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All the News that Fits January 2019

Bouldin Bulletin for December-January 2018
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.
Thanks to John Shobe, our Publisher 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, current and archives are available at http://www.bouldincreek.org/association/bulletin/

City Residential services and a way to set reminders:                                   http://www.austintexas.gov/department/residential-services

Street sweeping-Residential streets are swept six times a year.
See: http://www.austintexas.gov/department/street-sweeping 

EVENTS DOWN THE HILL                                                                                    Palmer Heavy Traffic January 2018 HERE
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/2019/01/

Meeting Schedules:
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 The High Road, 6:45pm 700 Dawson Road,
Unless otherwise note

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A little Austin history from John T. Davis.

“How The 1970s Defined Austin”
A cool article about Austin.
By John T. Davis
Published: August 30, 2018 Austin Monthly

Longtime Austinites are particularly fond of their former sleepy college town’s history, and no decade represents a happier time—the happiest, some would say—than the freewheeling, youth-driven ’70s. Austin has always been a progressive city, but this decade formed the bedrock for where we are today. We explain why.
http://www.austinmonthly.com/AM/September-2018/Golden-Years/

Also Austin-in-25-objects                                    http://www.austinmonthly.com/AM/September-2017/Austin-in-25-Objects/

BCNA General Membership Election 2018

Hello neighbors–BCNA General Membership meeting was held on December 11,
at The High Road on Dawson (700 Dawson Rd.) and also held it’s annual Officer and Sector Representative elections.
Neighborhood members were elected to the following positions:

New Officers
President:
Jesse Moore
jtmoore624@yahoo.com

Vice President – Neighborhood Issues:
Melynda Nuss
mellynuss@yahoo.com

Vice President – External Affairs:
Paul Strange
strange20@msn.com

Communications Director:
Pierre Nguyen
pierre.nguyen@maritime.edu

Treasurer:
Jeff Seiden
jeff@techbizdev.com

Secretary:
Ari Gernaat
agernaat@gmail.com

Sector Representatives:
The Green Zone:
Candidate not registered as BCNA Member.
Election needs to be held in February
N/S borders: Oltorf to south side Mary
E/W borders: Railroad tracks to west side of South First
Nick Sargologos
nicholas.sargologos@nxp.com

The Lavender Zone:
Oltorf to Johanna
South First to S. Congress
Kate Francis
kmfrancis@gmail.com

The Blue Zone
Mary to Monroe
Railroad tracks to South First
Ryan Gullahorn
ryan@gullahorn.com

The Yellow Zone
Johanna to South of the Deaf School
South First to S. Congress
Elizabeth Howard
callmetiboo@icloud.com

The Pink Zone
Monroe to Gibson between Railroad tracks to South First and
Gibson to Christopher between S. 5th & South First
Scottee Downing
scottee.downing@gmail.com

The Orange Zone
Gibson to Christopher between RR tracks & S.5th and
Christopher to BSR between RR track and Bouldin
Sue Mercado Vincent
sue@mercadovincent.com

The Brown Zone
Copeland to BSR
S. 2nd to South First
Stephanie Scholten
stephanielscholten@gmail.com

Committees & Appointments not Elected:
(These need to be confirmed at the next
Steering committee meeting.)
Zoning – Paul Strange
Parks – Ingrid Weigand
Traffic –Thom Parker

WBCG cleanup 07-14-2018

Neighbors,

We had a very successful clean-up of homeless camps on June 30, but were only able to cover part of the greenbelt. There are still remnants of camps along the railroad track path; in addition, the recent rains have washed in trash from South Lamar, most of it now in the creek bed.
I have walked the main trails several times last week and no new camps have been established – that is the good news. One more push to get the greenbelt cleaned up should do it for now and hopefully entice many more of you to use this wonderful green space.

Meeting date/time: this Saturday, July 14 (Bastille Day!), 8:30 am
Meeting Place: Entrance at 1200 South 6th Street, off Gibson

Please wear long pants, long-sleeved shirts and sturdy boots and bring work gloves as well as water. We’ll supply trash bags and wheelbarrows to haul them out.

Thanks,

Ingrid Weigand
BCNA Parks Committee
512-663-4632

WBCG cleanup 07-01-2018

Neighbors,

13 Bouldin residents met in the greenbelt this morning and collectively removed 6-8 large homeless camps: tents, mattresses, sleeping bags, clothing, styrofoam and plastic containers, toiletries, cans, card board – most of which had been there since our last creek cleaning at the beginning of March.  It was dirty, sweaty work and we had to haul everything well over half a mile to get it to one of the two entrances. PARD has been notified and will pick up the piles, hopefully by tomorrow.

After 2 hours in the heat, we ran out of steam. There are still some card board camps along the railroad tracks and we will most likely schedule another morning in about two weeks to get the rest. If you missed this one, come join us!

We are also discussing strategies to prevent the situation from getting as bad as it was today. Part of the problem is that Park Rangers hand out eviction notices, but the camp occupants will come back a few days later or others will move in. The only true deterrent seems to be to remove the camps immediately, and PARD lacks the resources to do that. I have asked them for referrals to community groups that can help out and will also reach out to Keep Austin Beautiful and the Austin Parks Foundation.

We want the greenbelt to be a safe place for residents to enjoy and we know that the more people do, the less camps we’ll have.

For now, please thank Ben, Danny, Gary, Matt, Michael/ Stacy/Cash, Ronnie, Thom, Kate,  and especially Scott & Liz who just bought a house in Bouldin and have not even finished moving in.

Ingrid Weigand, BCNA Parks Committee  512-663-4632