SLNA MEETING AGENDA & MINUTES DATE:
OFFICERS PRESENT: Carol, Nancy, Roberta, Kevin
# IN ATTENDANCE / SIGNED IN: ___27____ / ___24___
7:03 = CALL TO ORDER; INTRODUCTIONS
INTROCUTIONS / ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM MEMBERSHIP
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,
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.
- Keep Austin Beautiful – Chad Hymel, Carol
- 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.
- Next cleanup day: Sat. Sept
24. Meet at 8:00am corner of Cinnamon Path and Del Curto. Breakfast at
Mexico Lindo afterwards.
- 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.
- Treasurer / Membership
Report: Carol on behalf of Don:
- SLNA has $3700 in the bank at
TELCO Credit Union.
- $2000 of it has been invested
in two separate CDs, with alternating maturity dates every 6 months.
- 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
- We spent $80 on refreshments
for National Night Out.
- We donated $200 to the Family Eldercare Fan Drive, and $50 to Unity Church to welcome their new minister, Rev.
Analea Rawson )
- 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: www.southlamar.org/photos.htm.
- South Central Coalition / Austin Neighborhoods Council: Kevin
- Resolution to support the
completion of Town Lake Park as designed in the original Master Plan passed
unanimously, none opposed.
- 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
- 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 &
- Neighborhood Planning: Bill
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.
Projects in SLNA:
- Walgreens / Taco Xpress - Roadwork
will entail 45-day closure of Bluebonnet, from Sep 6 – mid-October.
- 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.
- 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.
- 2608 Del Curto – subdividing into
- 2202 Thornton – house will be
moved offsite; 2 duplexes to be built
- “Corners II” at Manchaca
& Lightsey: initial zoning notice received: LO to LR
- Next meeting
– October 20th - Agenda items:
- Austin Public Library – John
Gillum – new Twin Oaks Branch design ideas
- Election of SLNA Officers --
Secretary must rotate out… need Nominating Committee
9:10 = ADJOURN