SRCC General Membership Meeting Agenda – September 2019

SRCC GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING  (www.srccatx.org)

Monday, September 2, 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: Eric Cassady, SRCC President, president@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; 5) Public Safety;  6) Parks and Environment; 7) Schools; 8) Communications; 9) Executive Committee; 10) Land Development Code Rewrite ad hoc committee –see item below

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

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

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

6.  7:55  The SRCC Land Development Code (LDC) Rewrite Committee has been analyzing proposed changes to City code that could have a strong negative impact on our way of life in SRCC, and has drafted a one-page document of 7 Key Points which summarize a Position Paper approved by the SRCC in response to various Code Next proposals.  For each Point, it is articulated how there is agreement with the proposed changes or their intent, and then suggested changes are provided to the approach based on comments collected from SRCC neighbors. There has been collaboration with other Central neighborhoods in order to strengthen our position. [VOTE EXPECTED]

Link to 7 Key Points document.

Presenter: Paula Kothmann, SRCC LDC Code Rewrite Committee Chair, paula.kothmann@gmail.com (15 min)

NEW BUSINESS 

7.  8:10  Several months ago, Expose, an adult-oriented business on South Congress closed. It appears that the property was purchased by the owners of the Yellow Rose, they intend to re-open it as another adult-oriented business.  [VOTE POSSIBLE]

Presenter: Kim Lanzillotti, Area Coordinator, Area 8, kamerakim@gmail.com (10 min)

8.  8:20  The property that formerly housed the Austin-American Statesman (305 S. Congress), referred to as the Statesman PUD,  is being redeveloped as part of the South Central Waterfront., with some structures taller than 500 feet. Concerns include the % of rental housing units allocated to affordable incomes, and the amount of money that ‘the project’ will contribute to the public realm costs. SRCC P&Z is working to get support of other neighborhood associations, like Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Association, to oppose the PUD application. We join the Bouldin Creek NA in recommending that the City Council should not approve any new entitlements above existing base zoning or those  entitlements outlined in existing PUD ordinances for the Statesman tract or any other properties in the South Central Waterfront plan area until the Council has implemented the regulatory and financial measures needed to ensure that the Austin community may realize the full public benefits outlined in the South Central Waterfront Vision Plan. [VOTE EXPECTED]

Link to SRCC Planning & Zoning PUD Amendment Topics sheet for 305 S Congress. 

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

9.  8:40  There are several upcoming community events at Good Shepherd on the Hill, including the Second Saturday Neighborhood Yard Sale on September 14, the upcoming Heavyweight Yoga classes Wednesday evenings starting September 11, and Music on the Hill with Jace and the Jackals on September 29.  

Link to Good Shepherd homepage.

Link to Heavyweight Yoga Class.

Presenter: Sam Hensley, Director of Music & Mission, sam@gsaustin.org(5 min)

8:45   GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Travis Heights Art Trail is scheduled for November 2-3, 2019. Charlotte Bell has more information – contact her at charwolf100@gmail.com
  • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! We need volunteers for open positions including 
    • OUTREACH COMMITTEE MEMBERS/CHAIR
  • SRCC has restarted the NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH program, and is 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; PUD: Planned Unit Development; 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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