South Lamar Neighborhood Association
August 15, 2002
Bryan called the meeting to order and had
everyone introduce themselves.
approximately 24 people in attendance.
- Bobby Hubertus – treasurer. Bobby reported that there
are 41 paid members in 2002, compared to 36 in 2001. There are 133 people
on the email list.
- Carol Gibbs – newsletter distribution. Carol reported
that there are still 2-4 more people needed to cover routes to distribute
the newsletter. The next newsletter will come out in October.
- Kenny Nash – APD district representative. Kenny was not
at the meeting but Bryan reported that at National
Night Out (last week) the police were still encouraging people to keep
items in their cars out of sight of would-be burglars. There are still
many incidences of car burglaries in the neighborhood. Many of these can
be prevented by keeping car doors locked, and keeping valuables out of
vehicles when parked.
- Bryan – park project. Bryan
reported that the vacant lot at the corner of Cinnamon Path and Del Curto
is being looked at as a site for a “pocket” park. There is approximately
10000 sq ft of space. The neighborhood could help with maintenance and fix
up. Bryan is continuing to work on this.
- Bryan – nominating committee. Bryan and Marci both are hitting their
two-year term limit in the president and vice president positions. Bryan asked for volunteers to serve
on the nominating committee for 2003.
- Patricia Fiske – sidewalk committee. Patricia asked for
more volunteers for the sidewalk committee. There is approximately
$3Million available statewide for “Safe Routes to School” program.
Yard Parking Ordinance
- There is
a new revision of the car park ordinance, rendering the prior SLNA vote on
this null and void. The final reading by the city council is scheduled for
August 26, 2002 and SLNA needs to report their
- A new
vote was taken with 12 voting to support the “spirit of the ordinance” and
4 against. Voting for the spirit of the ordinance avoids having to vote on
each revision separately given that this is now the 9th
revision, and the changes are not severe.
current version of the ordinance is available on the city council’s web
- There was
some discussion of the pros and cons.
people were not allowed to vote because they either were not currently
members or had not been members for at least 10 days as stated in the
- Copies of
the bylaws were available at the meeting in print.
There were two programs on the agenda –
monorail and wildlife
Dibrino with the Austin Monorail Project spoke. The group showed about a
15 minute film to explain monorail and discuss the benefits and arguments for
considering a monorail system in Austin. For more information see the group’s web site at http://www.austinmonorail.org
Fleegel and Karen Davis with the Bill Hicks Foundation for Wildlife
is to advise and educate about living with wildlife
“exclusionary tactics” to get the animal life to go where you want them to
- Web site
Rescue has a 24-hour hot line 472-WILD (472-9453)
receiving a lot of calls about small birds out of their nests. Small birds
are getting more mobile this time of year, as are rabbits and possums, so
a lot of these are normal occurrences.
to bungee cord garbage can lids so raccoons cannot get in garbage
Wildlife Rescue if you can help with
the phone line and taking messages
sheets, towels, etc. for cages
materials for cages
- Food and
other items for animal care
area to release rehabilitated animals
Other neighborhood news was discussed
- Bryan called for a vote on getting
flowers for the Unity Church for letting us meet here. The
cost would be about $45. The motion was seconded and the vote passed.
Diamond Shamrock building has a new owner. There has been talk of a beer
store. A zoning change is required.
doesn’t seem to be any activity on the storage site at Kinney/Lamar. The Dallas consultant has not been around
Bakery is still trying to open the site at Bluebonnet/Lamar but is having
trouble with the city and zoning.
Crow has apparently pulled out of trying to develop the area around
- There was
some discussion of mosquito spraying. Information on mosquito spraying can
be found on the city’s web site: http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/news/02/mosquito_fight.htm
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