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All the News that Fits February 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

Whoa, February has slipped by. Rumor has it that Covid has caused local or more misc. areas to experience time warps-time going reeeeally sloooow or realfast!
But onward!
Late breaking news from BCNA:
paul strange via groups.io
to BCNAForum@groups
Due to Covid-19, the Steering Committee voted to go from a bi-monthly meeting schedule to quarterly. Our next virtual meeting will be Tuesday, March 9.
Hope to see you there.

Our latest Bulletin HERE:
Note that Bulletin will be published on a quarterly basis to match General Association Meetings.

Plenty of news out there Covid, AISD, Politics-Federal, State and CoA. The later may be worth keeping up with-May ballot will contain some items worth considering.
All the rest is covered in multiple media outlets so anything happening locally, let us know.
Last note: heavy weather here this week, so stay safe and enjoy Valentines Day-good time to snuggle up with your honey!


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

PALMER AUDITORIUM

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

BCNA Steering Committee Meeting

BCNA Steering Committee Meeting

BCNA Steering Committee Meeting February 1, 2021
Hello neighbors–The Steering Committee Meeting of the Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Association will be Monday, February 1, beginning at 6:45 pm
Here is the currently envisioned agenda:
6:45 – Meeting Convenes
6:50 – Vote on January SC Minutes ( attached )
6:55 – Meeting date changes : Shift SC June Mtg to 6/1 and September Mtg to 9/7
7:00 – Communication updates and website proposal discussion
7:25 – Zoning Meeting 2/8 ( Moore-Rood Properties )
7:30 – Other?
7:35 – Adjourn
Bouldin Creek is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Time: Feb 1, 2021 06:45 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting

BCNA Steering Committee Meeting January 4, 2021

BCNA Steering Committee Meeting

Hello neighbors–The Steering Committee Meeting of the Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Association will be Monday, January 4, 2021, beginning at 6:45 pm.
Here is the currently envisioned agenda:
6:45- Convene
6:50- Vote on December SC and GA Minutes
6:55- Vote on Zoning, Parks and Green Spaces and Traffic, Parking and Safety Committee members and chairs
7:10- Roles and Responsibilities ( By-laws )
7:20- General Association Meeting Dates
7:30- Healthy Streets Update
7:35- Other?
7:40- Adjourn

Minutes when available HERE

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
Held via Zoom for now.

All the News that Fits December 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
Best wishes for a Happy and healthy Holiday Season!

BCNA Officer Elections – December 8, 2020

The Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Association held its annual officer’s election at the General Association Meeting on Tuesday, December 8.
We are a volunteer organization and depend on those neighbors who are willing to donate time and energy to make sure our interests are represented at City boards and commissions, at the Austin Neighborhood Council and with Austin City Council. Our officers and committees deal with zoning issues, traffic problems and neighborhood parks; manage our funds, maintain the web site and publish newsletters.
Attached is positions descriptions HERE:
We are also looking for volunteers to serve on Committees for Parks, Traffic, and Zoning issues.
We asked each candidate to provide us with a short statement. In the spirit of the League of Women Voters, these statements are unedited.
Slate of candidates statements HERE:

Congratulations to all of the Officers and Sector Representatives elected or re-elected last night!
And a heartfelt Thank You to those of you who are leaving office: first and foremost, Jesse Moore for three years as President, also Kate Francis(VP Neighborhood Issues),
Mimi Martinez McKay (Communications), Robert Cantu (Lavender Sector) and
Sue Mercado Vincent (Orange)
Below is the slate with everyone’s contact information.
The Election Committee is herewith disbanded until next year.
Ingrid

