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September 16, 2020
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Welcome to the New High Desert Website!

Although the previous website served our community well for many years, new technology and changing needs called for a complete redesign. It took months of behind-the-scenes efforts from volunteers to produce the fully responsive new website (viewable from computer and mobile devices too). But we believe it will become a tool that is increasingly used by residents for finding out what’s happening around our community and locating vital information.

Let’s take a little tour.

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Throughout the new website you’ll see current news and informational articles, all complemented by beautiful photographs of nature and recreational activities around High Desert. At the top of the Home page, there's a menu of six key categories: High Desert Living; Villages; Documents and Forms; News; Contacts; Login (only for management and voting members). Each category, if clicked on, leads to a page with more subcategory options. Or you can glide down the drop-down menus that help you select a desired subcategory directly.

High Desert Living has information and images related to our community and its natural setting, including articles on history, residents’ photographs, even advice about gardening and the plants native to our part of the country. But there is also an exciting new category called, "New to High Desert." There, new residents will be able to find answers to the numerous questions that arise when entering a community that has a residential owners association and accompanying rules and regulations.

The new Villages category lets you quickly find information pertaining directly to your gated or non-gated village. Each village’s page even lists the names and contact information of current voting members.

The Documents and Forms section is especially useful because it offers us access to all of the official, current documents of the High Desert Residential Owners Association. It also has a really practical new feature: fillable pdf forms plus online forms you don’t need to download. Whether you want to complete a Vacation Watch Request or want to fill out a Statement of Interest form for volunteers, just select Online Forms and you can find, fill out and submit a form online, knowing that it will be received by the appropriate person.

The News section offers residents access to recent postings, notices, the calendar of events and issues of the Apache Plume, High Desert’s quarterly newsletter. The Contact section makes it quick and easy to learn how to contact HOAMCO (our management company) and Board and voting members, let alone find essential emergency and security contacts.

Another feature of note on the new website is the “Read More.” This options keeps the site from looking text heavy, but also lets you quickly access additional information for any given notice or article.

Finally, at the bottom of each page are links to the most needed documentation and forms, making access even faster.

This website belongs to all of us here in High Desert. We encourage you to tour the site, test the search feature and consider how you might contribute to our community and to the website. We believe the site can be an excellent way to strengthen our community connections. One way it can do that is by suggesting Volunteer Opportunities (under High Desert Living). Another way is by sharing photographs of life around High Desert (Photo Gallery under High Desert Living). We encourage you to submit photographs as well as articles, and we look forward to seeing and hearing about what you’re experiencing in High Desert.

Like any good website, this one will continually evolve. With this in mind, feel free to submit  feedback to our Communications Chair Janet Brierley: communicationscommittee@hoamco.com

 

Reminders and Notices

September 17, 2020
NOTICE

Attend Albuquerque City Council Meetings Remotely

Albuquerque residents can attend government meetings remotely, including Albuquerque City Council meetings, on GOV-TV by clicking on this link:  www.cabq.gov/culturalservices/govtv

GOV TV is the local government television channel for Albuquerque and Bernalillo County. GOV TV provides real-time streaming video of local government programming 24 hours a day. Programming includes live coverage of government meetings, recorded news conferences, and a wide variety of locally produced TV shows about public services, facilities, employees, officials, and events.

August 20, 2020
NOTICE

Thanks to Homepage Photographers

We owe a big debt of gratitude to the following people for contributing fabulous photographs to our homepage. They give it life and show us all how beautiful High Desert is. We'll change these pictures as time goes on and new seasons emerge.

Thanks to:
Levitt / Dakota
Freer / Martin
Helen Wertheim
John Kynor, Q Realty
Singletracks.com photo by delphinide

August 05, 2020
NOTICE

State Provides Outdoor Recreation Guidelines

Please note the following letter from Nora Meyers Sackett, Press Secretary, Office of the Governor, regarding recreation guidelines:

No. 1 priority: The health of others

SANTA FE – New Mexicans can still hike, bike, jog or rollerblade outdoors during the COVID-19 pandemic but should stay close to home, may not do so in groups and must always practice social distancing, according to outdoor recreation guidelines issued Friday by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s office and the Outdoor Recreation Division of the Economic Development Department.

“We must practice physical distancing everywhere – even when outdoors,” Gov. Lujan Grisham said. “You can go outside but you must do it cautiously and there are best practices. Avoid crowded trailheads and parking lots, and don’t carpool with people outside your family unit.”

