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Meeting Minutes, Jan 2, 2019

514 High SE (Kim Rayman)—Kim and her father purchased a home at 514 High St. They would like to build 500 sq. ft. addition. They will put historically appropriate windows and siding and a pitched roof. The view from the street will not be affected. They have applied to LUCC and the hearing is on Jan 7.

Project for vacant Pop ’n’ Taco Lot—David Day again presented the proposed project for the Pop ’n’ Taco lot: a complex with two buildings and a courtyard, with a total of 56 small 350 sq. ft. apartments with rents starting at under $700. This project would require 3 variance

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Meeting Minutes, Dec 5, 2018

Officer Report —Laura, the Valley Crime Prevention specialist, reported that there was one commercial burglary, one residential burglary, eight vehicle burglaries, two auto thefts. She gave the addresses. These were mostly reported on Tuesdays, mostly around 9 am. She said that all thefts should be reported regardless of value. She suggested looking at where one can search for crimes in a particular neighborhood and can sign up for sign up for email or text alerts. Another resource that she suggested is the app, OneABQ, which can be used for reporting on issues.

Dickens—Bonnie expressed appreciation for the tremendous effort Ann makes to organize this annual event. It was a big success and a great opportunity for neighbors to get to know each other.

Project for vacant Pop ’n’ Taco Lot—David Day, on behalf of himself and Rob Dixon, presented a proposed project for the Pop ’n’ Taco lot: an apartment complex with two buildings

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Meeting Minutes, Nov 7, 2018

Last minute needs for Dickens—Dickens will be on December 1. Ann will call people to help. After party will be at Ann’s house.

Update on neighborhood signs—A&A Signs will be installing on Thursday and Friday.

Banners for HH—Susan proposed to do banners on Central at the intersections. Lee suggested banners on Lead/Coal/MLK.

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Meeting Minutes, October 3, 2018

A first look at Dickens 2018—Dickens will be on first Saturday in December. Ann passed around a sign-up sheet. Six people are already signed up - anticipate that about 80 people will be served. Ann needs someone to deliver flyers.

Neighborhood Sign Update—Lead and Coal locations are approved and signs will be up in about two weeks. The third sign has been more difficult with some sort of zoning problem. The latest is that the third sign can be placed on city property on Edith (not on MLK) close to Bank of the West.

Arno Block and Storehouse plans—Vince reported that the Storehouse is not moving and that has changed his plans for the block. Vince is now thinking of underground parking

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Meeting Minutes, September 5, 2018

Officer Report: New downtown officers came to our meeting. They reported that there is a downtown substation with eight officers. Concerns were expressed about Highland Park, a suspected drug dealer working out of the Imperial Motel, and homeless occupying vacant buildings particularly 615 Arno.

Election results/Election of officers—The Board members on the August ballot were reelected for another term.  Officers for the Board were elected. President: Bonnie; VP: Moises; Secretary: Patricia; Treasurer: Salley.

Thanks to Block Party Workers—Appreciation was expressed for all the volunteers for the annual block party.

Lead/Coal update—Bonnie reported that stoplights may not be put in at Walter. The City has noted that stoplights would be

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