Board Meeting, July 7, 2014

BOARD MEETING AGENDA
Nob Hill Neighborhood Association
7 July 2014, 6:30 p.m.
Monte Vista Christian Church

1. CALL TO ORDER, DETERMINE A QUORUM
2. APPROVAL OF THE MEETING AGENDA
3. TREASURER’S REPORT – MARTY
4. INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS, SIGN-UP SHEETS

PRESENTATIONS: (10 minutes)

ZONING AND LICENSE REQUESTS: (10 minutes). Notices below are reprinted from the Zoning Hearing Examiner’s Agenda, they are
for the convenience of the NHNA board agenda, and they do not replace those on that actual agenda. Any discrepancies refer to the actual agenda.

Project# 1010062 DOMINIC SALAS requests a special exception to Section 14-16-3-19(A)(2)(a): a VARIANCE for a existing 6′ block wall in the front yard setback area. for all or a portion of Lot 6, Block 45, UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS zoned R-1, located on 410 WELLESLEY DR SE (K-16) → ZHE Hearing: Tuesday 15, July 2014 Agenda #11

14ZHE-80152 Project# 1010120 NICCOLO PAOLINELLI requests a special exception to Pg 93 of the Nob Hill Highland SDP and 14-16-2-17(B)(13): a CONDITIONAL USE for proposed outdoor storage of display area for all or a portion of Lot 2, Block 2, MANKATO PLACE zoned CCR-2, located on 3708 CENTRAL AVE SE (K-17) → ZHE Hearing: Tuesday 15, July 2014 Agenda #28

14ZHE-80134 Project# 1010105 LISA TAPIA (MICHAEL CARLISLE, AGENT) requests a special exception to Section 14-16-2-6(E)(3)(b): a VARIANCE of 10′ to the 10′ side yard setback required on a corner lot for all or a portion of Lot 18, Block 29, MONTE VISTA ADDN zoned SFHD, located on 3433 PURDUE PL NE (K-16) → ZHE Hearing: Tuesday 15, July 2014 Agenda #11

14ZHE-80135 Project# 1010105 LISA TAPIA (MICHAEL CARLISLE, AGENT) requests a special exception to Section 14-16-3-3(B)(2)(c): a VARIANCE of 4′ to the 5′ rear yard requirement for a proposed garage that abuts an alley for all or a portion of Lot 18, Block 29, MONTE VISTA ADDN zoned SFHD, located on 3433 PURDUE PL NE (K-16) → ZHE Hearing: Tuesday 15, July 2014 Agenda #12

14ZHE-80146 Project# 1010114 GEORGE DAVIS (WILLIAM LUTHER, AGENT) requests a special exception to Section 14-16-4-13: a status established building review to allow two existing dwelling units on a R-1 lot for all or a portion of Lot 24, Block 44, UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS zoned R-1, located on 401 WELLESLEY DR SE (K-16) → ZHE Hearing: Tuesday 15, July 2014 Agenda #23

APPROVAL OF THE CONSENT AGENDA
1. Minutes of past Meeting – Anne
2. Upcoming Outreach Events Report – Gary
3. Newsletter Committee Report – Beverly
4. District 6 Coalition Report – Ron
5. Public Officials Report –Adrian
6. Communications Committee Report – Skye
7. Sector Plan Committee Report – Susan
8. Nob Hill is 100 (2016) – Gary

OLD BUSINESS
1. Options for replacing current email list-serv – Skye
2. Median triangle located at intersection of Campus & Monte Vista Blvds.

NEW BUSINESS
1. Annual Meeting: Tuesday, 23 September

Adjournment: Next meeting 11 August, 2014 Future board dates: 8 September, 13 October, 10 November

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Board Meeting, June 12, 2014

BOARD MEETING AGENDA

Nob Hill Neighborhood Association

12 June 2014, 6:30 p.m.

Monte Vista Christian Church

 

  1. Call to Order, Determine a quorum
  2. APPROVAL OF THE MEETING AGENDA
  3. Treasurer’s Report – Marty
  4. Introduction of Guests, Sign-up sheets

PRESENTATIONS: (10 minutes)

PNM: Danielle Durant

ZONING AND LICENSE REQUESTS: (10 minutes). Notices below are reprinted from the Zoning Hearing Examiner’s Agenda, they are
for the convenience of the NHNA board agenda, and they do not replace those on that actual agenda. Any discrepancies refer to the actual agenda.

