new District Map by [clicking here]
LEDA Recovery Grant
The New Mexico Legislature passed legislation aimed at helping businesses recover from the pandemic, including this LEDA Recovery Grant! House Bill 11 set aside $200,000,000 in funds to “…provide grants to certain businesses for reimbursement of rent, lease and mortgage payments....”
Businesses could qualify for up to $100,000 under this program. The application portal will be opening very soon. The webinar, set for next Thursday, 5/6, at 10:30 AM, will cover everything from how and where to apply to eligibility requirements and everything in between.
New Mexico, do you need rental assistance?
The state of New Mexico will grant $170M of federal aid to New Mexicans for rental and utility assistance to households experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
City Manager's ReportThe City Manager’s Report is prepared monthly to provide general and performance information to the City Commission and the public on programs and services provided by the City. The data is compiled internally by each department/division for the purpose of improving services, responsible budgeting and enhancing transparency in local government. To view the City Manager reports (monthly and annual), please [click here].
Hobbs Nationally Recognized as One of the Fastest-Growing Cities That's Still Affordable for Homebuyers
Hobbs has been nationally recognized by LendEDU as one of the fastest-growing U.S. cities that is still affordable for homebuyers.
You can see the full report here: https://lendedu.com/blog/fastest-growing-cities-still-affordable-for-homebuyers/
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.
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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