Welcome To The Tanoan Community Association
This website is designed to keep every resident and future resident informed and up-to-date on the vital issues that affect all homeowners. You will quickly find access to the governing documents, calendars of upcoming community meetings, copies of our latest Tanoan Talk newsletter, home improvement information and links to association pages and the e-mail address of all officers and directors.
The Tanoan Community Association, Inc. is located to the west of Eubank Blvd. in Albuquerque’s far northeast heights, with its own homeowners association. Our community consists of ten individual neighborhoods providing a variety of housing options. Our families enjoy an environment of open green spaces and family friendly living in a well cared for community that has gracefully matured since its inception.
The Tanoan Community Association, Inc. has committed and talented neighbors who have come together with great ideas, and then volunteered to put them into practice. There are always important decisions to be made about how to continue maintaining and improving the look and feel of our community. We encourage you to get involved in community social events, volunteering as a committee member or just voicing your opinion at board meetings. We hope you will share your talents as we continue to maintain a safe and desirable community in Albuquerque’s far northeast heights.
Message from the President
It is that time of year when our Homeowner Association (HOA) budget is up for review. At our last Board of Director’s (BOD) meeting on February 8, 2016, the Board approved Tanoan’s budget for 2016 – 2017. For those residents who have not received it electronically, a copy is available in the HOA office for your review and comment. The BOD is pleased to announce that there will be no increase in our monthly dues for this coming year. Our thanks to Director/Treasurer Charlotte Schoenmann and GM Ed Lyons for their efforts in compiling this year’s budget. The Budget was unanimously adopted by the BOD after the March 17th meeting.
Also at our last meeting, the BOD approved the installation of new LED lighting for all the monuments in Tanoan. These new lights are smaller, use less energy and are a visual improvement over the old fixtures. As an indicator of potential savings from the installation of our LED street lights, we saw a savings of $1,143 and $1,190 in our January and February, 2016 electric bills when compared to these 2015 bills. Vice-President and lighting guru, Jeff Philbin, will be monitoring these monthly comparisons throughout the year.
New HD security cameras have been installed and are up and running at both the Academy and Ventura gates. In addition, a new camera has been put in place which will provide coverage of the AMAFCA field and its western wall. While in the HOA office recently, John and I observed a resident granting access to a contractor. Residents are reminded to please direct contractors/visitors to the Academy Gate so that their destinations can be recorded. This is particularly important in view of continuing security concerns.
As many of you are aware, the xeric landscaping on the north side of Zia 2 was partially washed out by the heavy rains last spring and summer. In an effort to control this erosion, the BOD has approved clean-up and restoration as part of an evolving solution. After consultation with three construction firms, it was decided that Leeco, which offered the most competitive pricing, will unclog drains, then build Riprap wire baskets in an effort to fill washed-out areas and slow down the water run-off. These riprap baskets will contain rock that has washed down toward the street. This process will be ongoing and is one that the BOD feels is the most economical.
The Pavement Committee, comprised of Steve Bonner and Bill Farmer, has completed its review of Tanoan’s streets. The BOD has directed that bids be obtained for repairs and seal coating, to be phased in over a three year period (50K for year one, 50K for year two, and 20K for the third year). Bohannon Houston will oversee the bidding process and quality control. Our thanks to Bill and Steve for all their hard work.
Finally, a new pet waste station and a bench will be installed in the Torrey Pines park area, located inside the corner of Ventura and Academy. In addition, if you have not had the opportunity to observe, the staff now has new shirts with the Tanoan logo. Our thanks to Ed and John for this welcome and professional look.