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BCNA General Membership meeting April 10, 2018

The agenda is simple for the BCNA general membership meeting Tuesday April 10 starting at 6:45 at the High Road on Dawson.

We’ll begin with introductions and a few announcements.

7:00 we will commence a hopefully informative discussion regarding draft 3 of CodeNext and the BCNA’s position on that. I hope to have some information and a brief PowerPoint to start with. The steering committee has made a recommendation for BCNA’s position, which is below. However, this recommendation was not unanimous and all voices are welcome and will be heard before voting on the BCNA’s position. Thanks–Jesse

 

Here is the BCNA steering committee’s recommendation.  It is a moderate position that does not oppose CodeNext in its entirety and supports many aspects of the current draft.

1)  BCNA supports putting CodeNext on the ballot before being adopted.

2)  BCNA supports delaying the finalization of CodeNext until at least the end of summer, with extended public input and at least one interim rounds of  changes, and BCNA demands that the underlying data and analysis be immediately shared by the City with the community.

3)  BCNA supports the following aspects of the current draft of               CodeNext:
a) BCNA supports the overall reductions in land use restrictions resulting potential increases in housing  supply in the current draft, except for the specific  problems stated below.
b)  BCNA supports reducing unfair treatment of Bouldin and other older SF-3 neighborhoods by treating Bouldin and other such neighborhoods on a more equal  basis than current law.
c)   BCNA supports the increased freedom for home occupations, but some aspects of this increased freedom threaten to reduce affordability and are  inappropriate, as stated below.

4)  BCNA opposes the following aspects of the current draft of                CodeNext, and requests:
a)   The fee-in-lieu loopholes in affordability standards should be closed.
b)   One on-site parking space per housing unit should be required.
c)   BCNA requests some limits for visitor traffic for home occupations to be  maintained, and believes the new accessory uses and signage permitted for  residential areas go too far.
d)  The permit process changes that reduce public input and remove accountability by elected officials are not acceptable.
e)  The single-family attached loophole should be closed, and the treatment proposed for duplexes should be applied to single-family attached housing.
f)  The fee-in-lieu loopholes for sidewalk construction should be closed.

BCNA Steering Committee meeting April 2nd, 2018

BCNA Steering Committee meeting                              April 2nd, 2018                                                                        6:45pm at the High Road,  700 Dawson Road

 BCNA Steering Committee Minutes

Minutes:

Multifamily outreach:
  • Neighbors @ Wilson between Live Oak and Oltorf will report problems with trash not getting picked up to President of tenants association.
  • Newsletters and signs are going out for GA meeting.
501-c-4:
  • Not moving on this as it’s a project for the Summer.
Parks committee
  • Saturday, April 14 will be a work day to widen the trail and spread the mulch. Parks committee will call for volunteers.
Zoning committee
Hooter’s PUD/SCWAB update:
  • South Austin Coalition CDC (SACCDC) is applying for 501C3 status. Then they intend to apply for grant money from the Downtown Alliance to allocate some affordability funding towards South Austin activities, particularly low income housing.
  • Each of the seven (7) SACCDC neighborhoods are invited to have a seat on a board involved with this issue. For more info on the PID and CDC involvement, see discussion from Kathy Tovo in “item number 82” on the last City Council meeting minutes.
  • BCNA will tentatively discuss CDC in June.
Warren CUP update:
  • Pink zone provided a write-up on their position regarding BCNA/Warren negotiation.
  • Robert to discuss the possibility of a subcommittee with the ad hoc group of immediate neighbors. If subcommittee is formed and a compromise is proposed, subcommittee would evaluate, then steering committee would evaluate if a GA vote is warranted.
Green Pastures update:
  • Green Pastures does not currently plan to apply for a music permit, They do plan to put an independent survey in neighbors’ mailboxes. If plans to apply for music permit change, they will comply with CoA application rules.
1603 S. 3rd variance:
  • ZC recommends supporting the 1603 S 3rd St variance application. Steering committee voted in favor of supporting the variance.
GA meeting planning
  • Next meeting will be focused on CodeNext.
  • CoA composting and recycling will have some time.
  • Add announcement regarding Austin Mobility call for feedback.

