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The Orchards @ Anderson Heights Homeowners' Blog

The Official blog of The Orchards @ Anderson Heights – made by homeowners, for homeowners

New enTrust Association Manager

Please be advised that Pat Parkinson no longer works for enTrust - our new (interim) Association Manager is Cindy Lewis McCormick. Please contact Cindy for anything you need. You call enTrust's Continue Reading

The Orchards 2014 Annual Meeting – notes

Hello, Here’s a summary of the Orchards 2014 Annual Meeting that took place on October 9th, 2014 at the Orchards Park. Many neighbors, Pat - of Entrust and the Orchards Board of Directors met Continue Reading

2014 Pool Season Survey

Please take the survey for the 2014 Pool Season. It is 9 questions and should only take a few minutes to fill out. Your feedback will be used to make the 2015 Pool Season even Continue Reading

2013 Annual Meeting Summary

Hello, Here is a summary of the 2013 Annual Meeting held on Oct. 5th, 2013 @ The Orchards Park. Approved Minutes from 2012 Download a copy of the 2012 Minutes here Budget overview Continue Reading

board meeting

hello-- when is the next open board meeting? I would like to attend. Thanks! Continue Reading

Survey Results – Topic: Final Thoughts for the BoD and Property Management

Neighbors, Here are your responses for the last question of the survey: What are your final thoughts? Comment below with your thoughts on the final thoughts! Chris President, Orchards Continue Reading

Orchards HOA Annual Meeting – November 17th, 1pm @ the Orchards Park!

The Annual Meeting for the Orchards HOA will be held at our own park this year. The BoD's goal is to get as many people as possible to show up so we decided to make a few changes... location, day Continue Reading

Survey Results – Topic: Safety and Security

Hello, Here's the post where we can discuss safety and security issues here in the Orchards. The images above shows the responses for whether or not you would pay additional assessments for Continue Reading

Survey Results – Topic: Pool

Hello, It seems that the pool season went well this year.  Hopefully we can learn from some of the comments that came in and make the pool season more enjoyable for 2013. Remember, new shade, Continue Reading

Survey Results – Topic: Committees

Hello, Here are more results from the survey. As you probably already know, those committees currently do not exist... so, if you were one of the respondents who said they would like to Continue Reading

Orchards 2013 Budget

Neighbors, The Board of Directors has unanimously approved the budget for 2013.  There will be an important announcement regarding our 2013 assessments at the Annual Meeting. We encourage Continue Reading

Survey Results – Topic: HOA Role, Responsibility & Value

Neighbors, Here's a Post to start the discussion on the Orchards Homeowners Association role and responsibility it has with regards to our community - this is also a place where we can discuss why Continue Reading

Orchards 2012 Survey Results – Download Available!

Orchards 2012 Survey Results – Download Available!

Hello Neighbors, The 1st ever Orchards survey has come to an end. Thank you to all those who took the time to respond - you are now entered to win one of five $20 Visa gift cards. The winners will Continue Reading

The Orchards @ Anderson Heights 2012 Survey – Now Closed!

Thank you to all who have responded to the 1st ever, Orchards Survey.  Stay tuned for the results and discussion threads in the next couple of days. Those of you who filled out the survey are Continue Reading

The Orchards Newsletter – Issue 1

Hello, You should have received the first ever Orchards newsletter.  Please check your mailbox or if you want, you can download it here: Many thanks to Mark for putting it Continue Reading

The Orchards @ Anderson Heights 2012 Survey – Win a $20 gift card!!

Neighbors, The Orchards at Anderson Heights HOA Board is conducting a survey in order to help us make decisions regarding future expenditures.   This survey will serve a two-fold purpose: a) We Continue Reading

Vendor Fair and Pool Party on May 19th at the Orchards Park! Hamburgers & Hotdogs!

Orchards Residents: Food, Fun Jump, Landscaping Vendors of all kinds at the Orchards Pool opens! According to the Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (aka the CC&Rs), all unlanscaped Continue Reading

Pool Construction Complete!

Pool Construction Complete!

Neighbors, The re-decking and shade projects are complete - only clean up remains! Here's a shot I took yesterday during the final Continue Reading

Progress on the pool decking

Progress on the pool decking

Neighbors, The pool is currently undergoing some maintanence - the tiles around the pool are getting replaced, all the concrete around the pool is being replace and the shade structures are Continue Reading

The High Co$t of Vandalism

Neighbors, The cost of vandalism is rising in the Orchards.  We aren't 4 months into 2012 and we have paid $13,359.00 in gate repairs, lock repairs and graffiti removal.  This is a serious Continue Reading

New Documents Available on the Downloads Page

The downloads page has been updated with the Anderson Heights 2012 draft budget, the Orchards budget for 2012 which includes a two dollar increase and the Orchards financial statement as of Continue Reading

2011 Orchards Annual Meeting – unofficial notes

Hello, Here is a quick recap of the meeting held back in November, 2011. Board Election: 3 positions were up for election this past meeting. The outcome of the election and Board position Continue Reading

Wall Petition

Back in September, many homeowners signed a petition asking the HOA to help us find a solution to raise our perimeter walls. As I understand it, the issue is still being researched. However, I have Continue Reading

Orchards HOA Meeting, November 17th, 2011

Just another reminder that our HOA meeting is tomorrow.  It's a very important meeting - we will be electing new Board members and going over the budget - we will also be discussing the assessment Continue Reading

Do you want to serve on the Architectual Review Committee?

