Supper Rock Park      Supper Rock Neighborhood Association
ten subdivisions; one neighborhood;  founded: 1987
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web site address:   SRNA.website
Supper Rock Neighborhood Association is a registered Neighborhood Association
with the City of Albuquerque.

P.O. Box 50577
Albuquerque, NM  87181
 Annual Neighborhood Association Meeting:  Saturday September 16, 2017  

Neighborhood News

Most Recent SRNA meeting:  Supper Rock Neighborhood Association [SRNA]  met Saturday April 22, 2017.  Speakers included:  Aaron T. Jones, CEO and operator of International Protective Services (IPS); Tim Keller, City Auditor and candiate for Mayor of Albuquerque; Officer O'Rourke of Foothills Command; Don Harris, City Councilor (District 9); and Peter Armstrong of Wakefield Housing and Development Corp.  Our next meeting will be our (required) Annual Meeting, planned for Saturday, Sept 16, 2017 at 1 pm at the Providence Presbyterian Church off Tramway at 13801 Encantado NE.

Anne GilstrapIn Memoriam:  Anne Gilstrap, our SRNA Vice-President and long-time SRNA member, died unexpectedly on 27 March 2017.  We are shocked at her loss and were so appreciative of her willingness to volunteer as a Board Member.  She is interred with her husband at Santa Fe National Cemetery and her on-line memorial can be viewed here.  

Tramway Trash:  Are you concerned with the amount of trash that is littering the East side of Tramway, from Copper Blvd on north?  You can make a difference by calling 798-6600 and leaving this message:  "Please have DOT clean up the trash along the East side of Tramway." 
Our APS Board Member:  On 7 Feb 2017, Elizabeth Armijo was elected as our Board District #6 APS School rep.  Runners up were Akhil Abbas and C. Douglas Brown.  Don Duran is stepping down and Elizabeth will take over as of 1 April 2017.  We are in District 7 for CNM and our new rep there is Michael Glennon, former president of CNM.  



Singing Arrow Community Center:  Two meetings were held in early February on the proposed Singing Arrow Community Center, located roughly behind Sprouts in the Four Hills Shopping Center.  Both meetings were held in the Singing Arrow Community Center. This project is fully funded and has been announced via several organizations over a period of several years.
Central Ave Median Landscaping:  Our SRNA president Kathleen attended a City Parks and Recreation presentation on the evening of 31 Jan 2017 of suggested plans for plantings of Central medians from Juan Tabo to Tramway.  Liz Reardon, Landscape Architect, presented her architectural drawings depicting 6 different plans with an array of desert high and low shrubs, perennials, trees and accent trees. The presentation and following discussions were well executed, professional and met with approval. It was a very enlightening session. After attendees agreed on the design and plantings, Liz explained that construction and plantings on the medians is presently scheduled to begin sometime in May and will take 2 1/2 weeks to install. All in attendance were very pleased with her expertise and the variety of choices. "Our plan is very appealing and the greenery will be evident for all 4 seasons.  the project will begin sometime in May and that it will take 2 1/2  months to install.  Lanes will be blocked and the work will take place from 9 am to 3 pm each work day.

Info from SRNA meeting:  Supper Rock Neighborhood Association meeting was held  Saturday 21 January 2017 at 1 pm at the Providence Presbyterian Church off Tramway at 13801 Encantado NE.  Sgt Chandler Huston from APD Foothills substation gave us info which is captured on our Crime page.  Councilman Don Harris spoke on the proposed legislation for vacant buildings, the landscaping on Central between Juan Tabo and Tramway, and the new Singing Arrow Community Center. 

Past Fall SRNA Meeting:  Your neighborhood assocation holds its required annual meeting each Fall, and in October 2016, we met at the Providence Presbyterian Church off Tramway and Encantado NE.   Don Harris (District 9 city councilor), mentioned that there will be a new Singing Arrow Community Center built behind the Four Hills Shopping Center.  SRNA Officers were elected for 2017:   President:  Kathleen Schindler-Wright;  Vice-President:  Anne Gilstrap;  Treasurer:  Ken O'Keefe;  Board Members:  Ahmad Assed, Sherry Gaines, Colin Hamman.  (we need someone to step up as Secretary).  Next SRNA meeting:  22 April 2017.  


East Gateway Metro Development:  Albuquerque's East Gateway district, the area along Central Avenue and I-40 from Four Hills Road all the way to Wyoming Blvd, is the first glimpse of the City that visitors see as they pass through the Tijeras Canyon. The purpose of the Metropolitan Redevelopment Area Plan, in the works since 2009, is to make this area more welcoming to residents and visitors by facilitating redevelopment of vacant and underutilized land parcels and providing for a greater variety of businesses and services needed in the area.  The web page for the Plan is here and the (large PDF file) Plan can be viewed here.  
Comp Plan:   In January 2016, the ABC-Z Project Team released for public review an update of the existing Comprehensive Plan for both the City of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County. Comments were due by March 11, 2016.  What is this Plan and what happens now? 

