Next neighborhood meeting: Monday, July 9

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The Wooten Neighborhood Association invites you to our next meeting on Monday, July 9 at 7 pm. All are welcome to attend – homeowners, renters, business owners, community members and potential residents. Come meet your neighbors and learn more about our community!

The agenda will include reports about neighborhood events, safety and crime, and Wooten Park activities. We usually hear from District 7 councilmember Leslie Pool or her staff, and our police District Representative, Officer Judson Chapman — along with lots of other news from neighbors. (Click here to read the minutes from the last meeting.)

NOTE: Because Redeemer Lutheran Church is under construction, we will NOT be meeting at our usual location (the Redeemer cafeteria).

Our location for this month’s meeting is Shu Shu’s on the corner of Burnet and Ohlen.

 

July 9, 2018 – meeting minutes

Shu Shu’s
President David Bouchard Presiding
Meeting Called to order at 7:05pm

Welcome and Introductions

Approval of May minutes
David called for approval of minutes
Marilyn Rogers moved
Motion Passed

City Council Updates – Michael Gaudini
Michael Gaudini (Policy Advisor, Council Member Leslie Pool) was unable to attend.

WNA Treasury Report – Marylin Rogers
General Funds  – $1,815.61
Park Funds – $1,132.10
Savings – $25

Current membership: 30

Park Updates – Joanne Garret and Laura Tomlinson
Pavillion construction is ongoing. Expected completion – end of July

Wooten Neighborhood 4th of July Parade -About fifty people attended, circled the park for the parade and finished with playtime at the park.

Park Work Day – On July 7th six neighbors volunteered to weed the corner garden bed and pick up trash around the park. Neighbors are encouraged to pick up loose trash when you visit the park.

The next It’s My Park Day is scheduled for early November.

Good News – David Bouchard and Dixie Davis
Neighborhood Newsletter (Q3) edition – those who’d like to assist in the publication and distribution of the newsletter should email vp@wootenna.com

Additional Neighborhood Topics of Interest – Joanne Garrett brought up the 3rd annual Wooten School Supply drive benefitting Wooten Elementary. Supplies accepted until Aug 16.

Nominate Next WNA Officers – officer elections will be held at the September WNA meeting.

National Night Out will be held on October 2. Currently, there are plans for an event in Wooten Park with members of our local Constable’s office in attendance.

Neighborhood Events – David Bouchard
Wootennany – thanks to Autumn and Melinda for organizing the Wootennany at Nosh & Bevvy on June 20. Around 20 neighbors attended the happy hour — many new faces!

Austin police Department Updates – Officer Chapman
Officer Chapman was unable to attend.

Wooten Neighborhood Planning Contact Team (WNPCT) – Adam Turner
The next WNPCT meeting will be held on 7/16 at Nosh and Bevvy.

2018 WNA Meetings – David Bouchard
Construction should be completed at the Redeemer Cafeteria by the next WNA meeting in September.

Suggestions/Requests/Feedback?
Laura Tomlinson suggested arranging a ribbon cutting ceremony when the park pavilion is complete.

Adam Turner suggested the installation in Wooten Park of items such as covered trash cans, recycling bins, or signage that discourages littering to alleviate the trash problem.

Adam Turner suggested amending the WNA bylaws to allow for staggered officer terms.

Adam Turner moved to adjourn.
David called the meeting to a close at 7:34pm.

May 14, 2018 – meeting minutes

Wooten Park
President David Bouchard Presiding
Meeting Called to order at 7:007pm

Approval of March minutes


David called for approval of minutes
Motion was made
Adam Turner second the motion
Motion Passed

Wooten Neighborhood Planning Contact Team (WNPCT) notice of meeting – Adam Turner


Meeting will be held at Shu Shu’s on Monday, May 21 at 7:00 pm.

 

City Council Update – Michael Gaudini


Future Land Use Maps (FLUM) for Wooten are available and should match the current land use map. Michael provided one-pagers summarizing issues related to Code Next. The one-pagers covered topics such as:
– how to engage with Code Next
– District 7 and Code Next
– Key Concepts
– and more
These one-pagers are available at www.D7ATX.com

An update on the Bond was provided. Recent activities related to the bond include:
– Fairfield speedbump
– Pedestrian hybrid beacon on Anderson
– Another project is in the works for Kromer

Site in District 7 is being considered for a soccer stadium. The site is 23 acres and north of Kramer. Pool’s office is not interested in subsiding the stadium and is instead looking for a community benefit such as improvements to public transportation (Upgrades to the Metrorail stations).

A public forum regarding the City’s new strategic plan is going to be held in District 7 in late June.

Q: parking around Crestview station is still an issue. It is also not easy to access as a pedestrian.
A:  Looking at Austin Energy property across from the station as a potential solution.

 

WNA Treasury Report – Marylin Rogers


General Funds  – $1,827.81
Park Funds – $1,017.06
Savings – $25

Current membership at 29 people.

 

Park Updates – Steve Rogers and David Bouchard


Update on Austin Park Foundation Grant was provided. Construction on the pavilion and bench has begun! Anticipated to be completed in Summer of 2018.

Recommendation to have a grand opening event when the Pavilion’s construction is completed.

 

Good News – Dixie Davis


Update on the newsletter was provided. Currently, the newsletter is available electronically. There are efforts underway to recruit sponsors to cover printing cost. Topics covered in the newsletter would include meals and wheels.

CapMetro is updating bus routes to be more frequent beginning on June 3rd. Free rides were offered from June 3- 9th to all and rides are free all summer for those 18 years old or younger. Representatives are available to provide a presentation on the changes to service if requested. To learn more about the service changes visit www.capmetro.org/june2018/

Runoff voting will occur in mid-May.

Autumn and Melinda volunteered to plan the next Wootennany. Buddies was recommended as the location to host the event.

 

Austin Police Department Updates – Officer Chapman and Commander Mason


Massage parlors are being targeted more frequently.

Q:  What tools does the Austin Police Department have to service those who do not speak English? 
A: 
Language Line.

Q: Racing seemed to have recently increased. Any updates?
A: Uptick in speed racing has occurred. Racing used to take place on 183 now has moved to 130.

 

2018 WNA Meetings – Continued Construction at Redeemer through August.


Recommendation of Shu Shu and Genuine Joes as an alternative meeting location until the construction is wrapped up. Public meeting spaces such as libraries or parks also recommended.

 

David called the meeting to close at 7:57 pm

Next neighborhood meeting: Monday, May 14

Wooten Neighborhood Association meets next on Monday, May 14 at 7pm in Wooten Park. Please come and learn more about your neighborhood!

NOTE: Because Redeemer Lutheran Church is under construction, we will NOT be meeting at our usual location (the Redeemer cafeteria).

Instead, we’re having a picnic in the park! Join us at the south side of Wooten Park, near the trail between the playground and the corner garden bed. We’ll provide some snacks and drinks but feel free to bring your own food and (non-alcoholic) beverages. Bring a blanket or lawn chair to lounge on. Your kids can even play at the playground!

You can park along Dale St or Burrell Rd – or walk!

The agenda will include reports about neighborhood events, safety and crime, and Wooten Park activities. We usually hear from District 7 councilmember Leslie Pool or her staff, and our police District Representative Judson Chapman — along with lots of other news from neighbors. (Click here to read the minutes from the last meeting.)

***In case of bad weather, check wootenna.com for an alternate location.