SRCC General Membership Meeting Minutes 03/04/2014

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 6:00 PM

Reminder: To be sure you get a vote, be a member. You can join or renew online Not sure if you are current? Email and we’ll let you know.

ENJOY THE MEAL – Meet neighbors – The potluck was delicious and all was a success!

Business Meeting
1. 7:15 Meeting was informal
Presenter throughout: Marc Davis, President, unless otherwise noted.

2. 7:20 Membership & voting announcements. 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, 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.

3. 7:22 Approve minutes from Feb 3, 2014, last regular monthly meeting (available at

MOTION: Jean Mather / Margaret Addie – to approve the minutes = PASSED

4. 7:25 Treasurer’s Report – see attachment to agenda distributed at the meeting; will also be available on website:

5. 7:30 Committee Chairs reports
1) Parks, Schools, Environment;
2) Planning & Zoning – The Regan Signs property that was slated to become a personal storage facility is now for sale. The agreement that was signed by the property owner heavily restricts what can be done with the property and the new prospective tenants are looking to make it residential. More details will be shared in the near future.
3) Transportation & Public Safety;
4) Norwood – Tomorrow the Norwood Posse is meeting with the city to determine how much work must be done to remove hazardous materials from the site. This will be followed by a wave of work over the course of many phases. Volunteers are always welcome to join the effort.
5) Historic District – item below;
8) Finance – status of projects funded by SRCC – there is an approximate $4,700 of leftover money that will be allocated to the approved projects designated for drawing down on the ACF (Austin Community Fund) account.
9) Reps to ANC Austin Nbhd Council;
10) Communication;
11) Quality of Life – A neighbor has filed a police report on the following incident: neighbor noticed a person urinating on private property (behind the Baptist church) and confronted them which ended with the perpetrator chasing the neighbor and assaulting them. Home Slice has stepped forward to work on the issue since it has been assumed their late night hours might be attracting intoxicated patrons.

OLD BUSINESS – none at this time

6. 7:40 SXSW March 7 – March 16th Reminder of how to handle neighborhood issues: outdoor music regulations; Resident Parking permit restrictions, traffic, short-term rentals –how to report concerns, etc.
Please report all violations to the police. Outdoor temporary music permit notifications have been sent out but only include the requested volume (85dB), not the approved volume. San Jose and St Vincent DePaul have been allowed an 80dB limit but the others are set at 75dB. If you have the means to measure the decibel level then it would be beneficial to include that information with your police report but report assumed violations if you feel it is warranted. It helps future arguments if these violations are on file as being reported. This sort of data was helpful when dealing with the F1 helicopter noise.

6.5 The Art Trail will be 8th-9th of November and is now a registered non-profit and can accept donations. They are looking for a promoter to come on as a paid position.

Candidates : President – Eric Rangel
VP – opportunity exists!
Secretary: Garret Nick
Treasurer: Nancy Byrd
Kathy Henley, Elizabeth Day, Carrie Stapleton – new area coordinators for Area 2
Sounthaly Outhavong and Kelvin Glover new area coordinators for Area 7.
Rachel McClure is new AC for Area 6 and recruiting block captains
Mary Friedman – Area 4
Area 1 is looking for another block captain

MOTION: Jean Mather / Toni House – to elect the entire slate = PASSED

8. 8:00

Kathy Tovo attended the meeting this evening and is looking to represent District 9 in the upcoming election. District 9 includes the majority of the SRCC and Bouldin and continues north through downtown and Mueller.

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