BCNA General Association Meeting Tuesday 08-11-2020 Please join the Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Association for a virtual General Association meeting this Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 6:45 PM Central Time. Zoom instructions below.
Current Agenda: 6:45–Meeting convenes 6:50–Vote by Brown sector to confirm Stephanie Scholten as sector rep for remainder of 2020 –Vote by Blue sector to elect Rebecca Rothfus Harrell as new sector rep for remainder of 2020 6:55–Zoning matters, including: –Update on potential Copeland rezoning request –Discussion and vote on recommendation re: Schlotzsky’s PUD 7:15–Discussion and vote on donations for Covid-19 relief 7:20–Anti-racism and anti-discrimination by-law amendment discussion and vote, and update on ad hoc committee regarding Bouldin history & nomenclature 7:35–Traffic, Safety and Parking Committee update, including brief update on ongoing South Congress parking re-evaluation 7:40–Adjourn Meeting Agenda HERE as approved and received
Mimi, BCNA Comms Director: This meeting will be hosted using Zoom, an online videoconferencing system, which you can join by selecting one of the following links: • Join via the Zoom app • Join via your phone (no video) If new to Zoom, you may wish to join early to allow a little extra time to handle any technical issues which might occur. We will open the meeting room at 6:30 PM and will be providing guidance to those with technical issues until our meeting start time at 6:45 PM. In the meantime, you may wish to review a few guidelines for the meeting: • All participants will be initially muted when joining. Please remain muted unless you are given the floor by one of the hosts and you are actively speaking. If you have a question during the meeting, please ask one of the hosts via Zoom’s “Chat” button. • Please only join with one device per household. If more than one device in close proximity joins a Zoom meeting and has an active microphone, loud feedback can result. • If you will be joining with video, consider putting your main light source in front of you, as this will greatly improve your video quality. If you do not wish to use the links above to join the meeting, you can also join manually with the following details: Meeting ID: 830 6733 7962 Dial-in: +1 346 248 7799
Note: all meetings subject to change during current health regulations. Currently meetings are arranged via Zoom meetings. 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 6:45pm The High Road, 700 Dawson Road
Be sure to include your full name and address of residence in Bouldin
Hello neighbors–The Steering Committee Meeting of the Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Association will be Monday, August 3rd, beginning at 6:45 pm This will be a virtual meeting hosted on Zoom.
Here is the currently envisioned 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
Note: all meetings subject to change during current health regulations.
Currently meetings are arranged via Zoom meetings.
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 6:45pm
The High Road, 700 Dawson Road
7:25—August GA meeting planning, who wants to volunteer to lead?
Note: All meetings subject to change during current health regulations. Meetings will be scheduled for virtual meetings currently. BCNA Meeting Schedules: BCNA General Association Meeting: 2ndTuesday, every other month BCNA Steering Committee Meeting: 1st Monday, each month
Updates 06-28-2020 COVID-19 update: Appears we end the month and start July with a spike in cases and stage 4: Risk. It is hard to pin down all the causes: willful Ignorance, terminal stupidity or folks just having to get out, socialize and party. But we will pay-having lost our first engagement in our war against this virus. If we can’t act responsibly, not only do we put family, friends and others at risk and increase the financial burden of medical care but also may well force the closure of some of our small businesses. It’s up to us! http://www.austintexas.gov/covid19
Get out and VOTE (Note from neighbor Melynda Nuss) Today is your first chance to VOTE EARLY for the JULY 14 RUNOFF! We have several important races on the ballot this time, including choosing a new District Attorney and County Attorney, picking Kirk Watson’s successor in the Texas State Senate, and choosing which candidate is going to beat John Cornyn in the fall. Early voting runs from June 29-July 10th, with polls closed July 3rd and 4th for Independence Day. Election Day is July 14th. Like everything else this year, voting is going to be a little different. There will be no more grocery store early voting locations — it’s too hard to social distance. And only a limited number of people are allowed indoors, so the County Clerk advises everyone to bring some water an umbrella to shield yourself from the sun in case you have to wait outside. There will be hand sanitizer and disposable ballot “pens” to use with your touch screens. Also, because of the 4th of July weekend, the only weekend voting day is Sunday, July 5th. The early voting period is longer than usual this election; I’d advise you to take advantage of it. You really do NOT want to be in a line on election day. The other big news: Gardner Betts (across from the HEB on South Congress) is NOT a polling place this time. Our closest early voting locations are Travis High School, 1211 East Oltorf, and City Hall. On Election Day there will also be polls open at 1511 South Congress and 1100 Cumberland Rd — in addition to City Hall and Travis High.
