Mayor's Message for September 1st, 2023

Animal Services Building

The Animal Services Building was delivered last night and has been set up in the administration parking lot between the Planning and Zoning building and the Community Center. The outside will be stuccoed and have all the needed connections for plumbing and electric finished in the next few weeks. Big thank you goes out to Fire Chief Anthony Martinez and Deputy Chief Tanya Lattin for assisting with the delivery. This project has been in the works for quite a while, so it is nice to see the nearly finished product. Gym construction is slightly ahead of schedule and may be ready for use soon after the first of the year. Good job, Facility Build, Brian Kilcup, and Lynn Siverts.

The Village of Corrales’ administration is planning on constructing a multi-use arts, community, and education facility. It has been designated ACE by the original ad hoc committee formed to help come up with a conceptual plan/design that would ultimately take us to an architectural plan, construction documents, and a 3-D virtual walk-through. It is hoped that the recently appointed second committee, appointed for 6 months, will take us the rest of the way with input from a different perspective. The Village would like to receive funds from private individuals and groups, but the amount we are anticipating necessary to construct is several million dollars. I would like to get outside money and not use too much of our money. This will be a regional center as pointed out by members of the previous committee. This facility will be on the Jones property to the west of the post office, not on the property to the north known as the Anderson property. It is planned that the Anderson property will serve as the new expanded, safer Growers’ Market with additional public parking. A conceptual plan for the multi-use facility is hanging in the lobby. Stop by, take a look, let us know what you think. You can also view the design on our website, and email your thoughts to our clerk, Melanie Romero, at mromero [at] Your input is important.

The Gonzales property is being cleaned up at this time so some planning can start. The Parks and Rec Commission will take the lead with input from the community. The focus will be on a welcoming open space, as green as we can manage in these times. Hopefully, La Entrada Park can be enlarged, a trail can circle the acreage, and trees can add to the park-like setting with additional benches and picnic tables. The front portion will be public parking with walking access to the park and library. Fruit trees will be planted in the acreage previously purchased by the Village.

During Harvest Festival the Sunday Growers’ Market will be in the back parking lot by the old gym and pool. Their usual site in the front lot will be used by food trucks and parking. The market will open at 9 AM, the Harvest Festival also starts at 9 AM. What would a harvest festival be without a Growers’ Market? Don’t forget to pick up your produce. You can check the website to see what will be available

The Comprehensive Plan Committee is making progress and it is hoped we will have some results at least by spring. Everyone should take this opportunity to express what they want our Village to provide and look like in the future.

Remember the election is this November and three council positions are up for election. At this time, it appears that the incumbents are unopposed. Write-in Candidate Filing day is Tuesday, September 5th from 9 AM – 5 PM at the Sandoval County Clerk’s Office. You can find out more here.


At about 7:30PM on Mon. 08/21 police stopped a vehicle for speeding on Loma Larga near Morning Sun Trail and observed the driver drop a clear plastic bag containing a white powdery substance, which was discovered to be cocaine. The 25-year-old Corrales man was cited for speeding and booked into the Sandoval County Detention Center for possession of a controlled substance.

On Tue. 08/22 a resident of the 5600 block of Corrales RD reported that three metal barrels which she kept in front of her home were taken.

On Wed. 08/23 an abandoned vehicle on Don Julio RD was discovered to have been reported stolen out of Albuquerque. The owner was contacted and the vehicle was released to him. Remember to utilize layers of protection to help prevent your vehicle from being stolen, to include keeping the doors locked, setting the alarm and using steering wheel and brake locks.



FREE Covid Home tests are still available at Village Hall, the Corrales Library, and the Fire Station. If you feel sick, please stay home, and wear a mask when traveling and in crowded areas. The Corrales Fire Department is holding vaccine drive-through clinics (including pediatric) for anyone who has never received a bi-valiant vaccine, and those that over 65 who have only had one bi-valiant vaccine.  The State is changing the Vaccination Registration Systems. Registrations will not be available until September 5th.    If you need to schedule a vaccine before 9-5-23, please call Deputy Fire Chief Tanya Lattin at 505-702-4182.  There will be a clinic on Saturday September 2, 2023 at 10:00 am at the Fire Station - call to schedule an appointment.  There will be more information on the new fall booster vaccines coming soon, so keep an eye out in upcoming messages to learn when they become available.

Sandoval County Regional Emergency Communications Center has teamed up with RapidSOS. This system will help first responders locate you easier during an emergency.  One of the RapidSOS benefits is you can create an account in the free system and log in your basic medical history and emergency contacts.  This can assist first responders and dispatch to locate family and have medical history if you are unable to provide the information. Visit Home ( to register.  


Saturday – Covid Vaccine Clinic – Corrales Fire Station 10 AM, call Deputy Fire Chief Tanya Lattin at 505-702-4182 to schedule.

Sunday – Grower’s Market, 9 AM

Monday – Labor Day Holiday, Village offices will be closed all day

Wednesday – Grower’s Market 9 AM

Friday 9/8 through Sunday 9/10 - “Remembering the Future” Digital Installation by two visual artists: Michael Gienger and Alexander Sutulov at the Historic Old San Ysidro Church. Opening, Friday, Sept. 8 at 7 PM; Admission:  Free of charge

Remember to honor the speed limit. DON’T SPEED. Look out for pedestrians, bicyclists, and equestrians. Look both ways before crossing streets. Stay safe, stay healthy, and stay cool. Look out for your neighbors. Enjoy the Labor Day weekend.

Jim Fahey

Corrales Mayor