Those were among recommendations the governor endorsed to help New Mexicans preserve the social distancing needed to stop the spread of COVID-19 while also getting the limited fresh air and exercise people need.

Additional guidelines from the Outdoor Alliance, a national non-profit organization of outdoor advocacy groups:

  • Stay very close to home. As close as possible. Think of your backyard as your backcountry for the time being. The farther you travel, the farther you could spread the illness. Try to limit all your outdoor recreation to your neighborhood.
  • Keep it chill. Do not participate in any outdoor rec activities that come with a high risk of getting hurt. Health care systems are already overwhelmed and you could put search and rescue teams in danger if they have to come look for you. Toss a frisbee instead of going mountain biking. Go for a walk, not a backcountry ski. 
  • Respect closures. Check the land management agencies’ websites before venturing out to recreate. Many of these places are closed right now to protect both recreationists and staff. The New Mexico Outdoor Recreation Division provides this list of closures.
  • Use common sense. Easter weekend is typically a very busy time on our public lands. Try to limit your recreation to off hours or off days; avoid any trailheads that are typically crowded; and stay close to home.

nora.sackett@state.nm.us
(505) 690-7313

August 05, 2020
NOTICE

Attend Albuquerque City Council Meetings Remotely

Albuquerque residents can attend government meetings remotely, including Albuquerque City Council meetings, on GOV-TV by clicking on this link:  www.cabq.gov/culturalservices/govtv

GOV TV is the local government television channel for Albuquerque and Bernalillo County. GOV TV provides real-time streaming video of local government programming 24 hours a day. Programming includes live coverage of government meetings, recorded news conferences, and a wide variety of locally produced TV shows about public services, facilities, employees, officials, and events.

August 05, 2020
NOTICE

Voting Members Informed by Board that Vote to Change Bylaws Failed

Voting Members learned at their quarterly meeting January 23 that the Board declared the recent vote by Voting Members to amend the bylaws as “officially failed.”  Voting members were asked to approve changes to the by-laws to meet state law. They were also given the option to individually accept or reject two optional provisions. Clay Wright, Board president, told Voting Members that 43.9 percent voted in favor of the change and 37.1 percent against. Since High Desert bylaws can only be changed by a 75 percent vote in favor, the change to the bylaws failed.  “At this time, the Board has no plans to conduct another vote,” he said, citing the expense and time to mail ballots, collect and tally the votes.

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The Board proposed  one optional change to allow quicker revisions to bylaws without going through the process of a full vote each time the state passed a change that did not agree with the High Desert bylaws.  The association is, according to its own bylaws, required to abide by state law.  Allowing the Board to pass changes bringing the association and its bylaws into compliance with state law would streamline the process, Board members felt. The Board would not be permitted to change the bylaws for any other reason except to bring the association into compliance with state law.

“The Board will continue to follow state-mandated changes to the bylaws,” Clay told Voting Members.  “As a result, our governing documents will remain in conflict with state law.” One of the changes that are in conflict with the law involves state-required notification to homeowners when a policy change is under consideration by the Board.  “We are publishing notification online right now even though it is not required under our current bylaws,” Clay said.  The state also requires open Board meetings which are not required in the bylaws. Board meetings are currently open, Clay told Voting Members.  Violations notifications should be 14 days, according to state law.  High Desert, which used to give 30 and then 10 days notification, now gives 14 days notification.

Voting Members asked if there were any consequences to High Desert if the bylaws remain unchanged.  Clay said as long as the association follows state law anyway, there will probably be no official problem, but he could not guarantee that.

“Why does the state want to be involved with our governing documents?” asked one homeowner.  Clay responded, saying, “The state wants some control over what homeowner associations do.  They don’t want us overburdening residents with overly restrictive rules on dog walking, grass growing and parking.  That’s their rationale.”

Another Voting Member asked if another vote could be taken, saying the ballots came during the holidays and were too easily put on the back burner.  Clay said the board had no plans to have another vote.

Financial Report
Board Treasurer Tom Murdock presented the financial report to Voting Members saying he was currently working on the fiscal year 2020-2021 High Desert budget.  He will be holding two meetings for homeowners in Gated Villages to garner input about their village’s budget needs.  “This is your opportunity to have real input,” he said.  Homeowners will be notified of their gated villages meeting date. The final budget will be approved or denied by Voting Members at their April 23 Annual Meeting.  A final budget will be mailed to all homeowners in early May. Following his presentation a Voting Member spoke, commending Tom for his association work. Voting Members applauded.