President:
Paul Strange strange20@msn.com
Vice President – Neighborhood Issues:
Aaron Scruggs, aaron@scrug.gs
Back-up Nadia Barulich, nadiabarulich@gmail.com
Vice President – External Affairs:
Thom Parker, tnkparker@aol.com
Communications Director:
Denise Zucco
dbzucco1@gmail.com
Treasurer:
Ronnie Dittmar
rdittmar@gmail.com
Secretary:
Matt Coldwell
mattcold@icloud.com
Sector Representatives
Green Sector: Nick Sargologos nick.sargologos@gmail.com
N/S borders: Oltorf to south side of Mary
E/W borders: Railroad tracks to west side of South First
Back-up: Melynda Nuss mellynuss@yahoo.com
The Purple Sector: Paul Langley langleyp@gmail.com
Oltorf to south side of Mary
East side of South First to west side of S. Congress
The Blue Sector: Rebecca Harrell blueSectorrep78704@gmail.com
North side of Mary to south side of Monroe
Railroad tracks to west side of South First
The Yellow Sector: Jeff Seiden jeff@techbizdev.com
back-up : Jody Zemel, nonalignedgeek@gmail.com
North side of Mary to South side of Deaf School/South of Nellie
West side of South First to west side of S. Congress
The Pink Sector: Scottee Downing scottee.downing@gmail.com
back-up: Stephanie Scholten, stephanielscholten@gmail.com
North side of Monroe South side of Columbus
Railroad tracks to west side of South First
The Orange Sector: Ross Wilson rossleewilson@gmail.com
North side of Columbus to Barton Springs Road
Railroad Tracks and west side of Bouldin Creek
The Brown Sector: Cameron Zuniga cameron.zuniga@utexas.edu
Copeland to Barton Springs Road
East Side of Bouldin Creek to west side of South First
The Aqua Sector (Sector Rep Needed)
Southside of Deaf School to Lady Bird Lake
West side of South First to East Side of South Congress
Appointed, not Elected: These need to be confirmed/changed at the next Steering Committee meeting.
Zoning – Paul Strange
Parks – Ingrid Weigand
Traffic –Thom Parker
Communications Volunteers:
Bouldin Bulletin Newsletter
Publisher – John Shobe jshobe2400@gmail.com
Bulletin Coordinator — Ronnie Dittmar rdittmar@gmail.com
Ads – Kristie Sorenson-Hyatt kris@evastreetproperties.com
Bouldin Creek Website https://www.bouldincreek.org/
Website Administrator- Rob Clayton

Bouldin Bulletin
Hot off the press is the December Bouldin Bulletin.
The same good stuff you might have read while drinking a cup of coffee —but in digital form. HERE:
Thanks to John Shobe, our Publisher, Ronnie Dittmar, our 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.

Yahoo forums end December 15
Bouldin Forum Listserve is moving to BCNAforum@groups.io
As you might know, Yahoo Groups will cease to exist December 15.
You should have received 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
Subscribe: BCNAForum+subscribe@groups.io.
Be sure to include your full name and address of residence in Bouldin Creek.
Post: BCNAForum@groups.io
Unsubscribe: BCNAForum+unsubscribe@groups.io
Group Owner: BCNAForum+owner@groups.io
Help: BCNAForum+help@groups.io

As a reminder, I am attaching a copy of BCNA’s Netiquette which was approved at last week’s General Association meeting HERE

Trail of Lights December 2020
A vehicle admission ticket is required for drive-thru admission at the Austin Trail of Lights nightly. … A limited number of vehicles will be permitted to access the 2020 Austin Trail of Lights per each time slot.

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.
(Editor: Just a reminder ladies that equality didn’t come easy or quickly. 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
PALMER AUDITORIUM


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 Via Zoom for now!
The High Road, 700 Dawson Road-when back to normal?


BCNA General Association Meeting Tuesday 12-08-2020

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

BCNA General Association Meeting Tuesday December 08,2020
GA Agenda:
6:45–Convene
6:50–Election (each candidate can introduce themselves then if no contest let’s elect slate)
7:15–Update on Bouldin Forum move
7:20–Discussion of City issues, including Healthy Streets, elections including bond passing, plus I-35 expansion public comment period ends 12/12
7:25–Resolution thanking Gary Hyatt
7:30–Review and vote on 703 & 705 Fletcher request for support of variance request
7:40–Adjourn
Bouldin is a great place in a wonderful town. Thanks to everyone for contributing to that, including all past and future BCNA volunteers.
Safe holidays–Jesse on S. 5th, BCNA Prez 2018-20

