VILLAGE OF CAPITAN
ORDINANCE 2009 - ____
AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING A ROAD NAMING AND SITE ADDRESSING SYSTEM;
PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY, CHAPTER 4
ROAD NAMING AND SITE ADDRESSING SYSTEM
4-4-1: Short Title
4-4-4: Application of Ordinance
4-4-7: Conflicting Provisions
4-4-8: Addressing Requirements
4-4-9: Road Names
4-4-10: Road Signs
4-4-11: General Penalty
Section 4-4-1: Short Title: This ordinance shall be
known and may be cited as the Road Naming and Site Addressing System
for the Village of Capitan, County of Lincoln State of New Mexico.
Section 4-4-2: Purpose: This ordinance is enacted for
the purpose of establishing and maintaining policies and procedures in
A. Provide property owners, the general public and
the Village of Capitan with an accurate and systematic means of
identifying and locating properties.
B. Provide a means for expedient emergency response
by medical, law enforcement, fire, rescue and any other emergency
C. Assist in proper delivery of mail, packages,
utilities and other services.
D. Assign address numbers to new addressable
structures or units,assign address numbers to existing addressable
structures or units that currently do not have a site address, modify
address numbers on existing addressable structures or units when
necessary, name new roads, name existing roads without a name, rename
existing roads when necessary in order to provide for efficient public
services as identified in (A) (B) and (C) above, and acquire sufficient
mapping to manage the Road Naming and Site Addressing System.
E. Govern the display of property address numbers and
provide for accurate road name signage, installation and maintenance
Section 4-4-3: Administration: All addressing
services shall be administered through the Village Clerk. The
Clerk shall have the authority to delegate to an individual(s), other
entities including the County of Lincoln the responsibility of
coordinating the ongoing maintenance of the Village addressing system.
These duties shall include: assignment of addresses, validation of
telephone company addresses, maintenance of an accurate road name
listing, update of maps, management of road sign installation and
maintenance and enforcement and policing of the provisions of the
Section 4-4-4: Application of Ordinance
A. Any person, firm, corporation and other legal
entities constructing new structures, locating or relocating
manufactured homes shall, before construction or placement work
commences, request an address from the Village of Capitan, and shall
provide all information required to complete the address process.
B. No utility company operating within the Village of
Capitan shall furnish utility services to any new structure or
manufactured home, including a manufactured home that is moved from one
location to another, until it has been issued a valid address by the
Village of Capitan.
C. The subscriber shall furnish the Village of
Capitan with the necessary utility contact information for verification
of address assignment. The Village of Capitan shall notify the utility
of valid address completion.
D. Due to the wireless 911 project currently underway
in New Mexico, all entities that have communication towers, regardless
of installation date, shall have ninety (90) days from the effective
date of this ordinance to report the location of all towers located in
the Village of Capitan and obtain an address. This provision shall
apply to all towers that have cellular telephone, similar or newer
replacement technologies, installed.
Section 4-4-5: Authority: This ordinance is
enacted under the authority granted to the Village of Capitan in
section 4-37-1, 4-37-3, 67-5 NMSA 1978 Compilation.
Section 4-4-6: Jurisdiction: This ordinance
shall be applicable in all areas of the Village of Capitan within the
municipality to the extent set forth in this ordinance.
Section 4-4-7: Conflicting Provisions: Where
there exists a conflict between any limitation or requirement in the
ordinance and any applicable limitation or requirement contained
elsewhere in this ordinance or in any other ordinance, regulation or
law, the more restrictive limitation or requirement shall prevail.
Section 4-4-8: Addressing Requirements:
A. The owner of the address site shall be responsible
for the posting of their address to village standards. (Described in B
of this section). These placards and associated hardware can be ordered
through Village Hall. Residents are urged to purchase said
placards from the Village of Capitan to maintain continuity and
standardization. The Village of Capitan will purchase the placards and
associated hardware from the vendor and this cost will be passed onto
the property owner through whatever administrative mechanism that the
Village of Capitan deems fit.
