Annual meeting: August 21, 2021
Cherry Hills Library Meeting Room
The meeting was called to order at 1:05 by President Nancy Mead.
Special appreciation was given to Nancy Mead, Mary Eichler and Tom Gomez for their tireless work on fundraising and oversight of the Barstow Wall project.
Minutes of the previous annual meeting (March 23, 2019) were read by Secretary Christee King. No meeting was held in 2020 due to the COVID pandemic.
Sam Hammons, Treasurer was not present. Nancy summarized as well as possible, saying that the Barstow Wall repair price was $15,800, of which we have paid half.
Community Policing and Block Captain Kathy Maxwell reported that on April 21, 2021, a break in through the garage door occurred in the 8000 block of Parrot Run Road. The house was unoccupied and primarily empty of contents. In addition, several cars have been broken into over the year, none of the cars were locked. A word to the wise is sufficient.
Social Committee Mary Eichler had nothing to report due to the COVID pandemic.
Beyond Our Walls Vanessa Stranski is our new representative to the District 4 Coalition of Neighborhood Associations.
Newsletter / Webpage Committee Virginia DeBolt was applauded for her 12 + years of service producing the newsletter and the website. Vanessa Stranski is taking over these duties from Virginia. Updated photos to be added when the wall is completed.
Welcome Committee No report from Nancy Mead due to the COVID pandemic.
Beautification Committee Christee King reported on weed management on Barstow using Water Quest’s service. We also had pre-emergent applied early in the spring of 2021, which has kept the weeds down this summer. There was discussion about neighbors who were not keeping their lawns tended and allowing lots of weeds to grow. Suggest letter be sent to owners of these properties and possible reporting to City’s 311 service. Possibility of hiring someone local (Gaylan Coffman) who might handle the weeds and leaves along Barstow for a lower price.
Tom Gomez reports on the wall repair. The wall has been a problem for many years. $15,800 is the cost for the repair. After three estimates, Maldonado Professional Re-Stucco was selected to do the work. A contract was signed. Free advertisements for Maldonado will be placed in upcoming newsletters (Vanessa to include). Maldonado business cards were passed out. A 2 year warranty on the wall was written into the contract. The color coat includes synthetic material that is guaranteed for 20 years. Maldonado and Tom will seek out a mural artist to do the Academy North lettering on the wall. Discussion was held about whether to use Block or Cursive lettering on the wall. As cursive writing is falling out of favor, the overwhelming vote was for block lettering.
New Business: Discussion about the value of remaining an active neighborhood association. All attendees agreed that we need to remain an association.
Elections were completed: We thanked Debra and Adam for graciously volunteering to be our new president and vice president. Welcome!
New president – Debra Whaling
Vice president – Adam Warrington
Treasurer – Pat Tode and Sam Hammons
Secretary – Christee King
Newsletter – Vanessa Stranski
Webpage – Vanessa Stranski
District 4 representative – Vanessa Stranski
Other committee chairs remain the same.
Meeting was adjourned at 2:30
ANNA Annual Meeting
March 23, 2019
Cherry Hills Library Meeting Room
The meeting was called to order at 2:35 pm by Wally Miller, President.
Pat Tode, Secretary, read the minutes from the March 10, 2018 annual meeting.
Sammy Hammons, Treasurer, gave the treasury report.
$7,539.83 +$550.00 (recently received checks for dues and/or wall repair contributions) for a total of $8,089.83 ($200 allocated to the newly established “wall fund”.*)
*Amounts received over the $50 annual dues amount, or specified for the fund, are credited to the “wall fund”. The “wall fund” is not an actual separate account. It is tracked on paper only.
Wally suggested earmarking a portion of the total fund into the “wall fund”. It was agreed that we should leave $3,000 in the checking account and consider the balance as set aside to repair the ANNA Barstow wall.
Attendees discussed ways to possibly increase the number of dues paying homeowners. Annual letters are a possibility.
A discussion was held on problems we need to deal with before repairing the wall (tree roots, poor water drainage, overhanging branches). It was suggested that we get several quotes in order to get an idea of how much money we need to set aside.
Another discussion was held regarding zoning in our neighborhood. Two homeowners appear to be conducting personal businesses out of their homes. It was suggested that we check with the City Zoning Department regarding proper zoning and enforcement.
The September 2018 Pizza Party social event was a big success.
During their next visit, Water Quest needs to spray the junipers for red spiders.
In the fall of 2018, the arroyo wall was vandalized. The City is not responsible for repairs. It is believed that it is the responsibility of the Arroyo Authority.
Pat Tode brought up the subject of speeding on Racheleigh and people ignoring the stop signs at Racheleigh/Emily and Emily/Wren Walk. Now that spring and summer are approaching, children will be playing outside and several handicapped residents use wheelchairs to navigate the neighborhood. The “Slow Down Albuquerque” signs that Wally got from the City were of inferior quality and were destroyed in a bad wind storm.
New Officers for the 2019 fiscal year (March to February)
President – Michelle Pelogi**
Vice President – Nancy Mead
Secretary – Christee King
Treasurer – Sammy Hammons***
** Michelle resigned shortly after the meeting for personal reasons. Nancy Mead takes over as President.
*** Pat Tode will assist Sammy with financial duties for 2019 FY.
Minutes submitted by Pat Tode