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All the News that Fits September 2021

Hello neighbors, a lot going on in Austin. We try to inform folks of events impacting the ‘hood. We also try and update events/happenings from our neighbors.
Missing something, let us know. Thanks

Dog Days of Summer

Technically the dog days refer to Sirius, the brightest star in the constellation Canis Major, which means “big dog” in Latin and is said to represent one of Orion’s hunting dogs.
Dog Days: the 40 days beginning July 3 and ending August 11, coinciding with the heliacal (at sunrise) rising of the Dog Star.
But for many Texans the “dog days,” evoke those summer days that are so devastatingly hot that even dogs would lie around on the asphalt, panting and hits hardest in August, but can run from June to September if real unlucky!
For some, fall starts on September 22, in Texas we just hope the carved pumpkins don’t collapse after 2 days

BCNA General Association Meeting.
Tuesday Sep 14, 2021 06:45 PM
Agenda
6:45- Meeting Convenes and Introductions
6:55- June 8 General Association Minutes vote
7:00- “Bouldin’s Back Baby” Party Expenses (BCNA Treasurer)
7:05- Site Overview (Zoning Committee)
7:15- Copeland Properties Presentation (Storybuilt)
7:30- Entitlements Overview (Zoning Committee)
7:40- Q and A (all participants)
8:45- Adjourn
You are invited to the scheduled Zoom meeting
To join Zoom Meeting
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/8306733796
Meeting ID: 830 673 3796

Hot off the press is the September-November 2021 Edition of the Bouldin Bulletin.
The same good stuff you might have read while drinking a cup of coffee —but in digital form.
Thanks to Denise Zucco, Publisher, Ronnie Dittmar, editor, 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,
Also thanks to Sector Reps organizing the delivery volunteers and of course, thanks to the folks walking the neighborhood to deliver 2600 issues to our residents.
Plus a thanks to John Shobe our retired, long time Publisher!
Web version of September-November 2021Edition of Bouldin Bulletin HERE:
https://www.bouldincreek.org/association/bulletin/
Note that Bulletin will be published on a quarterly basis to match General Association Meetings.

A couple of News items courtesy of Austin Chronicle 2021-09-10/headlines
Elections upcoming
Did Someone Say Ballot? The deadline to register to vote in the city’s Nov. 2 special election is October 4. Not sure if you’re registered? Check votetravis.com. Travis County voters can find registration info at
tax-office.traviscountytx.gov/voters/registration. Update your info if you’ve moved within Travis County or changed your name since the last time you registered to vote at txapps.texas.gov/tolapp/sos/SOSACManager

A Reimagined ATX: Austin’s Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission was presented with the first draft map of the redrawn City Council districts. Created by mapping expert George Korbel, the draft uses the current Council map, approved in 2013, as a proposed base, rather than starting from a completely new map.
More Information and maps HERE
https://www.austintexas.gov/content/independent-citizens-redistricting-commission

Labor Day weekend
Time to take a little time from labor and have some fun. Just stay safe and hydrated.
Note: Don’t Drink & Drive….or derive.
The Austin Police Department will be conducting a No Refusal Initiative that will coincide with the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend. This initiative will be in effect from September 2 through September 6 and will be operational from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night. More information HERE


A little editor prerogative here:
The Austin Chronicle celebrates its 40th anniversary so including a link HERE https://www.austinchronicle.com/chronicle-40th

Pools and Summer’s End … Beginning this weekend Austin’s Parks and Recreation Department will close select city pools as the summer season comes to a close.
All splash pads managed by the city will be closed on Sept. 27.
Meanwhile, Deep Eddy, Barton Springs, Big Stacy, Bartholomew, and Springwoods pools remain open.
Due to lifeguard availability:
Closed for the season end of day Sunday, September 5:
*Civitan Pool
*Dottie Jordan Pool
*West Austin Pool
Closed for the season end of day Monday, September 6:
*Garrison Pool
*Mabel Davis Pool
*Walnut Creek Pool

News from the City of Austin:
West Nile Virus information from City of Austin
http://www.austintexas.gov/news/austin-public-health-reports-positive-west-nile-virus-mosquito-pools-travis-county

Downtown Austin Community Court (DACC) operations reopens in One Texas Center (OTC), 505 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX 78704.
http://www.austintexas.gov/news/downtown-austin-community-court-reopens-one-texas-center

Proposed Orange Line information
https://www.capmetro.org/project-connect/system-plan/orange-line

More information in last month’s blog from Thom Parker.

Just a note: Hook ‘Em Guardians: The University of Texas at Austin and UT-El Paso have signed agreements with the U.S. Space Force to provide advanced research and workforce development for the newest branch of the U.S. armed services

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/events/

Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Association
Meeting Schedules:

(Meetings may resume at The High Road on Dawson.
More information as available.)
General Association:
2nd Tuesday every 3rd month, 6:45 pm on Zoom
2021 Dates: March 9, June 8, September
14, December 14.
(For Zoom watch the BCNAForum@groups.io
and Bouldincreek.org

Steering Committee:
1st Monday of each month, subject to change
for Holidays, etc. (same time/place as General
Association meetings)
Zoning Committee:
2nd Monday of each month, subject to change
for Holidays, etc. (same time/place as General
Association meetings).

