NSCNA Blog Archive

  • Spring is here and it is time to clean out that cluttered garage/attic/house/shed/etc! The Neighborhood Garage Sale has been planned and scheduled.

    Saturday – May 12th 7am – 2pm (Alternate Rain Date – Saturday – May 19th 7am – 2pm)

    If you would like your address included in the fliers, please contact:

    Aleda Johnson at 453-0672 or email her at aledathweatt at yahoo dot com no later than May 7th by 5pm

    NSCNA will run a large ad in the American Statesman as well as put our perimeter signs on major streets coming into the neighborhood. Each family can pick up fliers with addresses and a map indicating where garage sales are from Aleda. Individual yard signs are the responsibility of the participant.

    This is also a great opportunity to get out and meet your neighbors.

    Here are some garage sale related websites to help make garage sale a success:

    Yard Sale Queen
    Yard Sale Organization
    Clutter control tips
    Garage Sale Pricing tips

  • Here is the NSCNA Board of Director’s response to the City’s Term Sheet. The City requested feedback from local neighborhoods by March 26th.

    NSCNA Board response to the City’s term sheet

    Thanks to the Traffic committee for submitting a well thought out list of concerns related to the expected increase in traffic problems and thanks to Liz Haltom and the board for finalizing the response document.

  • New Board Member

    We are sad that Meredith Highstreet (one of our Board members) requested to resign from her At-Large Board Member position. To ensure we maintain a full roster of eleven Board Members, we have added Chris Jones. During last night’s Board meeting, a unanimous vote from the nine attending Board Members, elected Chris to fill the open At-Large Board Member position. His tenure begins immediately.

    Chris will Co-Chair the Media Committee with Sandy Perkins. He continues to lead the development and use of the internet as an important means of communication with our neighbors. Thank you Chris for volunteering.

    Malcolm St. Romain
    NSCNA President

  • North central Austin is heating up! Did you know that Phase II of The Domain will bring in an estimated 80,000 new residents and 40,000 new employees just north of us? Or that the groundbreaking for construction of the new North Village Branch Library is scheduled for April? Or that the Austin-San Antonio Intermunicipal Commuter Rail District is planning regional commuter rail service along MoPac on the railroad tracks adjacent to our neighborhood?

    Do you want to help enable NSCNA to take advantage of opportunities to influence and participate in the development projects that will shape the future of our neighborhood for the next generation and beyond?

    The NSCNA Board of Directors has just authorized a new committee that will focus on gathering information on proposed and pending new development around or near our neighborhood that will potentially impact the quality of life of the North Shoal Creek neighborhood. The new “Development Committee” will be under the interim leadership of Liz Haltom, a member of the Board of Directors and the committee founder, until longer-term leadership can be identified (hopefully before her September due date!).

    Do you know anything about the City of Austin zoning rules? Do you have a background in commercial real estate? Have you ever applied for a building permit? If you have even a smidge of experience or knowledge related to commercial development or the City of Austin rules and procedures that apply, then your neighborhood needs you! Contact Liz today (development @ nscna dot org; 512-426-8985) so that we can quickly schedule our kick-off meeting and get this Committee up and running ASAP!