SHNA Board Meeting – 7/11/16

Time and Location of SHNA Board Meeting: The meeting was held at 1900 Silver Ave SE because the Heights Community Center was closed. The meeting was called to order at 7:10 pm.

Board Members Present: Jim Montalbano, Robert Stembridge, Katy Braziel, Rich Braziel, Tom Ocken & Alanna Apodaca. Sign-in Sheet

Visitors: Terry Apodaca & Richard Hallett Sign-in Sheet

Albuquerque Rapid Transit (ART): Teri Apodaca wrote a document outlining some serious concerns that she has concerning ART. Many of the concerns had already been shared with Jim and were included in a letter from the SHNA, which Jim Montalbano sent to Katherine Cordova and Ike Benton. After discussions it was decided that Jim & Teri would work to see if any additional concerns needed to be addressed. ART – Serious Concerns Continue reading

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SHNA Board Meeting – 6/13/16

Time and Location of SHNA Board Meeting: The meeting was held at the Heights Community Center and was called to order at 7:00 pm.

 Board Members Present: Jim Montalbano, Robert Stembridge, Katy Braziel, Elizabeth Doak, Rich Braziel & Alanna Apodaca. Sign-in Sheet

Visitors: Terry Apodaca, Richard Hallett, Marina Miletic, Stephen Bond, Katherine Cordova (Katherine.artabq@gmail.com), & Joanie Griffin (JGriffin@GriffinAssoc.com). Sign-in Sheet

Albuquerque Rapid Transit (ART): Katherine Cordova & Joanie Griffin discussed the ART project explaining that even though there are lawsuits pending the City is hoping to start construction in late July or early August. The 14-month construction schedule will be broken down into short segments with work occurring on one side of the street at a time. Parking spaces will be maintained during construction and at least one lane of traffic will remain open in each direction. The scheduling of work has been coordinated with the business on Central and is designed to minimize the disruption to them. The construction between Cedar and Stanford is scheduled to start in August. The ART Stops along our Historic District are being re-evaluated with the intent of developing more historically appropriate structures. A surprise to me was that there will be FREE WIFI along the ART route. See the following attachments for more information. Construction Schedule & ART Brochure Continue reading

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SHNA Board Meeting – 4/11/16

Board Members Present: Jim Montalbano, Tom Ocken, Rich Braziel & Alanna Apodaca. Sign-in Sheet

Visitors: Terry Apodaca, Richard Hallett & Marina Miletic. Sign-in Sheet

Presbyterian Hospital: Presbyterian has suggested changes to put an 8’ path where Silver is now. While this is better than their initial design it will still destroy the continuous tree lined boulevard, which stretches from Yale to I-25. Why would we want to lose this beautiful street scape for 20 extra parking spaces? We recommend that it stay the way it is now.

Albuquerque Rapid Transit (ART): – We anticipate that there will be negative impacts on traffic on Gold Avenue caused by people cutting through our residential neighborhood. Something that would help slow this extremely fast traffic down is a 4-way stop on Buena Vista & Gold. Other changes to the roadway configuration that will stop traffic from detouring though our neighborhood would be welcomed.

National Institute of Flamenco: The National Institute of Flamenco is having a street festival on April 22. They will be closing the street and invite the Silver Hill Neighborhood to join them.

Retail Development: Armstrong Development Project is trying to develop a new retail space on the property North of Gold and West of University. We will seek to learn more about their plans.

UNM Building Project Open House: UNM President Frank is inviting people to join him for coffee & cookies on 4/13/16 from 4:00pm to 6:00 pm to learn about UNM’s building plans. UNM Building Projects – Open House

Great American Cleanup: The Great American Cleanup is being held on April 30, 9:00am to noon. Please join us and help keep the neighborhood beautiful. Great American Cleanup

VIN Etching on Windshields: The Albuquerque Police Department is sponsoring three different Free VIN Etching events. The first one is on April 16th and there are two events on May 7th in different location   For additional information see VIN Etching

ABC Comprehensive Plan: The ABC Comp Plan Committee is holding meetings on 4/14 & 4/15 to share an overview of the latest Revision to the plan. There will also be public meeting on May 9th, May 10th, May 16th, and May 17th to allow people to walk through the proposed standards. ABC Comp Plan Update

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SHNA Board Meeting Minutes – 2/8/16

Board members present: James Montalbando, Bob Stembridge, Tom Ocken, Elizabeth Doak, Katy Braziel Sign-in Sheet

Others present: Jeanie Moore, Richard Hallett Sign-in Sheet

The meeting, held at the Heights Community Center, was called to order at 7:03 pm Continue reading

