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All the News that Fits July 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

Bouldin’s Back Baby Party Wrap-up
A great neighborhood gathering and party. A chance to catch up with neighbors not seen in a year or so and meet new neighbors. A lot of folks to thank for their time, energy and donations.
Also a big thank you to the folks at El Mercado South-Tony Villagas, owner, Eddie Mandujano, Manager, and the staff taking good care of the crowd.
Follow up party at 1417.

Bouldin’s Back Baby Party Thank You
Thank you to everyone who made this event possible! We had over 100 neighbors attend and so much help from the community, sponsors and local businesses.
Check out the photo’s taken at https://scrug.gs/blog/bouldins-back-baby/

Organization of the event: Aaron & Julianna Scruggs, Denise Zucco, Thom Parker, Rebecca Harrel
Hand-delivery of flyers: Rebecca Harrel and sector reps
Raffle Donation Acquisition: Rebecca Harrell, Ross Wilson, Jeff Seiden
Execution of the Event: Aaron & Julianna Scruggs, Denise Zucco, Rebecca Harrel, Ross & Kathy Wilson, Jeff Seiden, Cynthia Schiebel, Ronnie Dittmar, Matt Coldwell, Ingrid Weigand, Paul Strange, Gary Hyatt, Nora Levesque
• Activities:
o Heidi at Creativeballoonentertainment.com
o Rhonda McGaughey with Becker Green Classroom
o Ashley Kimbell with Becker PTA
o Angelica Johnson & Michelle Beebower with Twin Oaks Library
o Photographer Sarah Chui at sarahchiu.com
Entertainment:
o The Purple Section band members: Jim Middleton, Shana Norton, Stuart Hampton, Bobby Trimble, Ronnie Dittmar
o The Colin Clark Band members: Colin Clark, Bobby Trimble, Bob Hoffnar, Ronnie Dittmar
Event Spaces
o El Mercado- Tony Villegas (owner), Eddie Mandujano (S.1st Manager) and staff
o 1417- Victoria Carvalho and the staff
•Sponsors & Donations

BCNAJennifer Frey FitnessThe Colin Clark BandKatie Kime
Thom ParkerTandem Speech TherapySara ClarkWord of Mouth Bakery
Aaron & Julianna ScruggsJoey TravinoTownlake YMCASoup Peddler
BCNAinKindEl MercadoDolce Neve Gelato
Ronnie Dittmar1417June’s All DayHopdoddy
Twin Oaks LibraryThe Purple Section BandNeighborhood SushiLa Patisserie
Cynthia SchiebelOnce OverBecker Green ClassroomLucy’s

“Bouldin’s Back Baby” Neighborhood Party Sunday, July 11th

Please join us at El Mercado this Sunday, July 11th from 3-6pm for a neighborhood party hosted by BCNA! Then, come to the after-party at 1417‘s back patio starting at 6PM. The event is free to Bouldinites. Just RSVP here or here https://bit.ly/3gloyAB. Then, sign-in at the Backstage with your Bouldin address upon arrival. 

Also, a special thank you to the many volunteers who are making this event possible!

3PM – 6PM @ El Mercado Backstage & Back Patio
– Venue sponsored by El Mercado & BCNA
The Colin Clark Band and the Purple Section performing Live!
– Sponsored by BCNA, Ronnie Dittmar & the bands themselves.

Free appetizers
– Sponsored by BCNA, Joey Travino, Tandem Speech Therapy & BCNA member donations
Free drinks, including two adult-beverage tickets
– Sponsored by Aaron & Julianna Scruggs

Outdoor playground & kids crafts
– Sponsored by BCNA & Twin Oaks Library
Community group info. & sign-up:
– BCNA
– BCNA Parks Committee
– Twin Oaks Library
– Becker Elementary PTA
– Becker Green Classroom
– Downtown YMCA

3PM – 5PM
Balloon animals & face painting
– Sponsored by Aaron & Julianna Scruggs

