Village of Tijeras Hall

PO Box 9

12 Camino Municipal

Tijeras, NM 87059

 

I-40 Exit 175

Tijeras / Cedar Crest

 

(505) 281-1220

(505) 281-0948 fax

 

Volunteer Fire Department

(505)281-3511

 

Motor Vehicle Department

(505) 281-3774
Fax – 281-3716
Hours - 8:15am to 4:00pm

Tijeras Senior Center

(505) 286-4220

 

 Agendas

 

1st Council Agenda

Date: 10-14-2014 6:00pm

     

P & Z Meeting Agenda

Date: Canceled

     

Easement Meeting

Date: 10-30-2014 6:00pm

 

 2nd Council Agenda

Date: 10-20-2014 6:00pm

     

 Resolution 323:
Fireworks Restrictions

 

 


 
Village of Tijeras MVD NOW OPEN 8:15am – 4:00pm Join us for our Grand Opening November 3, 2014

Planning and Zoning Meeting for Monday November 3rd has been Canceled!

October Calendar


Village of Tijeras Water Quality Report


THE VILLAGE OF TIJERAS, NM

 

The Village of Tijeras is a very old community, rich in culture. Excavation of the San Antonio and Tijeras Pueblos yielded evidence that human land use in the area dates back to the 1200s. Populations shifted throughout the centuries as Hispanic and Indian peoples managed the threat of the aggressive nomadic raiders such as the Faraoan Apache and the Comanche. In 1819, Albuquerque families settled in the area, and by the mid 1930s, Tijeras was one of the primary population centers on the east side of the Sandia Mountains. Tijeras is nestled at the base of the Sandia Mountains. It is located only a few miles east of Albuquerque, off Interstate 40. The village is small, just over 500 residents, but offers a wonderful alternative life-style to that of neighboring Albuquerque.

 

Incorporation in 1973 brought many important improvements to the Village. A five member Planning and Zoning Commission was created to manage land use and development. Other services to the community include a Motor Vehicle Division (known by some Albuquerque residents as the friendliest and worth the extra few miles MVD around), an all volunteer Fire Department equipped with a station, a full size fire truck, a mini-pumper, and an emergency medical fire truck. We also provide snow removal from the Village roads in wintertime. Our Village Hall, located on Camino Municipal, adjacent to the Tijeras Creek, was refurbished in 2007 and is as efficient as it is attractive. Other facilities in our Village Center on Route 66 include the historic Holy Child Parish Church and a Visitors Center. More recently, the Village has received Federal and State Appropriations to construct a park and veterans memorial adjacent to the church. It will also feature a playground for children and picnic areas.

 

The Village is governed by its Mayor, the Honorable Gloria J. Chavez, and a five member Council. It is staffed by the Clerk/Treasurer, a Deputy Clerk, a Secretary, a Bookkeeper, a Maintenance and Water Superintendant, a Water Operator/Floodplain Manager, and one custodian.

 

 

 

 

With Pride in

Our Past

 

And Faith in

Our Future