December meeting at SAHQ Academy

SAHQ Academy is the newest school in the neighborhood. The folks at SAHQ have invited us to hold our monthly meeting at their place at 1404 Lead St. SE at Sycamore.

We will gather there at 7 p.m. on Monday, December 11th. Please join us.

We will be back at our regular spot, the Heights Community Center on Buena Vista, on January 8th for our annual meeting. 

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Weigh in on Bike Share program

The Rio Metro Regional Transit District is looking to expand the bikeshare program beyond downtown in 2018, and would like your feedback on future bikeshare station locations. They are accepting feedback and suggestions at the following venues:

·        Nob Hill Shop N’ Stroll, Thursday, Dec. 7, 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., in front of Slice Parlor Pizza.

·        Rio Metro Open House, Friday, Dec. 8, 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Mid-Region Council of Governments, 809 Copper NW.

·        By e-mail to: bikeshare@mrcog-nm.gov

For more information on the bikeshare program, visit: www.mrcog-nm.gov

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Historic Plaques for Homes

The New Mexico Historic Preservation Division encourages owners of historic properties listed in the State Register of Cultural Properties to display a plaque, which announces the significance of the property, as well as the work of the State Register program.

The program is administered by the Historical Society of New Mexico. To find them online, go to www.hsnm.org/historic-plaques/ or email them at hsnminfo@gmail.com.

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Green Waste Disposal

As you sweep up your leaves in the coming weeks, note the City’s free Green Waste Disposal. Here are the details:

When
December 4, 2017 – December 15, 2017

Description
City of Albuquerque Solid Waste Residential Customers can take advantage of free green waste pickup. Green waste will be collected on your regular trash and recycle collection day during the following weeks:

• December 4 – December 8
• December 11 – December 15

Instructions
Solid Waste Residential customers must place green waste — such as leaves, grass, and brush — in trash bags.
• Bags must not weigh more than 40 pounds each.
• Branches must be cut to four-foot lengths and bundled securely.
• Items for green recycling must be placed at the curb for collection by 7 a.m. on the regular trash pickup day.
• Items should be placed 5 feet away from automated trash and recycle containers.

Prohibited Items
Collection crews won’t pick up the following items:
• Dirt
• Construction debris
• Gravel
• Construction material
• Tree stumps

For more information please visit www.cabq.gov/solidwaste.

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SHNA Board Meeting Minutes – 11/13/17

Time and location of the meeting: the meeting was held at a CNN Conference Room and was called to order at 7:15 pm. The Heights Community Center was not open due to a personal emergency affecting the person who was overseeing the building.

Board members present: James Montalbano, Rich Braziel, Tom Ocken, Don McIver, Elizabeth Doak, Katy Braziel, & Richard Hallett. Sign-in Sheet

Others present: Aaron DuBay, Benjamin Fowler, Laura Kuehn-APD lkuehn@cabq.gov, Robert Carlson-APD rcarlson@cabq.gov, David Small-APD dsmall@cabq.gov. Sign-in Sheet

New Business

APD Community Outreach: Laura Kuehn shared neighborhood crime statistics with us. Silver Hill Neighborhood Data shows that there were 682 incidents this year which is a 29% increase over last year. This is similar to what is happening in the greater Albuquerque area. We identified problem areas in Silver Hill Neighborhood to help them focus their efforts. They included:

  • Intersection of Gold & Buena Vista needs 4-way stop sign. Lots of accidents.
  • Speeding on Lead/Coal
  • Parking that blocks driveways & front yard parking.
  • Roosevelt park – drug problems.
  • Pine & Gold problems (halfway house, people sleeping in yards, drugs… )

We need to call about problems so we documented the issues. We can also use the APD Mobile phone application that allows you to fill out police reports in non-critical situations. This saves the person reporting a problem time and also saves APD time. This helps with the shortage of police officers that we are facing. We all hope this problem can be resolved.

Upcoming Board Meeting: The December meeting is scheduled for 12/11/17 and will focus on Board Term Limits and on how to get new membership. The annual January meeting will be on 1/9/18 and will be where we elect Board Members. This is an important meeting and we encourage everyone to attend. Please consider becoming a member of the Silver Hill Neighborhood Association and maybe even joining the Board.

Silver Hill Neighborhood Pamphlets: Jim and Tom presented a mock up of a 4-color, tri-fold pamphlet and it was discussed. They will review and make final modifications for approval at the December meeting.

Historic Property Registry: Most of the houses in our neighborhood are on the Historic Register and you can get a plaque for your house. You also qualify for NM State tax credits for things like a new roof, windows, HVAC, wood floor restoration, … Having a plaque for your home increases your value and let’s others know your house is historic. Historic Properties

Luminarias: The Board discussed doing luminarias on the mediums on Silver.  Several of the Board Members are not going to be available to participate in folding, filling, placing, lighting and cleaning up the luminarias.  This work has been done mostly by the board members in the past and unless others are willing to shoulder the burden of working on the day before Christmas and on Christmas day, we will skip them this year. Tom Ocken presented information on the luminaria supplies on hand. Luminaria Supplies

Board Meeting Minutes: The October 9, 2017 Board Meeting Minutes were approved unanimously.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 pm

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SHNA Board Meeting Minutes – 10/9/17

Time and location of the meeting: the meeting was held at the Heights Community Center and was called to order at 7:00 pm

Board members present: James Montalbano, Rich Braziel, Don McIver, Elizabeth Doak, & Richard Hallett. Sign-in Sheet

Others present: Dr. William Kass & Amanda Bustos (Police Oversight Board), Robert Nelson, Aaron Dubay. Sign-in Sheet Continue reading

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Silver Hill Historic Overlay Zoning Manual

Silver Hill Historic Overlay Zoning Manual

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SHNA Board Meeting Minutes – 9/11/17

Time and location of the meeting: the meeting was held at the Heights Community Center and was called to order at 7:00 pm

Board members present: James Montalbano, Rich Braziel, Don McIver, Elizabeth Doak, Katy Braziel, Tom Ocken, & Richard Hallett. Sign-in Sheet

Others present: Ben Fowler & Ben Wasserott Sign-in Sheet Continue reading

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SHNA Board Meeting Minutes – 7/10/17

Time and location of the meeting: the meeting was held at the Heights Community Center and was called to order at 7:03 pm

Board members present: James Montalbano, Rich Braziel, Bob Stembridge, Katy Braziel, & Richard Hallett. Sign-in Sheet

Others present: Valerie Hermanson – Transportation Planner Sign-in Sheet Continue reading

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SHNA Board Meeting Minutes – 6/12/17

Time and location of the meeting: the meeting was held at the Heights Community Center and was called to order at 7:07 pm

Board members present: James Montalbano, Don McIver, Katy Braziel, Elizabeth Doak, Cathy Ruhl, & Richard Hallett. Sign-in Sheet

Others present: Mindy Grossberg & Jeremy Sment. Sign-in Sheet Continue reading

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