The Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Association will
hold its annual officers election at the next General
Association Meeting on Tuesday, December 12.
In order to vote in the election or to run for an office,
you have to be a registered member of the neighbor
-hood organization. The deadline for registering prior
to the elections is November 30. Please contact our
treasurer at email@example.com
to sign up or to check whether your registration is
Agenda and further information coming-stay tuned!
Bouldin Bulletin for December-January 2017
The same good stuff you might have read while drinking a cup of coffee —but in digital form, a potentially more mobile-friendly, color, version of the Bouldin Bulletin. Available on the adobe cloud with links to our advertisers. Bouldin Bulletin on adobe cloud is available HERE
Bulletin is also archived on our server HERE Headlines: Warren Wildlife Gallery, CodeNEXT, PSW agreement, Parks updates and more!
Palmer Heavy Traffic December 2017 here
EVENTS DOWN THE HILL 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/calendar/2017/12/
It’s My Park Day Fall 2017-a success!
16 neighborhood and community volunteers met this morning at the West Bouldin Creek Greenbelt to widen and repair trails, collect trash and remove some fallen tress along the paths. Go check it out!
The Austin Parks Foundation awarded us grant money last year to have the trails rebuilt. They looked wonderful right afterwards, but, as expected, small weeds and bushes started encroaching almost immediately, narrowing the paths again. In return for receiving the money, we had committed to maintaining the trails at least twice annually. Having a group of people come in and widen the paths again is one way of keeping the trails open; another one is to use them more frequently and have people walk side by side rather than single file and step on the edges. So, please do your part: walk, hike, bike the greenbelt; take your kids and your dogs and enjoy!
At the same time as we were in the greenbelt, volunteers from Corinna’s Austin AmeriCorpsAlums group cleaned up trash in Ricky Guerrero. Thank you!
Ingrid Weigand BCNA Parks Committee 512-663-4632
————————————<>—————————— Nicholas Dawson Park clean up 10-21-2017
Thanks to everyone who came out Saturday to weed beds in Nicholas Dawson Park on the Gibson Street side. Beds are clean and good looking, bushes were trimmed. (Some blood was shed due to unappreciative agaves as well, but that’s how it goes.) Thanks Cheryl, Laura, David, John, John and Matt!
If you missed it but still want to help, please sign up for It’s My Park Day on November 4 – we’ll be working on the trails in the West Bouldin Creek Greenbelt. You can register on the Austin Parks Foundation’s website at https://givepul.se/u8ume Ingrid Weigand BCNA Parks Committee 512-663-4632
Update on Special Event Resident Permit Parking Permit proposed changes:
As referenced earlier the City of Austin in consultation with the Parkland Events Task Force has proposed changes to special event neighborhood parking. Residents and stakeholders attended an open house held on July 13th where the proposed Ordinance was vetted. Austin Transportation Department will take the proposed Ordinance before the City Council on November 9th. The council will review the Ordinance, parking fines and associated fees required of Special Event sponsors. At this printing, implementation of the adopted Ordinance will take place in the spring of 2018.
For more information regarding Special Event Resident Parking Permit Ordinance visit:
Older Bulletin Issues Here:
Bouldin Bulletin for August-September 2017
Bouldin Bulletin on Adobe Cloud is available HERE
Bouldin Bulletin is also archived on our server HERE
Mayor Adler to Address BCNA on CodeNEXT at August Meeting and Presidents Message on CodeNEXT Update on Parkland Events Task-force (PETF) from Thom Parker
————–<>————- Meeting Schedules, agendas and minutes at blog post below.
BCNA General Association Meeting
October 10, 2017 6:45 PM
The High Road 700 Dawson Road
GAmeeting-notes-2017-10-10 Thanks all for a great meeting!
144 initials on the membership lists, (we can use that number as the vote count, since it was unanimous, except for 1 abstention, if memory serves) plus about 40 non-member sign-ins = 184.
Plus a few folks probably missed the sign-ins, so I would call it 195 to 200 in attendance.
I also got back 104 of the 112 Uno cards – just a fun fact, that I’m happy to report!
6:45 – 6:55 Introductions
6:55 – 7:00 Treasurer’s report
7:00 – 7:20 Updates:
BCNA Block Party Event—October 15
Garage Placement tool— Indefinitely postponed
Elections committee —Open spaces for December elections, voting eligibility
1400 Eva Street residents RPP application
PSW variance requests RC, approved by BOA
7:20 – 7:30 CodeNext Draft 2 Overview-Bobby Levinsky, JD, Former Aide to CM Laura Morrison
7:30 – 7:45 Warren Wildlife Gallery CUP application-Steven Rye, Jesse Ramel
7:45 – 8:00 Warren Wildlife Gallery CUP application BCNA discussion, vote. Letter to Planning Commission
8:00 – 8:15 425 Riverside Drive PUD Application -Paul Strange, SC position, vote. Letter to Mayor and City Council Members
8:15 – 8:25 CodeNext Resolution discussion, vote. Letter to Mayor and Council Members
8:25 – Adjourn
General Association Meeting: 2ndTuesday, every other month
Steering Committee Meeting: 1st Monday, each month
Zoning Committee Meeting: 3rd Monday each month
Newsletter Publication: 2 weekends before General Meeting
Note: Residents who were not Voting Members during the prior calendar year will become Voting Members effective as of the 1st day of the month following the receipt of their completed new voting membership registration form for the BCNA. If you would like to join the Neighborhood Association to be able to vote or pledge a candidacy please see: http://www.bouldincreek.org/membership/
BCNA upcoming meetings:
Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Association
General Association Meeting
Tuesday, December 12 at 6:45 PM
The High Road, 700 Dawson Road
Elections to be held
BCNA Zoning Committee November 2017-no meeting scheduled
BCNA Zoning Committee October 16, 2017
The Zoning Committee serves in an advisory role to the Steering Committee and its votes do not bind the BCNA. All meetings are open to the general membership and public at large. The Zoning Committee will convene in executive session and shall exclude all persons except Committee Members and BCNA Officers from executive session.
