Nov 23

November 2014 Newsletter

Academy Acres North Neighborhood Association Inc.

November 2014 Newsletter


► Academy Acres North Neighborhood Association has a new address:


                                    PO Box 90181

                                    Albuquerque, NM  87199

APD  Newsletters have resumed this month. I attached the November issue to this email. I noticed on the last page the Commander is Randy Remiker. I had not seen that name before.


► Everyone is invited to use the Phase 9 additions to the North Domingo Baca Park. Phase 9 consists of Tennis Courts, Handball Courts, Bocce Ball Courts, Outdoor Table Tennis and Wall Climbing. The park is adjacent to the North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center at 7521 Carmel Ave. NE.


► We received Notice of Hearing for SCS Beverage Inc. for an application to transfer ownership and location of a Liquor License to 6201 San Antonio NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109. Information or questions concerning this Liquor License can be obtained from Kyla Rhodes Stoker at 505-980-5614 or I believe 6201 is the location of the Denny’s Restaurant.


► For information about upcoming VIN Etching Events contact Sharanne Press at 505- 823-4455 or Sharanne is our information and Public Safety Officer for the Northeast Area Command.


►Outdated or unused drugs can be dropped off in the lobby of the Northeast Command Center. Remove the medications from their containers such as bubble wrap, foil or labeled medication containers. Place the pills in a plastic bag for disposal. No liquids are accepted. Needles and syringes can be dropped off at any Fire Station. To make a SHARPS container use something like a used plastic milk jug and write SHARPS on the sides. Other Medical waste such as injectables, liquids, chemo waste, inhalers or any prescriptions on the EPA’s P or U list should dispose at the Metropolitan Forensic Science Center, 5350 2nd Street NW. Their phone number is 823-4200.

► We need a volunteer to fill the position of President on our Board of Directors. If you are interested in serving our neighborhood, leave a message for Jake Tellier at or 821-0393.

►I wanted to pass along a safety tip that is almost too obvious to recognize. Keep your car’s door remote near your bed side, if needed in an emergency use the emergency button to sound your car horn. If you let your neighbors know this means trouble, help may be only a minute or two away. It is amazing to find the car remote will work from most locations inside your home. Do a test to see if the horn will sound off.

► This is a great time of the year to donate to your favorite charities including gifts of food to local food banks. Dog and cat food is also appreciated. Every donation no matter how small will help this holiday season. Have a great Thanksgiving.



Jake Tellier



Nov 23

October 2014 Newsletter

Academy Acres North Neighborhood Association Inc.

October 2014 Newsletter


I want to thank everyone who took the time to attend and contribute to our September Membership Meeting. I followed up with APD about the speeding problem on Barnhart. I requested a “Speed Enforcement Vehicle”. This parked vehicle would take license plate pictures and record the vehicles speed. Sharanne Press our Crime Prevention Specialist says APD abandoned the “Speed Enforcement Vehicles” some time back and redirected the resources to the “Bait Car Program”. However, she will schedule the automated speed sign for Barnhart. If we drive Barnhart drive at 25 MPH, this will surely slow down some of the speeders passing through our neighborhood. Community safety concerns can be directed to Sharanne Press at 796-1915 or

► Fred Aiken our Treasurer got a note from a neighbor about a man trying to break into their house on the 6600 block of Avenida La Costa. Tuesday around 11:00 AM a man  rang the doorbell, walked to the driveway and then back to the front door where he tried to kick the door in several times. He was not able to enter the house. The individual was muscular. He was wearing a black tee shirt, black shorts and had short dark hair. It makes no difference daytime or night, if you are home or away, be safe, keep your home secured.

► Interested serving on the Police Oversight Board? The application process is open till November 30, 2014. The POB will provide policy guidance and civilian oversight to the Albuquerque Police Department. The selection of applicants to this nine person board will be made by the City Council. Appointees will serve up to three year staggered terms and will be eligible for reappointment. Eligibility qualifications are as follows: not employed by law enforcement for one year prior to the appointment, successfully pass a background check, a personal history of not submitting unsubstantiated complaints against APD, a demonstrated ability to make mature impartial decisions, commit to transparency and impartial decision making, and a resident of Albuquerque. Download an application from .

