The recently passed Local Election Act (NM House Bill 407 in 2019) has changed the election cycle and legislation regarding mil levies for Soil and Water Conservation Districts across the state:
- On June 21st, 2019, the Board of Supervisors passed a resolution to seek a levy of 1 mil. This is pursuant to the Soil and Water Conservation District Act Sections 73-20-25 to 73-20-48 NMSA 1978, to meet the needs of our communities.
- District Board of Supervisor Seats 1, 2, and 5 will also be on the ballot for election.
Updates will be posted as more information on the candidates for VSWCD Board Supervisors and the Mil Levy Referendum becomes available.
Estimate what a 1 mil VSWCD levy will cost
Formula: Our annual mil levy will be calculated by using the statewide rate of one-third of the appraised value multiplied by one mil (.001).
Example 1: One acre of land with mobile home (mobile home is not included in the appraised value) $7,350.00 X .33 X .001= $2.42 per year
Example 2: 2.5 acres with 1800 sq. ft. home $89,000 X .33 X .001 = $29.37 per year
Example 3: 25 acre ranch with improvements. $518,391 X .33 X .001 = $171.07 per year
"Shall the Valencia Soil & Water Conservation District (VSWCD) impose an assessment of $1.00 per $1000.00 of net taxable value of property pursuant to Soil and Water Conservation District Act Sections 73-20-25 to 73-20-48 NMSA 1978 for the following purposes: Addressing district administrative and operational needs; growing financial and technical programs for local farms and community gardens; implementing habitat restoration in the Whitfield Wildlife Complex Area; expanding Whitfield education programs for schools and in our communities; protecting pollinators and providing foraging areas; addressing soil erosion, floodwater and sediment damage; testing water quality; and reducing wildfire threats to communities?”
Let us know if we can talk more about the District projects at your next organizational meeting in the section below:
PO Box 170
Belen, NM 87002
Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area
2424 Hwy 47
Belen, NM 87002
2019 Holiday Schedule
Office will be closed in observance of these days.
January 1st New Year’s Day
January 21st Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday
February 18th Washington’s Birthday
27th Memorial Day
4th Independence Day
September 2nd Labor Day
October 14th Columbus Day
November 11th Veterans Day (OBSERVED)
November 28th Thanksgiving Day
Wednesday, December 25th Christmas Day