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Allandale Neighborhood Association
General Membership Meeting Agenda
Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 7:00–9:00 p.m.
Northwest Recreation Center, 2913 Northland Drive
1. Call to Order
Secretary, Jennifer Paris: August minutes stand approved as distributed, else changes noted & minutes approved with changes.
3. Guest Presentation: PARD Aquatics Program
We’ll hear from Wayne Simmons, Aquatics Program Manager at Parks & Recreation Department and Laura Cortez, principal at Cortez Consulting Services, about upcoming public forums and focus groups for citizens to express their preferences about Austin’s pools.
4. Treasurer Report
Treasurer, Elliot Brubaker: budget, dues and newsletter advertising income, expenses, legal debt status; year-end financial report provided for adoption.
5. Bylaws Report
Vice President, Marshall Thompson: advance red‐line version was posted at library and online; updates provided for approval.
6. Committee Reports
7. Executive Committee Election
Nominations chair, Michael Nink: advance call for volunteers was posted; slate of nominees recommended for approval.
8. What’s Happening in District 7
We’ll hear from our District 7 councilmember, Leslie Pool.
9. Old Business
10. New Business
Headed for the Homestretch: It’s been over a year since ANA was first notified about the proposed Austin Oaks Planned Unit Development. Now it's decision making time.
The City of Austin planning & development department will have to make a recommendation based on dozens of staff reviews.
On 16-Sep (subject to postponement): the Environmental Commissioners will make a recommendation based on input from CoA planning & development staff, the Austin Oaks developer, and area residents.
Then the Zoning and Platting Commissioners will listen to testimony and make a recommendation.
Then Austin City Council will decide what happens next.
Meanwhile, Information Session: All 4-corners area neighbors are invited to attend a community meeting on 08-Sep, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., hosted by Balcones Civic Association. CoA planning & zoning staff will talk about the Austin Oaks PUD process and answer questions. Location: Austin Board of Realtors Building, 4800 Spicewood Springs Road.
Details and a timeline of events are here.
Wed, Sept 2, 7 pm at NW Rec center will be the ANA General Membership meeting. All ANA members are invited! A full agenda of business will be covered, including the review of the attached ANA EC member proposals, for officers, for at large, including new additions. The current EC has approved these candidates. There will be a vote to adopt this roster of proposed ANA EC members. Please join us Sept 2.
Wed, Sept 2, 7 pm at NW Rec center will be the ANA General Membership meeting. All ANA members are invited! A full agenda of business will be covered, including the review of the attached byline updates/edits, and a vote to adopt these changes as shared here. Please join us Sept 2.
The ANA Executive Committee will hold a special meeting on Sunday, August 23, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at 2710 W. 49th 1/2 Street for the sole purpose of hearing committee reports on proposed changes to the ANA bylaws and proposed slate of nominees in advance of our next meeting.
ANA’s next regularly scheduled meeting is the September General Membership Meeting on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at Northwest Recreation Center, 2913 Northland Drive.
The August Allandale Neighbor is here, featuring:
• ANA Call for Volunteers
• Autumn Gardening
• School Happenings
• Tour de Tacos
ANA Annual Membership Meeting, September 2nd, 7:00–9:00 p.m., Northwest Recreation Center
Composting Workshop, September 17, 7:00–8:30 p.m., Northwest Recreation Center
National Night Out, October 6, 6:00 p.m., all over Allandale
Allandale Neighborhood Association seeks volunteers to serve on the 2015–16 Executive Committee (EC) and chair or join at least one standing committee (membership, communication, zoning, safety, finance, bylaws, or nominating).
Basic requirements to serve on the EC are that you reside in Allandale, your membership dues are paid, and you demonstrate an interest in furthering the purpose* of the association. Ideally, the EC will be well-balanced with respect to age, gender, occupation, areas of expertise, and geographic residence.
