Pajarito Mesa now has community centerFebruary 18th, 2012 at 1:49 pm by Bill Diven under Community Affairs
A growing but unplanned community southwest of Albuquerque now has a community building.
About 400 people live at Pajarito Mesa in an area that lacks most utilities and services and where rough two-track routes passing for roads complicate the response of emergency services.
Bernalillo County established a community water station there and purchased an all-terrain fire truck in 2010 and this morning dedicated a community building.
“This is a major step forward for the county and the residents of Pajarito Mesa,” County Commission Chair Art De La Cruz said in a statement released by the county. “We’re committed to improving public health and safety as we work with the families of Pajarito Mesa to create a more vibrant, permanent community.”
The building is a former portable classroom donated to the county by the Albuquerque Public Schools district and refurbished by county staff.
In addition to hosting community meetings, the building will host the county’s free Summer Lunch Program for children.
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