Hello everyone in Orchards land!  The Architectural Review Committee (ARC) is looking for at least 3 individuals who would like to volunteer to serve on the committee. Let me give you some Continue Reading

President’s Corner – Revised June 17, 2011

SUNSCREEN -or- How to say, "I'm sorry." As the saying goes, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. It was with those good intentions in mind that this whole thing began. Let me begin Continue Reading

I’d like to thank our board

Last night's meeting was a reminder of how hard our board works in a pretty thankless job, so I'd like to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU for constantly and tirelessly working to make Continue Reading

Downloads Page Updated

The downloads page has been updated with the notification letter sent out to homeowners and the Amendment to the CC&Rs on the towing policy of the Orchards HOA. You must be a registered Continue Reading

What to do about speeding?

Hello, We've all seen it…the car that speeds down the street or the van that almost hit some kids because the driver didn’t even slow down for the stop sign. We know that APD isn’t going to Continue Reading

President’s Corner – March 29, 2011

Hello! This is the first in what I plan to make a quarterly feature on the blog site. Although I want to say a lot in this article, I think future articles will be shorter. Much shorter. First Continue Reading

***Cancelled*** Notice of Member Meeting: Anderson Heights Master Association – 2010

The meeting has been cancelled. Please stay tuned for more information.  From enTrust: Annual Meeting on December 15th at 6:30 pm at Atrisco Heritage High School. Continue Reading

Gated communities don’t make us safer. So why do we buy into it?

Here's an article I found on one person's perspective on the correlation of gated communities and crime. The author states that there might actually be more crime in gated communities due to a false Continue Reading

Notes for Orchards HOA Annual Members Meeting

Hello, Here are my notes from the meeting on November 10th, 2010. The 2010 Annual Meeting could not be held because of no quorum. The 2011 Annual Meeting will be in the Fall of 2011. The Continue Reading

New Management Company for Anderson Heights

The official notice from enTrust: October 29, 2010 Dear Anderson Heights Master Association Member, We would like to introduce our firm as the new Association Manager for Anderson Heights — Continue Reading

Orchards HOA Meeting Tomorrow!

Just another reminder that our HOA meeting is tomorrow.  It's a very important meeting - we will be electing new Board members and going over the budget. I hope to see everyone there! chris Continue Reading

HOA Says No to Steelers Flag

A homeowner Ventana Ranch said "what violation?"   Obviously he didn't read his CC&Rs! http://www.krqe.com/dpp/news/politics/Man-gets-flack-for-flying-flag Just FYI: Here are our CC&Rs Continue Reading

Downloads Page Updated

The downloads page has been updated with the latest version of the Architectural Change Request Submittal Form for the Orchards HOA. The ARC  form is required by the HOA for owners planning to Continue Reading

10 Outrageous Homeowners’ Association Rules — I Can’t Do WHAT?!

http://thestir.cafemom.com/home_garden/108353/10_outrageous_homeowners_association_rules Continue Reading

The Orchards Blog 3.0

Hello, I'm happy to see that after one year of the site going up that it's still going strong. In celebration of the 1 year anniversary, I wanted to make some changes to the site to keep it Continue Reading

Changes to the Board of Directors

Owners and Residents, Jose Martinez, who was elected in 2009 and selected by the Board as its President, has resigned from the Board. In his place, Vice President Peter Staiti has assumed the role Continue Reading

KB’s Grand Opening

Hello all you homeowners & renters in Orchards land! Just wanted to let everyone know that KB will be having their Grand Opening of the model homes and subsequently the viewing of the model Continue Reading

Downloads Page Updated

The downloads page has been updated with the latest version of the Design Guidelines, Delinquency Policy and Violations of CC&Rs Policy for the Orchards HOA. In the Design Guidelines, the Continue Reading

Downloads Page Updated

The downloads page has been updated with the latest version of the Delinquency Policy for the Orchards HOA.  You must be a registered user on this site and logged in to download documents. Click Continue Reading

Orchards Community Park

Hello all you homeowners & renters in Orchards land!  As you all know we have a private community park within our walls, and it has come to the boards attention that we may have individuals Continue Reading

Meeting Tomorrow! Who’s Going?

Just reminding people that there is an Orchards meeting tomorrow at Atrisco Heritage Academy HS at 6PM. Since I don't have to work (amazing), I will be there :) I'll be looking forward to Continue Reading

Interesting Article on HOA and Signs

Hello, Here's an article about an HOA and a Rio Ranch man trying to sell his home... http://www.kob.com/article/stories/S1572750.shtml?cat=504 chris Continue Reading

2nd Quarter 2010 – Open Board Meeting

Hello, Please be advised: When: May 26, 2010 at 6PM Where: Atrisco Heritage High School. Park in the West parking lot (closest to 118th St) and walk north (back toward Dennis Chavez). Signs Continue Reading

Parking Violations

We received a notice today from EnTrust... Orchards At Anderson Heights enTrust Association Management 2823 Richmond Dr NE Albuquerque NM 87107 May 04, 2010 RE: Parking Violation Dear Continue Reading

Sidewalk Parking (Poll Closed)

Greetings, fellow Orchards residents! Nice weather is right around the corner, and with it comes…outdoor activity! Among the fun things many of us like to do is simply walking on our sidewalks, Continue Reading

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