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FREE SHRED DAY NOVEMBER 6

FREE SHRED DAY NOVEMBER 6

Free shred day returns when Austin ARMA again hosts a FREE SHRED DAY for household documents.

Saturday, November 6, 8:00 AM – 1:30 PM, At Balcones Shred, 9301 Johnny Morris Rd.

This event is for private households to securely destroy their confidential information. Basic requirements are:

• Documents must be dry paper only and packed in cardboard boxes no larger than 24in x 24 in x 36in. Boxes must have fitted lids securely closed using box flaps (not taped). No … Read More

FREE TREES AVAILABLE FROM TREEFOLKS

FREE TREES AVAILABLE FROM TREEFOLKS

October-March is tree planting season in Austin. While North Shoal Creek’s residential core has a pretty good tree canopy, overall our neighborhood needs more trees. If your yard can use one or more trees, you can probably get free ones from TreeFolks, a local non-profit that partners with the City of Austin to encourage tree planting and care.

There are two ways to get a free tree from TreeFolks:

  1. Sign up for their Tree Delivery service.
  • call TreeFolks at
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INPUT FROM FIRST PLANNING MEETING POSTED

INPUT FROM FIRST PLANNING MEETING POSTED

The input from our first neighborhood planning meeting has been posted to the City’s North Shoal Creek Planning website:  https://www.austintexas.gov/department/north-shoal-creek. If you attended, please take a few minutes to review it. If you were unable to attend, please go through it and send your input to Jeff Engstrom at jeffrey.engstrom [at] austintexas [dot] gov. Jeff’s email is posted below:

“Hi All,

We have posted the input from our first meeting. We will continue to work on analyzing the … Read More

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

IMPORTANT: REGISTER YOUR CELL PHONE NUMBER AND EMAIL ADDRESS

IMPORTANT: REGISTER YOUR CELL PHONE NUMBER AND EMAIL ADDRESS

Registering with WarnCentralTexas allows emergency personnel in your local community to directly contact you by phone, text or email during a disaster or public safety event. Using WarnCentralTexas, emergency response teams can warn residents about dangerous conditions and situations as events unfold. They can quickly give specific directions that affect your neighborhood such as evacuation orders and directions to shelters.

Residents must register cellphone numbers and email addresses to get alerts sent to their mobile devices, but CAPCOG has already … Read More

The Importance of Calling 311

The Importance of Calling 311

Austin’s 311 service is more than the non-emergency equivalent to 911. It’s also a convenient, single point of contact for all City of Austin departments. If you have questions, complaints, or compliments (yes, those too!) about City of Austin services, call 311.

All 311 service requests are logged into a database and tracked. Over the years, this database, which is named Socrata, has become a treasure trove of data which is mined by City administrators when budgeting, looking for patterns … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … 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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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