Gallup High School (GHS) is requesting approval of the closure of Aztec Avenue from 8th Street tot Puerco Drive for the 2022 GHS Homecoming Parade. The proposed street closure is set in accordance with the standardized parade route established by the City Council. The parade is scheduled to begin at 3:00 p.m.
Local Liquor Excise Tax revenue is allocated to the City and the County based on the recommendations of the "LET Task Force" which is a committee comprised of City and County officials.
The LET Task Force is recommending the following distribution for FY23:
*$835K to the City to pay for the operation of Gallup Detox
*$200K to the County to operate JJASC which provides juvenile case management and prevention programs
*$100K to the County to operate the McKinley County DWI program
*$100K to the County to pay for detox and substance abuse treatment in the jail
*$400K to the County to contract with Santa Fe Recovery to provide detox services
$1,635K TOTAL OF ALLOCATIONS
The Joint Resolution is on the McKinley County Commissions agenda for its September 22 meeting.
The city pays annual dues to the New Mexico Municipal League. The cost in membership had an increase from $47,350 to $53,625. An increase in dues was expected, however the cost of membership exceeded the budgeted amount of $50,000. A budget adjustment in the amount of $3,625 will be needed to cover the balance for the city's FY2023 membership.
This agenda item was previously tabled at the July 26, 2022 City Council meeting pending representation from the New Mexico Municipal League.
Any person aggrieved by the decision of the Board of Adjustment on an appeal, and administrative action, a variance or conditional use permit, may within ten (10) days of the decision, file with the City Clerk a notice of appeal to City Council.
At least fifteen (15) days after published notice of the hearing, the City Council shall hear the appeal de novo and may reverse, affirm or modify the action of the Board. The City Council may consider the approved or not yet approved minutes of the Board at the meeting the action appealed from was taken and a transcript of that hearing, provided copies of each are furnished to all interested parties.
Appeals from the City Council decision may be taken to district court as provided in New Mexico Statutes Annotated Section 3-21-9, 1978, as amended, or successor legislation.
Mr. and Mrs. William E. & Jennifer Lee have filed an appeal for the action taken by the City of Gallup Planning and Zoning Commission.
Case No. REZ2022-00600003: request by Eiad Suleiman, property owner, for a change in zoning designation from Single Family Residential (SFR-A) Zone District to Mixed-Use Neighborhood (MXN) Zone District for certain described real property, and from Rural Holding Zone (RHZ) Zone District to Mixed-Use Neighborhood (MXN) Zone District for certain described real property.
Mr. Ryan D. Sterns, applicant/agent, petitioned the Gallup Planning and Zoning Commission on behalf of Eiad Suleiman, property owner, for a change in zoning designation from Single Family Residential (SFR-A) Zone District to Mixed-Use Neighborhood (MXN) Zone District for an un-platted tract of land containing 3.18 acres M/L, and from Rural Holding Zone (RHZ) Zone District to Mixed-Use Neighborhood (MXN) Zone District for an un-platted tract of land containing 17.07 acres M/L. Both tracts of land are generally located southeast of Philipina Avenue and Strong Drive and are more particularly described by metes and bounds description.
Subsection 10-5-B-d-i-3a of the City of Gallup Land Development Standards states that amendments to the official zoning map which involve a particular area of land may be made by the Council on its own motion or upon request of the Planning and Zoning Commission, or the person or persons holding fifty one percent (51%) or more of the ownership of the area of land may request the Planning and Zoning Commission to amend the map upon a determination that there are sufficient grounds for the amendment. In this case petitioning property owner, Eiad Suleiman, represents 100% ownership of the property proposed for rezone and as such is making the request for a zoning map amendment to the Planning and Zoning Commission.
Subject properties are currently zoned Single Family Residential (SFR-A) Zone District and Rural Holding Zone (RHZ) Zone District. The property is currently undeveloped. The property owner wishes to subdivide the property at a later date and develop the properties with both single family residential and multi-family residential. The Single Family Residential (SFR) zone designation does not allow for multi-family development. The City of Gallup is in desperate need of market rate housing and in fact the Gallup City Council recently declared a “Housing Emergency” in the City of Gallup at their regular City Council meeting held on May 24, 2022; this particular project would move towards satisfying those housing needs. The Mixed-Use Neighborhood (MXN) Zone District allows for both single family and multi-family development within the same zone district which is the reason the property wishes to rezone the properties to the Mixed-Use Neighborhood (MXN) Zone District. The combined tracts of land contain a total of 20.25 acres M/L negating any spot zoning concerns.
Section 10-5-B-di2 of the City of Gallup Land Development Standards list Zoning Map Amendment and Text Amendment Criteria. A copy of Section 10-5-B-di2 is included in your agenda packed and marked as “Exhibit A” for your review.
The Gallup Task Force has reviewed this request, a copy of their comments is also included in your agenda packet for your review.
Section 10-5-B-di2 sets forth criteria for zoning map amendments as shown in exhibit “A”. It is the findings of staff that a rezone is necessary in order allow for much needed residential development, therefore the request meets the following grounds for approval:
The Gallup Planning an Zoning Commission heard this case at a special meeting held on July 28, 2022 and voted to approve said request by a four (4) affirmative to three (3) negative vote based on findings of fact and conclusions of law presented.
The Gallup City Council is now being asked to reverse, affirm or modify the action of the Gallup Planning and Zoning Commission approval of said zone change.