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2020 Fox Park Christmas Luminarias

Fair West Neighbors, please help these candles realize the dream denied to them last year. The dream to be Fox Park Christmas Luminarias. These 147 candles were nestled their sandy beds, snug in their paper bag home ready to be set to be set ablaze to help Fair West Neighbors bring in Christmas last year, but nature damped their dreams. The rains destroyed the bags, but we saved these candles from destruction. We are asking for your help to keep the luminarias in the park tradition alive this year.Make as many luminarias as your family would like. Come to 616 Valencia Drive NE and rescue candles from the plastic delivery box on the south end of the porch. Put your luminarias up around Fox Memorial Park Christmas Eve. We will have a crew ready to light them at night fall.

If you would like to be part of the lighting crew, send an email, Katherine Turner, FWNA President at ABQFairWestPresident@gmail.com.

When you pick up your candles be sure to also get the 2021 Headwaters Calendar, Celebrating the San Juan-Chama Project. These beautiful calendars are provided by the Water Authority to neighborhood associations every year to give out as a gift to the community.

Public Notice of Proposed Project | City of ABQ

Neighborhood Association Public Meeting Notice
EPC Public Meeting
2021 General Obligation Bond Program

September 23, 2020

Dear City Neighborhood Associations;

In accordance with the procedures of the City of Albuquerque’s Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO) Subsection 14-16-6-4(K)(2) Mailed Public Notice, we are notifying you as a Neighborhood Association Representative that the City of Albuquerque will be submitting a Master Development Plan to be reviewed by the Environmental Planning Commission.

The application is for review and comment on the 2021 General Obligation Bond Program/2021-2030 Decade Plan for city-wide capital improvements.

The anticipated public meeting for this request will be on Thursday November 12th, 2020 beginning at 8:30 am via Zoom.

https://cabq.zoom.us/j/95308437605?pwd=QWt4MDdneUhxVmx3YS8vTGRnaFRNUT09

Meeting ID: 953 0843 7605
Passcode: 107477

Dial by your location
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

You can check the agenda for the relevant decision-making body online here: https://www.cabq.gov/planning/boards-commissions or call the Planning Department at 505-924-3860.

NOTE: Anyone may request and the City may require an applicant to attend a City-sponsored facilitated meeting with Neighborhood Associations, based on the complexity and potential impacts of a proposed project [IDO Section 14-16-6-4(D)]. To request a Facilitated Meeting regarding this project, contact the Planning Department at devhelp@cabq.gov or 505-924-3955. To view and download the Facilitated Meetings Criteria, visit http://www.cabq.gov/planning/urban-design-development/facilitated-meetings-for-proposed-development.

Please contact me with any questions or concerns at 768-3616 or via smaden@cabq.gov

Useful Links

Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO):
http://www.cabq.gov/planning/codes-policies-regulations/integrated-development-ordinance

IDO Interactive Map
https://tinyurl.com/IDOzoningmap

Sincerely,
SHAWN MADEN
cip strategic program manager
505.768.3616
cabq.gov/dmd

Join Us for the Neighborhood Fall Cleanup

We invite you and your family to join us for the 2020 Fall Cleanup event in Fair West. This annual event provides opportunity to build some community pride and stewardship in our neighborhood.

The Fall Neighborhood Cleanup is Saturday, September 26 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Bags & Gloves will be available for distribution at Fox Park.

If you would like to participate, call Sharon Lawson at 505-244-3537 or email Artisticmediacoop@gmail.com by Thursday, September 17th  2 p.m. Please leave a message stating your name and phone number.

ALL ARE WELCOME – SHARE THIS MESSAGE WITH A NEIGHBOR

 

Fair West Residential Permit Parking Letter

Dear Neighbors,

If you need to renew your parking permits this month, you should have received a letter from the Albuquerque parking division to inform you that you can use the online renewal. This is a very convenient way to renew but there is a $25.00 fee per permit. I spoke with the director about the omission and want to share his email response below. Please share this information with your neighbors who may not connect with FWNA online.

Thank you,
Katherine Tuner, FWNA President


FROM:  Jeremy Keiser (Wed, Sep 9, 11:52 AM)
TO: Katherine Tuner

Good afternoon Fair West residents,

A letter went out to the residents of Fair West. It was missing a section in that letter that had details in regards to in office visits for your on street parking permits. I do apologize for the missing content.

Residents also have the option to pick up their permit(s) from our office at no charge. You will need to schedule an appointment with the Parking Division. You can do this by either calling us at (505) 924-3950 or emailing us at parking@cabq.gov.

Please be aware that you will need to go through a screening process by security as you enter the building and face masks will be required to gain entry into the building.

For additional information in regards to on street parking permits, please visit our website at http://www.cabq.gov/municipaldevelopment/residents/parking/on-street-parking-permit-application

Thank you,
Jeremy Keiser, Parking Division Manager
CABQ Department of Municipal Development
600 2nd Street NW, 5th Floor, Suite 510
Albuquerque, NM 87102
http://www.cabq.gov/parking

Fox Memorial Park Adopt-A-Park

The city is looking for a business to adopt the neighborhood park.