3:30PM – 5:30PM
Raffle with amazing prizes donated by:
Katie Kime, Word of Mouth Bakery, Soup Peddler, Dolce Neve Gelato, Hopdoddy, La Patisserie, Lucy’s, Once Over, Cynthia Schiebel, June’s All Day, Neighborhood Sushi, Becker Green Classroom, Jennifer Frey Fitness & inKind

6PM @ 1417 restaurant
Complimentary hors d’oeuvres & drinks- Sponsored by 1417

Sponsorships are now closed for this event but we are still welcoming BCNA donations – thank you! If you have questions, please connect via email, phone or text: hello@scrug.gs (512) 947-9757
Can’t wait to see y’all there!
Julianna Scruggs 
Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty 
(512) 947-9757
https://scrug.gs

BCNA Steering Committee: July 13, 2021
Agenda
6:45 – Convene Meeting
6:50 – Vote on June 1 SC Meeting Minutes
6:55 – Zilker Park Vision Plan (Ingrid and Thom)
7:00 – Donation for Becker Elementary Banner ( Matt )
7:05 – ZC Update and vote on new members
7:15 – Copeland Properties Presentation incl. Q & A (Jarred Corbell – Storybuilt)
8:00 – Discussion and next steps (Zoning Committee)
8:45 – Adjourn

Join Austin’s largest Independence Day celebration on July 4, 2021 at Auditorium Shores and the Long Center.
The Austin Symphony H-E-B July 4th Concert & Fireworks includes patriotic music by the Austin Symphony with a grand finale fireworks display over Lady Bird Lake. Witness the action from the Long Center or from the South First Street Bridge. Get there early and leave the chairs at home – this is a popular spot. Other bridge viewing options: Congress Bridge and Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge.
Austin Symphony H-E-B July 4th Concert & Fireworks
https://my.austinsymphony.org/july42021

Parking Update
4th of July, Bouldin gathering and barricades
From Thom Parker Traffic@bouldincreek.org
Sunday July 4th Austin Symphony and Fireworks Show sponsored by HEB
Vic Mathias Shores 8:00 PM
The July 4th HEB Austin Symphony Concert and Fireworks Show is the first of two announced Special Events requiring barricades to enter neighborhood. Barricades will be placed at the Northern entries from Barton Springs at Bouldin Ave. and Dawson and on W. Gibson at Christopher, Bouldin Ave. and South 5th St.
Residents living within the Orange and Pink Sectors located between Barton Springs on the North and Gibson St. on the South will receive 2- Bouldin 2021 Access Pass for each household within these two sectors.
Further Notice
Officers,
Please see the attached letter from Austin Police Department re: manned barricades for July 4th. I will send this on to membership. This almost defeats the value of barricades. Since most persons will arrive for the show after 5:00 pm. I smell some posturing here by APD although I know that APD is undermanned. It should be noted that the letter also went to PARD and Special Events staff. I’m not sure if PARD or the ACE offices will have any answers for us. Thom Parker
Mr. Parker,
I wanted to inform you that on July 4th we have officers scheduled to work the Bouldin closure from 12noon until 11pm. However, due to staffing levels this year, at 5pm I will need to pull those officers off the Bouldin closure and place them in more critical positions around the event. The barricades will remain in place, and the officers will be there from 12noon until 5pm. The only difference is at 5pm they will leave to more critical positions that need to be covered to make the event safe.
Please feel free to reach out to me directly if you have any questions. 737-228-9671.
Regards,
Mike
Mike Jones
Sergeant – Special Events Unit/Sound Enforcement Unit/Emergency Management Unit Austin Police Department

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).

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

All the News that Fits June 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

EVENTS:
The BOULDIN ART WALK June 12 11AM-6PM
Announcing the first ever Bouldin Art Walk, to be held Saturday, June 12 from 11:00am-6:00pm
The pandemic has marooned most of Bouldin’s Artists and artisans, but nonetheless we have continued to create art during the lock-down. Now we want to show the world what we’ve been up to during the past year.
For more information and to see the artists who are participating go to our FB page Bouldin Art Walk.
We are all so excited to be putting on this show and hope to see lots of our neighbors checking out the talented artists of the Bouldin neighborhood and taking home some lovely pieces!!!
The map is attached and is also on the FB page.
Map and more information HERE

Republic of Texas Motorcycle Rally – June 10th through 13th is now being held at Circuit of The Americas.
https://www.republicoftexasmotorcyclerally.com/

Preservation Austin 2021 Virtual Homes Tour Thursday June 17, 2021
Rogers-Washington-Holy Cross: Black History, Living Heritage
Film premieres at 7pm, followed by a Live Q&A via zoom
More information HERE:
Last years Zoom tour was first class for a bunch of first timers and some really cool old Austin homes-worth the watch!

