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Newsletter January 2019

Miracerros Addition Indian Plaza Netherwood Park

Netherwood Park Neighborhood Association Newsletter January 2019

 

From the Board Susan Bennett, NPNA President, 350-3848

 

Bench Installed: The NPNA Board is very excited that our new park bench was installed On January 9th in Netherwood Park due to the generosity of City Councilor Isaac Benton who procured the city funds needed for the purchase and installation.

Alon Carter, Wilson the Labradoodle, and NPNA Board Member Chuck Maguire are seen in this picture at the new bench (at the right) on corner of Morrow Rd, NE at Schell Ct.

Additional funds for the new bench were raised at the annual NPNA Golf Event in the years 2014 to 2018. The NPNA Board wishes to thank the following golfers and lunch event attendees who helped to raise money for the bench: Mary and Jim Lipscomb, , Tony Prosser, Chuck Maguire, Toby Perea, Tom and Carol Feldman, Walter, Ron and Arlene Bartels, Nathan Nieman, Carol Benson, Dan and Adeline Chavez, Sandra Sanchez, Kevin Murphy, Henry Terrill, Roger Paul, David Mitchell, Brad Tepper, Dwight Coleman, David Van Der Goes, Kay and William Sullivan, Judy and Roy Calcaser, Joe Smith, Rolene Barnett, Beverly and Roy Rider, H.E. Chalimidas, and Lynn Jones.

The NPNA Board heard reports on the following current projects:

∑ Neighborhood Watch Revitalization: Chuck Maguire and Bill Gannon have been leading t4his effort to bring back an effective neighborhood watch program. They have collected lists of neighbors by block and checked the location of existing neighborhood watch signs. They are proposing a major presentation on this topic at the annual membership meeting in March. The power of a neighborhood watch is the many eyes watching, the frequent reporting, and a communication mechanism for NPNA to get the word out easily to more neighbors. This program will be much more efficient than hiring security personnel to patrol the NPNA area. Chick and Bill anticipate this will take a year to get the program up and running

  • The house on Harold: Susan Bennett reported some progress in the remodeling of this house.
  • Crime: Tony Prosser reported the level of crime reminded about the same as it was in November.
  • Indian School and Carlisle: The NPNA Board is concerned about the homeless who are often seen behind the Circle K and the old K Mart building. Bill Gannon will contact the Summit Park Neighborhood Association leaders on their position on this issue.
  • Speeding on Morrow: The NPNA Board will discuss the issue of speeding on the streets adjacent to the park in its next meeting.

NPNA Neighbors To-Do List

  • Mark your calendars for the Annual NPNA Membership Meeting will be held on Sunday, March 24th from 3:00to 5:30 pm at the Tennis Club of Albuquerque.
  • Go to Netherwood Park and enjoy the new park bench. Send a thank-you email to Councilor Benton at ibenton@cabq.gov and to his administrative assistant Diane Dolan at ddolan@cabq.gov
  • Annual Bike Trail Clean Up Project will take place on Saturday, February 2nd from 9:00-11:00am. Susan and Jeff Hagemann will meet volunteers at the Applebee’s parking lot on Menual and they will provide the bags. Volunteers should provide their own gloves. The project will start at Applebee’s and proceed to Indian School and Tucker.
  • Our social website, NextDoor.com, now has 382 members or 29% of all NPNA area households. Consider joining if you have not already done so.
  • Coyote attacked small dog on January14th on Cutler near Morrow, NE. The dog survived without major injury. Pet owners: Be aware of this risk to your pet. See https://www.cabq.gov/environmentalhealth/urban-biology/urban-wildlife/coyotes

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