The NPNA Board wishes everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving!
From the Board Susan Bennett, NPNA President, 350-3848
The NPNA Board met on November 8th. The Board welcomed Cheryl and Spencer Gerwin to membership on the Board. They will be filling one existing board vacancy in a unique job-sharing arrangement. The Board thanks them for their enthusiasm and interest in our neighborhood.
Thank you to all who attended this year’s Balloon Blast on October 14th. The weather was ideal for the event and many young families with children attended. Everyone was grateful for the breakfast burritos made by Rifka Stern and David Broudy. Maybe next year a balloon will land in the park.
The NPNA Neighborhood Yard Sale on September 30th drew buyers from far and near to our neighborhood. Thank you to Rosa Valencia and Bill Gannon who handed out sale location maps and to all who took part. The next yard sale will be in 2019.
Jeff Hagerman spoke about the “Adopt-a-Park” program offered by the City Parks and Recreation Department. Jeff has used this program to adopt the bike path that leads from Indian School Road to The Applebee’s parking lot on Menaul. The Board approved Jeff’s application and urged him to submit to the Parks Department. Jeff is planning the next bike path cleanup day for sometime in February.
The annual Netherwood Park Golf Event took place on October 21st at the UNM North Golf Course. Twenty golfers and guests had a good time under the blue New Mexico sky. The Board thanks Mary Lipscomb and her committee for organizing this event.
Chuck Maguire spoke about the NPNA Golf Event Fund. The net proceeds from the last four yearly golf events have totaled nearly $700 dollars. Chuck has been in negotiations with officials of the North Golf Course and a decision has been reached to purchase shade awnings for the patio adjacent to the club house.
Peter Burton submitted a written report to the Board about the APD Patrol Pilot project. He thanked all the contributors who have submitted $486 to the fund. The patrols took place on the following dates and times:
These dates and times were available and therefore chosen. Other time slots that Peter requested were not available. All patrols were conducted by a uniformed off-duty APD officer in an official APD vehicle. At the end of these patrols no police reports were generated. The total cost of these patrols was $416. The Board will continue to discuss the future of this program at their meeting in January.
The City of Albuquerque and the Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office, in conjunction with the Albuquerque Police Department and the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department, are partnering to create the county’s first-ever security camera map. ·These agencies are encouraging business owners and residents to provide information about their security cameras to assist officers and prosecutors with the investigation of crimes and prosecution of criminals in Bernalillo County.··For more information, go to cabq.gov/scan
The “Dinner in the Park” program each Wednesday at Netherwood Park has ended for the year. The food trucks will be back next spring.The NPNA Book Club is your place for lively book discussions and a fine lunch. Please call Mary Lipscomb at 255-4031 for details of the next meeting.
Treasurer’s Report-John Vittal, NPNA Treasurer 266-0882
The January newsletter will contain a membership form for 2018.