Category Archives: Association

Announcements: 10-23-2020

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

General Association Meeting and Officer Elections
Neighbors,
Just to take your minds off the Presidential elections coming up, let’s talk about BCNA elections:
As every year, we will hold Officer and Sector Rep elections at our December 8 meeting. Anyone who wants to run for a position or vote needs to be a registered member of our association by November 30. If you are not registered – or not sure whether you are — please contact the BCNA Treasurer, Ronnie Dittmar, at treasurer@bouldincreek.org. All he needs is your name and address.
Below are all positions with a short job description. Please note that we voted to change some of the Sector boundaries at the last General Association meeting and created a new one – Aqua.
New Sector boundaries descriptions are attached HERE along with map HERE.
The purpose of these changes is to have clear, easy to remember borders that include all residences of Bouldin Creek. This does not address the populations of each zone.
(A big thanks to Kate Francis, Stephanie Scholten and Matt Coldwell for working on this.)
We do have a few candidates at this point, but we are not yet going to list them – competition is good!
If you have are considering running for any of the positions or have questions about the roles, please contact a member of the Election Committee:
Paul Strange – strange20@msn..com
Ingrid Weigand – ingweig@gmail.com
Thank you,
Paul and Ingrid
BCNA Elections Committee

The President is the primary spokesperson of the BCNA. S/he presides at all meetings of BCNA general membership and the Steering Committee, makes appointments with the advice and consent of the Policy Board, and cosigns all checks drawn on the account of BCNA.

The Vice President – Neighborhood Issues shall assist and support committees related to zoning, development, parks and traffic. S/he will preside at BCNA meetings when necessary due to the absence of the president.

The Vice President – External Affairs shall assist and support activities related to community ambassadors, neighborhood wide social events, creek clean ups, neighborhood outreach, resource persons and serves as the Austin Neighborhood Council Representative.

The Communications Director – shall assist with and support activities related to information dissemination, newsletter publication, web sites and other mass media.

The Treasurer – shall assist and support activities related to finance, including account record keeping, fund deposit and withdrawals, and other related business management with respect to fundraising. The Treasurer shall cosign all checks drawn on the account of BCNA; s/he will give a full report of all accounts on a monthly basis to the Steering Committee and shall keep the General Association apprised of all transactions to the BCNA accounts.

The Secretary shall record minutes of the General Association Meeting and the Steering Committee meetings, as well as assist and support activities related to record and agenda keeping, membership validation, and database managing.

Sector Representatives – must live in the sectors they represent. They are they eyes and ears of their area and will represent concerns and issues at the Steering Committee. They will also coordinate delivery of the BCNA newsletter in their Sector.

Bouldinforum@Yahoogroups, moving to BCNAForum@groups.io
Neighbors,
As you might know, Yahoo Groups will cease to exist by the end of this year. After some research, we have decided to move the BCNA listserve to Groups.io.
In order to make the process as seamless as possible, one of the Group Moderators will download a list of all current active Yahoo Group members and upload it to groups.io
You will receive an invitation to participate which you need to accept in order to activate your membership.
When you click on the link, you can set your password to the group and make a choice of how to receive your e-mails:
1) Each individual one
2) Digest – you receive an e-mail once there are more 12 messages
3) Daily – you’ll receive a daily e-mail with all notifications
4) Special Notices only
As a reminder, I am attaching a copy of BCNA’s Netiquette which was approved at last week’s General Association meeting HERE

Thank you,
Jesse Moore
President, BCNA

Pumpkin Carving Contest
Hello Bouldin! Ready to carve some pumpkins? The BCNA is sponsoring a pumpkin carving contest with gift card prizes!
1st prize: a $25 gift card to Home Slice Pizza
2nd prize: a $15 gift card to Amy’s Ice Cream
3rd prize: a $10 gift card to Once Over Coffee
What do you need to do? Carve your pumpkin and email a photo of it to me by October 30th. You can submit as many pumpkins as you want – no limit! But they do have to be carved by you or your family, and you must reside in Bouldin Creek.
Winners will be announced on Halloween via the forum or website, and the winning designs will be posted or emailed for all to admire.
I know we have a ton of creativity in this neighborhood, so really looking forward to what you come up with! Please email me with questions or submissions.
Kate Francis kmfrancis2@gmail.com
VP of Neighborhood Issues

