February 2023

Welcome to 2023 and all that the new year might bring your way. Our cold temperatures will soon subside and lead to warmer, windier spring weather. Buds and blossoms are right around the corner!

First and foremost, we lost two HOA Board members this past fall. Stephen Arguelles, our former Vice President resigned from the Board in early November. We thank him for his invaluable service to the HOA for the past 7 years. He will continue to volunteer in his role as the ACC Chair. Sadly, C. Jack Emmons, our former Board Treasurer, passed away in late November. We mourn his loss and are grateful for the time he was able to serve with us.
We are happy to report that the HOA Board is now fully staffed. Thanks to our volunteers for responding to our plea for help. The new HOA Board now consists of:

DD Lane, President
Nena Perkin, Vice President
Laura Trumbull, Secretary
Kenneth McVey, Treasurer
Terry Unruh, Member at Large

Per our by-laws, only the President, Vice President, and Secretary are voting members. Board member bios are included below. We look forward to working together as a team to protect the interests of the HOA and the homeowners we serve. Please feel free to reach out to the us with any concerns you may have. You may email either associations@corderandcompany.com or info@7barnorthhoa.com.

We held our Annual meeting in November. The meeting presentation and minutes are available on the website on the HOA Board Information page (login required). Questions were submitted to Dan Lewis in advance of the meeting and his responses are included as an addendum to the minutes.

Thank you to the majority of our residents for taking corrective measures after receiving friendly reminders for violations. We have received comments and concerns regarding various ongoing violations across our HOA neighborhoods. Addressing these violations is a lengthy process which includes issuing violation letters and fines. Failure to rectify after the fourth notice will result in escalation to legal action. The HOA Board does not take this lightly and will only resort to legal proceedings after all other avenues have been exhausted. We encourage you to familiarize yourselves with the covenants and policies listed on the HOA Governing Documents webpage to avoid any misunderstandings.

The construction of the Wintergreen Apartments continues and is scheduled for completion in October. The Circle K on the southeast corner of Golf Course & Westside is currently on hold. Once it resumes, construction is scheduled to start this summer. A car wash is also proposed just north of the Wintergreen apartments.

Friendly reminder – the 2023 annual dues are due by February 28th. Please submit your payment to avoid any late fees.

We look forward to seeing more of you outdoors and enjoying our trails as the weather warms up. Enjoy the upcoming change in seasons!
DD Lane, President
DD Lane is a native of Oregon, and chose to raise her family in Albuquerque. She has been a 7 Bar North resident since 2015. She serves on the Board because volunteering and community involvement have always been important to her. Her career has been in the semiconductor business and government contract work at CACI Federal. Hobbies include home decorating, gardening, cooking, motorcycling, hiking, oil and acrylic painting, and most recently, photography.
Nena Perkin, Vice President
Nena Perkin, a native New Mexican, was employed for 27 years in the Information Technology field for the State of New Mexico, followed by five years at PNM. Nena also lived in Virginia for a short time. She and her husband Stephen moved to Albuquerque in 2005, finding the perfect home in Seven Bar North Estates. Nena also worked with the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce followed by United Way of Central New Mexico. Nena has served on the HOA Communication Team since 2018.
Nena and her husband retired in 2014 and spend a lot of time traveling back and forth between southern California and Virginia visiting grandchildren. Nena’s hobbies include traveling, home decorating, sewing, and reading.
Laura Trumbull, Secretary
Laura Trumbull has been a Seven Bar resident since 2004. She volunteers on the Landscape Committee and the Board.
Laura graduated from Manzano High School and College of Santa Fe. She retired from her US government job in 2019. She worked as an office manager in Albuquerque, Ecuador and Austria.
Hobbies include travel, reading, and walking her cocker spaniels.
Kenneth McVey, Treasurer
Kenny McVey, has been a resident of Seven Bar North for five years. He was previously a resident of Seven Bar South where he served as Treasurer. Employees at Corder & Company urged him to volunteer for treasurer for our HOA given his experience (and the opening).
Kenneth is retired after 33 years of being an Air Force contractor, doing programming, IT, and program management. After “retirement,” he went back to school at UNM Anderson School of Business, received a Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Accounting, Taxation. Kenneth considers himself a ‘Coyote’ from California, and a ‘Lobo’ from UNM. Since receiving his degrees, he has worked for an Enrolled Agent, two CPA’s, specifically filing tax returns, defending against IRS and NM Tax & Revenue; he presently has his own business.
Kenneth likes to golf, sail, and travel to California to see family, friends, and relatives. He also has a son and daughter-in-law who live in Atlanta, GA.
Terry Unruh, Member at Large
Terry Unruh is a native Kansan. Terry and his wife, Susan, have been coming to New Mexico ever since they first visited an astronomy camp in the mountains above Las Vegas nearly 30 years ago. Their son and his family now live here in Albuquerque. So after many years of visiting, New Mexico has become the perfect place to retire. Terry and Susan have been 7 Bar North residents since 2020.
Terry retired in 2019, after 40 years of practicing law. His hobbies include traveling, astronomy, piano, and gardening.
Jared Goolsby, Finance Committee Member
Jared Goolsby is a food and beverage professional with over two decades of experience ranging from independent restaurants to corporate concepts and hotels. His experience has ranged from quick service to fine dining and everything in-between. Within the food and beverage industry he has years of experience in project management, facilities maintenance, landscaping, and budget management of over $46m.
Jared has his associates degree in automotive and in culinary arts from CNM in Albuquerque. Jared also earned his Bachelor of Science in restaurant, hotel and institutional management from Texas Tech University.
When Jared is not working, he is a dedicated family man who enjoys spending time with his wife of 14 years and his two young children. He enjoys long road trips, spending time at the lake, and international travel to experience new places, new food, and new people.