Annual Meeting
Neil Wetsch, Board Director, and Nominating Committee Chair, asked Voting Members to consider running for the four open positions on the Board of Directors. Statements of Interest must be submitted to the Nominating Committee by February 14. (Click here to fill out an online version.Interviews by Committee members of homeowners interested in election will be conducted in March and April, he said.  A slate of four nominees will be presented to Voting Members at the Annual Meeting.  Nominations can also be made from the floor.  Any homeowner in good standing can run for election.

Wildland Fire Prevention Working Group Update
Camille Singaraju, High Desert homeowner and chair of the Wildland Fire Prevention Working Group, spoke to Voting Members about its recent activities. The group was formed last year in response to several recent fires in High Desert.  The group is working closely with Albuquerque Fire Rescue to identify areas of High Desert that pose increased threat of destruction by fire through excessive brush, weeds and deadfall. Camille asked Voting Members to make sure their represented homeowners all have evacuation plans if a fast-moving wildfire begins.  “Also,” she added, “if there is a fire somewhere in High Desert, please don’t drive up to see it.  Your car will block the bigger trucks that come in to fight the fire.”  Homeowners should clear excessive growth three to five feet away from their home’s walls.  “We’d like to extend it out to 10 feet,” she said.  “And we are looking at different ways to manage growth in the arroyos.”

Added Clay, “Look after yourselves. Have a plan.  If there is an issue, fire services will be taxed.  You must take care of yourself.  If you don’t want a fire in your backyard, don’t leave stuff around to burn.  Don’t store firewood up against your house.  Don’t leave gasoline stored in your garage.”  He also encouraged homeowners to contact their legislators to purchase another brush truck for Albuquerque Fire Rescue.  The trucks cost $185,000 each.

Communications Group
Homeowner Russ Rhodes told Voting Members that he recently spoke with the Board and different Voting Members about forming a smaller co-group of four or five homeowners to discuss pertinent issues and resolve differences. He said he first considered forming the group when he observed “increasing tensions and anxiety” between Voting Members and Board Directors.  “We want to get any tensions out of the way and get a good conversation started between the two groups,” he said.  He said the initial group will be made up of Board Directors Dave Williams and Robin Troy, and Voting Members Harrison Jones, The Trillium, and Eric Frow, The Legends. Responded one Voting Member, “Great idea!  We do need more discussion.”  Voting Members did not vote on the proposal but did offer general agreement

July 25, 2020
NOTICE

Albuquerque Reopening Plan

Continue to monitor the news on these websites:
The office of Neighborhood Coordination
NewMexico.gov
cabq.gov
cv.nmhealth.org

July 12, 2020
NOTICE

State to Reenact Certain Public Health Restrictions

Indoor seating at restaurants, breweries prohibited;
State parks accessible only to residents of New Mexico 
Masks must be worn while exercising


Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Thursday, July 9, 2020 announced the state of New Mexico will reenact emergency public health restrictions on high-contact indoor environments where face-coverings are not worn in order to slow the rising spread of COVID-19 across the state. The state’s mandate that all individuals must wear face-coverings in public – in effect since May 16 – will be strengthened to additionally require individuals to wear face-coverings while exercising.

A new emergency public health order declaring the state’s renewed public health protections will be effective Monday, July 13.

July 12, 2020
REMINDER

Annual Meeting Postponed until October 29, 2020

The High Desert Board of Directors voted unanimously by email this week to once again postpone the Annual Meeting-- this time to Thursday, October 29, 2020.  The meeting was initially moved from April to August 6 earlier this spring, due to limits on group meetings due to Covid-19.

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The Board voted this week to change the meeting to October following the governor's latest extension of the Emergency Public Health Care Order  "While the order is for a 2-week extension, the officials we are in contact within state government tell me there is a strong likelihood the order will be extended further," wrote Clay Wright, Board President, to Voting Members in a letter sent out July 2, 2020.Read More

In addition, the Board has not been able to find an organization willing to reserve meeting space for the Annual Meeting if it were scheduled for later this summer. The Emergency Public Health Care Order states that New Mexicans must remain home except for outings essential for health, safety and welfare, especially elderly and vulnerable individuals. If residents must leave home, mass gatherings remain prohibited and 6 feet of physical distance from others must be maintained.

