Sunland Park Public Works

Mission

Public Works pursues excellence and is a leader for our innovative strategies and programs. The Public Works Department of the City of Sunland Park, New Mexico, remains steadfast in its dedication to providing a systematic approach to the care and maintenance of the City’s infrastructure, road system, building, and parks while maintaining employee and public safety as a priority without sacrificing quality and fiscal responsibility. Our work provides efficient, customer friendly and civically responsible services for the citizens of the City and it’s visitors; directed to enhancing their daily lives; maintaining high satisfaction, promoting safety, welfare, and protecting the wealth and happiness of community residents by supporting the transportation, parks, and infrastructure in the City’s public areas. In doing so, the staff operates under the

principles of providing a safe, aesthetically pleasing and hazard free environment for the enjoyment of all citizens and visitors to the area.

 

Mission Statement for Environmental Program

 

The City of Sunland Park’s Environmental Program strives to provide a framework under which decision making and planning for the city may occur. This framework is based on the triple bottom line concept and embraces the interdependence of environmental quality, economic growth, and social justice. Underpinning all activities with this philosophy ensures that the city develops in a sustainable and resilient manner. This is a form of growth and development that provides for the needs of present generations without compromising the ability of future generations to prosper in a clean and healthy environment.

 

Sustainability: The City of Sunland Park strives to forever keep in mind how best to design construction maintainable over time that causes the least impact on the environment. This needs to be done by balancing near-term interests alongside the protection of future generations. The city embraces the interdependence of environmental quality, economic growth, and social justice, which strives to keep all operations and endeavors in line with the triple bottom line.

 

Conservation: The City of Sunland Park strives to be a good steward of the natural resources available in order to prevent depletion, prevent pollution, and to do no harm to the environment. We strive to reduce energy consumption by seeking renewable sources, curtailing waste generation through recycling programs, and eliminating dependence on fossil fuels.

 

Restoration: The City of Sunland Park works hard to clean up environmentally degraded ecosystems, in particular our riparian corridor. We actively seek funding sources and resources for restoration of brownfields within the city.

 

Compliance: The City of Sunland Park’s facilities and operations will meet or exceed standards and regulations for compliance with state and federal environmental regulations.

 

Leadership: The City of Sunland Park’s staff and community activists will lead from the front, striving to be keystone models and educators in environmental stewardship

Personal gain will never impede Sunland Park staff from “doing the right thing” in environmental matters.

 

Continuous Improvement: The City of Sunland Park continuously reviews its environmental program, targeting opportunities for improvement, implementing necessary changes in light of the triple bottom line: the nexus of environmental quality, economic growth and social justice.

 

Byron W. Cross’s Legacy

The City of Sunland Park morns the loss of our previous Environmental Program Coordinator, Byron W. Cross. Mr. Cross was involved in a fatal accident on Monday, January 28th, 2019. He stopped to render assistance to a motorist in a stalled vehicle on Interstate 10 and was struck by another vehicle. Byron joined the Sunland Park family on October 9, 2018 and went right to work on improving our tire recycling and illegal dumping efforts. He was excited to be part of the Sunland Park team and worked hard to help make Sunland Park a better place to live, work, and play. He was very passionate and proud of the environmental program he developed for the City and was actively working on the campaign to “Keep Sunland Park Clean”. We will miss him and will honor the program he left for us to follow.

 

Park Names & Locations

 

Mender Park:

Owned By: City of Sunland Park

Managed By: City of Sunland Park

Location: Calle Carrousel, Sunland Park NM 88063

 

Maria Elena Park:

Owned By: City of Sunland Park

Managed By: City of Sunland Park

Location: Loma Vista Drive, Sunland Park NM 88063

 

Sports Complex:

Owned By: City of Sunland Park

Managed By: City of Sunland Park

Location: 4700 McNutt Road, Sunland Park NM 88063

 

The Grove Park

Owned By: Sunset Acres Residential Development LLP

Managed By: Sunset Acres Residential

Location: Grove Drive, Santa Teresa, NM 88008

William Clarke Snow Park:

Owned By: YMCA

Managed By: YMCA

Location: 6400 Mason Farms Road, Santa Teresa, NM 88008

 

Tuscan Ridge Villas Park:

Owned By: Homeowner’s Association

Managed By: Homeowner’s Association

Location: Tuscan Ridge Circle, Santa Teresa, NM 88008

 

Edgemont Parks:

Owned By: City of Sunland Park & Homeowner’s Association

Managed By: Homeowner’s Association

Location: Edgemont Road & Edinburgh Drive, Santa Teresa, NM 88008

 

Villa Valencia Parks:

Owned By: City of Sunland Park & Homeowner’s Association

Managed By: Homeowner’s Association

Location: Megan Street (2) Maple Park Avenue , Santa Teresa, NM 88008

 

Haciendas San Gabriel Park:

Owned By: City of Sunland Park & Homeowner’s Association

Managed By: Homeowner’s Association

Location: Megan Street (2) Maple Park Avenue , Santa Teresa, NM 88008

Las Casitas Drive Park:

Owned By: City of Sunland Park & Homeowner’s  Association

Managed By: Homeowner’s Association

Location: Las Casitas Drive, Sunland Park, NM 8008

 

vision

The Public Works staff pledges to continue to build public confidence, overcome challenges, and remain committed to excellence by being a leader in sustainable, innovative, professional, and quality public works services. We honor our pledge by empowering all employees to provide services exceeding our customers’ expectations thereby resulting in a better quality of life for the citizens of Sunland Park.

services

The Sunland Park Fire Department’s mission encompasses the following activities:

  • Street Division: The primary function of the Sunland Park Streets Division is to maintain City streets, alleys, trails, and drainage systems with a focus on avoiding deterioration through timely maintenance. Our tasks include street clean-ups, maintaining city streetlights, trimming trees and mowing on City rights of ways and maintaining City street name signs, stop signs, speed limit signs, and other information signage.
  • Parks Division: It is the goal of Public Works staff assigned to the Parks Division to provide clean and safe parks and recreational services, while continually striving to improve upon existing public parks and facilities. The Division partners with the community to promote civic involvement and a strong sense of community pride.
  • Clean Up Events: Every year the City of Sunland Park hosts multiple clean up events to preserve and beautify our wonderful community. With help from both the New Mexico Clean and Beautiful Grant and the Recycling and Illegal Dumping (RAID) Grant, these events are fiscally possible. During these events, activities consist of litter collection as well as a tire take-back program. All the events for this year will be held at the Sports Complex located at 4700 McNutt Road, Santa Teresa, NM 88008. All events will be from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. The event dates for 2020-2021 are to be determined. We are always looking for volunteers to join in our efforts to make Sunland Park beautiful. To join in on the fun, please email hope.vanbrocklin@sunlandpark-nm.gov.

 

Partners of the City of Sunland Park

Recycling guidelines

The City of Sunland Park wants to ensure that we recycle right. If we don’t, this leads to cross-contamination of the whole recycling load. When this happens, all the recycling in the load will be landfilled. In order to make sure this does not happen, here is some information to recycle RIGHT!

South Central Solid Waste Authority’s Recycling Guide: https://scswa.net/what-to-recycle/

New Mexico Recycling Coalition’s Recycling Guide: https://www.recyclenewmexico.com/know-what-to-throw/

Staff Listing

administrative assistant liza alonzo

environmental program specialist hope vanbrocklin

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