SRCC General Membership Meeting Agenda – August 2019

SRCC GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING  (www.srccatx.org)

Monday, August 5, 2019     7:15 PM

LIFE IN THE CITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (formerly Grace UMC)

205 E. MONROE, AUSTIN, TEXAS

AGENDA

To be sure you get a vote, become a member. You can join or renew online www.srccatx.org. Not sure if you are current? Email membership@srccatx.org and we’ll let you know.

CALL TO ORDER/APPROVAL OF MINUTES

1.  7:15  Meeting procedures, etiquette, welcome newcomers. Verification of quorum. Reminder: state your name when presenting or seconding a motion. If an acronym is stated during the meeting and you don’t know what it means, please feel free to raise your hand and ask.*   

Presenter throughout: Dan Fredine, SRCC Vice President, vicepresident@srccatx.org, unless otherwise noted. (8 min)

2.  7:23  Membership and voting. Pay multiple years in advance and get a discount. Single membership: 1-yr $20;  2-yr $35; 3-yr $50 / Family membership: 1-yr $35; 2-yr $65; 3-yr $95 NOTE: In order to vote or make motions, dues must be paid a month in advance, with the exception that if a former member’s dues have  lapsed no more than 2 years, they may renew at the meeting and be eligible to vote. (2 min)

3.  7:25  Treasurer’s Report – see reverse of agenda. All reports available upon request to the Treasurer treasurer@srccatx.org  

Presenter: Oliver Caruso (Treasurer) (5 min)

4.  7:30  Committee Chairs reports

1) Planning and Zoning-see item below; 2) Historic Preservation; 3) Finance; 4) Mobility (chair needed) –see item below; 5) Public Safety–see item below;  6) Parks and Environment; 7) Schools; 8) Communications; 9) Executive Committee; 10) Land Development Code Rewrite ad hoc committee (chair needed)–see item below

Representatives: 11) ANC*; 12) SCC*; 13) South Central Waterfront; 14) St. Edward’s; 15) S. Central Affordable CDC (20 min)

5.  7:50  Approve minutes from the June 3, 2019 monthly general meeting (available at www.srccatx.org) (5 min)

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

6.  7:55  City Council has given staff direction to develop changes to the Land Development Code (LDC), and much of the direction indicated a desire for more intense development than was proposed under CodeNext. The SRCC Land Development Code Rewrite ad-hoc committee is working to develop a position paper, and has been meeting with Council Member Tovo, her staff, and other neighborhood associations to prepare to address the upcoming proposed changes. The timeline to review and comment on the proposed LDC is expected to allow limited input and review, and will likely go to Council between Thanksgiving and Christmas. [VOTE EXPECTED]

Link to proposed letter to request info about existing zoned capacity.

Link to LDC committee “7 Points” summary position paper.

Link to LDC Council Directives 4-29-2019.

Link to Brykerwoods flyer regarding upcoming LDC changes. 

Link to SRCC’s May 2018 letter to Mayor and Council regarding CodeNEXT Draft 3

Presentert: Cynthia Milne, SRCC Land Development Code ad-hoc committee Secretary, cynthiamilne@msn.com (10 min + 5 min Q&A)

NEW BUSINESS 

7.  8:10  Austin Energy’s Customer Renewable Solutions Group offers programs to build a more sustainable community. They will give an overview of Austin Energy’s renewable energy subscription options as well as rebates to help reduce the up-front cost of installing a solar energy system on your home or business. Austin Energy’s solar team is offering in-person classes to help those customers make the best solar investment possible. 

Link to Austin Energy solar program information. 

Link to Austin Energy Solar 101 course slides.

Presenter/Guest: Mary C. Palmer, Conservation Program Associate, Customer Renewable Solutions, Austin

Energy, 512-972-7402, Mary.Palmer@austinenergy.com (10 min + 10 min Q&A)

8.  8:30 Several South Austin groups are working together to institute Community Policing. One of them, Austin Interfaith member Wildflower Church here in Travis Heights, is organizing a Civic Academy on Community Policing. The goal is to strengthen relationships and trust between the community and police, better understand the challenges we face, and begin a collaboration to help diminish fear and prevent crime. Christina Leal from Austin Interfaith will be at the meeting with details.  

Presenter/Guest: Ed Miller, Executive Director, Our House, esmiller@swbell.net (10 min)

9.  8:40  Cap Metro’s Project Connect includes an Orange Line which is envisioned to include South Congress. A meeting about the Orange Line was recently held that included discussion about a right-of-way expansion and parking along South Congress. Another meeting with Cap Metro is scheduled for SRCC and Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Associations to get more information. The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 14th from 7:00 – 8:30 at the Twin Oaks Library. 

Link to Project Connect Orange Line website.  

Presenter: Russell Fraser, SRCC Planning & Zoning Committee Chair, Russell_Fraser@msn.com (10 min)

8:50   GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • St. Edward’s University will welcome students, their families, staff, faculty, and alumni back to campus on Saturday, August 24th with the annual Hillfest celebration. In consideration of neighbors, the fireworks display is scheduled an hour earlier at 9 pm and will conclude within 10 minutes.
  • Good Shepherd on the Hill (1700 Woodland Ave) will be hosting a presentation and Q&A on “Peacefully Co-Existing with Coyotes”, led by the City of Austin’s Animal Protection Department, on Tuesday, August 27th at 6:30 p.m. 
  • Travis Heights Art Trail is scheduled for November 2-3, 2019. Charlotte Bell has more information – contact her at charwolf100@gmail.com
  • St. Edward’s University will welcome students, their families, staff, faculty, and alumni back to campus on Saturday, August 24th with the annual Hillfest celebration. In consideration of neighbors, the fireworks display is scheduled an hour earlier at 9 pm and will conclude within 10 minutes.
  • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! We need volunteers for several open positions including 

MOBILITY COMMITTEE CHAIR

OUTREACH COMMITTEE MEMBERS/CHAIR

  • SRCC has restarted the NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH program, and are looking for participants. Anyone interested should contact Tom Groce, SRCC Public Safety Chair at tgroce71@gmail.com to get involved! 
  • Greater South River City Neighborhood Planning Contact Team members are stewards of our 2005         Neighborhood Plan. To join or for information, visit this page: 

http://www.srccatx.org/about/greater-south-river-city-neighborhood-plan/  Contact Terry Franz if interested: tmfranz@airmail.net

*Frequently used acronyms: ACF: Austin Community Fund; ANC: Austin Neighborhood Council; SF: Single Family zoning category; FLUM: Future Land Use Map; GSRC NPCT: Greater South River City Neighborhood Planning Contact Team, NCCD: Neighborhood Conservation Combining District; SCC: South Central Coalition of NAs

Agenda Prepared by Dan Fredine, vicepresident@srccatx.org 

Agenda subject to change. Please check www.srccatx.org for most updated version.

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