EB Adopts ‘Red Lot’ Revisions

n their continuing effort to revise the city’s codes and regulations, members of the Elephant Butte City Council adopted revisions pertaining to so-called “red lots” during their regular meeting August 5.
As councilors addressed the proposed ordinance (#157), city planner Bradford Dyjak explained how lots within the city that have been identified to contain significant drainage and/or erosion issues have been designated as the aforementioned red lots.
Dyjak noted such properties are not situated within an established flood plain, but nonetheless contain areas that have historically been subject to significant drainage or erosion problems during periods of heavy rain. He also emphasized how the red lot designation focused on areas that were determined to pose a potential risk to neighboring and/or downstream properties,