Grace Faustino, Communication Team Member
Grace Faustino and her family have been residents of Albuquerque for the past 15 years. She moved into the 7 Bar North neighborhood in December 2020. Grace recently joined the HOA Communication Team as the Web Administrator. She also volunteers on the Landscape committee.
When she is not volunteering, Grace is the Manager of IT Services at the University of New Mexico Office of Research.
Her hobbies include gardening, reading, movies and traveling with her kids.
Albuquerque is still in a Sellers’ market and with 1,217 homes on the market, we have a VERY low inventory level. This low supply drives the price point higher, where most Buyers are paying a premium. We’re still seeing mortgage rates continue to increase.
Seven Bar North is still proving to be a highly desired neighborhood and most homes are selling quickly and over asking price!
Corder and Company
Recently, we notified police about a camper on our walking trails asking them to direct him to leave HOA property. People who are not residents or guests using our trails are trespassing. The walking trails are for the use and enjoyment of the residents of Seven Bar North HOA ONLY. To address any future incidents, the Board has authorized putting NO TRESPASSING signs at the various entrances to the walking trails. They will be installed in the next couple of weeks. The Board believes the signs are a good measure to take for the safety of the residents of the area.

If you see someone using the trails and they are causing a problem, please call the police substation 505-242-COPS (2677) and tell them we have a trespasser. The station will dispatch an officer as soon as one is available.

HOA dues
As of early February, a little over 50% of the homeowners have paid their 2023 dues. Dues should be paid prior to February 28 to avoid late fees and interest.

The Board has agreed that anyone with a balance over $600.00 will be sent to a collection service. A collection service will file liens against the home and report the past due account to the credit bureaus. We want to encourage you to get your payments in when they are due. You may contact our office anytime to set up a payment plan if your account is in arrears.

Yard clean up
As spring is approaching, we want to encourage residents to begin their annual yard clean up. Seven Bar North homes remain in high demand. Home values in our area continue to increase because our HOA homes and neighborhoods are being maintained in great condition. This makes 7 Bar desirable for homebuyers. Keep up the good work!
Article 3
Permitted and Prohibited Uses of Property
Section 3.02 Prohibited Uses of Subdivision (Stored vehicles)
J. No Vehicles of any type shall be permanently or semipermanently parked in any portion of the subdivision visible from other Lots for purposes of repairs or reconstruction, or storage. A vehicle shall be deemed parked for storage if it is not driven out of the subdivision for thirty (30) consecutive days.

Non-operational Vehicle Policy
Happy New Year, Northwest! We ended the year up in a couple of crime categories, but for the most part our numbers looked great. The Holiday Tact Plan, spearheaded by NW PRT (Problem Response Team), was a huge success, yielding dozens of arrests, tens of thousands of dollars in merchandise recovered and, most importantly, solid community partnerships created. The annual bid took place in January and goes into effect in February. I am very pleased with our three new Watch Commanders. I will introduce them next month. Please keep an eye out for upcoming “With a Cop” events as they are only as successful as the community makes them.
Next Donut with a Cop will be February 24 at 9:00am at Donut Mart, 3301 Coors Blvd NW. As always, I encourage everyone to participate in their neighborhood associations, business coalitions and well-established entities such as WSCONA and NWCPC. Let’s keep the Northwest moving in the right direction in 2023.
Since their first meeting in January (1/4), the City Council has voted on approximately 90 matters. Of these, most were passed unanimously.

To see how Councilor Lewis voted on matters that were not unanimous, visit https://cabq.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx for the minutes of each meeting.

danlewis@cabq.gov 505-615-6507
RIO RANCHO October 21, 2022 -- Corder and Company has been selected for the 2022 Best of Rio Rancho Award in the Property Management Company category by the Rio Rancho Award Program. Each year, the Rio Rancho Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category.
See Press Release.
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