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Statutes > New-mexico > Chapter-3 > Article-7 > Section-3-7-14

3-7-14. Meetings of the municipal boundary commission; election of a chairman; to meet in municipality to which annexation is proposed; public notice of meeting.

A.     At its first meeting, and at any subsequent meeting when a change in the membership of the commission has occurred, the municipal boundary commission, by a majority vote, shall elect one member to serve as chairman of the commission and one member to serve as vice chairman who shall act whenever the chairman is not present. A majority of the commission shall constitute a quorum and the commission shall not transact business without a quorum being present.   

B.     After receipt of a petition, as authorized in Section 3-7-11 NMSA 1978, the secretary to the municipal boundary commission shall call a meeting of the municipal boundary commission which shall meet within sixty days of the receipt of the petition to consider the petition for annexation. The secretary to the municipal boundary commission shall publish a notice, of a public hearing on the petition, once each week for four consecutive weeks and the last publication shall be at least twenty days before the day of the hearing. The notice shall contain the date when the meeting of the municipal boundary commission will be held, the place of the meeting and a general description of the boundary of the territory petitioned to be annexed to the municipality.   

C.     The municipal boundary commission shall meet in the municipality to which the territory is proposed to be annexed and shall hold a public hearing on the question of annexing to the municipality the territory petitioned to be annexed.