"It is certainly unfortunate and disappointing," wrote Clay to Voting Members. "The Board believes keeping everyone safe while complying with the law is paramount. All board members have agreed to stay at their post until we see this crisis through."
To see the full text of the letter to Voting Members, click here.

April 16, 2020
NOTICE

Assessments Still Due During Pandemic

Assessments Still Due During Pandemic But Board Issues Resolution to Waive Late Fees and Interest -Note: Annual Meeting Rescheduled for August 6

Hello everyone,
Thank you. Thank you for following the directives of our elected officials and health authorities. By doing what you are supposed to, you are playing an active role in fighting the virus that causes Covid-19. Keeping yourself mentally and physically strong during the pandemic is a service to our community. We are together in our isolation.

Please continue to follow the links on this page to the latest information from city and state officials. This information is updated continually.

Please know that your Board of Directors is working hard to keep things running. By adopting prudent measurers, we are managing to keep all our vendors employed. This is good for them, it is good for our economy, and it maintains a continuity of service to our entire Association.

One of the services we have been asked about is CC&R compliance. We are continuing enforcement activities and assessments. Many residents are using their newfound spare time to clean up their yards and fix other appearance issues. Keeping our property looking good is something we all agreed to when we moved into High Desert. It is one of the most important steps we can take in maintaining aesthetics and property values.

Another question concerns assessments. We are continuing assessments. Assessments provide the revenue necessary to keep our community functioning. That said, the Board does understand that the current situation does present a financial burden for some. To ease that stress, the board has adopted a resolution that offers relief by waving late fees and default interest resulting from late payment of assessments. The Association will temporarily defer sending delinquent accounts to the collection attorney. Read the full board resolution by following the attached link.

Board of Directors Resolution Regarding Late Fees and Default Interest

HDROA committees have adopted the appropriate measures and continue to do their work.

The Annual Budget will be mailed to all residents on time. This meets both state requirements and our own governing documents.

Thank you. Be safe.

Clay Wright
President, HDROA

 

News & Articles

August 05, 2020
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How Will the Pandemic Affect High Desert Services?

By Clay Wright
Board President, HDROA

Hello High Desert Neighbor,

As our elected leaders continue to adapt to the constantly evolving challenges of the global pandemic, I want to thank all of you for your patience and understanding. Now is the time for us to pull together as a community to weather the storm.

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Today (3/23/2020) the governor of New Mexico and the mayor of Albuquerque announced stricter requirements on us. I immediately asked all of our major vendors to contact their in-house counsel to determine how the changes may affect their ability to continue providing services to High Desert. I then conducted a conference call late this afternoon to chart a strategy moving forward.

Both our security contractor (G4S) and landscape maintenance company (Leeco) are confident their services meet the current state requirements to be classified as essential business. Leeco will now limit crew size to five and will continue to practice social distancing and enhanced sanitation protocols. Residents should not endanger Leeco crews by approaching team members. If you have an emergency landscaping issue e.g. a water leak, please call or email the community manager. G4S will continue to practice social distancing and enhanced sanitation protocols while meeting the mission requirements for our community.

The owner of HOAMCO tells me he is confident that as an essential hub for all operations and the vital link between homeowners and the Board of Directors, the state will recognize that HOAMCO plays an undeniably vital role serving our community.  HOAMCO is seeking written authorization from the state to continue operations. I am confident the authorization is forthcoming. In the meantime, the HOAMCO offices will be open for business but closed to the public. Residents are instructed to either call or email the Community Manager at 505-314-5862 / highdesertmanager@hoamco.com

There are difficult days ahead, but I am proud to say our community is responding in reasonable, calm and innovative ways. Led by Voting Members, some of our villages have developed systems to check in on every neighbor and deliver any supplies they may need. We are presently developing video conferencing solutions so that our committees can continue the important work they need to complete.

The Board thanks you for your patience and understanding as we adapt to the continually changing circumstances caused by the global pandemic. Please continue to monitor the news, this website and NewMexico.govcabq.gov and cv.nmhealth.org

Thank you.
Clay Wright, President, HDROA

August 05, 2020
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Record Crowd at Fall Wine & Cheese Event for New Homeowners

 

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More than fifty homeowners drank wine, sampled hors d'oeuvres and met their new neighbors at the November 9 semi-annual Wine and Cheese party hosted by the Association and organized by the Welcome Committee. The event was held at the home of Welcome Committee Co-Chairs Bill and Amy Stein in the Wilderness. Co-Chair Robin Troy and the committee of Thea Berg, Joan Newsom, Nancy Lindas and Beverly Rider organized the party with more than 50 RSVPs received after invitations were mailed.

