Roswell, New Mexico
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- Current budget is posted, but past years budgets are not available.
- Contact information for elected officials is available, but term and election information is not posted.
- Contact information for administrative officials is posted.
- Meeting schedule is posted.
- Zoning ordinance is available.
- Building permit form is posted.
- City uses New Mexico E-Procurement website for bids.
- Past years budgets not posted.
- Council term and election information is not posted.
- Meeting Minutes are not easily available.
- Past meeting agendas not posted.
- Site has no search function.
- Audits are not posted.
- Rules governing contracts and current contracts not available.
- No information regarding lobbying.
- No information regarding public records.
- Local taxes are not noted.
The 2011-2012 budget spends $59,277,374 and has a revenue estimate of $66,451,895.
According to Stimulus Watch, Roswell has received $635,245.95 from the federal stimulus package.
|Contract||relocate Two Rivers Dam public/picnic area and buildings. install additional structures, provide new walkways.||$89,801.00||Roswell||NM||9||0|
|Contract||Delivery & installation of Pre-fabricated sanitary facility, Two Rivers, Roswell, Chavez County, NM.||$29,701.00||Roswell||NM||0||0|
|Contract||Long Beach Job Corps Center: Ed SVSC CTT Auto & CNST Curriculum-Provides funding to purchase training materials (DVDs) entitled \'Hybrid…||$58,755.00||Roswell||NM||0||0|
|Grant||Energy Efficiency & Conservation Block Grants||$195,500.00||Roswell||NM||0||0|
|Grant||New Police Equipment Procurement Program||$261,489.00||Roswell||NM||3||-1|
The city government is made up of 10 city council members with two members represented each of the five city wards and a mayor elected at large.
|Bob||Maples||Council Member||Ward I|
|Dusty||Huckabee||Council Member||Ward I|
|Steve||Henderson||Council Member||Ward II|
|Jimmy||Craig||Council Member||Ward II|
|Judy||Stubbs||Council Member||Ward III|
|Art||Sandoval||Council Member||Ward III|
|Jason||Perrty||Council Member||Ward IV|
|Elena||Velasquez||Council Member||Ward V|
|Barry||Foster||Council Member||Ward V|
In December of 2010, there was a controversy over then Council member Rob McWilliams secretly recording closed door meetings. Upon finding out, Mayor Del Jurney sought to remove McWilliams from the council. Before his petition for removal hearings could be heard, McWilliams resigned from the council.
The City Manager for Roswell is Larry Fry.
See also: New Mexico state government salary
The 2011-2012 budget allocates $20,492,515 to full time salaries, $595,233 to part time salaries, and $518,209 on temporary salaires.
See also: New Mexico public pensions
The 2011-2012 budget spends $3,146,899 on contributing to employee pensions (PERA). The following table outlines the cost of employee benefits in the 2011-2012 budget.
|Type of Benefit||Cost|
The police department budget for 2011-2012 is $11,222,779 and the fire department's budget is $8,973,779. Salary and benefit costs for the police department is $8,135,538 and $7,169,294 for the fire department.
A Roswell Police Officer and son of Chaves County Sheriff Rob Coon was fired for attempting to buy Bronkaid (an ephedrine product used to make meth) with another person's ID. Justin Coon's home was discovered to have many prescriptions of Ephedrine and painkillers not prescribed to him.
See also: New Mexico government sector lobbying
The city of Roswell website and OpenSecrets do not note any funds being used for lobbying.
Roswell estimates it will raise roughly $25 million from its gross receipts tax in 2012.
- City of Roswell Website
- City of Roswell on Wikipedia
- City of Roswell Chamber of Commerce
- Roswell on City Data