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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.

►On August 14, 2014 the Environmental Planning Commission postponed the approval of Project 1010144 the two new additions to the Del Rey property. The additions will include the Resort Lifestyle Communities at Santa Monica Place and the Santa Monica Place Assisted Living/Memory Care Facility. Evidently the City failed to notify some the residents north of the Del Rey property of the EPC meeting as required. The issue has been rescheduled for September.
►As part of the agreement for the City to assume ownership of Pan American Street the NMDOT will provide funding for the needed improvements. The City as begun the design of a new sidewalk from Harper Drive to San Mateo along with a bridge to provide crossing over the Borealis Arroyo. Included in the design Pan American will be resurfaced along with a three- way stop at Pan American and Harper Drive to insure a safe north-south crossing for pedestrians at the intersection. The NMDOT Bridge Bureau is reviewing the bridge portion of the project now and construction should start first quarter of 2015.
►One of the City’s Bond issues on the November Ballot will deal with updating the San Pedro/San Antonio intersection.
►The mental Health initiative proposed by the City Council was vetoed by the Mayor, no new taxes.
►Our multigenerational center will be getting an Olympic size swimming pool along with lap pools. The pool will be built instead of a 5000 square foot addition to the center.
►The 2014 Annual Officer Appreciation Day had a good turnout. We donated a Sportsman’s Warehouse gift certificate to the officer’s raffle. It is always good thing to recognize APD’s contribution to our community’s safety and let them know we care.
►We have had some individuals express interest in speaking at our September meeting. They are Metropolitan Judge Peg Holguin and Sarah Brugge an intern with New Mexico Child Advocacy Networks. This group works to help young people who have aged out of foster care or are at risk of doing so. If anyone has additional suggestions let me know.
►I am not getting the attention of PNM to look at a solution for our dim street lights and the addition of some street lighting along Pan American Street.
►Leave messages for our Neighborhood Association at abqaanna@gmail.com.

Jacob Tellier