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Guardians of the Greenbelt,

Our next workday is coming up fast: the Austin Parks Foundation’s fall “It’s My Park Day” on Saturday November 4th.  We’ll be working from 9:00 – 12:00 at the Barton Creek Greenbelt Homedale access, 2010 Homedale Drive.  In conjunction with our partners at Austin Parks and Rec, we’ll be doing some trail repairs and runoff management, building some rock steps, removing invasives, trimming and weeding, removing graffiti, and picking up trash in the area.

Registration is open now!  Please go to the Austin Parks Foundation’s Get Pulse website here to sign up for our project. You can also reply to this email if you have any questions or problems with online registration.

As always, we’ll have breakfast tacos for everyone and plenty of water to refill your bottles. We have tasks that are appropriate for a wide range of ages and skill sets, so don’t think you’re too old or young to help!  (We love kids, but younger ones should be sure to bring a parent along with them. Under 18 will need a parent or guardian to sign the waiver.)  We’ll provide the team leaders and tools needed for all of the tasks.  Please bring a water bottle, a pair of work gloves (if you have them), and wear closed-toe shoes.  Long pants and long sleeves will help to protect against poison ivy which, like everything else, is thriving in the greenbelt now due to all the rain we’ve had this year.

We’re looking forward to another good workday and hoping that a lot of you can join us!

Thanks,
Stan Ostrum

Glee Ingram

 

October 24th General Meeting Agenda

Meeting Agenda – October 24, 2017

1. Meeting Convenes – 7pm

2. Brief Announcements
– Welcome new members
– Annual St Mark’s Donation

3. Approval of Minutes

4. Treasurer’s Report

5. 2018 BHNA Election

5. Neighborhood Committee Reports

– Neighborhood Park Improvement – Melissa Hawthorne
– Greenbelt Guardians – Glee Ingram
– Austin Neighborhood Council – David Poisson
– Area Coordinator – Peter Hess, CodeNext Update

6. Main Presentation – approximately 8pm

Chuck Crow, City of Austin Environmental Vector Control. Presentation regarding responsible pesticide usage within the Barton Hills natural residential environment

Cherylann Campbell. AISD bond initiative, follow up presentation

7. Meeting Adjourns

 

2017 ACL Festival Neighborhood Information


The following information was provided by the City of Austin and C3 Presents to help our neighborhood prepare for the upcoming Austin City Limits Music Festival:

ACL Music Festival will take place over two consecutive weekends: Friday, October 6th at 11am to Sunday, October 8th at 10pm and Friday, October 13th at 11am to Sunday, October 15th at 10pm. Please see the map on the following page for closures. Preparatory closures are beginning the Friday before and will remain in place until the Monday after the festival. Go to www.austintexas.gov/parkevents for interactive park access maps.

Barton Springs Pool is open at all times during normal hours. During festival days parking is protected at the south gate lot off Robert E. Lee for pool swimmers. In addition, Auditorium Shores will be open at all times for general and off-leash use.

Zilker Park, and all Austin parks, are non-smoking venues. Festival patrons will be directed to smoke outside the festival gates on the street. All passholders will be allowed to exit and re-enter the Festival grounds during the event. If you choose to smoke outside of the Festival, be mindful and responsibly discard cigarettes.

SCHEDULED CLOSURES
Barton Springs Road will be closed on festival show days to all vehicle traffic starting at Robert E Lee Street. Cars will be able to make a u-turn on Barton Springs Road OR turn right onto Sterzing Street and be directed to South Lamar Blvd. This closure will reduce the amount of vehicles allowed into the neighborhoods and will create a safe crossing for pedestrians at Robert E Lee and Barton Springs Road.

ZILKER PARK GREAT LAWN
Sept. 25 – Oct. 28, closed to the public Oct. 20, festival load out ends
Oct. 21 – 27, park maintenance

STRATFORD DRIVE
at Nature Center Dr & Barton Springs Rd
Sept. 27 & 28, 7:00am – 10:00pm daily Oct. 6 12:01am – Oct. 9 6:00am
Oct. 13 12:01am – Oct. 16 6:00am Oct. 17 & 18, 7:00am – 10pm daily

ROBERT E LEE STREET
at Barton Hills & Barton Springs Rd
ROADS REOPEN OCT. 9-12
During this time, a portion of the areas in and surrounding Zilker Park will be accessible to the public including Barton Springs, Rugby Field and the Botanical Gardens and Austin Nature and Science Center.

BARTON SPRINGS ROAD
at Sterzing St & Rollingwood Dr
Sept. 30 3:00am – 7:00am
Oct. 6 12:01am – Oct. 9 6:00am Oct. 13 12:01am – Oct. 16 6:00am

ROADS REOPEN OCT. 9-12
During this time, a portion of the areas in and surrounding Zilker Park will be accessible to the public including Barton Springs, Rugby Field and the Botanical Gardens and Austin Nature and Science Center.

PARKING
Due to the increase in restricted parking areas, appropriate signage will be installed earlier, as well as allowing for time for corrections prior to the event commencing. These signs are valid upon installation. Please adhere to the signage. The restricted parking area signage will stay UP between weekends. They remain valid during this time period.

DROP OFF ZONE
Drop off zone near Austin High.

SHUTTLES
Free festival shuttles run from downtown at Republic Square Park to the site! 2017 features a dedicated entry gate for shuttle riders.

Shuttles are ADA compliant! Limited ADA parking first-come first-served is available via the Mopac side. All cars must have current valid ADA plaquards displayed.

BIKING / HIKING
Bike racks are located in the park at both event entry area. Bring your own lock! Make sure your bike has reflectors/ and to wear reflective gear.
http://www.austintexas.gov/department/bicycle
http://www.austintexas.gov/page/trail-directory

NIGHT CLOSURES: OCT 6-8 & 13-15
Between the hours of 9pm – 12am on event nights, the following roads will be closed to all vehicle access:
Barton Springs Road (between Lamar & Sterzing)
Sterzing Street (between Barton Springs & Toomey) Toomey Road (between Sterzing and Lamar)
Residential traffic will be allowed to exit the neighborhood on Robert E. Lee, East Bound onto Barton Springs from 12:00am – 11:59am on event days.
Oct. 6 12:00pm – Oct. 9 12:00am Oct. 13 12:00pm – Oct. 16 12:00am

NEIGHBORHOOD INFO
Neighborhood Call-In Line — 512-806-7906
Noise Complaints — Call the neighborhood call-in line, or 311.
Festival Questions —

General Violations

Examples of what to call in….
o Parking within 30′ of the approach to a stop sign.
o Parking or blocking within 15′ of a fire hydrant.
o Parking left wheel to curb. (cars parked facing against traffic).
o If a car blocks YOUR driveway. Some neighbors may permit people to block their OWN driveway.
o Illegal vending/sales questions in the immediate festival area.
o REMINDER: Make a quick note of the vehicle’s color, make and model before you call!

LOW FLYING AIRCRAFT
FAA 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. Number is (512) 530-5541.

Downloads:
ACL 2017 Neighborhood Letter
311 Tips
Alternate Bicycle and Pedestrian Routes
TNC / Bicycle Access, Street Closure Map
Barton Springs Pool Access Map
Zilker Park Area Schedule at a Glance

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