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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

26th Annual Creek Cleaning

26th Annual Creek Cleaning  was held March 4, 2017
in conjunction with the Austin Park Foundation’s
15th annual “It’s My Park Day” celebration.

 

Neighbors,
We had one of our most successful creek cleanings in years this last Saturday.
Thank you to everyone who participated! Also, a big thank you to Fair Bean Coffee whose donation got us started in the morning, as well as breakfast bars from Austin Parks Foundation/ Wheatsville Coop and finished with El Mercado’s tacos and Lucy’s fried chicken – our reward after the work was done.
About 80 people, neighbors and community volunteers, met at 8:30 am just as the rain was letting up. Together, we pulled over 200 bags of trash plus a few mattresses, card board boxes, etc., out of the West Bouldin Creek Greenbelt, Ricky Guerrero Park and Nicholas Dawson Park. We finished about 30 minutes before the rain started up again for good.
This is the cleanest our parks have been in a while and we would like to keep it that way. A suggestion – when you go for a walk in any of our green spaces, take a small bag and collect just a few pieces of trash along the way. It does not sound like much, but it really, really helps.
Note:  We are planning a Trail Completion Celebration in a few weeks.
Thanks,
Ingrid Weigand
BCNA Parks Committee

 

 

BCNA Granted $16,000 for West Bouldin Creek Greenbelt Trail Improvements

On Friday, January 6, The Austin Parks Foundation presented BCNA with a check for $16,000 – the grant we were awarded in November for West Bouldin Creek Greenbelt trail enhancements.
And the money is already spent – all work was completed in the last week of December. Look for a Grand Opening ceremony in March, once it warms up a bit and the greenbelt is “green” again. Above Image Features: Bill Stout, John Rooney, Ladye Ann Wofford (APF); Ingrid Weigand, Catie Mohn (BCNA Parks Committee), Cory Walton (BCNA President).

Our sincere thanks to the Austin Parks Foundation for their support!
Ingrid Weigand
BCNA Parks Committee
512-663-4632

Austin Parks Foundation Grants Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Ass'n with a check for $16k
Bill Stout, John Rooney, Ladye Anne Wofford – Austin Parks Foundation
Austin Parks Foundation Grants Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Ass'n with a check for $16k
John Rooney, Ladye Ann Wofford (APF); Ingrid Weigand, Catie Mohin (BCNA Parks Committee), Cory Walton (BCNA President), David King (Zilker NA President)

You can have your Porch, and setbacks too …

Will be interesting to see how this plays out in practice.

http://www.austinmonitor.com/stories/2016/01/planning-commission-oks-porch-change/

The idea is that a house on a corner lot can’t easily have a wrap-around porch because of lot-size limitations, so now the encroachment into the front setback (an encroachment which everyone who’s ever enjoyed a conversation on a shady porch with a neighbor can probably support) can wrap around to the side setback as well, encouraging a more “connected” style of home much like the traditional homes of yore.

Overall this seems like a good thing. But “what defines a porch?” will likely become the question. What do you think?

Mopac Attack Clogs Bouldin Arteries

Traffic woes due to Mopac expansion have pushed traffic onto Bouldin’s through streets making just getting out of your own block challenging.

Despite the promise of expanded road spending being the solution to our travel woes, transportation modellers predict that it is only this sort of choking traffic that precipitates changes in commuter behavior.

Has the gridlock changed your pattern? Were cars backed up on your street? Did you witness rude driving or excessive speed? How do you feel about having a line of cars stacked out front?

What needs to change what can we do about it?

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