City warning about Lady Bird Lake water

Image by Deborah Jackson from Pixabay 

The City of Austin has requested we pass along the following information:

As you may know, the City of Austin is advising that people and animals not drink water or expose themselves for extended periods of time to Lady Bird Lake water until further notice.

Please post and distribute the attached fliers appropriately to help amplify the message. (English-Spanish / Simplified Chinese-Vietnamese)

Testing on the water is being conducted. Until we have test results, the City strongly advises that everyone minimize their exposure to Lady Bird Lake water.  As a reminder, it is illegal to swim in Lady Bird Lake. At this time, we have no reason to believe that boating is unsafe. When out on the lake, people should limit direct contact with the water to include accidental ingestion.

Lady Bird Lake is not a drinking water source, this issue is not affecting Austin’s drinking water supply.

For more information, you can go to austintexas.gov/algae or call 3-1-1.

 

July 23 General Meeting Agenda

The Executive Committee of the Barton Hills Neighborhood Association invites you to our next Association meeting to be held at St. Mark’s Church on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 – please see the agenda below for details.

 

BARTON HILLS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION
MEMBERSHIP MEETING

July 23, 2019
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Fellowship Hall

6:00 Social Hour, dinner from Torchy’s Tacos, $10

7:00 Call to Order

7:05 Approval of January Meeting Minutes

7:10 Treasurer’s Report

7:12 Committee Reports

7:20 Presentation of Angela Richter, Executive Director of Save Barton Creek; including remarks from Abel Porras, City of Austin and Christy Muse of Shield Ranch

7:40 Keith Babberney, City of Austin Certified Arborist to discuss Oak Wilt and Neighborhood Assessment

8:10 Adjourn

 
Blues on the Green 2019 Logo

The annual “Blues on the Green” concert series at Zilker Park is underway. This event has a significant impact upon our neighborhood, so you may want to review the information below provided by the City of Austin and plan your travel accordingly.

Additional information can be found at the Blues on the Green web site.

EVENT DATES/SCHEDULE

  • Dates: May 22, June 12, July 17, & August 7
  • Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

CONTACT LINE FOR COMPLAINTS – PARKING

  • Phone number for parking violations: 311

This event does not charge a fee for public participation.

Online Resources

PARK PERMITS:  Amplified Sound:  Amplified sound has been permitted at this event from:  6 pm – 10 pm

PARK ACCESS: In Use – no fences, no barriers, significant portion of the park reserved/impacted by the event.  Includes increased pedestrian and vehicular activity.

IMPACTS and ALTERNATIVE PARK USE AREAS:

  • Suggested Alternative Park Use Areas:  Vic Mathias Shores Middle lawn, Shores off leash area, Festival Beach
  • Due to the number of participants on site, and the nature of the activities, access to park areas, parking lots, waterway and/or docks are impacted during event hours.
  • In addition, event set up activities occur in advance such as infrastructure delivery and includes a significant amount of traffic in the park.    

STREET CLOSURES, TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING:

  • The event will significantly affect area traffic conditions and public recreational use of the park during event hours. 
  • Street closures occur nightly at approximately 9 pm to assist with safe exiting of attendees.
  • Street Closures and Impacts:  Road closures and/or lane reductions are associated with this event, and may precede actual event start times for logistical purposes. Street closure information:  http://www.austintexas.gov/citystage.  
  • Neighborhood NO PARKING restrictions are IN EFFECT!  Signed “no parking areas” are actively enforced on event day(s).  See no parking areas at:  http://www.austintexas.gov/citystage.

ALERTS!

  • PARKING ALERT – Parking on the grass/on unauthorized park grounds is a $250 parking fine  during special events.
  • VENDING ALERT – Illegal vending/commercial activity Class C Misdemeanor minimum $200 fine.
  • Glass, Styrofoam and Smoking are prohibited in all parks.  In addition, the event organizer may restrict additional items on site.
  • For additional event information and all inquiries please visit the event website for additional information, schedule and exact timing, parking, item restrictions, registration and contact information.

ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS:

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