REMINDER: MEETING SATURDAY 12:30-2:30pm, North Village Library

REMINDER: MEETING SATURDAY 12:30-2:30pm, North Village Library

Please come to the Neighborhood Partnering Program (NPP) meeting this Saturday from 12:30-2:30 at the North Village Library. This City program helps neighborhood groups cost-share small and medium sized neighborhood projects on City owned property or in the City’s right-of-way and may be a way for North Shoal Creek to get some neighborhood improvements sooner rather than later. You’ll learn about how the NPP works, and you’ll be asked for your ideas about what projects we need. The deadline for…

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NEEDED: VOLUNTEERS TO SERVE ON NOMINATING COMMITTEE

NEEDED: VOLUNTEERS TO SERVE ON NOMINATING COMMITTEE

NSCNA needs volunteers to serve on this year’s Nominating Committee. This 5-member Committee is appointed each Fall to find candidates for our Association’s four officer (president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer) and seven board of director positions for the 2017 calendar year. If you are interested in serving on this important committee, please email NSCNA Treasurer Donna Eagar at treasurer [at] nscna [dot] org before August 1st.

APD COMMANDER’S FORUM JULY 27TH 6:30-8:00 PM

APD COMMANDER’S FORUM JULY 27TH 6:30-8:00 PM

North Shoal Creek is in the Baker Section of Austin Police Department’s Region 1, which includes Central, West and North Austin along with Downtown. Baker Section’s next Commander’s Forum is July 27th, 6:30 – 8:00pm at Cornerstone Church, 1101 Reinli St. (between I-35 and Cameron Rd). Plan now to be there–it’s worth your time to attend. It’s an opportunity to ask your questions about crime and safety in our neighborhood and to meet our area’s APD District Representative, Darrell Grayson….

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WE WANT TO HEAR YOUR IDEAS

WE WANT TO HEAR YOUR IDEAS

Join us for a NSCNA meeting on Saturday, July 23, 12:30pm-2:30pm at the North Village Branch Library on Steck Avenue. We will be planning our upcoming Neighborhood Partnering Program (NPP) application with the City of Austin. We want to hear your ideas on how to make our neighborhood even better. We have already received suggestions for a • Community Garden • Park space • Sidewalks • Dog park. The NPP provides opportunities for neighborhood organizations to affect public improvements by sharing in the costs of those efforts with…

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STYROFOAM RECYCLING

STYROFOAM RECYCLING

Hi neighbors! I have been collecting Styrofoam and taking it to a recycling center since last summer. I finally found the fabric that I was looking for to sew a couple of nets and establish a drop-off center at Pillow. So please hang on to your Styrofoam until I announce that the nets will be ready at Pillow for drop off. If you have a lot and can’t wait a couple of weeks, here is the info on the Recycling…

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LATEST NEWS ON OUR NEIGHBORHOOD PLANNING PROCESS

LATEST NEWS ON OUR NEIGHBORHOOD PLANNING PROCESS

Some North Shoal Creek residents recently received an email survey related to our North Shoal Creek Neighborhood Planning Process. It is a test run for a later neighborhood-wide survey. Here is an excerpt from the email describing this pilot survey that NSCNA received from Planning and Zoning Department staff: “… this is an initial/pilot survey that was sent to a sample of utility account holders. With this initial survey, there is only one link per respondent in order to ensure that the results…

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UPDATE ON THE ROCKWOOD/STILLWOOD TRAFFIC CIRCLE

UPDATE ON THE ROCKWOOD/STILLWOOD TRAFFIC CIRCLE

Here’s some new information on the status of the roundabout or traffic circle planned for the intersection of Rockwood Lane and Stillwood. The information is from Michael Gaudini, Policy Advisor to Council Member Leslie Pool: “… the plan and designs for the traffic circle are done and the project is in utility review (to ensure that construction doesn’t accidentally damage water, electric, or another utility in the area). After that, the project will go through permitting (the big element here is planning the traffic control,…

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DRAFT AUSTIN HOUSING PLAN

DRAFT AUSTIN HOUSING PLAN

The City of Austin’s Neighborhood Housing and Community Development Office (NHCD) has released the Draft Austin Housing Plan, a comprehensive approach to address Austin’s most pressing housing challenges informed by input from the citizens of Austin.  The announcement of the release can be viewed at http://www.austintexas.gov/news/correction-draft-austin-housing-plan-available-public-review-0 The stated purpose of the Austin Housing Plan is to align resources, ensure a unified strategic direction, and help facilitate community partnerships to achieve this shared vision. The Plan recommends new funding mechanisms, regulatory…

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NEIGHBORHOOD PLANNING PROCESS BEGINS THIS WEEK WITH SURVEY

NEIGHBORHOOD PLANNING PROCESS BEGINS THIS WEEK WITH SURVEY

The initial step of the North Shoal Creek Neighborhood Planning Process (NSCNPP) – a survey – is about to begin. City of Austin Planning and Zoning Dept. staff plans to send out the survey sometime this week (June 13-17). The kickoff meeting will be in July, possibly at Pillow Elementary School. As soon as survey/web links are available, we’ll post them on nscna.org, on our Facebook page, and on the NSCNA Yahoo group.

16TH ANNUAL NORTH SHOAL CREEK NEIGHBORHOOD PARADE AND CELEBRATION

16TH ANNUAL NORTH SHOAL CREEK NEIGHBORHOOD PARADE AND CELEBRATION

The annual North Shoal Creek Neighborhood Parade and Celebration is a great tradition and a great way to start your Independence Day! Get dressed up, put on your stars and spangles, and join your neighbors in celebrating our nation’s birthday. When: Monday, July 4 from 9-11:30 a.m. at Pillow Elementary School Schedule 9:00 a.m. Gather in the circle drive at the Pillow Elementary School entrance. To be eligible for a prize, register and pick up a number at the Parade Registration Table at…

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