Project# 1010062 DOMINIC SALAS requests a special exception to Section 14-16-3-19(A)(2)(a): a VARIANCE for a existing 6′ block wall in the front yard setback area. for all or a portion of Lot 6, Block 45, UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS zoned R-1, located on 410 WELLESLEY DR SE (K-16) à ZHE Hearing: Tuesday 17, June 2014 Agenda #11

Project# 1010065 GWEN SUN requests a special exception to Section 14-16-2-6(B)(1): a CONDITIONAL USE for an existing accessory living quarters for all or a portion of Lot 11, Block 1, GRANADA HEIGHTS zoned R-1, located on

211 HERMOSA DR SE (K-16) à ZHE Hearing: Tuesday 17, June 2014 Agenda #15

Project# 1010036 PEDRO JULIO SABOGAL requests a special exception to Section PAGE99 of Nob Hill Highland SDP and 14-16-2-15(B)(9): a CONDITIONAL USE for a proposed retailing of food and drink for all or a portion of Lot 24, Block

42, UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS zoned OR-1, located on 3216 SILVER AVE SE à ZHE Hearing: Tuesday 17, June Agenda #3

  1. APPROVAL OF THE CONSENT AGENDA
    1. Minutes of past Meeting – Anne
    2. Upcoming Outreach Events Report – Gary
    3. Newsletter Committee Report – Beverly
    4. District 6 Coalition Report – Ron
    5. Public Officials Report –Adrian
    6. Communications Committee Report – Skye
    7. Sector Plan Committee Report – Susan
    8. Federation of University Neighborhood (FUN) Report – Jim
    9. Nob Hill is 100 (2016) – Gary
  2. OLD BUSINESS
    1. Board meeting day options at MVCC
    2. Options for replacing current email list-serv – Skye
    3. Alien Taproom & Pulse Encore
    4. BRT – Ron
  3. NEW BUSINESS
    1. Mayor’s Community Policing Council

Adjournment:  Next meeting 10 July, 2014   Future board dates: TBD

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Board Meeting, May 8, 2014

BOARD MEETING AGENDA

Nob Hill Neighborhood Association

8 May 2014, 6:30 p.m.

Monte Vista Christian Church

 

  1. Call to Order, Determine a quorum
  2. APPROVAL OF THE MEETING AGENDA
  3. Treasurer’s Report – Marty
  4. Introduction of Guests, Sign-up sheets

ZONING AND LICENSE REQUESTS: (10 minutes). Notices below are reprinted from the Zoning Hearing Examiner’s Agenda, they are
for the convenience of the NHNA board agenda, and they do not replace those on that actual agenda. Any discrepancies refer to the actual agenda.

Application 2516/A-899886 Applicant: AZBB, Inc. Doing Business As: Pulse Encore Proposed Location: 4100 Central Avenue SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108 The applicant is requesting a Transfer of Location for an Inter Local Dispenser à Hearing: Thursday 15, May 2014

Application A-902452 Applicant: Checkered Future, Inc. Doing Business As: Rocksteady’s Proposed Location: 4217 Central Avenue NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108 The applicant is requesting a New Club Liquor License à Hearing: Thursday 15, May 2014

Project# 1010036 PEDRO JULIO SABOGAL requests a special exception to Section PAGE99 of Nob Hill Highland SDP and 14-16-2-15(B)(9): a CONDITIONAL USE for a proposed retailing of food and drink for all or a portion of Lot 24, Block

42, UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS zoned OR-1, located on 3216 SILVER AVE SE à ZHE Hearing: Tuesday 20, May agenda #4

PRESENTATIONS: (10 minutes)

Matt Piccarello: Nextdoor

  1. APPROVAL OF THE CONSENT AGENDA
    1. Minutes of past Meeting – Anne
    2. Upcoming Outreach Events Report – Gary
    3. Newsletter Committee Report – Beverly
    4. District 6 Coalition Report – Ron
    5. Public Officials Report –Adrian
    6. Communications Committee Report – Skye
    7. Sector Plan Committee Report – Susan
    8. Nob Hill Main Street Report – Susan
    9. Federation of University Neighborhood (FUN) Report – Jim
    10. Nob Hill is 100 (2016) – Gary
  2. OLD BUSINESS
    1. Alien Taproom            – Ron, Beverly
    2. De Anza project – Susan, Gary
  3. NEW BUSINESS
    1. Board meeting day options at MVCC
    2. Demonstration for replacing email list-serv – Skye
    3. Board liability insurance –Tymn

 

Adjournment:  Next meeting 12 June, 2014   Future board dates: 10 July, 14 August, 11 September

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Board Meeting, April 10, 2014

BOARD MEETING AGENDA

Nob Hill Neighborhood Association

10 April 2014, 6:30 p.m.

Monte Vista Christian Church

 

  1. Call to Order, Determine a quorum
  2. APPROVAL OF THE MEETING AGENDA
  3. Treasurer’s Report – Marty
  4. Introduction of Guests, Sign-up sheets

PRESENTATIONS: (10 minutes)

Sachi Organics: Display that requires a conditional use.