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SHNA Board Meeting Minutes – 3/14/16

Board members present: James Montalbano, Elizabeth Doak, Tom Ocken, Katy Braziel  Sign-in Sheet

Others present: Douglas Lopez, Richard Hallet  Sign-in Sheet

The meeting, which was held at the Heights Community Center, was called to order at 7:00pm Continue reading

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SHNA BOARD ANNUAL MEETING MINUTES – 1/13/2016

Board members present: Elizabeth Doak, Gordon Reiselt, Robert Stembridge, James Montalbano, Katy Braziel, Elizabeth Doak, Richard Braziel, Tom Ocken, & Alanna Apodaca. Sign-in Sheet

Guest: Terry Apodaca, Melanie LaBorwn,Cathy Ruhl, Micah Merriman, Sham NaiK, & Richard Hallett. Sign-in Sheet

Meeting called to order: 7:00 pm

Approval of Minutes: Minutes for November were approved with changes.

Luminaries: Tom Ocken has written a report on the Luminarias this year. This will be very helpful next year. Luminarias Report

Treasurer’s Report: Elizabeth provided the Treasurer’s Report showing that we spent $427.15 on Luminarias, which left an unencumbered balance of $1,352.89. Treasurer’s Report

Lobo Beast Restaurant: Lobo Beast is hosting Sunday Fund Days where they partner with not-for-profit organizations where they will donate 20% of revenues to the not-for-profit. They would like to work with us and be part of the neighborhood.

Traffic on Gold: Terry Apodaca reported that there are still too many cars & trucks going too fast!!!! Jim will bring this back up with Councilor Ike Benton and see what traffic calming measures can be taken.

Crime Issues: There was a lively discussion about crime. 1) Smith’s is seeing an increase in crime and needs a better security presence. They also have a real problem with people walking off with their shopping carts. A lot of us call and report the shopping cart abandoned around the neighborhood. 2) Kids are not feeling safe as they walk to their school bus stops. They report being followed by weirdoes, and the stops are not safe. Terry Apodaca, Sherone Sutker, & Matt Sexton are on the Crime Committee and will work on these issues and will report back next month.

Presbyterian Expansion: Presbyterian is moving forward with their development plans.

Keep America Beautiful Grant: Katy wrote a grant for $300 to fund signage on our neighborhood trees. We also need more bags for our neighborhood trashcans. Thanks to all of you who maintain and empty these cans. You help our neighborhood clean and safe.

 Elections of Board Member: The following people were unanimously elected to 2-year terms on the SHNA Board. 1)Richard Braziel 2) Robert Stembridge 3) Jim Montalbano 4) Sherone Sutker

Elections of Officers: The following people were unanimously elected as Officers of the SHNA Board. 1) Jim Montalbano – President 2) Katy Braziel – Vice President 3) Richard Braziel – Secretary 4) Elizabeth Doak – Treasure

 Martin Luther King Day Parade: The Martin Luther King Day Parade will be held this Saturday starting at 10:00 am. MLK Parade

Meeting was adjourned: 8:10 pm

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SHNA BOARD MEETING MINUTES – 11/09/2015

Board members present: Elizabeth Doak, Gordon Reiselt, Robert Stembridge, James Montalbano, Katy Braziel, Elizabeth Doak, Richard Braziel, Tom Ocken, Craig Wallace & Alanna Apodaca  Attachment 1

Guest: Terry Apodaca  Attachment 1

Meeting called to order: 7:00 pm

Approval of Minutes: Minutes for October were approved. Continue reading

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SHNA BOARD MEETING MINUTES – 10/12/2015

Board members present: Elizabeth Doak, Gordon Reiselt, Robert Stembridge, James Montalbano, Katy Braziel, Elizabeth Doak, Richard Braziel, Tom Ocken, & Alanna Apodaca   Attachment 1

Guest: Richard Hallett, Kathy Barela – ADT, & Terry Apodaca,  Attachment 1

Meeting called to order: 7:00 pm

Approval of Minutes: Minutes for September were approved with changes. Continue reading

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SHNA BOARD MEETING MINUTES – 9/14/2015

Board members present: Elizabeth Doak, Robert Stembridge, James Montalbano, Katy Braziel, & Richard Braziel Sign-in Sheet

Guest: Richard Hallett Sign-in Sheet

Meeting called to order: 7:07 pm

Approval of Minutes: Minutes for June and August were approved. Continue reading

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SHNA Board Meeting Minutes – 7/13/2015

The SHNA July Board Meeting was cancelled by SHNA President James Montalbano

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