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FWNA Annual Meeting Highlights


Neighbors had a chance to individually Meet and Greet ADP Officers and a number of Mayoral Candidates from 6-6:30 pm.

Meeting Agenda: 

  • Trees- Joren Viers,city forester, spoke to us about the removal of the older trees at Fox Park.  They will continue to gradually remove trees based on their condition while adding new trees where it makes sense. Candace Hopkins, Memorial trees, talked about Memorial trees.  Currently, Fox Park is on the list of parks that no longer accepts memorial trees.  Do we want to remain on this list or is do we agree that it is ok as long as the Memorial trees are part of the overall plan for the park? If you are interested in the weighing in, please contact Leah Steimal: leahsteimel332@gmail.com 
  • Crime-stoppers- (843-STOP)  attended the meeting with our APD officers so we added them to the agenda.  They gave us information on calling in anonymous tips for reporting ongoing crime. They shared a good tip which gives as much details as possible versus an unhelpful tip which reports vague suspicions or minor crimes.  They said they would be happy to meet with us in more depth if there is an interest.
  • State/City Auditor-Tim Keller gave an interesting summary of our state and city's budget.  Both are actually not in bad shape overall but there are systemic problems that leave a lot of allocated money left unspent for years.
  • Farmer’s Market  Darcy Bushnell gave us information about the Farmer's Market in Alvarado Park.  It begins in June.  A great resource for all of us.  https://www.facebook.com/milehimarketabq/ 
  • Neighborhood Concerns
    • Gathering of Nations Parking:  Councilor Davis was unable to attend our meeting but later informed us that the city will be placing No Event Parking signs at entrances to the neighborhood.  Rick Huff let us know that the owners of the Pow Wow want to be good neighbors, so we asked them to put No Neighborhood Parking on their website and they did.  Now that parking concerns have been addressed, we hope you welcome the Gathering and enjoy the show.
    • Empty houses: We strategized how to find owners and buyers for these houses.  We have since learned that the abandoned house on Valencia has been bought.
    • Break-ins: Crime-Report crime. If it is an immediate emergency call 911. Suspicious and unlawful activities call 242-COPS.  It is ok if more than one neighbor calls in an incident or problem. More calls give it a higher priority and will increase overall police presence in the area. We also learned that it is important to keep records of incidents: Write dates, time and much detail as possible. Remember that the more that neighbors are out and about doing wholesome activities, the less likely unwholesome incidents will occur.

5 Reasons to pull
your weeds

 

1. Weeds are unsightly.

2. It is easier to pull a shoot than a tree:  If you pull weeds before they seed, it stops most weeds from spreading.

3.  Achoo!  Weeds can trigger             allergies.

4.  The city yard waste pick up            is the first 2 weeks in May.
     
5.   It is fun to play in dirt!


Working in your yard?  Check out  interesting workshops and receive a rebate on your water bill:   Workshops are held from 9-11 a.m. at Desert Oasis Teaching Gardens: Most Saturdays throughout the summer. For a list of dates and topics go to: http://www.abcwua.org/watersmart.aspx


Nature does not hurry,                   yet everything is accomplished.     
Lao Tzu
 
 

Thank you for being a         Good Neighbor:                            

Picking up trash, Scooping poop, Watching each other’s homes, Keeping your yards nice, Bringing in garbage/recycle bins, Turning down music when asked, Taking meals to sick neighbors, Following traffic signs, Lending a helping hand,  Saying hello.                        

Getting to know one another and being a good neighbor, help keep our neighborhood a safe and pleasant place to live.

Events to Explore

The Abq. Zoo and Aquarium/Botanic Garden for half-price on Apr 29, 2017 and Apr 30, 2017 

Bike Swap Sat. April 29 10-3
6915 Montgomery Blvd. NE 

https://www.facebook.com/BikeABQBikeSwap/

 
Creating FUN with Nature
A Free Wonder of Learning Event

Sunday May 7, 2017 1-4 pm Bachechi Open Space
9521 RioGrande Blvd.
 
Festival of Asian Cultures Sunday, May 21st from 10:30 am to 4 pm in the New Mexico Veterans Park, 1100 Louisiana Blvd. SE. FREE
 

If you have any questions, concerns and solutions, please contact us:


Fair West Neighborhood Association Board Contacts:

President:  JimFarmin                     jfarminnmjudo@gmail.com 

Vice-President:  Dorothy L.Kerwin     dorothykerwin@gmail.com

Treasurer: Miguel Avitia                       miguelavitia@hotmail.com 

Secretary:Mary Ryland                  bestofthewest@swcp.com 

For more information, visit our website:  https://abqfairwest.org

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