Nancy Bearce: 6th District Coalition, KAFB update.

ZONING AND LICENSE REQUESTS: (10 minutes). Notices below are reprinted from the Zoning Hearing Examiner’s Agenda, they are
for the convenience of the NHNA board agenda, and they do not replace those on that actual agenda. Any discrepancies refer to the actual agenda.

14ZHE-80044 Project# 1009992 SHARRET ROSE requests a special exception to Section 14-16-2-6(E)(5)(a): a VARIANCE of 15′ to the required 15′ rear yard setback required for a proposed addition for all or a portion of Lot 12, Block 20, MONTE VISTA zoned SFHD, 315 TULANE PL NE à ZHE Hearing: Tuesday 15, April, 2014 agenda #17

14ZHE-80045 Project# 1009992 SHARRET ROSE requests a special exception to Section 14-16-2-6(E)(4)(a): a VARIANCE of 2′ to the required 5′ side yard setback required for a proposed addition for all or a portion of Lot 12, Block 20, MONTE VISTA zoned SFHD,  315 TULANE PL NE à ZHE Hearing: Tuesday 15, April, 2014 agenda #18

14ZHE-80049 Project# 1009996 JOTHAM MICHNOVICZ requests a special exception to Section Page 3,

Section 1.B of Council Bill No. R-12-29 in the Nob Hill Highland SDP: a CONDITIONAL USE to allow a proposed off premise sales of beer for all or a portion of Lot C-1, PARKLAND HILLS zoned CCR-1, 106 GIRARD BLVD SE à ZHE Hearing:  Tuesday 15, April, 2014  agenda #33

  1. APPROVAL OF THE CONSENT AGENDA
    1. Minutes of past Meeting – Anne
    2. Upcoming Outreach Events Report – Gary
    3. Newsletter Committee Report – Beverly
    4. District 6 Coalition Report – Ron
    5. Public Officials Report –Adrian
    6. Communications Committee Report – Skye
    7. Sector Plan Committee Report – Susan
    8. Nob Hill Main Street Report – Susan
    9. Federation of University Neighborhood (FUN) Report – Jim
    10. Nob Hill is 100 (2016) – Gary
  2. NEW BUSINESS
    1. Neighborhood Coordination Offices of CABQ and Bernco Neighborhood Workshop
  3. OLD BUSINESS
    1. Hops Brew Pub – we will move this forward to accommodate Mr. Shull if he decides to attend
    2. Alien Taproom
    3. KAFB Jet Fuel Plume
    4. BRT
    5. Girard Master Plan
    6. Parole office
    7. De Anza project – Update
    8. ABQ the Plan – Update

Adjournment:  Next meeting 8 May, 2014   Future board dates: 12 June, 10 July, 14 August

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Newsletter – Spring 2014

The Spring 2014 edition of the NHNA newsletter is out! Volunteers are in the process of delivering the newsletter to most addresses in Nob Hill; some receive the newsletter in the mail.

The production of the newsletter is carried out by our newsletter committee, led by Beverly Hill, typeset by Thom Smith, and financed by our many neighborhood advertisers. Please commend our contributors for all their hard work and mention your appreciation for supporting our newsletter to our advertisers.

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Board Meeting, March 13, 2014

BOARD MEETING AGENDA
Nob Hill Neighborhood Association
13 March 2014, 6:30 p.m.
Monte Vista Christian Church

1. CALL TO ORDER, DETERMINE A QUORUM
2. APPROVAL OF THE MEETING AGENDA
3. TREASURER’S REPORT – MARTY
4. INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS, SIGN-UP SHEETS

PRESENTATIONS: (10 minutes)
Albuquerque Film and Media Experience 2014 – Lainie Sevante; Ivan Weiner
Lisa Tapia: informal request for assistance with garage addition.

ZONING AND LICENSE REQUESTS: (10 minutes). Notices below are reprinted from the Zoning Hearing Examiner’s Agenda, they are for the convenience of the NHNA board agenda, and they do not replace those on that actual agenda. Any discrepancies refer to the actual agenda.

None scheduled at this time.

