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NEIGHBORHOOD PARTNERING PROGRAM PRESENTATION SLIDES

NEIGHBORHOOD PARTNERING PROGRAM PRESENTATION SLIDES

The slides from NSCNA VP Sarah Brandon’s presentation at the Sept. 6 General Membership Meeting about the Association’s proposed Neighborhood Partnering Program (NPP) can now be viewed at NSCNA’s Facebook page or at this link:  NPP Presentation

Please take a few moments to go through them. Sarah and her committee have done a great job putting together what I think is a very creative proposal. It includes a community garden, beautifying the bulb-outs on Rockwood, beautifying North Shoal Creek’s bridges, … Read More

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 … Read More

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

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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

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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.… Read More

NSCNA’S ONLINE SURVEY RESULTS ARE IN, BUT THE PAPER SURVEY WAS SHORT CIRCUITED BY AN ADDRESS ERROR

NSCNA’S ONLINE SURVEY RESULTS ARE IN, BUT THE PAPER SURVEY WAS SHORT CIRCUITED BY AN ADDRESS ERROR

A summary of the results of NSCNA’s recent online survey of neighborhood residents is now available at http://www.nscna.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/NSCNA-2016-Survey-Summary-Web.pdf.

We owe a very big thank you to Media Committee member Jennifer Noinaj who set up the online survey, compiled the results, and produced the survey summary.

Sixty-two surveys were completed online, the majority by respondents who were not NSCNA members. Only six paper surveys were received, but that was our fault: we flubbed by leaving a digit off NSCNA’s PO … Read More

MOSQUITO CONTROL

MOSQUITO CONTROL

Communications & Public Info Office from City of Austin has released the following information on Next Door North Shoal Creek under Fight the Bite, Day and Night

Mosquito season is upon us. Protect yourself from mosquitoes and the diseases they carry (e.g., Zika Virus and West Nile Virus). Mosquitoes can develop in only a teaspoon of water.

Remove the places mosquitoes breed:
• Check around your house and empty items that hold water such as flower pots, toys, tires, and … Read More

MOBILITY TALKS MEETING APRIL 23

MOBILITY TALKS MEETING APRIL 23

City of Austin Hosts Mobility Talks Live Meeting April 23rd
The City of Austin is hosting a community meeting on Saturday, April 23, 2016, from 2-5 PM, in the Northwest Recreation Center’s gymnasium, 2913 Northland Drive. The City is seeking public input on improving Austin’s transportation network. The meeting is an open house event that will include informational displays and facilitated small group discussions.

Light refreshments will be provided; supervised children’s activities will be available.

More information can be found … Read More

AUSTIN HOUSING PLAN MEETING APRIL 25, 2016

AUSTIN HOUSING PLAN MEETING APRIL 25, 2016

Austinites are invited to weigh in on the development of an Austin Housing Plan that will establish numerical goals and strategies to help increase housing choices for all Austinites, and to share ideas to help address the shortage of housing that is affordable for low- to moderate-income residents.

Please attend the Austin Housing Plan meeting scheduled for Monday, April 25th, 6-8 PM at North Village Branch Library, 2520 Steck Ave.

“The Austin Housing Plan dialogue will center around these topics:… Read More