All the News that Fits February 2019

We assume everyone knows about the Marathon tomorrow, but just in case..it will close S Congress and S.1st for several hours to car traffic.  Plan ahead.

The 2019 Ascension Seton Austin Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K will fill Austin’s streets with more than 20,000 runners on Feb 17, 2019.

https://youraustinmarathon.com/

https://youraustinmarathon.com/course/#coursemaps

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Neighborhood Plan Contact Team Meets Feb. 9, 4:30 PM

The Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Plan Contact Team (BCNPCT) will hold its annual meeting Saturday, February 9 at the High Road, 700 Dawson Rd., at 4:30 PM.  As a  bit of background:                                             -Neighborhood plan contact teams are separate from neighborhood  associations.                                                                                                                       -Their sole purview is stewardship of the neighborhood plan.                   -They operate under city-dictated bylaws, elections, meetings, notification, and reporting.                                                                                               -All BCNPCT meetings are open to the public and anyone who resides in or owns a business or property in the neighborhood plan area may participate on the contact team.

You can read more about Plan Contact Team responsibilities and processes at: http://austintexas.gov/department/neighborhood-plan-contact-teams

The Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Plan has been amended several times since its 2002 adoption. Amendment requires city application and notification. No amendments are scheduled for this meeting.

The February 9 meeting agenda will include officer elections,  a review of the team bylaws, and review and vote on a couple of optional planning resources the team has traditionally not opted for: You can  read about them at:                                                                                          http://austintexas.gov/department/front-yard-parking http://austintexas.gov/department/mobile-food-establishments

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Bouldin Bulletin for February-March 2019
Hot off the press is the February-March Bouldin Bulletin.
The same good stuff you might have read while drinking a cup of coffee —but in digital form.
Thanks to John Shobe, our Publisher and Rob Clayton our web admin.,for bringing us into a new world of digital publishing – a potentially more mobile-friendly, color, version of the Bouldin Bulletin, current and archives are available HERE:

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EVENTS DOWN THE HILL                                                                                    Palmer Heavy Traffic February 2019 HERE
Whether you’re interested in avoiding traffic, parking issues, or strolling to a good time, here are the websites to discover the goings-on of which to be aware:
LONG CENTER
http://thelongcenter.org/events/
PALMER AUDITORIUM
https://www.palmereventscenter.com/events/

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 BCNA Meeting Schedules:                                                                                             BCNA General Association Meeting: 2ndTuesday, every other month BCNA Steering Committee Meeting: 1st Monday, each month BCNA Zoning Committee Meeting: 3rd Monday each month Meetings at The High Road, 6:45pm 700 Dawson Road,                              Unless otherwise note

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A little Austin history from John T. Davis.

“How The 1970s Defined Austin”
A cool article about Austin.
By John T. Davis
Published: August 30, 2018 Austin Monthly

Longtime Austinites are particularly fond of their former sleepy college town’s history, and no decade represents a happier time—the happiest, some would say—than the freewheeling, youth-driven ’70s. Austin has always been a progressive city, but this decade formed the bedrock for where we are today. We explain why.
http://www.austinmonthly.com/AM/September-2018/Golden-Years/

Also Austin-in-25-objects                                    http://www.austinmonthly.com/AM/September-2017/Austin-in-25-Objects/

BCNA General Association meeting

BCNA General Association meeting Tuesday February 12, 6:45 pm at The High Road on Dawson (700 Dawson Rd.)

Hello neighbors–Here is the agenda for our February Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Association General Membership meeting, which will be next Tuesday February 12 at The High Road on Dawson (700 Dawson Rd.):

–6:45 to 6:55–introductions
–6:55 to 7:05–election for Green Sector representative
–7:05 to 7:20–2019 BCNA budget discussion and vote
–7:20 to 7:25–Parks Committee and Traffic, Safety, & Parking Committee update
–7:25 to 7:29–Brief discussion of new affordability land use proposal being considered by City Council
–7:29 to 7:30–Brief rant about our few, narrow public sidewalks being taken over for scooter and bike storage
–7:30 to 7:45–Presentation by Marjorie Flanigan (City of Austin) on Art in Public Places program for Ricky Guerrero Park
–7:45 to 7:55–Presentation by Buie & Co. Public Relations on office development at the corner of South Lamar and Oltorf
–7:55–Adjourn

Hope to see you all there, thanks!–Jesse, BCNA Prez

Ricky Guerrero Neighborhood Park improvements

Ricky Guerrero Neighborhood Park improvements

Neighbors,

Planning for Ricky G improvements have been in the works for over two years. Yesterday, the City sent out the notification below; our Parks Committee will get more details from the project manager and share them.
Thanks,
Ingrid Weigand
BCNA Parks Committee
512-663-4632

Ricky Guerrero Neighborhood Park will be closing for renovations beginning Tuesday, January 22, 2019. The park areas containing the restroom facility, play equipment, picnic tables and grills will be closed during the renovation period. When completed, Ricky Guerrero Neighborhood Park will have new ADA compliant sidewalks, picnic tables and grills, benches, rain gardens, infrastructure for drainage control, and an improved restroom facility compliant with current ADA standards. Improvements to the playgrounds will also include a pre-school play structure which will provide a more accessible, enjoyable and inclusive play area for the community. The renovations at Ricky Guerrero Neighborhood Park are anticipated to be completed by early summer 2019.

BCNA General Membership Election 2018

Hello neighbors–BCNA General Membership meeting was held on December 11,
at The High Road on Dawson (700 Dawson Rd.) and also held it’s annual Officer and Sector Representative elections.
Neighborhood members were elected to the following positions:

New Officers
President:
Jesse Moore
jtmoore624@yahoo.com

Vice President – Neighborhood Issues:
Melynda Nuss
mellynuss@yahoo.com

Vice President – External Affairs:
Paul Strange
strange20@msn.com

Communications Director:
Pierre Nguyen
pierre.nguyen@maritime.edu

Treasurer:
Jeff Seiden
jeff@techbizdev.com

Secretary:
Ari Gernaat
agernaat@gmail.com

Sector Representatives:
The Green Zone:
Candidate not registered as BCNA Member.
Election needs to be held in February
N/S borders: Oltorf to south side Mary
E/W borders: Railroad tracks to west side of South First
Nick Sargologos
nicholas.sargologos@nxp.com

The Lavender Zone:
Oltorf to Johanna
South First to S. Congress
Kate Francis
kmfrancis@gmail.com

The Blue Zone
Mary to Monroe
Railroad tracks to South First
Ryan Gullahorn
ryan@gullahorn.com

The Yellow Zone
Johanna to South of the Deaf School
South First to S. Congress
Elizabeth Howard
callmetiboo@icloud.com

The Pink Zone
Monroe to Gibson between Railroad tracks to South First and
Gibson to Christopher between S. 5th & South First
Scottee Downing
scottee.downing@gmail.com

The Orange Zone
Gibson to Christopher between RR tracks & S.5th and
Christopher to BSR between RR track and Bouldin
Sue Mercado Vincent
sue@mercadovincent.com

The Brown Zone
Copeland to BSR
S. 2nd to South First
Stephanie Scholten
stephanielscholten@gmail.com

Committees & Appointments not Elected:
(These need to be confirmed at the next
Steering committee meeting.)
Zoning – Paul Strange
Parks – Ingrid Weigand
Traffic –Thom Parker