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BCNA General Association Meeting

BCNA General Association Meeting
June 8 beginning at 6:45 pm
Meeting will be held via Zoom.
Please attend this important meeting as we are seeking input on the SoCo Parking Study and Protecting E. Bouldin Creek.
The zoom meeting link is listed below
Agenda
6:45 – Meeting Convenes and Introductions.
6:50 – March 9 General Association Minutes vote.
7:00 – Protecting E. Bouldin Creek (Matt Hollon – Division Manager Planning, Andrea Bates – Associate, Liz Johnston – Deputy Environmental Officer. All with Watershed Protection Department)
7:40 – SoCo Parking Study Discussion (Thom Parker VP External Affairs and Traffic, Safety and Parking Chair BCNA)
8:00 – Neighborhood Party discussion (Julianna Scruggs)
8:05 – Special Events Update (Thom Parker)
8:10 – Adjourn.
Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/8306733796
Meeting ID: 830 673 3796

All the News that Fits May 2021

Hello neighbors, a lot going on in Austin. We try to inform folks of events impacting the ‘hood. We also try and update events/happenings from our neighbors.
Missing something, let us know. Thanks

Quick updates and repeats from April

BCNA General Association Meeting June 8 beginning at 6:45 pm Meeting will be held via Zoom. More information shortly

Zilker Masterplan Survey
Neighbors,
The City of Austin is embarking on a masterplan for Zilker. It will entail a lot of issues, from general use to transportation and parking, sustainability, maintenance, etc. There will be several opportunities for community input, but for now, it would be helpful if as many people as possible could fill out the online survey https://publicinput.com/ZilkerVision , open until June 1.
It seems it has been out for a while but has not been that well publicized to neighborhoods. I participated in a small Neighborhood Input meeting (w reps from Zilker, Barton Hills, Rollingwood) today; there was some talk of including Butler Shores in the master plan. What happens in Zilker impacts us in many ways, but even more so if Butler Shores is included.
At the meeting today, we asked for the opportunity to give additional input throughout the process.
Thanks,
Ingrid Weigand
BCNA Parks Committee
512-663-4632

Council OKs site for new Dougherty Arts Center
City Council voted unanimously Thursday to approve a site for the Daugherty Arts Center, close to the current ZACH Theatre at Butler Shores Park. The site, called 1A, was not city staffers’ first choice, but it was clear that staffers’ selection, 1B, had too many opponents, including the Save Our Springs Alliance.
District 5 Council Member Ann Kitchen led the charge against staffers’ preferred option, which would have taken up considerably more parkland than the alternative. SOS attorney Bobby Levinski and SOS Executive Director Bill Bunch both urged Council to select the site farthest away from the hike and bike trail.
As Levinski noted in a letter to Council, “As much as Austin likes to market itself as a green oasis, we have a serious parkland deficiency. We simply do not have enough parkland to serve our expanding population.” He said a recent index showed that Austin ranked 37th among the largest American cities in meeting parkland needs for its residents. “With this perspective in mind, it is baffling to us that the city is – yet again – considering converting several acres of prime parkland along Lady Bird Lake into buildings and driveways for an art center, along with a parking garage to accommodate more single-family automobiles.”
SOS emailed its members earlier this week alerting them to the upcoming vote and asking them to contact their Council members and the mayor. Kitchen said her office had received about 300 emails on the subject.
The city’s Parks and Recreation Board and the Environmental Commission both passed resolutions expressing their concern about the 1B option because it would have taken up too much parkland. The Barton Place Condo HOA also wrote to tell Council its members supported option 1A.
Friends of the Dougherty Arts Center, on the other hand, wrote two letters, the first of which did not say which site it preferred. The second letter said that staffers’ preferred option “best addresses the variety of traffic/parking concerns expressed in past meetings by stakeholders.”
Environmentalist Roy Waley also addressed Council about the matter, urging them not to use any parkland at all. He suggested repurposing some currently underused Austin Independent School District buildings.
Kitchen said the scenario she chose preserves more green space and avoids additional impervious cover on parkland.
Parks and Recreation Department Director Kimberly McNeeley recognized the need to change staffers’ position, telling Council that option 1A was just fine with them.
Kitchen’s motion included direction to ensure that the new arts center would maximize green space, allow for future expansion plans, establish Riverside Drive as the primary public ingress and egress, and address challenges for parents picking up and dropping off their kids.
Staffers were directed to do a traffic impact analysis, with the goal of reducing single-occupancy vehicular traffic on the narrow Toomey Road. The analysis, Kitchen said, should acknowledge heavy bike and pedestrian use along that road.

