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Curbside Composting Collection comes to North Shoal Creek

Curbside Composting Collection comes to North Shoal Creek

Beginning the week of September 23, Austin Resource Recovery (ARR) will expand curbside composting collection to 53,000 additional homes, including those in our North Shoal Creek Neighborhood. This program collects food scraps, yard trimmings and food-soiled paper, which is turned into compost, and is part of the City of Austin’s Zero Waste goal to divert 90 percent of materials from landfills by 2040.

Green carts will be delivered to our homes, and a guide will be mailed to us. Our … Read More

Water Forward Task Force Working To Develop A 100-Year Water Plan For Austin

Water Forward Task Force Working To Develop A 100-Year Water Plan For Austin

With Four Million People and Climate Change, Where Will Austin’s Water Come From?
by Robert E. Mace

The drought of 2008 through 2016 was a wake-up call for Austin. As levels in the Highland Lakes—Austin’s sole source of water—dwindled to near-record lows, the city enacted drought restrictions that threatened landscapes and businesses. As lake levels continued to decline, Austinites worried that the city would run out of water. Fortunately, the rains returned; however, the ever-present threat of drought remains for … Read More

Forum on Recently Revised Homelessness Ordinances

Forum on Recently Revised Homelessness Ordinances

The Austin City Council recently voted to ease restrictions on panhandling and camping in Austin. The changes, intended to decriminalize homelessness, went into effect July 1. The Austin Downtown Alliance is holding a forum on how Austin police will be interpreting and enforcing the new ordinances on Tuesday, July 23, from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Central Presbyterian Church, 200 E. Eighth Street. Attendance is open to all but those interested in attending must RSVP at this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/downtown-safety-forum-tickets-64990622702Read More

District 7 Town Hall Tuesday June 11, 6:30-8pm, Northwest Rec Center

District 7 Town Hall Tuesday June 11, 6:30-8pm, Northwest Rec Center

Mark your calendar: District 7 Town Hall Meeting Tuesday, June 11, 6:30-8pm, Northwest Recreation Center, 2913 Northland Dr.

The town hall will focus on the city’s 2020 budget, with Budget Director Ed Van Eenoo presenting and taking questions from the audience. Council Member Pool will also introduce our new Fire Chief, Joel Baker, and our new District 7 Austin Police Department representatives.

The Town Hall will also feature an Open House format before and after the budget presentation, with representatives … Read More

North Shoal Creek Contact Team To Discuss City Council Guidance on Land Development Code Revision

North Shoal Creek Contact Team To Discuss City Council Guidance on Land Development Code Revision

The second quarterly meeting of the North Shoal Creek Neighborhood Plan Contact Team will be held on Thursday, May 9, 6:30-7:55 p.m., in the First Texas Honda Conference Room. The agenda includes a discussion of how our neighborhood plan may be affected by the guidance the Austin City Council is providing regarding the City’s Land Development Code rewrite.

All contact team meetings are free to attend and are open to the public.

A complete agenda for the meeting is posted … Read More

CHANGES TO SHOAL CREEK BOULEVARD PROPOSED

CHANGES TO SHOAL CREEK BOULEVARD PROPOSED

The Austin Transportation Department (ATD) is proposing changes to Shoal Creek Boulevard from 38th St. to Highway183. The changes are intended to increase the safety and mobility of everyone using the street. In December 2018, ATD staff held open houses to gather input; in March, staff held open houses to publicize the options they developed. These options, along with a survey, are now online at the project’s webpage, www.AustinTexas.gov/ShoalCreekBlvd.

Three options are presented for North Shoal Creek’s section of … Read More

AUSTIN ARMA’S ANNUAL FREE SPRING SHRED DAY APR 27

AUSTIN ARMA’S ANNUAL FREE SPRING SHRED DAY APR 27

Austin ARMA’s 16th Annual Spring Shred Day

Saturday, April 27th, 2019 | 8 am – 1:30 pm

Location: Shred-It facility
4129 Commercial Center Drive
Austin, TX

The Entrance for the event will be off of St. Elmo Road.

With the awareness of identity theft, it is important to carefully dispose of personal records including financial and medical.  Austin ARMA, along with Shred-It, are sponsoring the 14th Annual Free Spring Shred Day.

Only dry paper packed in cardboard boxes no larger … Read More

Shoal Creek Boulevard Community Listening Session December 12 5:30-7 p.m.

Shoal Creek Boulevard Community Listening Session December 12 5:30-7 p.m.

The Austin Transportation Department wants your feedback related to transportation safety and mobility for people using Shoal Creek Boulevard. A community listening session is scheduled for Wednesday, December 12, at the Gullett Elementary School cafeteria, 6310 Treadwell Boulevard. Interested stakeholders are encouraged to stop by anytime between 5:30 and 7pm to share feedback through a series of interactive exhibits.… Read More