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Friends and neighbors,

The Greenbelt Guardians have two upcoming workdays this fall that we’d love for you to come out and help us with:

On Saturday September 29th, National Public Lands Day, we’ll be working at the Gus Fruh access from 8:00 AM until noon. The plan, assuming it quits raining before then, is to repave the entire switchback entry trail with decomposed granite and StaLok binder. It needed work before the recent rains and needs it worse now afterwards. We’ve done repair work on various sections over the years, but we haven’t repaved the entire trail since 2005. It’s a big job and we’ll need all the help we can get!

Those of you who’ve helped us do this kind of work before know that we usually mix the DG and StaLok resin on site. Now we can buy it already mixed! That will speed things up considerably, but we’ll still need lots of folks to help get a small mountain of material down the trail, spread, and pack it.

We’re late getting organized – Sept 29th is less than 2 weeks away now! Please let us know as soon as you can if you’re able to volunteer with us that day by sending an email to Stan Ostrum at stan@sostrum.com.

We’ll have some other tasks available (invasives removal, trash pickup, etc.) for those who can’t do trail repair, but our focus will be on getting the trail work completed. Breakfast tacos will be provided!

On Saturday November 3rd from 9:00 until noon, we’ll be working at the Homedale access. That will be the Austin Parks Foundation’s Fall It’s My Park Day, and our focus will be on invasive plant removal. Sign up will be online via APF’s GivePulse system in early October. We’ll send out a reminder with more details then, but please go ahead and put it on your calendar now!

If it sounds like a lot of hard work, well it is, but we have fun too. You’ll get a good workout, meet cool people, spend time in a beautiful setting, and have something to show for your efforts that makes the greenbelt experience better for everyone. We’re looking forward to getting out again and giving back and we hope that a lot of you can join us!

Thanks,
Stan and Glee
www.greenbeltguardians.org

 

2018 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 5th at 11am to Sunday, October 7th at 10pm and Friday, October 12th at 11am to Sunday, October 14th at 10pm. Please see the map on the following page for closures. 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 Azie Morton Rd. 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 before Sterzing St. Cars must make a u-turn on Barton Springs Road at Sterzing Street. Making a right turn on Sterzing will be prohibited. This closure will reduce the amount of vehicles allowed into the neighborhoods and will create a safe crossing for pedestrians at Azie Morton Rd. and Barton Springs Road.

ZILKER PARK GREAT LAWN
Sept. 24 – Oct. 28, closed to the public
Oct. 19, festival load out ends
Oct. 20 – 31, PARD park maintenance

STRATFORD DRIVE
at Nature Center Dr & Barton Springs Rd
Sept. 25 – 27, 7:00am – 10:00pm daily
Oct. 5 12:01am – Oct. 8 6:00am
Oct. 12 12:01am – Oct. 15 10:00pm
Oct. 16 & 17, 7:00am – 10pm daily

AZIE MORTON ROAD
at Barton Hills & Barton Springs Rd
Residential traffic will be allowed to exit the neighborhood on Azie Morton Rd., East Bound onto Barton Springs from 12:00am – 11:59am on both Fridays, and 12:00am – 8:00am on both Saturdays and Sundays of event weekends.

Oct. 5 12:00pm – 12:00am
Oct. 6 8:00am – Oct. 7 12:00am
Oct. 12 12:00pm – 12:00am
Oct. 13 8:00am – Oct. 14 12:00am

BARTON SPRINGS ROAD
at Sterzing St & 2244
Sept. 29 3:00am – 7:00am
Oct. 5 12:01am – Oct. 8 6:00am Oct. 12 12:01am – Oct. 15 6:00am

ROADS REOPEN OCT. 8-11
During this time, a portion of the areas in and surrounding Zilker Park will be accessible to the public including Barton Springs, Polo Field, the Botanical Gardens, and Austin Science and Nature 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! 2018 again 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 tags or plates displayed.

BIKING / HIKING
Bike racks are located in the park outside of both entry areas. See the festival website for details on specific locations! Bring your own lock! Make sure you bike has reflectors/ and to wear reflective gear.
http://www.austintexas.gov/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)

NEIGHBORHOOD PATROL
Dedicated APD officers are patrolling and ticketing in the entire event and surrounding area. Call in parking violations to the event operations center call-in line (see number below).

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

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!

Submit 311 requests for dockless devices that are blocking, impeding or causing safety issues in the City. This will allow the city to have a documented record of issues regarding operations. Dockless devices can be reported via the Austin 311 app using the ‘Other’ SR and mention bike/scooter. When reporting – it is helpful to have the exact location, and an image of the issue. The 311 APP is most helpful for this purpose as it allows you to geolocate the position of the complaint, and attach an image.

Online reporting – https://austin-csrprodcwi.motorolasolutions.com/Home.mvc/Index

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 stephen.dick@austintexas.gov would be the point of contact for those. Number is (512) 530-5541.

Downloads:
ACL 2018 Neighborhood Letter
ACL 2018 Information Flyer

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July 24 General Meeting Agenda

The Executive Committee of the Barton Hills Neighborhood Association invites you to our next Association meeting that will be held at St. Marks Church on April 24th-please see the agenda below for times and specifics. This will be a very interesting meeting with special guests and new faces.

BARTON HILLS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION
MEMBERSHIP MEETING

July 24, 2018
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Fellowship Hall

6:00 Social hour, dinner from Torchy’s Tacos, $10.
7:00 Call to order
7:05 Brief announcements
7:10 Approval of April 2018 meeting minutes
7:12 Treasurer’s report 7:15 Committee reports:

  • By-Laws Committee
  • Greenbelt Guardians – Stan Ostrum
  • Area Development – Peter Hess
  • Austin Neighborhoods Council Report – David Poisson
  • Park Committee – Roy Smithers

7:30 Austin Classical Guitar Presentation and Performance
8:00 Austin Police Department Representatives Officer Woytkewicz and Veronica Saldate
8:30 Jody Barr, investigative reporter with KXAN to report on TXDOT waste
dumping in sensitive watershed

Mark Gentle
President, Barton Hills Neighborhood Association

 
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