Welcome to the South River City Citizens!

Our next meeting will be on Monday, Sept. 4th at 7:15pm at Life in the City United Methodist Church (formerly Grace UMC) at 205 East Monroe St. All are welcome! Interested in updates from SRCC? Sign up for our Monthly Update emails to get updates on local events and key issues. Want to be a voting member? Click here for  membership details . Click Current Issues Tab for info on the latest news in SRCC.

FOR INFORMATION ON ST. EDWARD’S UNIVERSITY ISSUES, PLEASE VISIT OUR SHERWOOD OAKS SECTION.

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SRCC General Membership Meeting Minutes – September 2017

SRCC GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Monday, September 4, 2017 7:15 PM
LIFE IN THE CITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
(formerly Grace UMC)
205 E. MONROE, AUSTIN, TEXAS


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Summer 2017 updates on St. Edward’s parking problems

As autumn approaches and school starts back up, St. Edward’s University students are returning to campus, and parking problems are returning to the Sherwood Oaks neighborhood. As David Swann reported at the September general meeting, St. Edwards has begun posting No Event Parking signs at their parking lot closest to the Sherwood Oaks neighborhood. See the attached photos taken the first weekend there was a soccer game at the no parking sign location. This contradicts the promises made by the University to provide event parking on campus.
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SRCC General Membership Meeting Agenda – September 2017

SRCC GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Monday, September 4, 2017 7:15 PM
LIFE IN THE CITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
(formerly Grace UMC)
205 E. MONROE, AUSTIN, TEXAS

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SRCC General Membership Meeting Minutes — August 2017

SRCC GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Monday,August 7, 2017, 7:15  PM
LIFE IN THE CITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
(formerly Grace UMC)
205 E. MONROE, AUSTIN, TEXAS


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SWIM 512 Master Plan and Neighborhood Pools

In 2013, the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department began an Aquatic Assessment which resulted in a phased approach to aquatic master planning. The Master Plan will help the Parks and Recreation Department decide how to manage aging pools and guide installation of new pools where they are most needed. The plan will address ADA accessibility, amenities and features, improvements to existing pools, programs, the latest aquatic technology, public and environmental safety, costs for maintenance and new pools, and the best methods and locations to build new pool facilities.

Phases I and II (Aquatic Assessment and SWIM 512 Public Engagement) have been completed, and we are currently in Phase III – Aquatic Master Plan Development; utilizing information and data from Phases I and II to develop criteria and planning tools for a future community-supported aquatic system.

The city has released the Final Draft Master Plan of the SWIM 512 Aquatics Master Plan. Information about the master plan, along with links for download, can be found here:
https://austintexas.gov/department/aquatic-master-plan

There is some concern about the rankings of the pools in the SRCC neighborhood as indicated in the Site Suitability Ranking Summary . Both Big Stacy and Little Stacy pools are included in the “red” category, indicating they are amongst the Bottom Ranked Neighborhood Pool Sites. We want to make sure that Council is aware that just because our pools are not suitable to be re-developed into a large, feature-laden aquatics centers, that shouldn’t preclude us from getting the basic repairs and maintenance needed to keep the pools open and functional, especially since the usage of Big Stacy is is one of the most-used pools in the entire city. At the Swim512 Presentation meeting, there was some discussion about how the city needs to shut down some of the central pools and build more in the outlying areas.

City Council was scheduled to have a briefing on the Swim512 Master Plan on Aug 1 and a vote is on their Aug 10 agenda, according to Kathie Tovo’s office.

People are encouraged to write ASAP to the City Council:
http://www.austintexas.gov/email/all-council-members (link to email ALL City Council)
kathie.tovo@austintexas.gov (link to email Kathie Tovo)

Laura Cottam Sajbel will be at the SRCC Meeting on August 7th to provide more information about the Aquatics Master Plan.

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