► Albuquerque Police & Community Relations Collaborative will have a meeting on October 27, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center. This meeting will seek input from residents in developing sustainable strategies and plans between the mental health community, related mental health providers and APD.

►Would you like to make public comment on the proposed Ordinance O-14-27, the Complete Streets Ordinance? The meeting will be held in the Council Committee Room, 9th Floor of the City/County Government, 1 Civic Plaza NW at 6:00 PM Wednesday November 5, 2014. This ordinance will try to establish safe use of our streets with equal consideration for all modes of transportation.

► A Journal Newspaper billing scam is currently in progress. If you receive a “Notice of Renewal” it may not be legitimate. If the bill appears bogus, like no customer account number, out of state Area Code or payments mailed to Oregon, it is a scam. To verify your billing information with the Journal call 823-4400. I would also like to mention the featured scam of the week can be found in the Journal Money Section C on Sundays.

► I wanted to pass along concerns raised by the City’s Neighborhood Coalitions of which our neighborhood is a member. These are city wide issues, the City of Albuquerque needs to address: APD Reforms, Transparency in Government – Unresponsive Government – Obstruction, Water-Including the Kirkland AFB Spill, Office of Neighborhood Coordination, Education, Economic Development, Mental Health Services, Land Use Policies and Plans-Affordable Housing- Code Enforcement, Open Space Acquisition and Management, Unused and Underused City Property-Transportation and Infrastructure. The concerns encompass almost every City Department. Detailed information about these issues are available from Roger Mickelson at

► Our Neighborhood Association Board is still actively seeking a President. If you are interested, don’t hesitate to call me at 821-0393 or email to

► Take time to vote in next Tuesday’s election on November 4th.  Polls are open 7 AM -7 PM. Sample ballots are available at the NM Secretary of State’s website, .

Get out and enjoy the great fall New Mexico weather.


Jake Tellier

Academy Acres North Neighborhood Association

Sep 21

September 2014 Newsletter

Academy Acres North Neighborhood Association Inc.
September 2014 Newsletter

Membership Meeting Announcement

Our Fall Membership meeting will be held Monday September 29, 2014 at the North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM in Classroom 4. The Center is located at 7521 Carmel NE, two blocks north of Paseo Del Norte, west off of Wyoming.
Everyone in the neighborhood is welcome to attend along with those interested in serving as an officers or board members of our Neighborhood Association.

►The Department of Municipal Development has identified the San Antonio / San Pedro intersection as in need of attention. Current General Obligation Bond money is being used to develop a Design Analysis report. This November’s election will have a General Obligation Bond to fund the construction of this project. Please vote for the bond issue.

►Construction should begin after the first of the year for sidewalks, a footbridge across the Borealis Arroyo and the repaving of Pan American Street. As part of the agreement for the City assuming responsibility for the street, the State DOT will pick up the cost of the project. Finally, pedestrians will not have to walk in the street.

►The interim Northeast Heights Command Center has not published a monthly newsletter for the last several months. People who are using the website are not receiving crime alerts. is being upgraded; the IT Department is trying to bring all the functions back online. They will get the problem solved in the near future.

►At the end of a KRQE news story on September 2nd which discussed the repaving of Central from I- 25 to University the Municipal Development Department said the next priority is repaving McKinney between Academy and Forest Hills. I was kind of surprised to hear this was a major concern unless they are expecting McKinney to become more heavily traveled from the Titan Developments to our north on the Del Rey Property. I will give notice when the repaving project is to begin.

►Geko’s Bar & Tapas 2 has applied for the transfer of ownership of Liquor License No.2739 for the continued use at 5801 Academy Road NE.

►The Planning Department failed to notify some property owners north of the Del Rey property when approving the development of tracts 3 and 4 of the Del Rey property. These tracks are at the east side of the property bordered by Louisiana, Santa Monica and Derickson . The hearing had to be repeated this month for final approval.