Minutes HERE

BCNA Elections for 2020
Neighbors,
Below please find a list of candidates for officer positions as well as their statements.
We are still looking for representative for the new Aqua Zone, by the way.
Ingrid Weigand BCNA Elections Committee

The President is the primary spokesperson of the BCNA. S/he presides at all meetings of BCNA general membership and the Executive Committee, makes appointments with the advice and consent of the Executive Committee, and cosigns all checks drawn on the account of BCNA.
Candidate: Paul Strange, previously, Vice President – External Affairs
Next year will be a challenge for our community organization. We need to continue to work on making BCNA an inclusive organization that allows all residents to feel comfortable and welcome and secondly, to encourage more residents to participate in the organization and be willing to assume leadership positions.
These challenges are made more difficult by the Coronavirus. We are planning on virtual committee and general association meetings next year and have reduced our meeting schedule in accordance. General Association meetings will be quarterly instead of bi-monthly as in past years.
I believe I am qualified to address those challenges and serve as BCNA President. I have served under 3 presidents as a Zoning Committee Member and Chair, Orange Sector Representative, and VP External Affairs. Each had their own style and I benefited and learned from working with each of them.

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.
Candidate: Aaron Scruggs
Bouldin has given me a sense of community I’ve never know before. From neighborhood block parties to peacocks roaming the streets, this is home.
At the core of our community is the BCNA. I want to give something back. In 2020 many of our interactions have been forced to go online. Bouldinites would benefit from having more online resources available to them. I have over 20 years of experience in technology startups and real estate. This uniquely qualifies me to strengthen our community by finding new ways of leveraging www.bouldincreek.org
Back-up: Nadia Barulich

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.
Candidate: Thom Parker, previously chair of the Traffic Committee
In Austin since 1999 and Bouldin since 2012. Recently retired from the YMCA as VP Operations including facility development and renovation. Enjoys being involved with the neighborhood and looks forward to serving on the BCNA board.

Communications Director – shall assist with and support activities related to information dissemination, newsletter publication, web sites and other mass media.
Candidate: Denise Zucco
I just moved here this summer from Maryland for my husband’s job. I always volunteer when I join a new organization. This helps me get to know people and learn how things work in the association/group/board. In the past I served as secretary in 2 community associations. I have tons of other volunteer experience including lots of fundraising, party and event planning (hopefully I will get to use that skill when things open back). I have 2 kids in college and 2 dogs. My husband and I love going out to eat, listening to live music and boating.

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 co-sign all checks drawn on the account of BCNA; s/he will give a full report of all accounts on a monthly basis to the Executive Committee and shall keep the General Association apprised of all transactions on BCNA accounts.
Candidate: Ronnie Dittmar
I’ve been Treasurer several times in the last 15 years or so, subject to term limits. I’m one year into my current term, and hope to continue to keep the financial accounts updated, reconciled and reported to the Association. My qualifications include ~24 years of Association membership, mostly in an officer capacity, including my current role as Bulletin (newsletter) Coordinator, and Parks Committee member. I’m also a CPA, which has its own requirements for competence and ethical standards.

Secretary – shall record minutes of the General Association Meeting and the Executive Committee meetings, as well as assist and support activities related to records and agenda keeping, membership validation, and database managing.
Candidate: Matt Coldwell
It was a privilege to serve as Secretary this year and it shall be an honor to serve another.

Sector Representatives – must live in the sectors they represent.

The Green Zone:
N/S borders: Oltorf to South side of Mary
E/W borders: Railroad tracks to West side of South First
Candidate: Nick Sargologos, Incumbent; back-up: Melynda Nuss
Long time Austin resident, son of career Air Force officer who transferred to Austin in 1971. Graduate of Lanier high school, then the University of Texas Austin, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1982. Earned commission as US Navy officer in 1983, and designation as a Naval Aviator upon completing pilot training in 1984. After leaving active duty in 1989, Nick chose to pursue a career in the high tech industry, where he has worked with several leading companies, including IBM, Dell and Motorola and NXP (formerly Freescale), and holds patents in the area of high speed communication technology.”
If re-elected, Melynda Nuss, will continue to serve as a my back-up representative.