Steering Committee Meeting Monday May 03 is Canceled.
paul strange via groups.io, to BCNA officers
We have been advised that Austin Transportation Department will not designate a representative to attend our SC Meeting and answer the multiple questions raised by the SoCo PTMD Study. Their refusal was based on needing to focus on Project Connect. They hope to circle back to the SoCo PTMD by late Summer/early Fall.
Since that was going to be the focal point of our meeting and I’m not aware of any other pressing issues, I’m cancelling the Monday’s SC Meeting.

VOTE: You know what to do and an email reminder from a neighbor!
Note from Ingrid Weigand via groups.io
to BCNAForum
“Today (Saturday) is Election Day. Please remember to vote if you have not already done so!
Municipal elections, especially ones with no candidate on the ballot, are typically sparsely attended (30 % seems to be considered “good”) so a few people get to make decisions for a lot of us. Be one of them….”
Ingrid
on Gibson

SoCo First Thursday
From the South Congress Improvement Association
We’d like to bring First Thursdays back to SoCo
starting Thursday, May 6!
First Thursday in May will be much like a soft opening. While we’re still building herd immunity statewide, we want to be cautious of drawing large crowds and we want to give everyone time to get back in the swing of things. We will hold off on any heavy promotion to traditional media for the First Thursday in May, and will instead stick to social media promotion.

Hot off the press is the March/April/May 2021 Edition of Bouldin Bulletin.
The same good stuff you might have read while drinking a cup of coffee —but in digital form.
Thanks to John Shobe, our Publisher, Ronnie Dittmar, editor, 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,
Also thanks to Sector Reps organizing the delivery volunteers and of course, thanks to the folks walking the neighborhood to deliver 2600 issues to our residents.
Note that Bulletin will be published on a quarterly basis to match General Association Meetings.

Note: Meeting Minutes and the Bouldin Bulletins now available on website at
https://www.bouldincreek.org/association/bulletin

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/events/

Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Association
Meeting Schedules:
General Association:

2nd Tuesday every 3rd month, 6:45 pm on Zoom
2021 Dates: March 9, June 8, September
14, December 14.
(For Zoom watch the BCNAForum@groups.io
and Bouldincreek.org
Steering Committee:
1st Monday of each month, subject to change
for Holidays, etc. (same time/place as General
Association meetings)
Zoning Committee:
2nd Monday of each month, subject to change
for Holidays, etc. (same time/place as General
Association meetings).

BCNA FORUM LISTSERV
To Subscribe, please go to:
https://groups.io/g/BCNAForum/join

BCNA Steering Committee meeting Monday April 5th 2021

Hello neighbors, a lot going on in Austin. We try to inform folks of events impacting the ‘hood. We also try and update events/happenings from our neighbors.
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BCNA Steering Committee meeting Monday April 5th 2021
Bouldin Creek is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: My Meeting
Time: Apr 5, 2021 06:45 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/8306733796

Agenda:
6:45 – Meeting Convenes
6:50 – Vote on March SC and GA Minutes
6:55 – New Green Sector Representative (Wally Boston) Vote
7:00 – “Peacocks Welcome Here” sign discussion
7:10 – Healthy Street update
7:15 – Other
7:20 – Meeting Adjourns.
Meeting Minutes HERE  When certified by vote.

BCNA Meeting Schedules:
BCNA General Association Meeting:

2ndTuesday, Quarterly
BCNA Steering Committee Meeting:
1st Monday, each month
Unless moved for holidays
BCNA Zoning Committee Meeting:
3rd Monday each month
Meetings at 6:45pm
Held via Zoom for now.

BCNA FORUM LISTSERV
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General Association Meeting March 9, 2021

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General Association Meeting March 9, 2021
Please join us for our quarterly General Association Meeting. Below please find the agenda and Zoom link.
Agenda:
6:45 – Welcome and Introductions
6:50 – Strong Mayor form of government for CoA (Ingrid Weigand)
7:05 – East & West Bouldin Creek- Creek Frontage Info and Discussion (Jeff Seiden)
7:20 – Healthy Streets and return of live events and the barricades (Thom Parker)
7:25 – Copeland Properties (Paul Strange)
7:30 – Communications Update (Denise and Aaron)
7:35 – Adjourn

Bouldin Creek is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: BCNA General Association meeting
Time: Mar 9, 2021 06:45 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/8306733796
Meeting ID: 830 673 3796

Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Association
Meeting Schedules

General Association:
2nd Tuesday every 3rd month, 6:45 pm on Zoom
2021 Dates: March 9, June 8, September
14, December 14. (Watch the BCNA
Forum@groups.io, and Bouldincreek.org
Steering Committee:
1st Monday of each month, subject to change
for Holidays, etc. (same time/place as General
Association meetings)
Zoning Committee:
2nd Monday of each month, subject to change
for Holidays, etc. (same time/place as General
Association meetings).