If you think it seems odd to vote in July, you’re right. The runoff was originally scheduled for May, but it was moved on account of COVID. Check votetravis.com and vote411.org for more information about your closest polling place and about what’s going to be on the ballot. You can find information on the candidates in the Austin Chronicle. And may the force be with you.
Bouldin Bulletin Hot off the press is the June-July Bouldin Bulletin. The same good stuff you might have read while drinking a cup of coffee —but in digital form. HERE: Following local health guidelines this issue of the Bouldin Bulletin is to be distributed ONLINE ONLY – in order to prevent unnecessary contact among neighbors and delivery volunteers. 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. Also thanks to neighbors for articles and to our advertisers.
South Congress Parking Strategy This will have neighborhood wide impact but especially Yellow and Lavender Sectors. Information HERE: And HERE:
Healthy Streets Initiative In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Austin Transportation is working to create places that promote physical and mental health and also provide safe options to access jobs and services. With direction from Austin City Council (Resolution 20200507-062), Austin Transportation has initiated a Healthy Streets Initiative that will connect previously disconnected portions of the active transportation network and create more space for daily physical activity. More info HERE http://www.austintexas.gov/HealthyStreets
West Mary St. Notice-CoA notice of repairs to W. Mary St. between Newton St. and East Bouldin Creek . The Mary Street Storm Drain Relief system will help reduce the risk of flooding for several homes within the project area. Since mailing information about the project, there has been a change in start date. We’re now expecting construction to begin Mid –May 2020, weather permitting. Work hours are currently 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. We expect the project to take five months to complete. More Info HERE http://austintexas.gov/marystorm And HERE http://austintexas.gov/sites/default/files/files/Watershed/MaryStFAQfinal.pdf
Note June Association meeting! Note from BCNA Officers Hi Neighbors, The Association Officers are in discussion regarding having an informal Neighborhood Zoom meeting – one neighbor has an account that can host 100 people (doubt if we would have that many). This would likely be an unofficial meeting, as we’ve already cancelled the actual meeting. Please stay tuned – hoping we can get something going. Thanks, Ronnie D, Treasurer
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 and on of which to be aware: LONG CENTER http://thelongcenter.org/events/ PALMER AUDITORIUM https://www.palmereventscenter.com/events/
Note: all meetings subject to change during current health regulations. 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 6:45pm The High Road, 700 Dawson Road
Virtual General Association Meeting Tuesday 06-09-2020 Hello neighbors, Please join the Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Association for a Virtual General Association meeting this Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 6:45 PM Central Time This Association Meeting will be via ZOOM an online video conferencing system. Bouldin Forum subscribers will receive notice and instructions via the forum. Non-Subscribers can join by selecting one of the following links and then e-mailing email@example.com for the passcode” More Technical information below.
Agenda: –6:45–Welcome and discussion of virtual meeting. –6:55–Discussion of electronic newsletter and upcoming changes to BCNA online forum. –7:00–2020 BCNA budget discussion and vote. –7:15–1612 Newton St zoning variance review by GA. –7:20–Update on South Congress parking study. –7:25–Update on other neighborhood developments and ongoing land development code rewrites. –7:30–forum on Covid responses and issues. –7:45–adjourn
Thanks for your cooperation as we try new ways in changing times
Joining the General Association Meeting via Zoom: This meeting will be hosted using Zoom, an online video conferencing system. Bouldin Forum subscribers will receive notice and instructions via the forum. Non-Subscribers can join by selecting one of the following links and then e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org for the passcode
Join via the Zoom app: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83992956209 Join via Phone: Dial 346-248-7799, and then enter 839 9295 6209 when prompted. Note that a passcode will be required when joining via the Zoom app or via phone.
All participants will be initially muted upon joining. If new to Zoom, you may wish to join early to allow a little extra time to handle any technical issues which might occur. We will open the virtual meeting room at 6:30 PM and will be providing guidance to those with technical issues until our meeting start time at 6:45 PM.