B. There will be two standards associated with the
1. In the curbed area of town, along East and West
Smokey Bear Blvd from the Village limits on the east and to Tiger Drive
on the west and the entirety of Lincoln Avenue will be required to have
a single sided, highly reflective placard with white reflective numbers
a minimum of four (4) inches tall with a black background. This
placard will be placed on the part of the structure that is closest to
the road and visible from the road.
2. In the subdivision areas. Along 5th street from
the fairgrounds to Tiger Drive. Along US Highway 48 from Tiger
Drive south to the Village Limits.
Along State Highway 246 north to the Village Limits. Along US Highway
380 from Tiger Drive west to the Village Limits. These site addresses
shall be required to display a double sided highly reflective placard
with white reflective numbers a minimum of four (4) inches tall with a
black background. These placards are to be set on a post, perpendicular
to the road at a height of 42 – 48 inches next to driveway within
Right-of-way. If there are culvert delineators next to the driveway the
placard can be placed on these with the approved bracket attachment.
C. The owner or resident occupying the address site
shall be responsible for keeping trees, brush and debris cleared to
ensure the visibility of the address placard from the traveled roadway.
D. In the event a property is annexed into the
Village, the residents inside the annexed area are responsible for
placement of an address placard as described in this ordinance.
E. The site address of an existing addressable
structure or units that have an inconsistent site address shall be
changed when necessary by the Village Clerk or their designate to
maintain continuity. Old address numbers shall be removed by the
property owner within 15 days from notification.
Section 4-4-9: Road Names:
A. The Village of Capitan will, at its discretion,
name, rename, and remove road names when it is in the best interest of
the health, safety, and general welfare of the citizens of the Village
of Capitan. This shall be done by resolution through the Village
B. If the Village of Capitan determines that it is in
the best interest of public safety and welfare that a road be renamed,
the following criteria shall be utilized:
1. All residents living on said road shall be deemed
affected and shall be notified of the Village intent to change the road
2. The residents shall have a minimum of thirty (30)
days to make suggestions for the new name of the road before a
resolution renaming the road is brought before the Village Council.
3. Affected residents are encouraged to get together
and submit three road names that are acceptable by the majority of
residents on the affected road as soon as possible so that they can be
checked for duplication. If no input is received by the affected
residents than the Village Clerk or their designate will submit to the
Council, choices for a new road name. The Village Council Shall have
the final say as to what the road will be named.
4. The affected residents shall be notified of the
date and time of the meeting at which the road renaming resolution will
be presented for consideration by the Village Council.
5. Posting in accordance with Village of Capitan open
meeting requirements shall be considered notice.
6. Upon approval by resolution of the Village Council
of a renamed road, The Village shall, within fifteen (15) days, notify
all residents, pertinent utilities and public service agencies of the
action taken by the Village of Capitan.
C. Upon adoption of this ordinance, new road names
and renamed roads shall not be duplicated within the Village of Capitan
or the County of Lincoln.
Section 4-4-10: Road Signs:
A. All road signs and traffic control devices will be
purchased, installed and maintained by the Village of Capitan street
B. Road name and traffic control signs placed in new
subdivisions (Subdivisions annexed into village after January 1,
2010 ) shall be placed by and at the expense of the party creating the
subdivision. Fees shall be based on the current material and actual
installation cost as determined by the Village street department. All
signage fees shall be paid in advance of installation.
C. Road name signs on Village maintained roads shall
be a minimum of four (4) inches high with highly reflective white
letters with reflective green background.
D. Ongoing maintenance of Village of Capitan road
name signs shall be the responsibility of the Village of Capitan street
Section 4-4-11: General Penalty. To give residents
the opportunity to become compliant with this ordinance, penalties will
not be accrued from January 1, 2010 through August 31, 2010.
Thereafter the General Penalty Ordinance, Administration, Chapter 4,
Section 1-4-1 will be implemented to all residents who are not
compliant with this ordinance.
This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its
passage and publications as provided by law.
PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED THIS 8TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2009.
Kay Strickland, CMC