June 22 BHNA Meeting Agenda

BHNA members:

It is very important to come to the next meeting to show our strength and resolve on important issues facing our neighborhood right now.

We have a long established excellent working relationship with the City of Austin leaders and staff and especially Parks and Recreation Department; we need to honor their commitment to us by listening and discussing issues and concerns with them at this meeting.

Please come to participate, enjoy, get involved, bring your children (babysitting provided!!), great food, celebrate our neighorhood!!

Barton Hills Neighborhood Association

General Meeting

Tues. June 22, 2004

St. Marks Episcopal Church

6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Meet & Greet Social

BBQ and Jambalaya

Green Mesquite

On the deck with fans!!


7:00 to 9:00

General Meeting

  • Welcome
  • Approval of Minutes
  • 4th of July Parade and Celebration — Shannon Noble and Valinda Bolton
  • Oak Wilt Presentation – Eric Beckers, Texas Forestry Service
  • Barton Creek Remediation Ponds Update – Les Tull, City of Austin (COA)
  • Barton Springs South Lot Parking Fee Issue – Michael McDonell, Asst. City Manager, COA and Warren Struss, Acting Director Parks and Recreation Department (PARD)
  • Bike Lanes and Parking Proposal – Scott Johnson
  • Greenbelt Trails Project – Austin Action representative
  • Utilities Work in Barton Hills — Brad Castleberry
  • Neighborhood Watch – Stephen Lyssey

Committee Reports:

  • Neighborhood Planning – Don Long
  • Greenbelt Guardian – Glee Ingram
  • Sidewalks – Cindy Bogard


Don Long


Barton Hills Neighborhood Association


The letter below from Austin Parks and Recreation Department Acting Director Warren Struss regarding the parking situation affecting our neighborhood is published on our web site with his permission.

June 3, 2004

Don Long, President

Barton Hills Neighborhood Association

2205 Farnswoods Circle

Austin, Texas 78704

Dear Mr. Long:

Thank you for allowing the Parks and Recreation Department to attend your upcoming Neighborhood Association meeting on June 22, 2004 and discuss concerns that have been raised regarding the parking on the south side of Zilker Park.

This is the second summer the Parks and Recreation Department has been charging for parking at the south gate in Zilker Park. The parking on the south side of the Pool is limited to approximately 200 vehicles.

The south side parking area of Zilker Park has experienced considerable increased usage over the past several years. While charging for parking does generate significant revenue needed to maintain city programs, the revenues also offset the expenses associated with controlling parking and traffic. Parking control ensures emergency vehicle access to the pool as well as managing the significant increase of vehicle use on busy summer weekends.

We are sensitive to the neighborhood concerns regarding the impact of cars parked in and around the neighborhood and I have asked our Park Police to monitor the neighborhoods to ensure that parking violations are enforced. In addition, beginning this weekend, we will begin placing cones along the Barton Hills Drive to deter parking in the bike lane.

As for the economic issue, as in the previous years Barton Springs Pool does not start charging until 9am. The parking fee does not go into effect until 9am through the front gate (Barton Springs Road) or until 11am at the South gate (Robert E. Lee). Anybody who wishes to enjoy this park and pool free of charge may arrive before those charge times.

We will continue this public discussion soon and look forward to a continued positive relationship with the Barton Hills Neighborhood.


Warren W. Struss, Acting Director

Parks and Recreation Department


Meeting Minutes from the May 25 BHNA Executive Committee are now online, and include information about the upcoming newsletter and plans for the General Meeting on June 22.

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