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The Griegos Farms sewer tie-in on Griegos Road NW at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church Road is scheduled to occur the week of February 19, 2024. Griegos Road will be closed all of that week.

Email from Jay Rembe regarding infrastructure work at Griegos Road and Our Lady of Guadalupe Church Road dates 12/20/23:


Mary, I hope you are doing well.  I wanted to give you an update with the sewer tie into Griegos.  We learned yesterday that the city as built drawings for the utilities located in Griegos are not accurate.  Apparently, there is a 6-inch gas line that was not supposed to be there as well as the tie into the sewer should have been on the south side of the water line & large storm drain.  There should have been a T from the main sewer line that extended to the south side of all the existing utilities, i.e. water and storm sewer.  This new news presented challenges which required more input and approvals from the Water/Sewer Authority.

 

The Water/Sewer Authority was on site today and suggested several options that would be acceptable to them.  Those suggestions will require more time to implement and thus to open Griegos traffic flow back up by Friday, they will back fill and add asphalt this week and come back in mid to end January to finalize the tie into the sewer.  When we have a timeline, I will make sure to share it with you.

 

As far as Guadalupe Church Road, the completed sometime in February.



Treasurer Nancy Bearce Thanks Property Taxpayers and Staff and Provides Update on Office Activities

Bernalillo County – Treasurer Nancy Bearce has finalized the 2023 first half property tax collection cycle and thanks all property taxpayers and mortgage servicing companies for their payments.

The next steps for the Treasurer’s Office are handling any insufficient fund payments, balancing the books and preparing the tax distributions to the public entities. Initial data reflects the following:

Next month comes the allocating of taxes to the public beneficiaries who the Treasurer collects on their behalf, including UNM Hospital, APS, CNM, City of Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, Villages of Los Ranchos & Tijeras, public charter schools, Albuquerque Metro Arroyo Flood Control Authority (AMAFCA), and Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District (MRGCD). 

“Many of the public entities I collect for depend on property taxes and are appreciative of the funds received in December and January,” says Treasurer Nancy Bearce. The entity’s payments are based on their mill levy amounts and the amount of taxes collected. The scheduled monthly distribution of these funds occurs December 20, 2023, and January 19, 2024.   

“And thank you to staff who stepped up their service to the public in unique ways,” continued Treasurer Bearce. “Our Office acquired new software and equipment to process mail-in bills by bringing bulk mail processing in-house. We saved money and time using technology to assist our fellow taxpayers.”

Lastly, Treasurer Bearce visited 10 senior and multi-generational centers with Assessor’s Office staff to bring property tax information, including the tax saving property exemptions such as head of household, veterans, and the 10-month payment plan, auto pay and other programs to assist property owners. 

Contact your Bernalillo County Treasurer’s Office at 505-468-7031 or email treasurers@bernco.gov. Visit Bernco.gov/Treasurers and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter


Property Owners Can Get Tax Refund Help

Assessor Lara Offers Help with Court Filings

 

Bernalillo County – Bernalillo County Assessor Damian Lara partners with the Second Judicial District Court to help property owners file a claim for a property tax refund if they’re over-assessed and a refund is due.

If a property owner missed the protest deadline, the property owner has until Jan. 10, 2024 to file a claim for refund with District Court. 

“A property owner should only pay their fair share of property taxes,” says Bernalillo County Assessor Damian Lara. “Each property owner has every right to protest their assessment or to file for a refund.  We want all assessments to be fair and equitable and property owners should know we’re working with you, not against you.”

Before filing a claim for refund, property owners should make sure they have paid the first half of their tax bill.  Once payment is complete, the refund claim must be filed in District Court as follows:

If the property was locally valued (in Bernalillo County, by the Bernalillo County Assessor), the claim is to be filed as a civil action in the Second Judicial District Court. For Bernalillo County, the claim is filed in the Civil Division, 1st floor, Room 119 of the Second Judicial District Court, 400 Lomas Blvd. NW, Albuquerque, NM between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The filing fee of $132.00 is required at the time of filing. Only cash, credit/debit card (not American Express), money order, or Cashier’s Check made payable to the Clerk of the District Court will be accepted.

If the property was valued by the New Mexico Tax and Revenue Department, the claim is to be filed in the District Court for Santa Fe County (the First Judicial District Court in Santa Fe).

“While many people handle this type of case themselves in civil court, we always encourage property owners to consult with an attorney before filing, because the filing fee is non-refundable,” adds Assessor Lara.

Property tax refund filing instructions and forms can be found on the Second Judicial District website at: https://seconddistrictcourt.nmcourts.gov/home/civil-forms/.  Property owners may also contact the District Court Self-Help center by phone at 505-841-6702 or by email at: albdselfhelp@nmcourts.gov.

Property owners may also contact the Assessor’s Office at:

415 Silver Ave, SW – Alvarado Square

Ph: 505-222-3700

Website: Bernco.gov/Assessor

Email: Assessor@bernco.gov


Emailed-Mailed-Notice-PolicyDecisions-CompPlan.pdf

This is the notification about the CABQ Comprehensive Plan Update Meeting in January.

20230256 Griegos.pdf

Proposed changes to Griegos Road NW

Griegos Farms Construction Update Letter 4.17.2023.pdf

June 2023