Notice of Event and Healthy Streets Program
From Thom Parker Traffic@bouldincreek.org
Sunday July 4th Austin Symphony and Fireworks Show sponsored by HEB
Vic Mathias Shores 8:00 PM

The July 4th HEB Austin Symphony Concert and Fireworks Show is the first of two announced Special Events requiring barricades to enter neighborhood. Barricades will be placed at the Northern entries from Barton Springs at Bouldin Ave. and Dawson and on W. Gibson at Christopher, Bouldin Ave. and South 5th St.
At this time the only other announced event requiring barricades is Austin City Limits scheduled for the weekends of October 1st – 3rd and 8th – 10th. Traffic for the ACL weekends promises to be extremely heavy anywhere near Zilker park.
Residents living within the Orange and Pink Sectors located between Barton Springs on the North and Gibson St. on the South will receive 2- Bouldin 2021 Access Pass for each household within these two sectors. Delivery of passes will begin the week of June 14th. These passes allow residents to pass staffed barricades to get to their home.


Healthy Streets Program – Bouldin Creek Neighborhood
The Healthy Streets initiative located on Bouldin Ave and South 3rd Streets in the Bouldin Creek Neighborhood is funded through September 2021. It is unknown what will happen after September. Throughout the pandemic neighborhood residents have expressed an appreciation for the Healthy Streets program on Bouldin and South 3rd. Streets. Updates on the program can be found at https://www.austintexas.gov/HealthyStreets

Hot off the press is the June-August 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 Matt Coldwell, our temporary 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!
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 ASSOCIATION/BULLETINANDMINUTES
(Tap Name to rearrange dates)

South Lamar Boulevard Corridor Construction
Neighbors,
Please see below and consider participating in the survey. Among others, it asks for input on plans to improve the intersection of Mary and S. Lamar.
Thank you,
Ingrid Weigand
BCNA Parks Committee
512-663-4632
Mobility Bond Funded Projects and Outreach
Your input is needed on place-making elements
for the South Lamar Boulevard corridor.
Information HERE:
More information HERE:
Note: Corridor Program Office corridors@austintexas.gov


The SoCo Parking Study
The SoCo Parking Study is not presently top of
mind for the Transportation Department as they focus
on Project Connect. They will reengage in late Summer
or early Fall. In the interim, the Steering Committee has
encouraged everybody to participate in the survey and
we will have this as an agenda item on our June 8 virtual
General Association Meeting. We need a lot of questions
answered but we do want to get a sense of where the
neighborhood stands. IMPORTANT that you provide feedback at the below feedback link ASAP.
Parking Strategy Link
https://downtownaustin.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/SoCoParkingStrategy_DraftRecommendations.pdf
Feedback Survey Link
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MTQNBK7

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

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

All the News that Fits March 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

SPRING UPDATES
Parks
Neighbors,
We will not have a creek cleaning this spring, but here is an opportunity to do some cleaning on your own as you walk our green spaces..
Ingrid Weigand
BCNA Parks Committee
512-663-4632
More information HERE:
https://mailchi.mp/94973cab8b17/love-where-you-live-day-nov-249258?e=c2b7ebcb9f

