2018 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 73 - Special Districts
Article 21 - Water and Sanitation Districts
Section 73-21-15.1 - Board; district created by a board of county commissioners.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 73-21-15.1 (2018)
73-21-15.1. Board; district created by a board of county commissioners.

Notwithstanding any other provision of the Water and Sanitation District Act relating to election of the board, all members of the first board of any district created pursuant to a petition signed by the chairman of the board of county commissioners of a county shall be appointed by the board of county commissioners. The board shall consist of five directors who are taxpaying electors of the district appointed for staggered terms so that the terms of two directors expire in one year and the terms of three directors expire in two years. Thereafter, all directors shall be elected to two-year terms pursuant to the provisions of the Water and Sanitation District Act. Any director appointed by any board of county commissioners shall be eligible for election, provided that no member of a board shall serve more than two consecutive terms.

History: 1978 Comp., § 73-21-15.1, enacted by Laws 1985, ch. 155, § 8; 2005, ch. 167, § 5.


The 2005 amendment, effective June 17, 2005, changed the former reference to "residents" to "taxpaying electors".

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