Fox Memorial Park

This serene large open park has many trees to provide cool shade with lush green grass to enjoy relaxing or playing. The large playground and basketball court is a wonderful place for children to enjoy. The park is very pet-friendly for dogs on leashes. A great place to visit and enjoy the open grass area with friends and family with sitting benches.

Adopt-a-Park

Community organizations, businesses, and private citizens may adopt a park. The program is flexible enough to allow organizations, business or individuals to choose a location and level of commitment that works best for them, their family, or their staff. The best part—you can adopt a park in your neighborhood!

Contribute directly to the beautification of our City, starting with the area that matters most to you! Volunteering in City of Albuquerque parks is a great way to help our community shine!

Parks can be adopted collaboratively, or by a single family or organization. Families and organizations that adopt a park in-whole (with a minimum commitment of two years) will be recognized with the placement of a sign in the park to recognize and celebrate their contribution.

Parks are a place for everyone to enjoy, and the maintenance of our parks are a place for everyone to pitch in. Even if you don’t commit to adopting a park for two years, you can still sign up here to log the hours you spend doing your part to keep Albuquerque beautiful.

This program provides volunteers with excellent opportunities to gain valuable work experience, make a connection with the community, and meet new people. Plus, you can bring your family and pets to accompany you in your project.

Volunteering in City Parks

We offer plenty of rewarding volunteer opportunities for individuals, small groups, and large groups. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us, if you would like to collaborate with us for your project. We have all the tools—we just need your time and energy. Volunteer tasks in parks include:

• Trash pickup
• Weed removal
• Raking sandboxes
• Sweeping walkways/sidewalks
• Cleaning/weeding of flower beds
• Cleaning/wiping of playground equipment

If you’re interested, please respond at:
https://www.oneabqvolunteers.com/need/detail/?need_id=506762

Fox Memorial Park Adopt-A-Park

New On-Street Parking Permit Process | Fair West

DMD Parking will still provide permits FOR FREE for persons who wish to pick them up in-person, as residents have always done. The new fees only apply to those wishing to use the online system.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The City of Albuquerque’s Department of Municipal Development (DMD) Parking Enforcement Division is implementing a new on-street parking permitting process in the limited number of neighborhoods where permits are required. On-street parking permits are now available online for a small fee to support the online service. Those who prefer to come down to the Parking Division and pick up their permit may still do so, and will not be charged.

Approximately 100 streets in 11 different Albuquerque neighborhoods utilize on-street permit parking to ensure residents have a place to park in front of their home. Neighborhoods near UNM, Downtown and near the State Fair are a few examples of where on-street permit parking is necessary.

The new fee structure in place for residents who prefer to use the online system is as follows:

  • Residential Permits: $25/year
  • Visitor Permits: $25/year
  • Landlord Permits: $30/year
  • Caregiver Permits: $5/6 month
  • Contractor Permits: $5/day
  • Moving Van Permits: $5/day

“In the past residents had to come to the parking enforcement office to renew their permits,” said Municipal Development Director Pat Montoya. “They can still do that if they want to, but for those who would prefer to skip the line or the in-person visit, we’re introducing a fee-based online system to get their permit from the comfort of their home.”

Each resident in an on-street permit parking district is able to receive 1 resident and 2 visitor passes or 2 residents and 1 visitor pass.

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Parking permits are issued to residents whose address is on a street with permit parking restrictions. Applications for on street parking permit(s) can be made online at https://cabqparkingpermits.rmcpay.com
OR
in person at the Parking Division Office, Plaza Del Sol, 600 2nd Street NW, 5th Floor, Room#510.

Due to safety concerns with COVID-19, office visits are by appointment only. You can schedule an appointment by calling the DMD office at (505) 924-3950 or by email at parking@cabq.gov.

Parking Permits are only issued once per calendar year.

DMD Parking Enforcement Division is a division within the City of Albuquerque who manages parking at parking garages, parking meters and permit parking. Parking Enforcement is an enterprise fund and accepts zero taxpayer dollars.

BLACK LIVES MATTER VIGIL

 

 

 

 

 

 


Tuesday, June 30, 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Get your hearts in Fox Park.
Wednesday, July 1, at 7:00 pm
Socially distant silent vigil in front of their homes


Please join Fair West Neighborhoods for a Black Lives Matter Vigil to show our solidarity and help keep the momentum for change at the forefront of social consciousness and continue moving toward a more just world.

On Tue, June 30, 2020, from 5 to 8 pm, participants are invited to Fox Memorial Park to obtain a “BLM I Care” paper heart to sign and tie on the fence of the tennis court. We will be distributing tea candles for the following day’s vigil. Neighbors are required to wear masks, and keep a social distance, and bring their own pen. There will be no gathering or speeches.

On the following day, Wed, July 1, 2020, at 7:00 pm, participants will come out of their homes for an 8 minute 46-second socially distant silent vigil by standing, kneeling, lying down, holding a candle, or any other method chosen to offer solidarity with the BLM movement.

After the 8 minute 46-seconds of silence, we ask that the participants Say their Names by reading names, in remembrance, of the black people killed in acts of racial inequality. We encourage participants to research these names and their stories before the event.

Download BLM Vigil Names (Word Document)