A word about Snakes
Springtime in Central Texas is peak snake season!
Sneaky serpents: Texas Department of Agriculture reminds Texans to keep sharp eye out for snakes
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department says that snakes start “emerging from their dens in late February or early March in Texas.”
When winter ends and the sun starts to come back out in Austin, so do the snakes.
Springtime in Central Texas is peak snake season, said local snake expert Tim Cole. Although the majority of alerts called into Cole’s Austin Reptile Service are nonvenomous, he said there is a chance Austinites might encounter a western diamondback rattlesnake or other venomous snake in their backyards this spring.
“They’ve gone the winter without eating, our daytime temperatures aren’t too hot, and for a lot of species it’s breeding season,” Cole said. “That’s why we see more in the spring than any other time of year.”
“Most of them are benefiting us by protecting homes from rodent damage,” Cole said. “And a lot of them are competing with venomous snakes for food. So if you remove a nonvenomous snake from the area, you may very well be inviting a rattlesnake or copperhead to come over.”
A post from KVUE HERE: Spring time in Texas is peak snake season

February…what a month! Weather warnings of an arctic blast coming!
February 9th chilly and gray, 10th in the 40s, 12th in the 30s, 13th in the 20s and going down! 14th, Valentine’s Day, Brrrrrrrrrrrr! An evening to snuggle up with a Valentine, a large pile of quilts or call it a 3 dog night. At 2 a.m. on president’s day, power out, water out and a week of grief coming. And some still on going. Hope everyone is faring better!

Hot off the press is the March 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, 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.

From Matt Caldwell, posted in the Bouldin Bulletin.
“BCNAForum@groups.io serves the ‘hood”
— M. Coldwell
During the recent freeze in February the neighborhood
list serve has proven to be a benefit in many
ways. While communication from the City was at
times vague, the BCNAForum served as a way for
neighbors to know what was really going on within
our neighborhood boundaries. Messages of help,
advice and reassurance kept many neighbors informed
during the black out and water outage. Even
more significant was the way the BCNAForum
helped connect neighbors with one another – for
water cutoff tools or other helpful resources. One
of the things that the BCNA does is pay for this
forum. It is a unique service to our hood that we
support without advertisement or fees. As a resident
in the hood you can sign up to the forum by going
to: https://groups.io/g/BCNAForum/join

Editor’s note:  Also a big Thanks and kudos to our city employees working on power and water lines and the emergency service folks all working in cold, icy conditions

More News:
CoA-The Recycle & Reuse Drop-off Center is open, by appointment only
Beginning on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, the Recycle and Reuse Drop-off Center has reopened, by appointment only.
http://www.austintexas.gov/department/recycle-reuse-drop-center

Note from CoA on catalytic convertor thefts
https://austintexas.gov/news/apd-investigators-see-significant-increase-catalytic-converter-thefts

From the Austin Chronicle:
The annual citywide insanity becomes Couch by Couchwest
https://www.austinchronicle.com/sxsw/
SXSW Online runs March 16-20
Also information on the May 1st election coming up, a pretty good discussion.
“Strong-Mayor” Proposal Divides Austin’s Progressives
Power to the people?

https://www.austinchronicle.com/news/2021-03-05/strong-mayor-proposal-divides-austins-progressives/
Also: “What’s on the May 1 Ballot?”
https://www.austinchronicle.com/news/2021-03-05/whats-on-the-may-1-ballot/

South Congress Merchants Association has agreed on continuing with CDC and Austin Public Heath guidelines to continue with masks and limited numbers in businesses.

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

All the News that Fits November 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

A Couple of Updates:
Becker Elementary Fall Festita
Hi Neighbors, I’m the PTA President at Becker Elementary your neighborhood public school since 1936! We have had to reinvent our usual Fall Festival, and I’ve been inspired by the Neighborhood Strolls Kate has been organizing for BCNA. Next Saturday Becker will be doing something similar and we could use help from the neighbors near the school for:
Fall Festita –
Becker Bobcats ON THE PROWL
Saturday, Nov. 14 2pm – 4pm

This is a masked up, socially distanced, Nature Walk meets Treasure Hunt around the perimeter of the school and through the neighborhood. I have attached a rough draft of our Treasure Map families will receive that shows the route. We will be placing various art activations, music, and treasures to see along the sidewalks of this route.