►The Northeast Command Center near Wyoming and Osuna has “SLOW DOWN ALBUQUERQUE” signs. If you need one stop by, they have a supply of signs without stakes.

►I had some questions this month about applying for Zoning Special Exemptions. These are exemptions to the R1 Residential Zoning Code for conditional use, variances or expansions of nonconforming use. Basically this all means if changes are made to properties’ existing structures, or its uses, the owner needs to apply for a Special Exemption. The requested Special Exemption can be handled by the Contractor or the home owner. For forms and hearing procedures, visit the Planning Department in the Plaza del Sol Building at 600 2nd Street NW First Floor, Albuquerque NM 87102.

► Rachel Brock would like to have a food collection in October for “Cuidando Los Ninos” CLN Kids. Information about the organization can be found on website Rachel will be looking for small packaged food donations that homeless kids can take home to alleviate hunger on weekends. I will send along more information with details in October.

Hope to see you at the meeting on Monday the 29th of September.

Jake Tellier
Academy Acres North Neighborhood Association

Sep 10

November 4, 2014 – General Election

Voter registration deadline is Oct. 7, 2014 at 5 p.m. Please click here for more information.

Sep 10

Fall Meeting

Fall Membership Meeting
Monday September 29, 2014
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center
7521 Carmel Ave. NE
2 blocks north of the Paseo del Norte and Wyoming intersection, west of Wyoming

Aug 27

August 2014 Newsletter

Academy Acres North Neighborhood Association Inc.
August 2014 Newsletter

►Our Fall Membership Meeting is scheduled for Monday September 29th 2014 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Again we will be using the North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center located at 7521 Carmel Ave. NE. The NDBMGC is two blocks north of the Paseo del Norte and Wyoming intersection, west off of Wyoming.
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Jul 16

July 2014 Newsletter

Academy Acres North Neighborhood Association Inc.

►Dave Coles a  City of Albuquerque Facilitator was inquiring  as to whether or not we would want a facilited meeting for the newest additions to the Dey Rey Property. No neighborhoods have shown interest in a meeting about an issue already signed and delivered to the EPC by the City of Albuquerque. The suggestion was made to have the facilitator enter our comments into the record. The following is a copy of the email I sent him.
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Jul 03

June 2014 Newslettter

►I just received information describing the next areas to be developed on the Del Rey property. The first area will be at the northeast corner of the property Louisiana Blvd. and Derickson Ave.. This is now called Tract 3-B and the proposal is for a Senior Assisted Living and Memory Facility. Tract 4-B is at the corner of Louisiana Blvd. and Santa Monica Ave. The proposal is for a Senior Independent Living Facility. Located between the two tracts there will be a new street San Vicente Ave. which will run west into the development from Louisiana Blvd. Another new street called Brent Wood Blvd. will run north from Santa Monica Ave. and intersect San Vicente at the northwest corner of Tract 4-B.

The Tract B-3 development will be called Elan-Santa Monica Place (Senior Assisted Living/Memory Care). TRACT 4-B will be called Resort Lifestyle Communities at Santa Monica Place.
I have attached the Site Planning Principal’s letter along with some colored representations of the buildings. The EPC hearing for this project will be August 7, 2014. I am sure we will have more details to pass along after the EPC meeting.
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May 26

May 2014 Newsletter

►I want to thank everyone who attended our Spring Meeting May 6th.
►I have listed most of the issues discussed during the meeting:
•Public Comment was made by Marcy Britton who is bringing a law suit against the City of Albuquerque regarding the “Trap
Neuter and Release” policy of releasing feral cats into City neighborhoods. The contention of the law suit is that TNR,
abandoning animals, is in violation of the City’s own Animal Welfare Ordinance.
•Treasurer’s Report given by our new Treasurer Fred Aiken showed $2061.37 in our Checking Account and $200.57 in the Savings
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May 20

Crime Prevention Tips

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