All the News that Fits October 2020

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

All the News that Fits October 2020
August-some call this “the dog days of summer”, October getting somewhat better-
if the pumpkins don’t collapse on Halloween?
Other critters apparently agree…

NEWS:
BCNA Steering Committee Meeting will be held Monday October 5th
at 6:30 pm via Zoom
Agenda as available.
Join via app: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83067337962
Join via phone: +13462487799,,83067337962#

BCNA General Association Meeting will be held October 13th
at 6:45 pm via Zoom
Agenda as available.
Join via app: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83067337962
Join via phone: +13462487799,,83067337962#

Bouldin Bulletin
Hey neighbors,
here’s the latest Bouldin Bulletin, which most of you will be seeing in print, delivered to your door in the next week or so. This our first time to do the paper print version of the Bulletin since the February issue. Enjoy!
Hot off the press is the October-November Bouldin Bulletin.
The same good stuff you might have read while drinking a cup of coffee —but in digital form. Available HERE
. Thanks to John Shobe, our Publisher, Ronnie Dittmar, editor, and Rob Clayton our web admin.,for bringing us into the world of digital publishing – a potentially more mobile-friendly, color, version of the Bouldin Bulletin.
Thanks to all our stalwart delivery folks for walking the neighborhood safely!
Also thanks to neighbors for articles and to our advertisers.

New By-laws Amendment
An anti-racism & anti-discrimination amendment to the BCNA by-laws had its first reading at the August, 2020 General Association meeting. The new amendment adds more clarification and strength about our purpose and goals.The new amendment underscores our commitment to condemn racism and support changes that lead toward diversity, inclusion and ending racism against any person or group at large. The BCNA includes all residents within its boundaries and has since its inception over 40 years ago.
For a glimpse of the full text and its incorporation into the existing by-laws please go HERE:

Algae along Lady Bird Lake– keep your dogs safe!
w/link HERE
West Nile virus
Austin, Texas – The year’s first positive pool of mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus has been identified in Travis County. w/link HERE
Walk your property and empty any standing water!
Covid-19
It’s up to us! Follow the city’s guidelines as it is still alive and spreading!
http://www.austintexas.gov/covid19
And stay sane!

Hello Bouldin,
It’s back! The Bouldin Stroll is coming back this Thursday, Oct 1st from 6-8pm! I’ll send an email out on Thursday (with a special treat), but wanted to send a quick note so anyone planning on setting up a table or offering some other enticement has a little bit of warning. More info coming Thursday. Looking forward to seeing everyone out and about again.
Kate Francis
VP Neighborhood Issues for the Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Association

CoA Recycle and Reuse Drop-off Center
Beginning Tuesday, September 8, 2020 the Recycle and Reuse Drop-off Center
(RRDOC) will reopen by appointment only, following a temporary closure in March 2020 due to COVID-19 concerns. The RRDOC will resume its acceptance of hard to recycle items such as Styrofoam and plastic film, as well as household hazardous waste. Austin/ Travis County residents are asked to call (512) 974-4343 to schedule a drop-off time.

A letter from our SoCo Business neighbor Brandon Hodge, President, South Congress Merchants Association
Howdy, neighbors!
It’s no secret that during these unprecedented times that the small businesses that are the standard-bearers for our local economy are hurting like never before. The iconic local shops, clubs, and restaurants that make Austin Austin are under a threat unlike any we’ve ever faced. Your small business-owning neighbors are fighting to keep the landscape of local businesses and shopping districts from being irrevocably changed, and it is something that can only happen with the help and support of our community. As you face the challenges of your own day-to-say struggles during Covid-19, we hope you will consider how vitally important it is to choose local options to help see you through. Many South Congress businesses remain open to serve your needs, more often than not operating at a loss as we try to maintain employment for our staff and stay afloat to continue serving our loyal customers. We hope we can count you among them. Please consider your continued and ongoing support of South Congress shops and restaurants in the upcoming months, whether it be grabbing some curbside food, coffee, or cocktails to-go from local institutions like Enoteca, Vespiao, Homeslice, Farm to Market, or Guero’s, replacing those worn-out Covid comfort-clothes at Co-Star or By George, or grabbing gifts for those birthdays and events that are still happening from our local retailers like Parts & Labour, Maya*, Tesoros, or Monkey See, Monkey Do!
Lots of businesses are offering specials and incentives, and we encourage to not only follow your favorites on social media to keep in touch, but keep an eye out for the community SoCo social media that puts everything all in one place, which you can find on Instagram at: @southcongressatx and on Facebook at: m.facebook.com/SouthCongress
Austin is home to us all, and safely preserving what we’ve all built together is the only way out. We hope to see you ’round SoCo!
Brandon Hodge, President, South Congress Merchants Association

