County approves Tome-Adelino moratorium

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On a 4-0 vote, the Valencia County Commissioners enacted a six-month moratorium on development along a 4.5 mile stretch through the heart of Tomé and Adelino.

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The moratorium halts the issuance of building permits, commercial development, zone changes and other land-use activities.
It was enacted to give the commissioners and people of Tomé the opportunity to develop a historic overlay and greenbelt designation for the area.
The boundaries of the area under the moratorium start at Edeal and Rector roads to the north, comes down the La Constancia ditch and around the eastern side of Tomé Hill.
It then goes south down La Entrada to what is anecdotally called the water fall at N.M. 47, then to the lower Peralta Riverside Drain on the west side.
The Rio Grande is the western-most boundary.
(See the map to determine whether your property is inside the moratorium boundary.)

A community meeting to discuss the next steps in the overlay zone process will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 17, at the Thomé Dominguez de Mendoza Community Center in Tomé, 2933 N.M. 47.
See the Thursday, April 18, edition of the News-Bulletin for more details and full discussion of the meeting.


-- Email the author at jdendinger@news-bulletin.com.