Street reconstruction on horizon

Residents of a few streets in Barton Hills recently discovered some newly installed fencing in their front yards. The protective chain link fences were placed in front of shrubs and landscaping close to the street to help protect them during upcoming road reconstruction. Trees near the roadway were also boarded for protection and erosion control filters placed in city storm drains.

The streets involved are scheduled for complete reconstruction, not a simple resurfacing.

The project was discussed at the BHNA January 2011 general meeting. Melissa Hawthorne obtained an update from the city which is included below.

The City of Austin Public Works Department has begun work on the Group 10 Collector/Residential Streets project in our neighborhood.  The project is part of the 2006 Bond Street Reconstruction Program and is expected to last for approximately 18 months.  The work includes full depth street reconstruction of the road and updated water lines, wastewater lines and storm drainage improvements.  The project limits are:

  • Ann Arbor from Arpdale to De Verne
  • Arpdale from Paramount to Bluebonnet
  • Cliffside from Wildgrove to Spring Creek.
  • De Verne from Rae Dell to Parmount
  • Paramount from Rabb Glen to end
  • Rabb Glen from Rae Dell to Ann Arbor
  • Ridgeview from Barton Parkway to Micheal
  • Rockingham from Barton Skyway to Barton Parkway
  • Rock Terrace from Barton Skyway to Barton Parkway
  • Westridge from Ridgeview to end

A notice to proceed has been issued to Texas Sterling Construction Company.  City of Austin contacts for this project are:

Project Manager:
Demira Wyatt                 Demira.wyatt@austintexas.gov              512.974.7216

Construction Inspector:
John Rich                       John.rich@austintexas.gov                    512.974.8794

Construction Inspector Supervisor :
Phillip Preslar                 Phillip.preslar@austintexas.gov              512.974.8794

Field Engineer:
Valerie Rockwell             Valerie.rockwell@austintexas.gov           512.974.1592

Outreach Coordinator
Michelle Frith                 Michelle.frith@austintexas.gov                512.974.2436

If you have any concerns or questions about the project, you should contact one of the persons from the City of Austin.

 

Your quarterly Barton Hills Neighborhood Association newsletter is now online and will soon be arriving in printed form for residents.

The October, 2011 edition, edited by Leah Golden, includes stories about how neighbors collaborated to keep Barton Hills and the surrounding greenbelt safe during the recent ACL Music Festival, a wonderful feature about the Barton Hills Garden Club, the latest tips from Neighborhood Watch, an update from the Greenbelt Guardians, and much more.

 

October 18 Meeting Agenda

 BARTON HILLS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION

MEMBERSHIP MEETING

October 18, 2011

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Fellowship Hall

AGENDA

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

6:45 Call to order

6:50 Brief announcements

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

6:57 Treasurer’s report – Ellen Pitluk

7:00 Presentation by City of Austin Emergency Management Office on disaster preparedness

8:00 Discussion and possible action regarding a FireWise neighborhood assessment and action plan and other measures related to fire safety – Patricia Wilson

8:15 Election of Barton Hills Neighborhood Association officers for 2012

8:30 Announcements related to a fall BHNA membership event – Sunny Luther

8:35 Discussion and possible action on nominated neighborhood improvement projects:

  • Water fountain at Barton Hills Elementary playground
  • Dog poop bag dispensers
  • Neighborhood disaster preparedness plan

8:45 Discussion and possible action regarding City regulation of short-term rentals in residential areas

9:00 Committee Reports:

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

9:15 Other business, as brought to the floor by the membership

9:30 Adjourn

 
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