Photo from Spring Fling 2012 by Leah Golden

Friends and Neighbors:

The Barton Hills Neighborhood Association invites you to the 2nd Annual Spring Fling on Saturday, April 13th from 5PM to 7PM

Bring your picnic supper, cooler, blankets and the whole family. Join your friends and neighbors for a Picnic in the Park. We’ll be in the shade of the trees in the northwest corner of the Barton Hills Elementary School park ( at the corner of Barton Hills Drive and Briarcrest).

Our very own superstar, Jennifer Ellen Cook, and her glorious band will provide fantastic musical entertainment.

Wildfowl expert, Sallie Delahoussaye, is bringing the ever popular Birds of Prey. Get a close up look at these fascinating birds!!!!

We’ll have a grand time. A limited number of tables and chairs will be available for those who do not care to picnic on the ground.

Note: Alcoholic beverages are not permitted on school grounds.

We had a blast last year. This year’s picnic should be bigger and better than ever.

See you there!!!

Sunny Luther

 

2012 Trail of Lights Information

All things Trail of Lights may be found at:  http://www.austintrailoflights.org/

Neighborhood Call-In Line – 512-364-1044
The Number is Active 5 pm – 10:30 pm nightly

The trail of lights has not been presented since 2008 in the full traditional scope.  Entrance into the event is free for everyone.

Event, Road Closures, and Shuttle Schedule:

  • SAT, Dec. 15 – 6:30-8:00 PM – Trail of Lights 5K Run
  • SUN, Dec. 16 – 6:30-10:00 PM – Opening Nights / Light it Up!
  • MON, Dec. 17 –   6:30-10:00 PM – Military/Service Appreciation Night
  • TUE, Dec. 18 –  6:30-10:00 PM – “Keep Austin Weird”
  • WED, Dec. 19 –  6:30-10:00 PM – Heritage Night
  • THU, Dec. 20 –  6:30-10:00 PM – School Spirit Night
  • FRI, Dec 21 –  6:30-10:00 PM – Caroling Night
  • SAT, Dec. 22 –  6:30-10:00 PM – Santa/Elf Night
  • SUN, Dec. 23 –  6:30-10:00 PM – Grand Finale Fireworks

Road Closures:

  • SAT, Dec. 15th – 3:00pm – 11:00pm
  • SUN, Dec. 16th – 3:00pm – 11:00pm
  • MON – FRI, Dec. 17th – Dec. 21st – 6:00pm – 11:00pm
  • SAT/SUN, Dec. 22nd – 23rd – 5:30pm – 11:00pm

The street closure plan closes Barton Springs Road from Robert E. Lee to Rollingwood Drive.

In addition, APD staffed barricades will be place at Lund and Barton Boulevard at Robert E. Lee to prevent traffic flow inbound into the neighborhood during Trail of Lights Night (excludes 5K run night).

Shuttles will run from Republic Square and Barton Creek Mall to Zilker Park

  • 6:00pm – 9:30pm, inbound to event, and 6:30pm – 11:00pm, outbound from event

NEIGHBORHOOD PATROL:  In addition to APD staffing at the road closure, and interior security, the event was required to hire 2 APD officers to patrol the Zilker/Barton Hills neighborhood area, 2 APD officers to patrol the Lake Austin/Deep Eddy area, and 1 roving officer along Barton Springs Road.

The Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting the 46the Zilker Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony on December 2, 6:00 pm.  Pre-event music starts at 5:30 pm.  NO road closures are associated with the tree lighting ceremony.

Zilker Great Lawn

Post 2008, the Parks and Recreation Department created a new model for fencing to open a majority of the Great Lawn for public use during Trail of Lights season.  In prior years, fencing ran from the volleyball courts, along Stratford Road, along Barton Springs Road to Robert E. Lee and into the east side of the park.

The attached map shows the area of the Zilker Great Lawn required to be open (and will remain open) throughout the ENTIRE duration of the Trail of Lights nights for pedestrian access.  This new model was implemented to open a large portion of the Great Lawn throughout the holiday season.  There is full pedestrian access during normal park hours.

 

Area within the blue and red – closed until post event for Trail of Lights.
Area within the red blue and yellow, closed from Nov 19 until post event for Trail of Lights.

 

Austin City Limits Festival 2012

Neighbors,

ACL is coming up on October 12-14.  You can start to see the beginnings…

This year there are additional officers in the Dedicated Neighborhood ROVING Patrol  10 officers and 1 sergeant (increased from 7 and 1), Roving 10 am until approximately 11 pm daily as well as 2 APD Officers (on Bikes) in the Barton Creek Greenbelt, 12pm-8pm.

The dial in number for ACL related response is (646) 578-8562. 

These officers are stationed and roving to be here in the area(s) impacted.

This year there are a number of streets that will have temporary No Parking zones that will be enforced by the police during ACL. The NP signs will be deployed on Wednesday and Thursday, October 10 and 11, but become enforceable Friday, October 12.

The streets with No Parking zones are shown on the attached map.

Please warn your neighbors. Only a small percentage of the population of the neighborhood is subscribed to this Yahoo Group. Parking within 30′ of the approach to a stop sign, within 15′ of a fire hydrant are illegal and will be enforced. Also, make sure when you park on the street that the right wheels of your vehicle are closest to the curb.

Please don’t put barriers in the street. It is public property and the police will ask you to remove them. I suggest placing orange cones along the curb, but not in the street.

The FAA allows the aerial advertisers. The city and C3 Presents have no control over them.

FAA low flying aircraft information

The San Antonio Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) is the office that would take complaints about safety violations. That number is (800) 292-2023. The FAA does not, however, take calls regarding nuisance complaints.  Nuisance/aircraft noise complaints would go to the Aviation Department. Stephen Dick  would be the point of contact for those. His number is (512) 530-5541.

I strongly urge you to use this number to report parking and other violations: (646) 578-8562

See the bottom of this page for road closure info:  http://www.aclfestival.com/plan/getting-here/

If you would like to volunteer to monitor traffic and parking we could always use your help. Contact John Luther  or myself 

Thanks,

Melissa

Melissa Hawthorne
President, Barton Hills Neighborhood Association
PO Box 2042
Austin, TX 78768-2042

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