ANA will always face important challenges requiring careful consideration, yet this is an especially crucial time to be involved, as changes related to population growth, development all around and within Allandale, and revisions to Austin’s land development code impact our neighborhood.
To throw your hat in the ring, please contact ANA Nominations Committee Chair, Mike Nink (michaelnink <at> hotmail.com).
*ANA purpose: to promote and protect the quality of life, safety, residential characteristics, and property values of the neighborhood primarily and all neighbors generally; and to identify and assess issues of importance to the residents of the Allandale area and to promote participation by area residents in activities that affect their neighborhood. ANA should actively engage in activities that aid and are necessary to support these purposes.
Allandale Neighborhood Association
Executive Committee Meeting Agenda
Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 7:00–9:00 p.m.
Northwest Recreation Center, 2913 Northland Drive
1. Call to Order/Roll
4. Officer Reports
5. Standing Committee Reports
6. Associate Organization Reports
7. Special Committee Reports
8. Old Business
9. New Business
The Bull Creek Road Coalition (BCRC) presented an alternative vision of "The Grove at Shoal Creek" to MileStone Community Builders this evening (July 29).
This alternative vision was developed through a collaboration of neighborhood liaisons, committee feedback, and community comments on MileStone's conceptual master plan that was presented to the public on July 9, 2015. The BCRC's modified master plan provides a basis for discussion as we move toward a shared vision for this significant development.
The BCRC's alternative vision document may be viewed here. Extensive background information is also available: BCRC's initial design principles, BCRC's inquiry about valid petition rights, and the City's response to our inquiry.
Allandalers wishing to comment are welcome to send email to allandale.neighborhood (at) gmail (dot) com.
Happy Summer, Allandale neighbors! Hopefully you are still fondly remembering the fun of the Allandale 4th of July Parade—surely the best part of the year for this special neighborhood. The parade, all pulled together and organized by the Allandale Neighbor Association (ANA), always makes us so proud and happy to live in Allandale.
ANA does so much more. Volunteer board and committee members also arrange monthly seminars with valuable education and information on tree pruning, property taxes, energy and water conservation, CPR, not to mention a great impetus to clean out our closets for the annual neighborhood-wide Garage Sale.
ANA manages a great relationship with our Austin Police Department and organizes our block captains to help keep Allandale safe and relatively crime free, and coordinates annual National Night Out events all over the neighborhood.
ANA helps navigate the tricky waters of zoning and building and growth, and keeps you informed by sharing information in the newsletter that reaches 4,500+ households every other month, as well as on all our online venues.
ANA does a whole lot more, and all on an absolute shoestring budget. We ask only $15 membership dues per household (or just $7 for age 55+ households) per calendar year, January to December—very affordable! Yet less than 10% of the 4500+ homes in Allandale pay their ANA membership dues each year! Likely this is chalked up to just forgetting, and we are working to put in place better systems to remind you and let you take advantage of automatic renewals.
Until then, to help make it even easier on the many of you who likely fully intend to and want to be part of ANA, and to get more neighbors to participate in ANA, we are doing a Summer Membership Drive.
Some of your teen neighbors may be coming by to ask if you are part of ANA and, if not, they will ask you to consider supporting us. They’ll give you an easy way to pay dues with a membership envelope so you can mail in a check. We thank our young neighbors for helping us getting more homes involved to support ANA!
But you don’t have to wait for a teen to stop by, you can join online right here, right now, where PayPal will accept payment by credit card. Or email us at allandale.neighborhood (at) gmail.com and we’ll be happy to deliver a membership envelope to you and pick up your payment directly!
Thank you to the 400+ homes that are supporting ANA already. And thank you in advance to the additional households that will join up now to help ANA do all we do, and help us do more!
 Information about redevelopment of 5701-5715 Burnet Road (everything between Strut & Kwik Ice) into a self-storage facility.
 Information about rezoning of 2123 Northland Drive (SE corner of Northland@Montview) from Single-Family to Limited Office.