This comprehensive plan or “Comp Plan” is a policy document that is jointly adopted by the City of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County. It describes the community’s vision for the future of the built and natural environment and provides goals, policies, and implementing actions to achieve that vision. In this way, the Comp Plan shapes the future of Albuquerque and the unincorporated areas of Bernalillo County by guiding decisions about growth, development, and public investments related to land use, transportation, urban design, parks and open space, housing, economic development, neighborhoods, infrastructure, community facilities, and human services.  

There are hundreds of plans for the City's development, such as the Metropolitan Redevelopment Area Plan (see above), and all such plans must fit within the vision of the Comp Plan.  The Introduction to the Comp Plan (PDF file) is here.  There is a chapter in the plan for each major emphasis, such as Neighborhoods, and Parks & Open Space.  The Table of Contents with links to each chapter is here.  The web site for the April 15-16 public discussion of revisions to the January draft and to help finalize the draft is here.  The City of Albuquerque ABC-Z Project team will then finalize the draft to be submitted to the City's Environmental Planning Commission as the first step in the review and approval process.  


Neighborhood Newsletters of interest:
  (January 2017)
Latest newsletter at
this link.  
  (March/April 2016)  see this link.   Bosque multi-use accessible path; news on ABQ Ride; telephone scan awareness:  reported "IRS" telephone scams, and "Hi Grandma/Granpa, I'm in trouble!" telephone scams; Parks & Rec schedule.
  [note:  the newsletter page-turning appears to work better with Microsoft Edge browser than Google's Chrome - what is your experience?  mike@blackledge.com]


Tree-of-heaven Project:  Tree-of-heaven is an invasive tree in southwestern states that has been listed as a noxious weed in New Mexico.  Read more here.

The Canyon Club (formerly the Four Hills Country Club) is open to you for dining membership, tennis membership, or golfing membership.  Details here.   

Four Hills Shopping Center:  Located at SW corner of Tramway and Central, is now managed by Daskalos Development & Investments.  Entire shopping center has received a new facade.  Some of the primary tenants:   Icon Cinema, featuring first-run movies, VIP seating, all-you-can-eat popcorn, all-you-can-drink Coke, Burke's Outlet, and  Sprouts Farmers Market.  The renovation continues.   



Supper Rock NA sign:  Congrats to our Neighborhood Association on the new display sign, which can be seen near our 'entrance' sign on Copper Blvd, just East of Tramway.  Our neighborhood web site URL (SRNA.NM.org) will be displayed there, as well as pertinent news for the neighborhood.  SRNA President is investigating the possibility of a second sign on Encantado entrance to our neighborhood.  Continue to check your SRNA web site as well.

SRNA Membership:  Dues are $10/year.   Membership Form is here (PDF).



Link Description
Neighborhood Newsletter Click on the PDF link to read the latest news from the Office of Neighborhood Coordination, City of Albuquerque
Senior Citizens Hiking The city provides day hikes four to six times a week, leaving from Senior Citizen centers.  Hike the Jemez!  A van will take you and return you.



Bike/Pedestrian path on Tramway:  Anne Hickman has worked with NM DOT to allow SRNA to be "in charge" of a section of the bike and walking trail on East side of Tramway Blvd near our neighborhood. Anne and a small group of volunteers accomplished our first clean-up back in March 2015.   The idea is to clean the area along the bike path, not the "adopt a highway" larger area.  Known clean-up times are in the Fall and in the Spring; otherwise as needed.  Contact Anne here to get on the list to help! 
Dead Vegetation:   As a result of the past winter freezes, many of our yards now have dead pyracantha, dead ice plants, evergreens that are brown and not recovering.  Please note that these dead plants can be an additional fire hazard to yourself and your neighbors during our ongoing drought conditions.  If you need assistance in getting these hazards (and eyesores!) removed, please check with the City or a landscape company - or notify your SRNA officers!

What's happening in Albuquerque?  Local blogs?  Check SRNAdipity 
Did you see that bird?  Brugge's Birds 


City Services:   Our City of Albuquerque has an excellent City Services Information Line:  dial 311.   This service is also found on-line here. 


Continuing Information of use to the Neighborhood 
Click here  to review your Bernalillo County Property Tax records
Where to take your hazardous waste, e.g., old paint and oil cans: information  here
View front page of today's Albuquerque Journal!
See the current Pollen Count in Albuquerque. 


Volunteer Opportunities for you

Park:  Memorial Tree Project

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Legal notice:  Supper Rock Neighborhood Association is a nonprofit corporation, but we do not have "501-C-3" status with the IRS which would allow for the deductibility of donations.


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