SLNA MEETING AGENDA & MINUTES                                                                        DATE:  8-18-05


OFFICERS PRESENT:  Carol, Nancy, Roberta,   Kevin


# IN ATTENDANCE / SIGNED IN:  ___27____ / ___24___








1.      Kathryn Kawazoe presented Galindo Neighborhood Association’s efforts to get the City to support creating a greenbelt from South Austin Park, along the RR tracks and W. Bouldin Creek, to Ben White.  A motion was made to support the creation of a greenbelt along Bouldin Creek and the railroad tracks.  All in favor, none opposed.

2.      Danny Waters, developing 2 duplexes at 2502 Kinney Road, explained his project and shared site plans: two duplexes to be built within existing code, not requesting any variances, and is keeping the trees.



  1. Keep Austin Beautiful – Chad Hymel, Carol
    1. The city did cut back vegetation on Clawson Road shoulders for the first time. Residents were not notified and the job done was unacceptable to many.  A lot of trash was under all that vegetation, so it needs more cleanup.
    2. Next cleanup day: Sat. Sept 24. Meet at 8:00am corner of Cinnamon Path and Del Curto.  Breakfast at Mexico Lindo afterwards.
    3. The property SLNA has wanted to obtain as a “pocket park” at the corner of Cinnamon Path and Del Curto is apparently on the market again. Bryan King will investigate the climate surrounding such an acquisition, and report back to the group.
  2. Treasurer / Membership Report:  Carol on behalf of Don:
    1. SLNA has $3700 in the bank at TELCO Credit Union.
    2. $2000 of it has been invested in two separate CDs, with alternating maturity dates every 6 months.
    3. Members voted to register SLNA as a “Texas Unincorporated Non-Profit Association (TUNA)”, and approved payment of the one-time $25 registration fee to the TX Secretary of State.
    4. We spent $80 on refreshments for National Night Out.
    5. We donated $200 to the Family Eldercare Fan Drive, and $50 to Unity Church to welcome their new minister, Rev. Analea Rawson )
  3. National Night Out – August 2nd -- thanks to Sally Merritt; excellent turn-out of neighbors and AFD, EMS, and our APD District Rep, Robert Barboza.  Let’s definitely do it again next year. Photos available in the SLNA website Photo Album:

  4. South Central Coalition / Austin Neighborhoods Council: Kevin
    1. Resolution to support the completion of Town Lake Park as designed in the original Master Plan passed unanimously, none opposed.
    2. South Austin Culture Club will host a Second Annual Grand Opening of Town Lake Park in late October, exact details to be announced later.  ‘Nik’ the Goat will be honorary host.
    3. Twin Oaks Branch Library will eventually move into the old Post Office building at the corner of W. Mary and S. 5th St.  Until then, it will house the Friends of the Library, including their annual Monster Book Sale on Sept. 10 & 11.
  5. Neighborhood Planning:  Bill Stoughton

The process with the city starts mid-Sept. and is an 11 month process.  It gives us an opportunity to be involved with determining future land uses in our neighborhood.

  1. Development Projects in SLNA:
    1. Walgreens / Taco Xpress  -  Roadwork will entail 45-day closure of Bluebonnet, from Sep 6 – mid-October.
    2. Richard Coons (balance of Trailer Park) – Site Plan is in review; 2nd & 3rd Readings of Zoning Case will go to Council as soon as the Private Restrictive Covenant with SLNA is signed.
    3. Jim Ross – opposite corner of Bluebonnet at S. Lamar  -- last we heard, is considering downzoning the car lot from CS to GR, and requesting upzoning from SF-3 to LO or similar for the house next to the car lot.
    4. 2608 Del Curto – subdividing into 2 lots
    5. 2202 Thornton – house will be moved offsite; 2 duplexes to be built 
    6. “Corners II” at Manchaca & Lightsey: initial zoning notice received: LO to LR
  2. Next meeting – October 20th  - Agenda items:
    1. Austin Public Library – John Gillum – new Twin Oaks Branch design ideas
    2. Election of SLNA Officers -- Secretary must rotate out… need Nominating Committee


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