January 22 Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013
6-9 p.m.
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Fellowship Hall

Join us at St. Mark’s Church (corner of Barton Skyway and Barton Hills Dr.). All are welcome! Social hour 6 p.m. Pizza, salad and pasta from Rockin Tomato $7.


7:00 Call to order
7:05 Brief announcements
7:10 Approval of October 23, 2012 meeting minutes
7:12 Treasurer’s report, Kerry Price
7:20 Committee reports:

    • Neighborhood Watch, John Luther
    • Membership Outreach Committee, Sunny Luther
    • Area Development, Peter Hess
    • Emergency Preparedness, Susan Donaldson
    • ANC Report, Tom Nuckols
    • Greenbelt Guardians, Glee Ingram
    • Barton Hills Park, Kathleen Schneeman

7:45 Update from City of Austin Neighborhood Connectivity Department
8:00 Birds of Prey: Rescue and Rehabilitation Sallie Delahoussaye
8:55 Other business brought to floor by membership
9:00 Adjourn


January Barton Hills News now online!

January 2013 BHNA newsletter

In this issue of Barton Hills News, you’ll find an update on public works in the neighborhood, celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Greenbelt Guardians and learn how we fared when it comes to crime as 2012 ended.

The newsletter also includes the 2013 BHNA membership form. Whether you’re already a member or ready to join, just fill out the form and send it in with your $10 dues check and you’ll be in good standing. If you prefer, you can also pay your dues online by clicking the yellow Pay BHNA Dues button on the right of this screen. Please remember to fill in your address information, even if you’re just renewing your membership. That will help us match your payment with your membership address.


2012 Trail of Lights Information

All things Trail of Lights may be found at:  http://www.austintrailoflights.org/

Neighborhood Call-In Line – 512-364-1044
The Number is Active 5 pm – 10:30 pm nightly

The trail of lights has not been presented since 2008 in the full traditional scope.  Entrance into the event is free for everyone.

Event, Road Closures, and Shuttle Schedule:

  • SAT, Dec. 15 – 6:30-8:00 PM – Trail of Lights 5K Run
  • SUN, Dec. 16 – 6:30-10:00 PM – Opening Nights / Light it Up!
  • MON, Dec. 17 –   6:30-10:00 PM – Military/Service Appreciation Night
  • TUE, Dec. 18 –  6:30-10:00 PM – “Keep Austin Weird”
  • WED, Dec. 19 –  6:30-10:00 PM – Heritage Night
  • THU, Dec. 20 –  6:30-10:00 PM – School Spirit Night
  • FRI, Dec 21 –  6:30-10:00 PM – Caroling Night
  • SAT, Dec. 22 –  6:30-10:00 PM – Santa/Elf Night
  • SUN, Dec. 23 –  6:30-10:00 PM – Grand Finale Fireworks

Road Closures:

  • SAT, Dec. 15th – 3:00pm – 11:00pm
  • SUN, Dec. 16th – 3:00pm – 11:00pm
  • MON – FRI, Dec. 17th – Dec. 21st – 6:00pm – 11:00pm
  • SAT/SUN, Dec. 22nd – 23rd – 5:30pm – 11:00pm

The street closure plan closes Barton Springs Road from Robert E. Lee to Rollingwood Drive.

In addition, APD staffed barricades will be place at Lund and Barton Boulevard at Robert E. Lee to prevent traffic flow inbound into the neighborhood during Trail of Lights Night (excludes 5K run night).

Shuttles will run from Republic Square and Barton Creek Mall to Zilker Park

  • 6:00pm – 9:30pm, inbound to event, and 6:30pm – 11:00pm, outbound from event

NEIGHBORHOOD PATROL:  In addition to APD staffing at the road closure, and interior security, the event was required to hire 2 APD officers to patrol the Zilker/Barton Hills neighborhood area, 2 APD officers to patrol the Lake Austin/Deep Eddy area, and 1 roving officer along Barton Springs Road.

The Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting the 46the Zilker Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony on December 2, 6:00 pm.  Pre-event music starts at 5:30 pm.  NO road closures are associated with the tree lighting ceremony.

Zilker Great Lawn

Post 2008, the Parks and Recreation Department created a new model for fencing to open a majority of the Great Lawn for public use during Trail of Lights season.  In prior years, fencing ran from the volleyball courts, along Stratford Road, along Barton Springs Road to Robert E. Lee and into the east side of the park.

The attached map shows the area of the Zilker Great Lawn required to be open (and will remain open) throughout the ENTIRE duration of the Trail of Lights nights for pedestrian access.  This new model was implemented to open a large portion of the Great Lawn throughout the holiday season.  There is full pedestrian access during normal park hours.


Area within the blue and red – closed until post event for Trail of Lights.
Area within the red blue and yellow, closed from Nov 19 until post event for Trail of Lights.

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