Members: Stuart Sampley, Kris Hyatt, Patrick Ousey, Vickie Knipp, Ryan Gullahorn, Gail Armstrong, Paul Strange Cory Walton ( ex officio )
6:45 – Previous Business and agenda:
• Angel Funeral Home
• Warren Wildlife gallery
7:00 – Green Pastures ( Greg Porter )
• 901 and 905 W. Live Oak from SF-3 to GR-MU-CO-N update
7:30 – Prioritizing public benefits for 425 W. Riverside
7:45 – Informal discussion on Code Next
BCNA Steering Committee Meeting October 02,2017
6:30 PM The High Road, 700 Dawson Road
6:30-6:40 Review past meeting minutes
6:40-6:55 New Business
-BCNA Outreach, Fall event—Robert
-Update on SCWI Committee—Brett
-Neighborhood Night Out Oct. 3
-RPP application on 1400 block Eva Street
6:55 -7:05 Traffic Parking Safety Committee
-Special Event Residential Parking Permit ACL—Thom
7:05-7:15 Parks Committee—Ingrid
7:15-7:25 Elections Committee—Ingrid/Ronnie
-Gary—Web site design
7:35-8:00 Zoning Committee —Paul
– Schultz Tract PUD application—position for GA vote
– PSW 1600 S. 1st variance requests, RC
-Green Pastures Spa/addl rooms up zone
-Garage Placement amendment indefinitely postponed
– Warren Wildlife Gallery CUP request
8:00-8:15 Oct 10 GA Meeting guest presenters—Smart Stops, Preservation Austin? Code Next?
8:15-8:20 Neighborhood Plan Contact Team—
-Garage placement design tool (see above)
-Bylaws amendments mandated by City Staff
8:20-8:25 Sector Updates
8:25-8:30 Other business
BCNA Zoning Committee meeting 08/21/2017 Agenda here:
BCNA Steering Committee meeting 08/07/2017 Agenda here: Minutes coming
General Association meeting 08/08/2017 Agenda here: Minutes coming
BCNA Zoning Committee meeting 07/17/2017 Agenda here:
BCNA General Association Meeting Tuesday, August 8th, 2017 6:45pm at the High Road, 700 Dawson Road
Talk CodeNext with Mayor Steve Adler
A successful gathering-168 folks signed in, plus ~20-40 squeezed in late, at the back and in the dinning area. Besides the Mayor we had Mayor Pro Tem/District 9 Council Member Kathie Tovo, her Senior Policy Advisor Joi Harden, along with former Council Member Laura Morrison and other ’04 neighborhood members.
The Mayor gave his talk, answered questions and was reminded:
City Mayor Steve Adler said in October 2016, “We can increase housing in our city without destroying neighborhood character, if we do it wisely.” But the first draft CodeNext blanketed Bouldin with “transect” zoning, converting single family residential properties to multi-family zoning, with up to six units on a single lot, and a variety of commercial uses.
A vigorous discussion is sure follow.
If you missed it (or if you want to relive it), you can watch the attached videos. Thanks to BCNA’s Ingrid Weigand for editing and meticulously breaking down and labeling each question or comment to make it easier to view.
As the Mayor said: stay engaged!
https://vimeo.com/229931529 01 Kathie Tovo Remarks
https://vimeo.com/229949633 02 Steve Adler Opening Remarks
https://vimeo.com/230167427 03 Q: High Rate of Demolitions
https://vimeo.com/230168478 04 CodeNext Support Comment
https://vimeo.com/230169559 05 Q: East Austin: Community Involvement
https://vimeo.com/230170537 06 Q: Parking, Watershed
https://vimeo.com/230171764 07 Q: Role Of Neighborhood Plans in Code Next
https://vimeo.com/230220126 08 Q: Affordability
https://vimeo.com/230221068 09 Q: SF3 Zoning, Singling Out Bouldin
https://vimeo.com/230352243 10 Q: Changing SF3 to New Zoning, Singling Out Bouldin
https://vimeo.com/230353496 11 Q: Infrastructure Upgrade Cost, Mobility Plan
https://vimeo.com/230354137 12 Q: Rising Cost of Housing, Mixed Income Housing
https://vimeo.com/230354573 13 Q: Closure of Neighborhood Pools
https://vimeo.com/230355185 14 Q: Property Values & Taxes
https://vimeo.com/230373581 15 Q: Complexity of Building Codes
https://vimeo.com/230373792 16 Q: Protection of Watersheds
https://vimeo.com/230374096 17 Q: Cost of CodeNext
https://vimeo.com/230374178 18 Q: Commercial Encroachment on Residential Zone
https://vimeo.com/230374476 19 Q: Neighborhood Plans as starting point
https://vimeo.com/230380791 20 Q: Why Density Before Infrastructure and Transportation?
We also had ~50-60 folks hanging out as the regular meeting started with a number leaving when the “tedium” of business started.
Approximately 40 folks stayed on for the PSW/Angel Funeral Home zoning agreement update.
35 voting-32 for, 2 against, 1 abstention.
Agreement has currently been postponed by Board of Adjustment(BoA). More info to follow.
We also need to give thanks to The High Road for hosting this gathering and Rick Gonzales for service beyond the call of duty-thanks folks!