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

New Business

Board Meeting in July: – There will be a Board Meeting on Aug 14, 2017

Bike Share Program: Valerie Hermanson, Transportation Planner, with the Mid-Region Council of Governments (MR-COG) talked to the Board about the current status of the Bike Share Program. Albuquerque almost started the first program in the country in 2008 but the economic downturn caused the project to be started elsewhere. Two years ago PNM contributed $15,000 to “Main Street” to get it started. But when local business saw how good it could be for downtown they donated an additional $85,000. This has allowed the installation of 75 bikes, 15 bike stations with kiosks in multiple locations around downtown. Valerie has been working with the different City, County, & State entities to find the right home for this piece of new infrastructure. Rio Metro who runs the commuter rail from Belen to Santa Fe, Rail Runner, was very interested and has taken the responsibility to expand the Bike Share Program. MR-COG and Rio Metro have received a $600,000 grant to expand the Bike Share Program and are seeking input on locations for the bike station/kiosks. The stations require a pad approximately 20’ X 5.5’. Bike Share Handouts

June 2017 Board Meeting Minutes: The Board unanimously approved the June 12th, 2017 SHNA Board Meeting Minutes

National Night Out: National Night Out is being celebrated August 1st 2017. We encourage everyone to get out and meet their neighbors. If you would like to get involved in organizing an event please see the attached flyer. National Night Out Flyer

Old Business

Zoning: 1512 Silver SE – James spoke to Leslie Naji, COA Historic Planning Division, who said the permits have not been issued for this project but the width of the driveway cannot exceed 12 feet.” The Zoning Department is now aware of the issue so we are hopeful they will take care of this before issuing permits.

May 2017 Board Meeting Minutes: The Board unanimously approved the May 8th 2017 SHNA Board Meeting Minutes

The meeting was adjourned at 8:00 pm

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