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Preparing for the devastation of wildfire can protect your family, property and livelihood. If the time comes for you to leave your headquarters or homestead behind, you will want to know that you have done everything possible ahead of time to prevent costly losses.

Successfully preparing for a wildfire requires you to take personal responsibility for protecting yourself, your family and your property. Published by the Texas Forest Service, the Ready, Set, Go! Wildfire Action Plan is designed to give you the tips and tools you need to prepare and be successful.


Barton Hills Garden Club

Bernice and Harold Billings' garden, April 2011

The Barton Hills Garden Club has been in existence since 1960 – this will be its 52nd year. The goal of the organization is to provide a friendly and social forum among its members and to promote the advancement of gardening and the encouragement of civic beautification.

Monthly meetings are the 4th Tuesday (September-May) at 9:30 a.m and are held at the Zilker Garden Center. Membership dues are $20 annually.  Additionally with your membership you get 2 tickets to the Zilker Garden Center festival which is held in March.

If you are interested in joining, please mail your check made out to BHGC to our membership chair –

Sharon Harris
1900 Glencliff Drive
Austin TX 78704

Any additional information please contact me.

Carol de la Torre

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July 26 Meeting Agenda



July 26, 2011

St Mark’s Episcopal Church Fellowship Hall


6:00 Pizza with our neighbors – Rockin’ Tomato Pizza

6:45 Call to order

6:50 Brief announcements: Barton Hills Neighborhood Watch, 4th of July Parade Committee

6:55 Approval of minutes of April 26, 2011 membership meeting

6:57 Treasurer’s report – Ellen Pitluk

7:00 Presentation by City of Austin Public Works Department on a major street and utility improvement project affecting parts of Barton Hills and neighboring areas — Michelle Frith and Rick Colbrunn

7:30 Discussion and possible action on Austin Independent School District director precincts – Kathleen Schneeman

7:40 Discussion and possible action on the Zilker Gateway median project – Mary Ann Neely

7:50 Discussion and possible action regarding City regulation of short-term rentals in residential areas

8:00 Discussion and possible action regarding authorization for replacement of BHNA’s public address system with one that is more easily transportable and storable

8:05 Discussion of research on nominated neighborhood improvement projects:

  • Water fountain at Barton Hills Elementary playground
  • Dog poop bag dispensers
  • Neighborhood resilience plan
  • Barton Hills Neighborhood Watch signs

8:30 Committee Reports:

  • Neighborhood Watch – John Luther
  • Greenbelt Guardians – Glee Ingram
  • Area Development – Peter Hess

8:50 Other business, as brought to the floor by the membership

9:00 Adjourn

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