Summer Green Waste Collection

Summer Green Waste Collection



This summer we have had several visits from bears in Sandia Heights. This is not in itself a problem—after all, we did build houses in their habitat, and they have a right to be here foraging for their natural food. The problem is that people have been putting their trash barrels outside the night before the scheduled pickup, or leaving their garbage outside instead of keeping it in the garage. Naturally the bears take advantage of this easy food. This is bad for bears because they get used to raiding trash cans, which means that eventually they will become less afraid of people and are likely to be trapped and killed by NM Game and Fish. For people, it’s inconvenient to pick up trash that’s scattered around. Please, please keep your trash inside until the morning of trash pickup, and bring bird feeders inside at night! A FED BEAR IS A DEAD BEAR!   


SHHA Announcement


Movies in the Park

Here’s the 2017 BernCo Parks & Recreation

Movies in the Park


Bernalillo County Parks & Recreation is again hosting its popular and family-friendly series Movies in the Park this summer from June 3 through Aug. 26 at various locations throughout the county.

Residents and their families can enjoy today’s version of the drive-in movie outdoors, and bring their blankets, lawn chairs and food from home. For the first time, food vendors will also be available at all Movies in the Park showings.

All movies begin at dusk, but may be cancelled due to weather.  Click here for address information. Movies in the Park will show on these dates and locations:

·         Aug. 12 at Los Padillas Community Center with The Angry Birds Movie.

·         Aug. 26 at Matthew Meadows Park with Power Rangers.

As this is a family-friendly series, no alcohol, glass or dangerous items are allowed at Movies in the Park.

Movies in the Park is free of charge.  For more information or for weather-related questions, please call the Movies in the Park hotline at (505) 314-0477 or visit


(This notice has been forwarded to you in the public interest by BernCo Neighborhood Coordination.)

Things You Need to Know About Your Covenants and County Ordinances

Welcome to Sandia Heights Community

Lighting: Please be sure you aren't lighting up your neighbors. The covenants governing the units in Sandia Heights are all written to ensure that all residents can enjoy their evenings and nights without casting light directly into the homes of the neighbors. Before you install lighting for either security or illumination, which must be approved by the Architectural Control Committee, please check the covenants for your unit in the documents you received at closing, on the SHHA website (, or call the SHHA Office at 797-7793 for specific guidance.

Bernalillo County also has lighting ordinances that it enforces. To find out if your lighting will conform to County regulations, call 314-0350.

Exterior Improvements: Your covenants require that all exterior changes and/or maintenance to your property must be reviewed and approved in advance by the SHHA Architectural Control Committee. The SHHA website has design guidelines and applications, as does the SHHA Office.

Noise:  Many houses in Sandia Heights community are very close together, and even if they are not, sound carries far, so noise can disturb others. 

Parking: RVs, Camper Trailers, and Boats. You and your guests may park them for up to 48 hours to load or unload. However, they cannot be stored on your property or on the street, unless a method of storage has been approved by the Architectural Control Committee for your unit. Your covenants might also require that inoperable vehicles must be moved after 30 days. 

Landscape: Please do not let dead or dying trees, shrubs, and brush accumulate on your property. Besides being a fire hazard, they provide havens for rats, mice, and rattlesnakes.

Trash Bins: Remove trash and recycling bins from the curb as soon as possible after collection and store them out of sight. Place them on the curb after 5 pm the day before collection or before 7 am on collection day. During April through November, when bears are active, wait until the day of collection to put them out.

This information is meant as guide. You should refer to your unit covenants for detailed information on architectural and use restrictions. If you have questions, please call the SHHA Office at 797-7793.             

10 Crime Safety Tips


KGW's investigative team sent letters to 86 inmates currently serving time for burglary in the Oregon Department of Corrections.  The inmates were asked to respond anonymously to 17 questions detailing how they broke in, when the crime occurred and what they were looking for.  What they learned could help you keep your home safe from burglaries.  Although the  survey was performed in Oregon, CRIME HAS NO BOUNDARIES. 

Click here for the full article

2018 SHHA Resident Directory Deadline

Please check your listing in the 2017 Resident Directory and let the office know if you have any changes or additions. All changes must be received before Friday November 3, 2017 in order for them to be included in the 2018 Resident Directory.

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Contact Info

Phone: (505) 797-7793
Fax: (505) 856-8544
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2-B San Rafael Avenue, NE
Albuquerque, NM 87122

Office Hours

Monday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed 

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