5. APPROVAL OF THE CONSENT AGENDA
1. Minutes of past Meeting – Anne
2. Upcoming Outreach Events Report – Gary
3. Newsletter Committee Report – Beverly
4. District 6 Coalition Report – Ron
5. Public Officials Report –Adrian
6. Communications Committee Report – Tom
7. Sector Plan Committee Report – Susan
8. Nob Hill Main Street Report – Susan
9. Federation of University Neighborhood (FUN) Report – Jim
10. Nob Hill is 100 (2016) – Gary

6. NEW BUSINESS
1. Board Etiquette 101
2. Mayor’s Spring Clean Up – Ron

7. OLD BUSINESS
1. Alien Taproom
2. 4100 Central Ave SE
3. KAFB Jet Fuel Plume
4. BRT
5. Girard Master Plan
6. Parole office
7. Drag racing and traffic noise
8. De Anza project – email update sent to Board
9. ABQ the Plan
10. Airport noise

Adjournment: Next meeting 10 April, 2014
Future board dates: 8 May, 12 June, 10 July

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Nob Hill is 100

Celebrations are in planning

On February 7, 1916, Col. D.K.B. Sellers (pictured circa 1938) and A.B. McMillen filed the plat for the University Heights subdivision of Nob Hill, opening the area for construction of homes and businesses leading to the Nob Hill of today.

Your Neighborhood Association, Nob Hill Main Street, Albuquerque Film and Media Experience at Nob Hill, Bernalillo County, and reDiscover Nob Hill have all expressed great interest in collaborating on a yearlong celebration.

Part of our celebration will be the filming and sharing of oral histories from Nob Hill tradition bearers. Students at Media Arts Collaborative Charter School have started filming histories from residents, one of whom was here as early as 1932. Local artist, Vince Gasparich, has also stepped up to film histories. If you or a friend would like to share your knowledge or stories you have heard from family members about Nob Hill ways, traditions, and places in an oral history, please let us know.

If you have family photos or mementos that would help bring our celebrations to life, please share them with us.

All are welcome to collaborate. We want people of all ages and interests. If you are part of a school or faith community, an elected leader, or just a lover of Nob Hill, please let us know what you would like to see or how you would like to participate.

We are forming an advisory group to help steer the ship and be sure that all are included. Warm thanks to those who have already stepped up to advise. To join or provide your input, email theboard@nobhill-nm.com or call Gary at 991-1388.

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Kirtland Jet Fuel Spill

The Kirtland Air Force Base fuel spill is a clear threat to the drinking water of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County. This article is a brief summary of key things to understand about the fuel spill and what you personally can due to join in the growing movement of local citizens to get this hazard cleaned up before it contaminates our drinking water wells.

The History

KAFD had a jet fuel storage facility on the base that leaked millions of gallons of jet fuel into ground on the north side of the base. The spill was officially recognized in 1999 and the fuel tank was removed. Both KAFB and New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) claim they did not know the spill plume had reached the water table and thus the aquifer until 2007 but there is evidence that this was known five year earlier. It does not take a rocket scientist to understand a spill of this size would ultimately contaminate the ground water.

The most dangerous chemical in the fuel spill plume is ethylene dibromide (EDP). It is a known carcinogen at very small concentrations. According EPA drinking water is unsafe if EDB levels exceed 50 parts per trillion. The plume has moved over the years spreading out in all directions but moving ominously northeast towards the complex of ABCWUA drinking water wells known as the Ridgecrest Wells. These wells are crucial to the drinking water for all consumers of ABCWUA as they are the most productive wells in the system and very low in arsenic.  The plume with the EDB is reported to be 4000 feet from the wells and still moving towards this well cluster.

KAFD and NMED have spent the last 7 years determining the size and the movement of the plume. There has been some very modest activity intended to test a pump and treat method of removing the contaminated water and treating it. The contractor hired by KAFB has been paid upward towards $50,000,000 contract to model the plume movement and to propose remediation methods. Reportedly, they are on schedule to have the proposed “final remedy” proposed and tested by sometime in 2015.

Recent events

Congresswoman Lujan-Greshim has come out strongly advocating the KAFB fuel spill be the central focus of the New Mexico Congressional Delegation. She proposed an independent oversight commission be created to serve as a watchdog over the cleanup activities due to the amount of conflicting and confusing information and the lack of a clear plan resulting in cynicism and distrust by the public. Representative Lujan-Greshim’s office has also indicated there has been no money appropriated to actual clean up. This may explain the slow pace!

The New Mexico Legislature passed House Joint Memorial 13 sponsored by Representative Stapleton an calling for an independent task force of experts to address the KAFB fuel spill cleanup and report its finding by November 2014.

An example of why that distrust exists occurred at the last KAFB Fuel Spill Citizens Advisory Board January 28. The consultant group promised at the previous CAB meeting they would have definitive information on the speed of the plumes movement. But, they did not present that information and when asked to speak to that they claimed they did not have that information available???!!!