 

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Two of the newcomers were Dick and Pat Harris (photo above)  who moved into Chaco Ridge at the end of September.  When they decided to downsize from their larger home in the northeast heights, they spent six months looking for the right house before finding their Chaco Ridge home.  Dick is retired from the Air Force where he worked in the area of physics and chemistry.  Pat, a nurse, worked at the UNM medical school where she helped manage clinical trials.

 

 

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Photo above: left to right: Jo-anne Shoppel,  Canyons; Sabina and Mirza Beg,  Trillium; Michael Shoppel and son Aiden, Canyons.

 

Jo-anne and Michael Shoppel and their son Aiden moved to their new home in the Canyons in July.  Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, they moved to Albuquerque in 2005.  Jo-Anne works in a software company and Michael is a private investor.  Their son attends Desert Ridge Middle School.

Sabina and Mirza Beg are new residents of Trillium. After moving from Missouri, they found temporary housing before buying their home. "We really wanted something built more recently," said Sabina. "And we loved the feeling of community here in High Desert. We're very happy." Sabina is studying for a master's degree in public health.  Mirza is a  rheumatologist with Presbyterian Hospital.

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Photo above, left to right: New homeowners in High Desert Linda Blanchard and Bomi Parakh of the Canyons, and Dr. Janet Brierley, member of the Board of Directors.

 

Linda Blanchard and Bomi Parakh have been new residents for the last two and a half months.  They lived in Heritage East for many years but said they always loved High Desert and watched its development closely.  When Wilderness Cañon, High Desert's latest and final village, opened, they knew it was time to move.  Bomi works in the field of senior housing and assisted living.  Linda works with the state as a social worker. 

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Otto and Judith Appenzeler (photo above), both physicians, left their longtime home in Sandia Heights to downsize to a smaller home in Desert Mountain just two days before the Wine and Cheese event.  "We've still got boxes everywhere," said Judith. Otto, a neurologist, and Judith, a pathologist, moved to Albuquerque in 1967.  Otto is originally from what is now the Ukraine and Judith is from Sydney, Australia.  They have three children, two of whom are also pathologists, and one who is an editor in Washington, D.C. Otto's longtime passion is long distance running, or ultrarunning.  He has run six one-hundred mile races in his lifetime, although none recently, he said. In the 1980s, he said he and his wife conducted a study of runners in a race on the Crest Trail. a 27-mile trail that crosses the spine of the Sandias, determining that endorphins rise when people exercise. He has also been very involved in local cross-country skiing clubs.

August 04, 2020
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High Desert Annual Meeting Postponed Until October 29, 2020

The High Desert Board of Directors voted unanimously by email this week to once again postpone the Annual Meeting-- this time to Thursday, October 29, 2020.  The meeting was initially moved from April to August 6 earlier this spring, due to limits on group meetings due to Covid-19. The Board voted this week to change the meeting to October following the governor's latest extension of the Emergency Public Health Care Order

"While the order is for a 2-week extension, the officials we are in contact within state government tell me there is a strong likelihood the order will be extended further," wrote Clay Wright, Board President, to Voting Members in a letter sent out July 2, 2020.  In addition, the Board has not been able to find an organization willing to reserve meeting space for the Annual Meeting if it were scheduled for later this summer. The Emergency Public Health Care Order states that New Mexicans must remain home except for outings essential for health, safety and welfare, especially elderly and vulnerable individuals. If residents must leave home, mass gatherings remain prohibited and 6 feet of physical distance from others must be maintained.

"It is certainly unfortunate and disappointing," wrote Clay to Voting Members. "The Board believes keeping everyone safe while complying with the law is paramount. All board members have agreed to stay at their post until we see this crisis through."

To see the full text of the letter to Voting Members, click here.

July 14, 2020
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The IDO & High Desert

By Tim Flynn-O'Brien, Land Use Attorney
The City of Albuquerque passed the IDO or Integrated Development Ordinance in November 2017.  The IDO Ordinance was set to  take effect May 2018. One of the most controversial aspects of the IDO was the elimination of sector plans.  Sector plans established special zoning rules tailored to a specific area.  In some cases, like High Desert, the master developer proposed the sector plan when the area was subdivided.  In other areas, like Nob Hill, the city met with residents and businesses to draft a sector plan. Albuquerque had more than 200 sector plans. The City Council believed sector plans were too complicated.  The IDO eliminates sector plans and sector plan zoning. 