SUFFRAGE NOW- August 6-January 31
SUFFRAGE NOW: A 19th Amendment Centennial Exhibition at the Elisabet Ney Museum
Centennial of the Ratification of the 19th Amendment. Ratified August 18, 1920
The passage of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920 guaranteed women the right to vote.
Presented at Elisabet Ney Museum
https://www.austintexas.gov/department/elisabet-ney-museum
From slavery to women’s rights!
13th Amendment 1865 “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a
punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist
within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”
14th Amendment 1868
approved by Congress in 1866 and ratified in 1868, granted citizenship to all persons
“born or naturalized in the United States,” including former slaves, and guaranteed
“equal protection of the laws” to all citizens.
15th Amendment 1870 granted Black men the right to vote
which stated that voting rights could not be “denied or abridged by the United States or
by any state on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.”
19th Amendment 1920 guaranteed women the right to vote.
(Only took another 50 years!)

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 and of which to be aware:
LONG CENTER
http://thelongcenter.org/events/
PALMER AUDITORIUM
https://www.palmereventscenter.com/events/

BCNA Meeting Schedules:
Note: All meetings subject to change during current health regulations.
Currently meetings are arranged via Zoom meetings.

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 6:45pm
The High Road, 700 Dawson Road-when back to normal?

Bouldin Forum Listserve To Subscribe, please email:  bouldinforum-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.   Be sure to include your full name and address of residence in Bouldin Creek.

BCNA General Association Meeting October 13, 2020

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

Hello neighbors–Hope everyone is doing well. There will be a remote BCNA meeting next Tuesday, October 13 starting at 6:45 via Zoom. Links and info for the remote meeting and agenda below. Look forward to seeing you there. Thanks–Jesse, BCNA Prez
To Join:
Join via app: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83067337962
Join via phone: +1-346-248-7799, access code 830-673-37962#
Agenda:
6:45–Convene
6:50–Update on BCNA donations, SoCo parking study, & Schlotzsky’s PUD vote plus note on upcoming bond elections
6:55–Discussion of Art-In-Public Places online survey
7:00–Discussion of 2021 meeting schedule (considering 4 meetings per year rather than 6)
7:05–Discussion of upcoming BCNA elections
7:10–Final vote on by-law amendment and brief update on ad-hoc research committee
7:15–Discussion of change to online Bouldin Forum and vote on recommended guidelines (see guidelines that are hopefully attached)
7:25–Discussion and vote on recommendation to change sector boundaries & add a sector (see map that is hopefully attached)
7:35–Discussion of end of “Safe Streets” Program and potential vote to extend same
7:45–Adjourn

BCNA Meeting Schedules:
Note: All meetings subject to change during current health regulations.
Currently meetings are arranged via Zoom meetings.
More information as available.

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 6:45pm
The High Road, 700 Dawson Road-when back to normal?
Bouldin Forum Listserve
To Subscribe, please email: bouldinforum-subscribe@yahoogroups.com. Be sure to include your full name and address of residence in Bouldin Creek.

BCNA Steering Committee Meeting will be held Monday October 5th

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

BCNA Steering Committee Meeting will be held Monday October 5th at 6:30 pm via Zoom. Information below.
Agenda:
6:45—Call to Order:
Administrative Business, approve prior minutes for July SC meetings
6:50—Communications Update, including listserv roll-out
–Discussion and potential vote on recommendation re: listserv guidelines
7:05—Zoning Comm. update, including:
–Discussion and potential vote on recommendation re: Schlotzsky’s PUD
–Discussion of Copeland rezoning request
7:20—Discussion and potential vote on recommendation re: Butler Shores overnight trail lighting for segment between Daugherty Arts & Riverside Dr.
7:25–Discussion of pros & cons of 501(c)(3) conversion (I propose deferring this decision to a later date)
7:30–Discussion and potential vote on peacocks-welcome-related expenditures
7:35–By-law amendment discussion and potential vote
–Discussion of area names & history
7:40–Park Committee update, including discussion of Art in Public Places South Lamar project
7:45–Traffic Safety & Parking update
–discussion of Dawson lane striping (it is possible that lane striping decreases safety and encourages speeding by defining a lane for motorists to decide they own: https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2016/10/31/ask-r-moses-does-center-line-striping-make-streets-safer)
–discussion of South Congress parking study
7:50–Other committee & Sector updates & August GA meeting planning
7:55—Adjourn
Join via app: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83067337962
Join via phone: +13462487799,,83067337962