We have asked Becker Teachers to share inspirational messages for students/families and we are going to make signs with these messages on them that we would like to post, in creative ways, along the route.
THIS IS WHERE WE NEED HELP from these neighbors:
-on S. 3rd between Annie St. and Monroe
-on Bouldin Ave between Annie and Monroe
-on Briar between Annie and Milton
-on Monroe between S. 3rd and S. 5th
-on Annie St. between S. 3rd and Briar

If you are in the area listed, please use this google spreadsheet
to indicate if we can drop off a sign for you to put up in your yard. Maybe you know a neighbor who isn’t on the listserve? If you can get their agreement please add their info too. We would love to drop off the sign for you to display as visibly as possible on your fence/in yard/on porch, but we can also reuse some yard signs and post it in front of your house for you. We are flexible! You are invited to hang out on your porch to cheer “Viva Becker” for families as they go by during the event and anything else festive or creative you can think of is welcome.

If ANYONE in the neighborhood wants to help with donating leftover yard signs, we will take them. They can be dropped off inside the fence across the street from Becker in the yard where the chicken coop is. Please use the google doc above to indicate if you will be bringing signs over. Does anyone have an art car they would be willing to slowly drive through the route during the event? Many thanks neighbors!
I can be emailed at ptapresident@beckerelementary.com
Shobie Partos W. Annie St.

Farm to Market to Close
Received from
Peg McCoy peg@fm1718.com Sun, Nov 8, 1:50 PM (1 day ago)
to BouldinForum
Hello Neighbors:
Thank you all for supporting the shop over the past 15 years. It has been a great pleasure to be a part of the neighborhood.
Thanksgiving, November 26th, will be Farm to Market’s last day. I’ve sold the shop to Steph Steele, a lifelong Grocer (including a 24 year Whole Foods career and most recently teamed up with Larry McGuire to re-imagine and open Swedish Hill). Steph will reopen Farm to Market as Tiny Grocer after a few months of rejuvenation. Tiny Grocer will maintain the communal spirit of Farm to Market but will embrace long needed updates and improvements. You’ll be able to order sandwiches and prepared foods to go (more than likely on an app) and pick up a wide assortment of local products and specialty items. Tiny’s will be a great addition to SOCO 2021.
Since Steph is closing down for a few months, we’ll need to sell down the inventory and donate the rest. We will begin having sales as it gets closer to Thanksgiving and you may notice we may be out of some things. Please help us by coming to Farm to Market to shop and we appreciate your understanding if we don’t have exactly what you need but maybe you can find something similar.
Bitter sweet for me. I will miss you all. Better said: Tim, Chase, Kevin, Emily and I will miss you all.
Farewell,
Farm to Market Family

National, State and Local Elections November 3rd-you know what to do!
Very local elections-Neighborhood Association elections coming December 8
As every year, we will hold Officer and Sector Rep elections at our December 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.
Link to Bulletin for more election information HERE

Bouldin Forum Listserve is moving to BCNAforum@groups.io
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
Subscribe: BCNAForum+subscribe@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
Thank you,
Jesse Moore
President, BCNA

To subscribe, please email: 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
Note: It is best to keep using your Yahoo forum also until everyone has transferred over-Yahoo forums end December 15.

Just a reminder Algae along Lady Bird Lake– keep your dogs safe!
Info HERE

Neighborhood Food Pantry-The Buy Nothing Project
Sherry Holdridge and the Buy Nothing Project have stepped up and organized a neighborhood food pantry, (and delivery for those who cannot drive!!). They have provided a place where you can drop off your goods, and others can pop by to receive a little help. More info in October-November Bulletin HERE

The Bouldin Stroll! Coming back every Thursday from 6-8 pm.
Do the Bouldin Stroll on Thursdays 6-8 pm. Get out and sit in your front yard or on your porch, go for a walk and wave and chat to neighbors, or take the kids on their bikes around the hood. More info in the October-November Bulletin.
Thanks to Kate Francis for organizing

Pumpkin Contest and winners-a big thank you to Kate Francis for organizing this.
Also congratulations and thanks to all our neighbors who helped make this Halloween, a fun event this year! Pumpkins and winners HERE

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?