July 26 BHNA General Meeting Agenda

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Hi Folks,

I wanted to post the upcoming July 26th meeting agenda in advance. I have been fielding a lot of complaints from neighborhood residents who have been either directly or indirectly impacted by the Barton Creek greenbelt use this spring and summer.

Although it seems the problem is now remedied by the creek drying up I thought it would be good to have officers from the Austin Police Department, Park Police Department and Austin Park Ranger come and give us a presentation outlining their jurisdiction regarding how they monitor and enforce activities in and around the creek, since our neighborhood has two public access points and a few non official access points.

This will be your chance to talk to these representatives about any issues you may have if you are affected by the public use at the greenbelt.

The meeting is at St. Mark’s Church. Dinner is at 6pm, meeting starts at 7pm.

Please come on out and be part of the neighborhood association!

See you there!


BHNA President

 

Barton Hills Neighborhood Association

Meeting Agenda – July 26, 2016

1. Meeting Convenes

2. Brief Announcements

  • Welcome new members
  • 4th of July parade recap

3. Approval of Minutes

4. Treasurer’s Report

5. ANC Report– Jerilyn Green/Kay Killen

6. Neighborhood Committee Reports:

  • Neighborhood Park Improvement – Roy Smithers
  • Greenbelt Guardians – Glee Ingram
  • Traffic Calming – Vanessa Gonzalez
  • Neighborhood Watch – Reid Sullivan

7. Discussion regarding Greenbelt/Creek Issues with the Austin Police Department, Park Police Department, Park Ranger.

8. Other Business

9. Meeting Adjourns

 

Barton Hills Drive is scheduled for routine street maintenance (resurfacing) in the next few months. By coordinating with this resurfacing, the Austin Transportation Department (ATD) has the opportunity to modify the street striping with little to no effect on project cost and duration. ATD is assessing restriping options that could improve safety and mobility for all road users.

Typical proposed striping along Barton Hills Drive will have a two-way protected bikeway on the west side of the street and a parking lane on the east side of the street as shown in Figure 1. Special design consideration will be given to improved pedestrian crossings in response to numerous requests from citizens.

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In order to add bicycle facilities on Barton Hills Drive, on-street motor vehicle parking will be prohibited at certain locations as listed below and in Figure 2. To relieve congestion on Barton Hills Drive during school pick-up and drop-off times, a westbound right turn lane will be added to facilitate entry into the elementary driveway. Homedale Drive will remain open to two-way traffic as listed below and in Figure 3. In addition, inorder to enable the construction of sidewalks on Briarcrest Drive, approximately 350 feet of the south side of Briarcrest Drive will have parking prohibited.

? Barton Hills Drive (from Robert E. Lee to Barton Skyway) – prohibit parking on the west side of the street.

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In order to ensure the most appropriate allocation of street space, ATD is seeking feedback from local residents and other users of this street prior to determining final plans. You can obtain additional information about this mobility project and provide feedback at an open house on Tuesday, June 28, from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the library of Barton Hills Elementary School, 2108 Barton Hills Drive, Austin, TX 78704. Feedback based on local experience frequently results in improvements to initial project proposals. If necessary, modifications to this proposal can be made after input received at the open house. If you cannot attend this open house and have questions or comments, please contact Mike Schofield at 974-7834 or .

View/download Barton Hills (REL to Barton Skyway) Third Email Notification.pdf

 

2016 July 4 Neighborhood Parade

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Greetings Barton Hills,

Please come out on the 4th of July morning to participate in the Barton Hills 4th of July Parade and after party. Family, friends and visitors are certainly welcome !!!

We will be assembling at the Barton Hills Market at 8:30am. The parade will begin at 9am, with the procession led by Austin Fire Department Station 11 fire truck, and we will conclude at Barton Hills Elementary for the after party.

Our parade marshal this year will be Barton Hills resident and Austin City Council District 5 representative Ann Kitchen.

Our great Greenbelt Guardians will be marching in the procession. Girl Scout Troop 773, Brownies Troop 130, and Cub Scout Pack 14 will be in the parade.

We encourage everyone to wear their Red White and Blue !!!!

We will be having a contest for the kids! There will be prizes for the TOP 3 decorated Bicycles and TOP 3 Wagons/Carts !!!

Last but not least, do you have a dog that likes to dress up ??? We will have a prize for the MOST PATRIOTIC POOCH !!!!

If you have a classic car or fancy Harley motorcycle we welcome you to join the procession.

If you want to make a float please do!

* Of note, this is a family event and we are not allowing commercial advertising on vehicles or floats. If you want to be a sponsor please contact Carol Mann at 512-695-3057 or

After parade party will be held at Barton Hills Elementary. Please see all the details below:

Barton Hills 2016 4th of July Parade

8:30am – Assemble at Barton Hills Market for parade march
9:00am – Parade Begins

Parade will be led by Austin Fire Department Station 11
Ann Kitchen, City Council District 5 Rep and Barton Hills resident, will be Parade Marshal
Parade will include:

  • Girl Scout Troop 773 and Brownies Troop 130
  • Cub Scout Pack 14
  • Greenbelt Gauardians
  • Classic Cars
  • All of our great neighbors wearing their Red White and Blue
  • All the neighborhood kids with their decorated bicycles and wagons
  • All the patriotic pooches and puppies

Parade After Party at Barton Hills Elementary:

  • Star Spangled Banner sung by BH resident Laurie Mechler
  • Watermelon and Cookies
  • Parade Contest winners announced
  • Vendors: Jim Jim’s Ice and Amy’s Ice Cream
  • Finger Printing by Constable’s Office
 
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