WBCG cleanup 07-14-2018

Neighbors,

We had a very successful clean-up of homeless camps on June 30, but were only able to cover part of the greenbelt. There are still remnants of camps along the railroad track path; in addition, the recent rains have washed in trash from South Lamar, most of it now in the creek bed.
I have walked the main trails several times last week and no new camps have been established – that is the good news. One more push to get the greenbelt cleaned up should do it for now and hopefully entice many more of you to use this wonderful green space.

Meeting date/time: this Saturday, July 14 (Bastille Day!), 8:30 am
Meeting Place: Entrance at 1200 South 6th Street, off Gibson

Please wear long pants, long-sleeved shirts and sturdy boots and bring work gloves as well as water. We’ll supply trash bags and wheelbarrows to haul them out.

Thanks,

Ingrid Weigand
BCNA Parks Committee
512-663-4632

WBCG cleanup 07-01-2018

Neighbors,

13 Bouldin residents met in the greenbelt this morning and collectively removed 6-8 large homeless camps: tents, mattresses, sleeping bags, clothing, styrofoam and plastic containers, toiletries, cans, card board – most of which had been there since our last creek cleaning at the beginning of March.  It was dirty, sweaty work and we had to haul everything well over half a mile to get it to one of the two entrances. PARD has been notified and will pick up the piles, hopefully by tomorrow.

After 2 hours in the heat, we ran out of steam. There are still some card board camps along the railroad tracks and we will most likely schedule another morning in about two weeks to get the rest. If you missed this one, come join us!

We are also discussing strategies to prevent the situation from getting as bad as it was today. Part of the problem is that Park Rangers hand out eviction notices, but the camp occupants will come back a few days later or others will move in. The only true deterrent seems to be to remove the camps immediately, and PARD lacks the resources to do that. I have asked them for referrals to community groups that can help out and will also reach out to Keep Austin Beautiful and the Austin Parks Foundation.

We want the greenbelt to be a safe place for residents to enjoy and we know that the more people do, the less camps we’ll have.

For now, please thank Ben, Danny, Gary, Matt, Michael/ Stacy/Cash, Ronnie, Thom, Kate,  and especially Scott & Liz who just bought a house in Bouldin and have not even finished moving in.

Ingrid Weigand, BCNA Parks Committee  512-663-4632

BCNA General Association Meeting Tuesday 06/12/2018

BCNA General Membership Meeting Tuesday, June 12, 2018
6:45 P.M.@ The High Road on Dawson, 700 Dawson Rd.

Agenda:                                                                                                                                        6:45-50 Introductions

6:50-7:05 Presentation by Capital Metro on route changes and Q&A

7:05-7:15 Presentation by Steffen Waltz, Dominion Advisors, on           development at former Treehouse Site                                                             (SW corner of Dawson & Barton Springs Rd.)

7:15-7:30 Vote on initiating West Bouldin Creek Greenbelt                      signage  plan following presentation on same by Matt                                 Coldwell, BCNA Parks Committee    See attached map

7:30-7:45 Presentation and update on neighborhood Community         Development Corporation by Ingrid Weigand, Director

7:45-7:50 Brief update on CodeNext by Jesse Moore,                                   BCNA  President

7:50-55. Brief Warren estate update by Jesse.                                                   Meeting adjourn

Neighborhood Newsletter – June/July 2018 Edition

Bouldin Bulletin for June 2018

The same good stuff you might have read while drinking a cup of coffee —but in digital form.  Thanks to John Shobe, our new 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 is available: HERE:

Bouldin Bulletin is also archived locally-HERE

BCNA Steering Committee Meeting Monday 06-04-2018

BCNA Steering Committee Meeting Monday 06-04-2018

Agenda
6:45-6:50–quick update on RPP changes (looks like NA just                          needs  to be notified, CoA doesn’t want NA input on each one,               which is good for us)
6:50-7:00–update from Mark on Park Terrace & discussion on                    Dawson Road northbound right turn lane vote request
7:00-7:10–update from Cory on waterfront advisory board
7:10-7:15–brief update from Robert and me on wildlife gallery                  (they say they must have the CUP, Robert said that is not a               decision we want to reconsider but asked them for info on                    what they want exactly, no reply.
7:15-7:20–approve minutes
7:20-7:35–Committee Updates –
No zoning matters.
Parks- Discuss WBCGB signage proposal .
7:45-8:00–Other updates:
Oak Creek–Kate and Jesse has a meeting with their mgmt            scheduled on Tuesday after the SC, updates on police-stuff?)

1155 Barton Springs Road-Construction projected to                                          start  fall   2018.

Minutes HERE as Available

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 noted.