Newsletter August 2018

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Netherwood Park Neighborhood Association Newsletter August 2018

Food Trucks every Wednesday from 5:00-dusk in Netherwood Park.Fun for the entire family! Food trucks will be parked on Princeton. Bring a chair and enjoy dinner and music.

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


The NPNA Board met on September 12th. A lengthy discussion on the possibility of employing a private security company to provide surveillance for the neighborhood took much of the meeting. The Board decided to conduct a survey of our neighbors on this topic. The following are the survey questions:


1. Should the NPNA Board enter into a contract with a private security company to provide surveillance of our neighborhood on a regular basis?

2. Would you be willing to pay an additional $10-20 annually per household beyond the standard $10 annual dues to pay for this service?

3. What services would you like to see the private security company provide our neighborhood?

You can submit your answers to these questions in an e-mail to any board member. The list of members and e-mail addresses can be found at Those without a computer can mail their responses to Susan Bennett at 1708 Vassar Drive NE, 87106

Please submit your responses by October 25th.


Former NPNA Board Member Karl Schwerin made a presentation about the ponding area at Princeton and Cutler. There are five dead trees and five dead shrubs on the perimeter of the site. Mr. Schwerin has determined that The City owns the ponding area

And AMAFCA owns the pumping station. The issue is just who is responsible for the regular maintenance of the area along Cutler and Apache. The NPNA Board will send a letter of inquiry to the City Zoning Department.

Similar concerns were expressed the upkeep of the Urban Forest Park. The City mowed the park on August 28th but missed some large weeds and Siberian elm seedings. The Board felt that more needs to be done by the City to maintain the Urban Forest Park and to remove trash.

Board member Peter Burton reported that two APD Chief’s overtime patrols were conducted between 10:00 to midnight on consecutive Friday nights and no problems were reported.

Board Member Tony Prosser gave the crime report. He reported same number of incidents in 35-day period compared to the prior 50 days demonstrates increased reports of minor crime most of which were disturbing the peace or domestic disputes.

A public hearing on the application of the new Nickle Restaurant for a beer/wine license and a craft distillers license will be held on October 23rd at 9:00am in Room 9081 of the City/County Building.


Netherwood Park Golf Scramble

Golfers- Here is the information about the upcoming golf tournament. You need not be an NPNA or TCA member to participate. Golfers of all skill levels are welcome to play.

Saturday, October28th 9 AM start time at the UNM North Golf Course. Four-person will play in a nine-hole scramble format.

The fees are as follows: $45 per walking; $25 for those who have a golf pass; $8 for cart; $10 for lunch only. This includes lunch, gift, and donation and green fees.

To register mail/email your name, address, phone, email address, and check to NPNA to Mary Lipscomb, 2308 Morrow Rd. NE, 87106. Questions? Please call Mary at 255-4031 or e-mail her at Please register by October 17th. Tee times will be assigned as soon as you register. You may register and pay for your team with one check. If you do not have a team, Mary will assign you one.

You may register to join us just for lunch at noon and not play golf, the cost is $10.

UNM requires that we tell you: All players must follow UNM North Course regulations, have their own golf bag and clubs, and wear golf or tennis shoes. Golf is fun but injuries can occur, so you agree to play at your own risk.


Booklovers: The Netherwood Park Book Club will meet for its monthly luncheon meetings on Thursday, October25th Call Mary Lipscomb at 255-4031 for all the details. Members discuss books that they have read and enjoyed.


Balloon Watchers: The annual NPNA Balloon Blast takes place on Saturday morning October 13h from 7:00 to 9:00 AM. The NPNA Board will provide breakfast burritos, coffee, donuts and juice. Hopefully, we may see balloon or two floats by and even land in Netherwood Park. This event takes place in the west end of the park.

Food Truck Lovers: Wednesday, October 10th will be the final night for the Food Trucks in Netherwood Park for this year. Thanks to everyone who attended these events. The NPNA Board especially thanks James of Kimmo’s Hawaiian BBQ for planning and organizing every detail of these events.

Weather Watchers: An interested neighbor has installed a good-quality weather station right here in Netherwood Park. If you’d like to see local weather conditions, including rainfall amounts, you can easily check this anytime at the following link:

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