BCNA Meeting Schedules:
Note: All meetings subject to change during current health regulations.
Currently meetings are arranged via Zoom meetings.
More information as available.
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 6:45pm
The High Road, 700 Dawson Road-when back to normal?

Bouldin Forum Listserve
To Subscribe, please email: bouldinforum-subscribe@yahoogroups.com. Be sure to include your full name and address of residence in Bouldin Creek.

All the News that Fits September 2020

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

All the News that Fits September 2020
August-some call this “the dog days of summer”, September not much better!
Other critters apparently agree….!

News:
Bouldin Bulletin

Following local health guidelines, personal conflicts, heat, summer time blues and ennui, this issue (August-September) of the Bouldin Bulletin will not be published.
October-November issue will have latest news and information on upcoming BCNA elections to be held in December.

Algae along Lady Bird Lake– keep your dogs safe! Link HERE

West Nile virus
Austin, Texas – The year’s first positive pool of mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus has been identified in Travis County. Link HERE
Walk your property and empty any standing water!

Covid-19
It’s up to us! Follow the city’s guidelines as it is still alive and spreading!
http://www.austintexas.gov/covid19
And stay sane!

SUFFRAGE NOW- August 6-January 31
SUFFRAGE NOW: A 19th Amendment Centennial Exhibition at the Elisabet Ney Museum
Centennial of the Ratification of the 19th Amendment. Ratified August 18, 1920
The passage of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920 guaranteed women the right to vote.
Presented at Elisabet Ney Museum
From slavery to women’s rights!
13th Amendment 1865 “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”
14th Amendment 1868
approved by Congress in 1866 and ratified in 1868, granted citizenship to all persons “born or naturalized in the United States,” including former slaves, and guaranteed “equal protection of the laws” to all citizens.
15th Amendment 1870 granted Black men the right to vote
which stated that voting rights could not be “denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.”
19th Amendment 1920 guaranteed women the right to vote.
(Only took another 50 years!)

City of Austin-Garbage, Recycle and and Reuse Drop-off Center
Sep 01, 2020 10:19 am
AUSTIN, TX – Austin Resource Recovery (ARR), a department of the City of Austin, will resume normal service for extra bags of trash placed outside of customer’s carts.
A recent vote from Council removed the fee waiver effective Monday, Sept. 7, 2020. Customers may purchase excess garbage stickers from local grocery stores for $4 each plus tax; otherwise, they will be charged $9.60 plus tax for each additional bag set out with their trash cart.
Extra recycling is always collected at no additional charge and can be placed in a cardboard box or other reusable containers next to their blue cart for collection.
ARR reminds curbside customers to continue to bag and tie their trash to keep the material contained. Recycling should be loose and dry in their blue carts, and please consider using a BPI-certified compostable bags or paper bags for composting collection.
Beginning Tuesday, September 8, 2020 the Recycle and Reuse Drop-off Center (RRDOC) will reopen by appointment only, following a temporary closure in March 2020 due to COVID-19 concerns. The RRDOC will resume its acceptance of hard to recycle items such as Styrofoam and plastic film, as well as household hazardous waste. Austin/ Travis County residents are asked to call (512) 974-4343 to schedule a drop-off time.

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 and of which to be aware:
LONG CENTER
http://thelongcenter.org/events/
PALMER AUDITORIUM
https://www.palmereventscenter.com/events/

BCNA Meeting Schedules:
Note: All meetings subject to change during current health regulations. Currently meetings are arranged via Zoom meetings.
More information as available.

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 6:45pm
The High Road, 700 Dawson Road-when back to normal?

Zoom meetings-Thanks to Kate Morter “Virtual-Meeting-Etiquette”.