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Pay Property Taxes by Dec. 10 to Avoid Late Fees

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Dec. 10 is the final day to pay the first half of your property taxes and avoid late fees and penalties.

Bernalillo County COVID-19 Updates

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Information from Bernalillo County regarding its operation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

BernCo's Strategic Plan for Fiscal Year 2021/22 Is Now Available

Bernalillo County's Strategic Plan for Fiscal Year 2021/22 is now available. It’s the two-year plan that encapsulates what county departments are doing to support the strategic plan goals.

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Click here for all the latest neighborhood news from BernCo At A Glance, our weekly roundup of events and opportunities happening now in Bernalilo County.

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Bernalillo County’s Public Art Board is supporting the creative economy through its proposals process as artists continue to face the economic challenges caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The deadline for submitting proposals for the 2020 calendar year is Dec. 31. Artists can submit proposals for a variety of media and styles including two-dimensional and three-dimensional works. There is a limit of three artworks per artist proposal. Submissions received through Dec. 31 will be reviewed at the February Arts Board meeting. Submissions received on or after Jan. 1, 2021 through May 31, 2021 will be reviewed at the July Arts Board meeting.
Bernalillo County has revised some of its operational procedures, including limits to in-person office activity, and continues employee teleworking to align operations with the governor’s updated public health order, which takes effect Wednesday, Dec. 2.
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MDC is trying to locate 99 former inmates to return misappropriated money that should have been refunded to the inmates when they were released from MDC between 2013 through 2019. Individuals who had inmate trust accounts and believe they may be owed a refund, should visit the New Mexico Tax and Revenue Departments website to search for unclaimed property.
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Tiny Home Village, the newest establishment to assist those experiencing homelessness, is part of Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday is a nationwide philanthropic endeavor where donors are encouraged to contribute to their favorite charities or institutions. Donations are used to furnish residents with life necessities such as toiletries, towels, and slippers along with home needs such as pillows, linens, cooking utensils, cleaning products, and even pet supplies for those who have service animals. Donations of food or durable goods, such as those listed above, are not accepted from individuals due to the limitations of storage space at the village.
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The Bernalillo County manager has signed a five-year services agreement with Utility Incorporated out of Indiana to supply and service body-worn cameras, front and rear vehicle HD cameras, and communication hubs for the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO).
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The Bernalillo County Department of Behavioral Health Services and the Department of Housing are working collaboratively to help fill the gaps in the housing continuum. The expansion of housing will assist persons and their families with serious mental illness, who are homeless or precariously housed, and have been unsuccessful in maintaining housing, and currently lack alternative supporting housing options. The purchase of a downtown property for housing will provide clients convenient access to a variety of services and transportation. The new single site facility is located downtown at Sixth and Coal, and will have 45 mixed units.
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Beginning Monday, Nov. 30, all eight Bernalillo County community centers will be offering grab-n-go lunches from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Grab-n-go lunches are available for children under the age of 18.
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COVID-19 testing is slated for the South Valley of Bernalillo County on two separate dates. Testing will be conducted at Las Estancias Center, in the movie theater parking lot at Los Estancias shopping center near Coors and Rio Bravo Boulevards, as follows: Saturday, Nov 28, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. This is a public test site and anyone can get tested.
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Bernalillo County, with the Village of Tijeras, is conducting a community survey to determine resident and business broadband needs in the East Mountains. We understand some neighborhoods have slow bandwidths and we are considering applying for a USDA Community Connect grant to improve service. We are looking at installing high speed fiber optic conduit south of I-40 to better connect our neighborhoods especially during the pandemic when we rely so much on the internet for remote work, school, and shopping.
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Silver Horizons will again offer free groceries to low-income senior citizens (60+) at 4 drive-thru grocery pickup opportunities in Bernalillo County. The drive-thru grocery pickup opportunities are from 10 a.m. to noon as follows: Monday, Nov. 23 - Rio Bravo Senior Center parking lot, 3910 Isleta Blvd SW Tuesday, Nov. 24 - Sherriff’s Posse Outdoor Facility, 10308 2nd St NW Monday, Dec. 21 - Rio Bravo Senior Center parking lot, 3910 Isleta Blvd SW Tuesday, Dec. 22 - Sherriff’s Posse Outdoor Facility, 10308 2nd St NW
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Bernalillo County has limited in-person office activity and continues employee teleworking to align operations with the governor’s updated public health order, which took effect Monday, Nov. 16, and last until Nov. 30 The center is closed to public access. All transactions for licensing and general services will be handled via the general information line at 505-314-0281.
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The subscription-based information system called govDelivery is now available for public sign up. GovDelivery allows any subscriber to choose and receive news and information about county departments and events.
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Bernalillo County limits in-person office activity and continues employee teleworking to align operations with the governor’s updated public health order, which takes effect today, Monday, Nov. 16. Law enforcement, firefighters and rescue personnel, 911 dispatch, and the Metropolitan Detention Center (no in-person visitation) will continue to work as normal. The county’s emergency operations center will remain activated during the next two weeks to support limited county operations.
Bernalillo County Housing Department is extending the deadline to apply for the Bernalillo County CARES Rental and Utility Assistance grant for qualified county residents. The new deadline to apply is Dec. 5.

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Bernalillo County and District 2 Commissioner Steven Michael Quezada are hosting a COVID testing site in the South Valley at the Las Estancias shopping center parking lot (near the movie theater) on Nov. 28 and Dec. 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Bernalillo County Treasurer's Office is currently closed to the public due to the COVID 19 pandemic. However, Bernalillo County Treasurer Nancy Bearce is providing a number of easy and convenient ways to pay your property taxes if you own your home or have property in Bernalillo County and pay the taxes yourself.
Bernalillo County Manager Julie Morgas Baca stresses the importance of taking care of both your mental and physical health during this pandemic. Much of the focus at this point has been on our physical well being, but with all the compounded issues related to the coronavirus, not as much is being said about mental health awareness.
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  • Notice is hereby given that the County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at the City/County Building, Vincent E. Griego Chambers, Concourse Level Two, One Civic Plaza NW, on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 9 a.m. Please see the attached agenda.
    12/2/2020 9:00 AM

  • On Dec. 2 MDC will be holding a virtual hiring event from 11 a.m. to noon. You can join the event on Google Meet.
    12/2/2020 11:00 AM - 12/2/2020 12:00 PM

  • The meeting will be held virtually and is open to the public. To RSVP and receive the meeting link, please email: kswanson@bernco.gov or call (505) 350-0144.
    12/3/2020 4:30 PM - 12/3/2020 6:00 PM

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