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The High Desert Sector Development Plan (HDSDP) was originally adopted in 1993.  The HDSDP established seven zones and special rules, like building envelopes in an overlay zone. The drafters of the IDO had rules for converting existing sector plan zones to the closest zone under the IDO. 
 
The High Desert Sector Development Plan zones generally incorporated the rules of corresponding zones in the zoning code.  Accordingly, the SU-2 HD/ R-1 zone corresponded to the R-1 or single family residential zone; the SU-2 HD /R-LT zone corresponded to the R-LT (houses and limited townhome) zone; the SU-2 HD/ R-T zone corresponded to the R-T (townhome) zone, the SU-2 HD /R-G zone corresponded to the R-G (residential garden apartment) zone. High Desert had one commercial zone, the SU-2 HD C-1 zone, which corresponded to the C-1 commercial zone. The SU-2 HD R-R zone had no corresponding zone. The RR area was planned for a golf course resort, conference center, related commercial facilities and residential development permitted in the R-G zone. 
 
The IDO adopted a High Desert overlay to preserve certain rules form the HDSDP and converted the High Desert Sector Plan zones as follows:
 
HDSDP Zone IDO Zone
 
SU-1 HD/R-1 R-1  (IDO R-1 zoning differentiates by lot size, e.g., R-1D is for  large lots) 
SU-2 HD/LT R-1A-small lot
SU-2 HD/R-T RT-Townhouse
SU-2 HD/R-G R-ML multifamily low density
SU-2 HD/C-1 MX-L Low Intensity Commercial
SU-2 HD/RR Open space and PRD
 
In the High Desert RR zone the city planners sought to convert the area into two zones:  an open space zone for the area that is maintained as open space and a multifamily zone where the Wilderness single-family developments are located. The High Desert Residential Owners Association opposed any conversion of the Wilderness area to a multi-family zone. Council staff then proposed converting the Wilderness area to the Planned Residential Development (PRD) zone. The PRD zone uses standards associated with prior approvals.  In this case the prior approvals are the HDSDP, which says the lowest density should be near the national forest and city open space.  Thus, the status quo was preserved.
 
The city was unwilling to address the fact that the areas near the High Desert Park were zoned commercial under the HDSDP but developed with residential uses.  The staff agreed that it makes sense to change the zoning to reflect what was built but the IDO was not intended to address this issue. The city chose to adopt the IDO legislatively and that process was not considered appropriate for the rezoning needed. The City said they would try to come back with zone changes in the future to address this situation.  
 
 
July 12, 2020
ARTICLE

Stucco Repairs Ongoing

Please be aware that the company High Desert Maintenance LLC is onsite making repairs to the stucco throughout the community. The work will be ongoing for several months. If you have any questions or concerns please do not approach High Desert Maintenance LLC.  Instead, call HOAMCO at 505-314-5862. Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.

May 28, 2020
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Party in the Park Postponed

The annual High Desert Party in the Park event has been postponed until next summer.  Brenda Gossage, homeowner and coordinator of the event, decided to postpone given the amount of pre-planning involved and the current coronavirus crisis and possibilities of extended closures. She consulted with Board President Clay Wright before making the decision in late April. 

May 28, 2020
ARTICLE

Election Schedule for Voting Members

Voting Members in High Desert are elected each year in September.  Villages hold their elections in either an odd or even year (see list below). 

Odd Year Elections:
Aerie; Canyons; Chaco Ridge; Desert Highlands; Desert Mountain; Highlands; Mountain Highlands; Trailhead; Trillium; West Highlands

Even Year Elections:
Chaco Compound; Chamisa Trail; Desert Sky; Desert Song; Enclave; Legends; Overlook; Pinon Point; Solterra; Sunset Ridge; Tierra del Oso; Wilderness Compound; Wilderness Estates; Wilderness Village. 

Interested in serving as a Voting Member or Alternate for your village? Fill out this form:

May 11, 2020
ANNOUNCEMENT

Chaco Ridge & Compound

May 11, 2020
ANNOUNCEMENT

Chaco Ridge & Compound2