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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

Corrections to October 2021 newsletter issue

Corrections to October 2021 newsletter issue

I inadvertently used an out-of-date bio for Pam Ferguson’s article on page 12, “Tips on volunteering, donating.” Here’s the up-to-date one:

Pamela Ellen Ferguson, a longtime resident of Kerrybrook Lane, writes a column of observations about North Shoal Creek and the larger world for each issue. A dual-national British and American (Texan father, Cornish mother) Pam is the author of 11 books published internationally, the most recent being CROSSING LINES, an Austin and Border based mystery set at Halloween/Dia de … Read More

NSCNA’s 2021 Garage Sale and Independence Day Celebrations Canceled

NSCNA’s 2021 Garage Sale and Independence Day Celebrations Canceled

From the North Shoal Creek Board of Directors: For the second year in a row, we need to cancel NSCNA’s meetings and events because of coronavirus restrictions. We regret this, but we’re hoping to be able to resume meetings and events this fall and to hold a luminaria in December.

If you have questions or want more information about this decision, please email us at directors [at] nscna [dot] org.… Read More

NSCNP CONTACT TEAM MEETING SEPTEMBER 10

NSCNP CONTACT TEAM MEETING SEPTEMBER 10

An online virtual meeting of the NSCNP Contact Team will be held September 10, 2020,
6:45 pm to 8:00 pm

The Agenda for the meeting will include:
Status of rezoning and plan amendments.
Schedule of meetings for October through December, 2020.
Procedures for nomination and election of officers for 2021-2022.
Priorities of Neighborhood Plan Actions.

If you would like to know more about the contact team, or attend the meeting, please send an email to nsccontactteam [at] gmail [dot] comRead More

This year’s Independence Day Celebration

This year’s Independence Day Celebration

NSCNA isn’t hosting its usual Independence Day Parade this year, but NSCNA’s Social Committee has decorated the fence on the south side of the Pillow campus (the Stanwood side). Decorations will be up from Friday, July 3 through Sunday, July 5.

We had planned to do more, as the photo below shows. Sadly, heat, a lack of people power, and the setting sun all conspired to limit what we could do.

If you find yourself on Stanwood, take a look

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Schedule Set For LDC Third Reading

Schedule Set For LDC Third Reading

Land Development Code third reading council meetings will start Tuesday, March 31. See below for the full meeting schedule:

Public Comment
Tuesday, March 24 from 4pm -12am
Saturday, March 28 from 9am -12am

Third Reading Special Called Meetings
Tuesday, March 31 from 9am -12pm
Wednesday, April 1 from 9am -4pm
Thursday, April 2 from 10am -12am
Tuesday, April 7 from 9am -12am (if needed)

Third Reading Location:
City Hall Council Chambers 301 W 2nd Street
Or, you can watch live … Read More

8803 N. MoPac: Meetings Regarding Neighborhood Plan Amendment and Zoning Change for this property

8803 N. MoPac: Meetings Regarding Neighborhood Plan Amendment and Zoning Change for this property

Here is important info from Kenneth Webb, North Shoal Creek Contact Team Chair, regarding a rezoning request for the property at 8303 N. MoPac (currently the Ergon Asphalt Plant).

“A community meeting for a plan amendment to rezone the property at 8303 N. MoPac has been scheduled at the  North Village Branch Library, 2505 Steck Ave, on Monday, March 9, 2020. The meeting will be from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. A copy of the meeting announcement is attached. For … Read More

Protest Buell’s Rezoning No Later Than Feb. 29

Protest Buell’s Rezoning No Later Than Feb. 29

What’s happening:
•Residences within 200 feet of Buell Avenue could be adversely affected by the proposed new zoning on Buell Avenue. The city’s proposed new zoning violates the North Shoal Creek Neighborhood Plan and calls for massively dense redevelopment on Buell (MU5B-Q zoning) which is the most intense mixed-use zone and will allow residential, commercial, or mixed-use buildings up to 60 feet/5 stories, with an additional 30 feet/3 stories allowed with multifamily residences up to 5 to 7 or 8 … Read More

Council Member Pool’s Response to Passage of Draft 2 of Austin’s Land Development Code

Council Member Pool’s Response to Passage of Draft 2 of Austin’s Land Development Code

From Leslie Pool, Council Member, District 7
February 14 at 5:59 PM ·

At Second Reading last night, I voted against the Land Development Code rewrite, along with my colleagues CMs Alter, Kitchen and Tovo, because it remains unclear that the code will do what is intended and needed.

Austin must get this right. The new code, with all its parts, must work together.

My three colleagues and I urge an approach to the Code rewrite that includes planning to

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