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BCNA General Association Meeting 2017/10/10

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.
Thanks
Ronnie

I also got back 104 of the 112 Uno cards – just a fun fact, that I’m happy to report!

 

AGENDA

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

PRESENTATIONS

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

BCNA upcoming meetings

Meeting Schedules:

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:
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 General Association meeting 12-12-2017                                     6:45 PM The High Road, 700 Dawson Road                                                        Elections  to be held
BCNA Zoning Committee meeting    11-20-2017

 

 

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Past Meetings:

BCNA Steering Committee Meeting October 02,2017
6:30 PM The High Road, 700 Dawson Road
AGENDA

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

7:25-7:35-Communications
-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

8:30 Adjourn

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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 2017/08/08

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!
Thanks.

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!

 

BCNA CodeNext flier

City of Austin CodeNEXT Multi-Family,
High-Density Zoning Targets Bouldin

CodeNEXT flier is linked here with current mappings.
How this all plays out will  be decided with your help.
Hopefully this is just a first draft.

POSSIBLE IMPACTS TO YOU:
 Change in Property Values
 Change in Neighborhood Character
 Increased Density (and related issues
of: noise, traffic, street parking,
pedestrian safety, infrastructure costs)
link here:

Of importance:                                                                                                                  Attend CodeNEXT Zone Mapping Open House
City Council District 9 (CM Kathie Tovo)
When:  Saturday, June 3rd, 10:00 am – Noon
Where: Austin City Hall, 301 W. 2nd St.

More info at http://www.communitynotcommodity.com/