Cities will set 2018 municipal elections
FARMINGTON — Several local governing entities are expected to pass resolutions setting the 2018 municipal election dates during their meetings this week.
The Bloomfield City Council meets at 6 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 915 N. 1st St. The Farmington City Council and Aztec City Commission both meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at their respective city halls locations, 800 N. Municipal Drive in Farmington and 201 W. Chaco St. in Aztec.
Municipal elections will be held March 6. Candidates must file on Jan. 9 for municipal elections. Early voting will begin Feb. 14.
The mayoral positions for Bloomfield and Farmington will be on the March ballots. The Aztec mayor is elected as a commissioner and appointed by the City Commission.
The Aztec City Commission will have three seats up for election this year. The seats are currently occupied by Katee McClure, Sheri Rogers and Sally Burbridge. Bloomfield will have two council positions open, as well. The positions are currently held by DeLaws Lindsay and Elwin Roark.
Farmington's District 3 and District 4 council seats will be up for election. The seats are currently held by Gayla McCulloch and Nate Duckett. District maps can be found at fmtn.org.
Municipal judge positions also will be decided during the March elections.
The Farmington City Council also will have a special session at noon Monday. The council likely will adopt an ordinance authorizing the refinancing of bonds.
During its Tuesday evening meeting, the Farmington City Council will hear a report about the Farmington Frackers' first baseball season. It also will discuss the purchase of more than two acres of land in the Wildflower area from Animas Valley Real Estate for nearly $43,000 to build a fire station.
The Aztec City Commission will have a closed meeting at 5 p.m. Monday to discuss options for the future of the business incubator. The commission will have the option to approve or deny the purchase of the building during its Tuesday meeting.
Hannah Grover covers government for The Daily Times. She can be reached at 505-564-4652 or via email at email@example.com.