The EPA came out with a model of the plumes movement estimating it would take 30 years before it hit the Ridgecrest wells. More recently, the contractor  hired jointly by KAFB and ABCWUA released a study indicating it would take 40 years for the plume to reach our wells. But, both the KAFB contractor and an NMED spokesperson have indicated that it will be likely that the four models that have been developed and are under development are not likely to agree with each other. Some experts challenge these multi-decade estimates as being overly optimistic based on the assumptions made and the fact there are no testing wells in the path of the plume and the Ridgecrest wells. The models of plume movement is supposed to inform the NMED on what measures will need to be taken in what time frame in order to remove the contaminant before it hits the drinking water production wells.

It was announced at the CAB that the contaminated surface dirt at the site of the spill is going to be excavated and removed. It is not clear why this was not done when the tank was removed in 1999.

Community Action—what you can do?

More and more people are attending the CAB meetings and asking the hard questions the officials seem unprepared to answer. The NHNA outreach event was attended by over 100 people. Community activism is required to get KAFB and NMED to live up to their promise to remove the contamination before it reaches the wells. When will that be—there is no clear answer. So the demand from the community must be—Clean up  the contamination NOW!

What can you do:

1) Get informed:

The following web sites have information about the fuel spill:

2) Show up at meetings and ask for answers to when the fuel spill will be cleaned up; the key meetings are:

  • CAB: 4/ 22, 7/22 and 10/21 at Cesar Chavez Community Center stating at 5:30 PM
  • ABCWUA: 3/19, 4/23, 5/21, 6/18, 8/20, 9/17, 10/22, 11/19, 12/17 at Vincent E. Griego Chambers, One Civic Plaza starting at 5:00 PM
  • Albuquerque City Council: 3/17, 4/7, 4/21, 5/5, 5/19, 5/28, 6/2, 6/16, 8/4, 8/18, 9/3, 9/15, 10/6, 10/20, 11/3, 11/17, 12/1, 12/15 at Vincent Griego Chambers, One Civic Plaza starting at 5:00 PM
  • Bernalillo County Commission; 3/11, 3/25, 4/8, 4/22, 5/6, 5/20, 6/10, 6/24, 8/12, 8/26, 9/9, 9/23, 10/14, 10/28, 11/18, 12/9 at Vincent E. Griego Chambers, One Civic Plaza at 5:00 PM

3) Write your members of Congress and ask them to get involved in defense of clean water for Albuquerque and Bernalillo County. Be sure to thank Rep. Lujan-Greshim for her bold stand. Ask for there to be a Senate and House hearing on this issue to pin the DOD down to fully funding the cleanup and a strict deadline. Your members can be contacted at:

4) Write your New Mexico Legislators and ask them to get involved in defending our clean water. Ask for hearing to be held in the House and Senate and demand that NMED hold KAFD strictly accountable to all their commitments and deadlines for the cleanup of the oil spill. Your members can be contacted at:

There will be other ways to get informed and stay involved. If you are interested in helping out on this issue please contact the NHNA board or Kurt Krumperman at kkrump123@icloud.com.

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Reviving Nob Hill’s Tree Canopy

Outreach Event, Nob Hill Neighborhood Association

What: Presentation and Q&A with Certified Arborist Eric Bishop of Eric’s Tree Care

Why: Trees are critical to our quality of life. Our water utility says: Healthy, mature trees actually help save water by:

  1. Shading the soil, which reduces heat and evaporation
  2. Blocking the wind, which also reduces evaporation and winter heating bills
  3. Shading homes in summer, reducing energy consumption and evaporative cooler use

80% of Nob Hill’s homes were built before WWII. Most homeowners promptly planted shade trees in their yards, often the Siberian Elm imported for the purpose and promoted by Mayor Clyde Tingley. The elms reproduced prolifically through their disc-shaped seed pods which became known as Tingley Buttons (or, by some, as Tingley Dandruff.)

 Today most of those early elms have lived out their natural life. As a homeowner you may be nursing along your original elms, caring for new trees, or considering replacement. This outreach will explore what you can do to move toward a sustainable tree canopy.

We will also cover Water Utility rebates to help cover the costs of tree irrigation equipment, fertilization, and professional tree care.

All members of the Nob Hill community are welcome.

When: Monday, February 24, 6:00 pm

Where: Yanni’s banquet room, 3109 Central Ave NE. Enter through Yanni’s.

Food and Drink: Finger food will be provided courtesy of Yanni’s. Alcohol available at Cash Bar.

Contact Person: Gary 991-1388

Thank you, Yanni’s!

 

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