Sunday, May 14, 4-6pm – regular quarterly meeting at YMCA. Meet and greet at 3:45pm, quarterly meeting starts at 4pm.
0. Introductions and purpose of neighborhood team
1. Approve minutes (March 4, April 8, April 10, 2017)
2. Neighborhood plan amendment status and next steps (LisaH, Julia)
3. CodeNEXT draft text and mapping (all)
4. Priorities for FY18 city and school district budgets (afterschool programs, health, TA Brown)
5. Parks and trees (Barrington, Brownie, medians, creek pocket park)
6. Public safety policies
– Rundberg Ln container ordinance
– juvenile curfew
– pedestrian near the roadway
– driving without a license
7. Officer elections – Chair
8. Housekeeping (eg designate new officers to be on bank account)
Written updates on transportation and finances.
This called meeting was to discuss and make decisions about the latest round of comments from city staff on the amendments that we submitted in September 2016, in accordance with City Code.
We discussed many possible next steps. We decided to “Clean up plan by removing sections that have not been vetted by COA staff or relevant departments AND make the plan recommendations more SMART* or remove / roll them into objectives.”
Specific – target a specific area for improvement
Measurable – quantify or at least suggest an indicator of progress.
Agreed upon – specify who will do it.
Realistic – state what results can realistically be achieved, given available resources.
Time-related – specify when the result(s) can be achieved.
Complete DRAFT Minutes. Let Colin know if you have corrections.
Here is the link to our amendment text, with the city staff comments.
Thanks, everybody, for your work to improve our parks, waterways, and school grounds.
It’s My Park Day at Brownie Park, March 4 draft minutes. Also, Larry found a possum skull.
Clean Sweep at Little Walnut Creek tributary, April 8 draft minutes.
March 28 update / 28 de marzo actualización
The City’s Parks and Recreation Board unanimously recommended approval of the master plan. Here’s the presentation.
La Junta de Parques y Recreación de la Ciudad recomendó por unanimidad la aprobación del plan maestro. Aquí está la presentación.
Parks and Rec’s estimated schedule is / El horario estimado de Parques y Recreación es:
- Engineered drawings and permits Jan-Nov 2017 / Ingeniería de planos y permisos enero-noviembre 2017
- Prepare bidding documents Nov 2017-Jan 2018 / Preparar los documentos de licitación noviembre 2017-enero 2018
- Bidding and contracts Feb-May 2018 / Licitaciones y contratos febrero-mayo 2018
- Construction Jun 2018-March 2019 / Construcción junio 2018-marzo 2019
- Grand opening! / ¡Ceremonia de inauguración!
Part of the permit step will be rezoning the park land to P Public, which will require an amendment to our neighborhood plan. There will be a mailed notification and a community meeting, as well as Planning Commission and City Council hearings.
Parte del paso del permiso será la rezonificación del terreno del parque a P Pública, que requerirá una enmienda a nuestro plan de vecindario. Habrá una notificación por correo y una reunión de la comunidad, así como audiencias de la Comisión de Planificación y del Concejo Municipal.
More details of the park planning process
Más detalles del proceso de planificación del parque
Parks and Recreation Department web page for the park (not quite up-to-date)
Departamento de Parques y Recreación página web del parque (no actualizada)
Thanks, everybody, who worked to make this happen!
¡Gracias a todos que trabajaron para que esto suceda!
Starting with the 2017-18 school year, TA Brown Elementary will be in a “portable campus” at Barrington. Here’s the announcement. Lots more details to come!
The expectation is that this arrangement would continue for 2-5 years. Austin ISD’s facilities master plan prioritizes building a new facility at the TA Brown site at 505 W Anderson Ln, large enough to also serve the Georgian Acres students who now attend Webb Primary.
Our neighborhood’s Austin Police Department district representatives are Officers Cassie DeLaRue and Ray Kianes
Los Representantes de Distrito del Departamento de Policía de Austin en nuestro vencindario son Oficiales Cassie DeLaRue y Ray Kianes.
Officer Rafael “Ray” Kianes
Officer Kianes was born and raised in New York City, graduated high school from the New York Military Academy and joined the New York National Guard, where he was awarded the Humanitarian Service Award for his involvement in the ice storms in Syracuse.
He enrolled in the Reserve Officers Training Program at the State University of New York College at Brockport. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in history and subsequently was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army. Deployed in several engagements during his 8 years in the army, Officer Kianes was awarded the Bronze Star Medal during Operation Iraqi Freedom and was honorably discharged as a Captain in 2005.
As an officer in the Austin Police Department, Officer Kianes worked in Patrol in northeast Austin for about 3 years and since then has been assigned as a North East District Representative, where he currently works as the Edward 1 District Representative. He can be reached at (512) 974-5805.
Officer Cassie DeLaRue
Officer DeLaRue was assigned as the Edward 2 District Representative in February 2017.
She can be reached at (512) 974-6285.