 

BCNA CodeNext

Resolution Draft:
– Modifications and additions were proposed and integrated into the draft.

  • Steering committee put to a vote to adopt this position:  2 opposed, 11 in favor. Position was adopted.

8:30  motion to adjourn was passed

 

 

 

 

 

BCNA General Association Meeting 2018-02-13

BCNA General Association Meeting
February 13 , 2018 6:45 PM
The High Road 700 Dawson Road

AGENDA

6:45-6:55 Introductions

6:55-7:10 Auto Theft Prevention presentation—Natalia Lee, neighborhood liaison, Austin
Police Department auto theft division

7:10-7:25 East Bouldin Creek sewage spill update—City of Austin Water Dept.

7:25-7:30 Parks Committee Update
–March 3: mulching trails in West Bouldin Creek Greenbelt                    for Citywide “It’s My Park Day” clean-up effort

7:30-7:35 Traffic Safety & Parking Committee Update
–City expected to move forward with implementing Special Event Residential Parking Permit program
instead of barricades sometime in 2018, more information and public input opportunities will be provided

7:35-7:50 Zoning Committee Update
–Schultz Tract/Hooter’s PUD update
–Warren Wildlife Gallery CUP update
–soccer stadium update
–Green Pastures update

7:50-8:00 Brief CodeNext version 3 update

Adjourn

Minutes HERE-when available.

All the News that Fits February 2018

Hot off the press is the February Bouldin Bulletin

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. Available  HERE 

Bouldin Bulletin is also archived on our server-HERE

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Austin Marathon Sunday, February 18, 2018                  Downtown Austin, Texas  https://youraustinmarathon.com/

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27th Annul Creek Cleaning on Saturday, March 3

Neighbors,
We will hold our 27th Annul Creek Cleaning on Saturday, March 3, in conjunction with the Austin Parks Foundation’s It’s My Park Day. Registration is now open at https://austinparks.givepulse.com/event/68954-Bouldin-Creek-27th-Annual-Creek-Cleaning-Party

Some logistics are still in flux while we are waiting to see how East Bouldin Creek recovers from the sewage spill and whether it will be safe to send volunteers  in for a clean-up.

If it is, we’ll meet at 8:30 am in N Dawson Park on the corner of Gibson and South 1st for coffee, then send crews into both East and West Bouldin Creek areas to collect trash. With enough volunteers, we’ll also be able to mulch trails in the West Bouldin Creek Greenbelt. (Alternate plan: meet at the South 6th Street entrance to the greenbelt and work only there.)

Please wear heavy shoes, long-sleeved shirts and long pants to protect against poison ivy. We’ll provide gloves, tools and trash bags as well as coffee in the morning and refreshments at noon.
Hope to see you there,
Ingrid Weigand
BCNA Parks Committee
512-663-4632

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Palmer Heavy Traffic February 2018  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/2018/02/

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Austin Chronicle “Your Plan for Pools-First, let’s all chip in $124 million” Article HERE

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CoA Information                                                                                                                                     Item 14: Approve third reading of an ordinance relating to special events and high capacity event venues-appears to have been pulled and needing more work.  Stay tuned.
http://www.austintexas.gov/department/city-council/2018/20180201-reg.htm#014

*New RPP info here for 2018:  http://austintexas.gov/page/permit-application-process-residential-permit-parking-program

*Curb Side Composting is coming, more info here: http://austintexas.gov/austincomposts

*Info here for your trash/recycle collection schedulehttp://austintexas.gov/page/my-collection-schedule

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Bouldin Bulletin for December-January 2017                           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!
Older Bulletin Issues Here:                                                                          Bouldin Bulletin for August-September2017                               Bulletin on Adobe Cloud is available   HERE                                      Bulletin is also archived on our server HERE