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BCNA Zoning Committee June 19, 2019

BCNA Zoning Committee June 19, 2019

Attached is the agenda for next Wednesday’s meeting. The Endeavor Group will be presenting their plans for the Statesman Site. The Statesman Site is technically in the South River City NP but whatever is built they will have an impact on BCNA. Hope you can attend.

Members: Stuart Sampley, Kris Hyatt, Patrick Ousey, Jeff Seiden, Ryan Gullahorn, Billy Weaver, Paul Strange
Jesse Moore ( ex officio )

The Zoning Committee serves in an advisory role to the Steering Committee and its votes do not bind the BCNA. All meetings are open to the general membership and public at large. The Zoning Committee will convene in executive session and exclude all persons except Committee Members and BCNA Officers from executive session.

6:45 – Previous business and agenda discussion

7:00 – Statesman PUD ( Endeavor Group )
• PUD Application for 19.3 acre Statesman Site

7:30 – Discussion

8:00 – Adjourn

All the News that Fits May 2019

Hello neighbors, a lot going on in Austin in the spring. 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

News from our neighbor Texas School for the Deaf

TSD’s most recent Good News publication highlights our young spelling bee winners, TSD’s boys and girls track and field teams, Battle of the Books winners, as well as a couple of TSD’s amazing teachers. Read the publication HERE

I have also included a schedule of some of end of school year events below.

Public Information Officer

Gabriel Cardenas

Texas School for the Deaf

gabriel.cardenas@tsd.state.tx.us

BLOG: deskofthepio.wordpress.com

(512) 462-5372

May 16th 6 – 11 PM High School Sports Award Ceremony TSD Auditorium
May 23rd 6 – 9 PM TSD Foundation 13thAnnual Diamond Gala Flyer Hilton Austin
May 29th 1 – 3:30 PM High School Awards Day TSD Auditorium
May 30th 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM High School Seniors & Parent Reception Seeger Gym
May 30th 2 – 5 PM Class of 2019 Graduation Ceremony TSD Auditorium

Becker Green Classroom-Garden Gala on May 3rd.
Dear Bouldin Neighbors,
Please join us Friday, May 3rd from 5:00 – 7:30, as we host our 4th annual Garden Gala and Make-O-Rama, in the Becker Green Classroom Garden on Briar and on the Becker school front lawn and circle drive on Milton. This family-friendly event features a 3rd grade Master Chef Salsa Challenge, a 4th grade Farm Stand as well as tastings, takeaways and handmade items for purchase from all of our classroom gardens. In addition, the event includes the Becker Elementary student Make-O-Rama showcase and Green Runway show, free maker stations, face painting, and a silent auction. Local food truck, Gold Epicure will sell food, Lick Ice Cream will be there for dessert, and students will entertain us with their musical abilities.
The goals of the Garden Gala are to raise funds for our operating costs, to promote community, sustainability and healthy lifestyles, and to increase awareness of our incredible garden and volunteer involvement so that all children at our school can have the opportunity to participate.

If you would like to get involved, we are still seeking event sponsors and donations for the silent auction. Please contact Rhonda McGaughey at bgcgalasponsor@gmail.com or call 512-470-6514 for more information.

4th Annual Garden Gala poster HERE
Becker Green Classroom website HERE http://gardengala.info

Due to all the pedestrian activity on Milton in front of the school, we will use parking cones and other traffic deterrents from approximately 4:00 p.m. until the end of the Gala. Please contact us with any concerns.
Sincerely,
The Becker Green Classroom Steering Committee

Rally Around the Hood @ the South 1st Street Food Court
May 4, 2019 10am-noon

Saturday, May 4th will be a special day at the corner of 1st Street and Live Oak, where Bouldin Creek residents John and Lisa Weinberger are coordinating a trifecta: getting the neighbors together, supporting our local food court and raising awareness about a featured charity –Swan Songs.
Swan Songs is dedicated to fulfilling musical last wishes for people near the end of life and paying musicians to perform for them.The neighborhood is invited to share the festivities. The local chapters of the Ferrari Club of America and the Alfa Romeo Owners Club will display a selection of exotic Italian cars while local musicians perform. The bill will include Christine Albert, the founder of Swan Songs, who also plays at El Mercado on Mondays, and Chris Gage, her husband and musical partner. Former S. 2nd St. resident Andy Garseaand Cody Jo Hodges will also perform. They’ve warned us to be on the lookout for special musical guests.
Come to the event to learn more about Swan Songs’ programs, such as the “Gift of Song” program, where friends and relatives can commission a song written by a professional songwriter based on someone’s life, customized to reflect their personal story and unique contribution to the world. You can get in touch with them through their website. Melynda Nuss
Supporting Swan Songs https://swansongs.org/

BCNA Steering Committee meeting May 6th
Meetings at The High Road, 6:45pm 700 Dawson Road,

EVENTS DOWN THE HILL
Palmer Heavy Traffic May 2019 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/

Bouldin Bulletin for April-May 2019
Hot off the press is the April-May Bouldin Bulletin.
The same good stuff you might have read while drinking a cup of coffee —but in digital form. HERE:

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 noted

Steering Committee meeting May 6th 2019

Steering Committee meeting May 6th 2019
Agenda:
6:45–review minutes
6:50–South Congress Parking study meeting
7:05–Waterfront update & discussion
7:15–Affordability Unlocked discussion
7:20–Butler Park & additional RPP request–Jesse
7:25–Communications update
7:30–Traffic Safety Parking cmte update
7:35–Zoning cmte update & Green Pastures update
7:40–Sector updates
7:45–adjourn

Minutes when available

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 noted

28th Annual Creek Cleaning Party Saturday, March 2nd, 2019

Bouldin Creek 28th Annual Creek Cleaning Party
In support of “It’s my Park day”
Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 from 8:30am to 11:30am

quick follow up and thanks to all! gh

Neighbors,

We had a wonderful turn-out yesterday for our 28th Annual Creek Cleaning. With the 106 people who signed in and a few who did not, we had a little over 110 participants..
We knew from the Austin Parks Foundation’s website that we could expect a lot of help, so the Parks Committee pre-selected locations and crew leaders and it worked out beautifully. We were able to clean out trash from both East and West Bouldin Creek and the West Bouldin Creek Greenbelt, in addition to weeding beds in Nicholas Dawson Park. We have not been able to do such a thorough cleaning in a couple of years.
It was cold and damp but that did not prevent anyone form having a good time. When we were done, we enjoyed tacos donated by El Mercado; this is the 28th year they have fed our volunteers. Please be sure to thank them next time you are there.
And do go out and explore the parks and the greenbelt. Everything is budding and starting to bloom. And – there is that new species recently discovered in Nicholas Dawson Park, a tree-dwelling blue whale. I think it is the only one of its kind.

Thanks again to everyone who helped,
Ingrid Weigand
BCNA Parks Committee
512-663-4632

Update 02-27-2019
Neighbors,

Our 28th Annual Creek Cleaning will happen this Saturday, weather permitting. We have had record participation registrations from members of the greater Austin community, so we have closed registration at the Austin Parks Foundation site. HOWEVER, this is a neighborhood tradition and we would like to encourage you to join us and explore our creeks and greenbelts.

We will have enough people to clean both creeks and also do some maintenance (weeding, etc.) in N Dawson Park. If you are interested in the latter, please bring some gardening tools.

Here are the details:
Saturday, March 2
Meeting place: Entrance to N Dawson Park on Gibson/South First (adjacent to El Mercado parking lot)
Meeting time: 8:30 am

Please wear sturdy boots, long pants, long-sleeved shirts to guard against exposure to poison ivy. Gloves, tools and trash bags will be provide courtesy of the Austin Parks Foundation.

Thank you,
Ingrid Weigand
BCNA Parks Committee
512-663-4632

Since 1991, neighbors and community members have met once a year to collect trash in both East and West Bouldin Creek. Together we have removed enough car parts and tires to build a small fleet of cards, carpets and appliances to furnish several homes, cans and bottles to open a convenience store and styrofoam to last quite a few lifetimes. In addition, innumerable pieces of found art made it home with their proud finders.
We’ll meet at 8:30 am at the entrance to Nicholas Dawson Park on the corner of Gibson and South First for coffee and snacks provided by neighborhood restaurants, then send teams of people to different parts of the two creeks. Around 11:30 am we meet back in N. Dawson Park for lunch, again courtesy of our business friends.
Gloves and trash bags will be provided. Please dress in long-sleeved shirts and long pants to guard against possible contact with poison ivy, and wear sturdy shoes. Be prepared to get muddy and dirty and have a very good time. Kids and dogs welcome. More info HERE:

All the News that Fits February 2019

UPCOMING Events for March and April affecting traffic in and around Bouldin Creek Neighborhood HERE

28th Annual Creek Cleaning Party
Bouldin Creek Parks clean up in conjunction with “It’s My Park Day”
Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 from 8:30am to 11:30am                         More info HERE:

Bouldin Bulletin for February-March 2019
Hot off the press is the February-March 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 HERE:

EVENTS DOWN THE HILL                                                                                    Palmer Heavy Traffic February 2019 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/

Neighborhood Plan Contact Team Meets Feb. 9, 4:30 PM

The Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Plan Contact Team (BCNPCT) will hold its annual meeting Saturday, February 9 at the High Road, 700 Dawson Rd., at 4:30 PM.  As a  bit of background:                                             -Neighborhood plan contact teams are separate from neighborhood  associations.                                                                                                                       -Their sole purview is stewardship of the neighborhood plan.                   -They operate under city-dictated bylaws, elections, meetings, notification, and reporting.                                                                                               -All BCNPCT meetings are open to the public and anyone who resides in or owns a business or property in the neighborhood plan area may participate on the contact team.

You can read more about Plan Contact Team responsibilities and processes at: http://austintexas.gov/department/neighborhood-plan-contact-teams

The Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Plan has been amended several times since its 2002 adoption. Amendment requires city application and notification. No amendments are scheduled for this meeting.

The February 9 meeting agenda will include officer elections,  a review of the team bylaws, and review and vote on a couple of optional planning resources the team has traditionally not opted for: You can  read about them at:                                                                                          http://austintexas.gov/department/front-yard-parking http://austintexas.gov/department/mobile-food-establishments


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 noted.

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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/