The Purple Zone:
Oltorf to South side of Mary
East side of South First to west side of S. Congress
Candidate: Paul Langley
I was born and raised in Austin and have lived in Bouldin since 2015. I’ve seen how much Austin has changed and what challenges cities face as they grow. I’m looking forward to engaging with the BCNA and our neighbors to make sure we’re informed of, involved in, and prepared for how our city is changing. Austin’s inevitable growth should be a benefit for us all, but that isn’t guaranteed. I want to help preserve the best parts of Austin while we make room to welcome future Austinites.

The Blue Zone
North side of Mary to south side of Monroe
Railroad tracks to west side of South First
Candidate: Rebecca Harrell, Incumbent
I moved to Austin in 2005 and have lived in the Bouldin Creek neighborhood since 2014. I love living in an area with so many great restaurants and entertainment in walking distance. Professionally, I am an Art Educator and Visual Artist which gives me an extra appreciation for the murals, artists and creative spaces in the neighborhood. I would like to see Bouldin Creek stay as safe and walkable as possible for residents and to support neighborhood businesses during this challenging time. I have been acting as the sector representative this fall, learning the ropes. I am excited to get even more involved with the BCNA and continue representing the Blue Zone.

The Yellow Zone
North side of Mary to South side of Deaf School/South of Nellie
West side of South First to West side of S. Congress
Candidate: Jeff Seiden, Incumbent; back-up: Jody Zemel
I’m Jeff Seiden. I would like to be your BCNA Yellow Zone representative. I have volunteered with BCNA for 6 years as Zone Rep and Treasurer. I participate on the Zoning Committee and have an interest in Pedestrian and Bicycle Mobility, Traffic, Parking and Safety issues facing Bouldin’s Yellow Zone residents.
As zone rep I will work to balance Bouldin’s historical neighborhood feel with the numerous changes in our area. I’ve been an Austin resident for over 23 years and moved to Eva Street in the SoCo area of Bouldin 10 years ago.
On occasions that I am traveling away from the Austin area, I will be assisted in the Yellow Zone rep role by Jody Zemel. Jody has lived in the neighborhood for 30 years and has over 15 years of experience in both BCNA and CoA neighborhood, development, and planning.

The Pink Zone
Monroe to Gibson between Railroad tracks to South First
Gibson to Christopher between South 5th & South First
Candidate: Scottee Downing, Incumbent
I’ve never been more grateful for my home than I have been this year! I’m a California transplant (refugee?), and have been so happy with my decision to move to Austin. With every addition to our growing family, we have become more deeply embedded in the community and I strongly hold the belief that we can find harmony between preservation and progress. While our neighborhood and city are rapidly changing, I am committed to staying educated on internal and external factors that will affect our homes and families.
Back-up: Stephanie Scholten, formerly Brown Zone rep
Three years as Brown Sector rep, moving on to Pink!

The Orange Zone
North side of Columbus to Barton Springs Road
Railroad Tracks and west side of Bouldin Creek
Candidate: Ross Wilson
I’m a long time Austinite and 10 year Bouldin Creek resident, with my wife and 2 children, and I look forward to potentially playing a more active role in the BCNA. I’m a firm believer that community involvement and good people create great neighborhoods like Bouldin Creek.

The Brown Zone
Copeland to Barton Springs Road
East Side of Bouldin Creek to west side of South First
Candidate: Cameron Zuniga
I am very excited for the opportunity to run as the Brown Sector Representative. It would be an honor to keep my section’s residents informed about events, as well as to help remedy any issues they may have. We live in a wonderful neighborhood, and I hope to make each resident’s time here as safe and pleasurable as possible.

The (NEW!) Aqua Zone
Southside of Deaf School to Lady Bird Lake
West side of South First to East Side of South Congress
Candidate: NEEDED

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?