SRCC General Membership Meeting Agenda – February 2016

Monday, February 1, 2016 7:15 PM
(formerly Grace UMC)

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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 (see also footnote*).
Presenter throughout: Sounthaly “Tune” Outhavong, SRCC President, unless otherwise noted. (5 min)

2. 7:20 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, 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. 7:22 Approve minutes from Dec. 7, 2015 monthly general meeting (available at (3 min)

4. 7:25 Treasurer’s Report – see attachment to agenda distributed at the meeting; all reports are available upon
request to the Treasurer.
Presenter: Nancy Byrd, Treasurer (5 min)

5. 7:30 Committee Chairs reports
1) Parks, Schools, Environment–see below; 2) Planning & Zoning; 3) Transportation & Public Safety; 4) Norwood; 5) Historic District; 6) Finance; 7) ANC*; 8) Communications; 9) CodeNEXT (10 min)

6. 7:40 Little Stacy Park improvement projects update showing updated design concept that takes our feedback into account; need help prioritizing to fit within budget. The City has added the boards from the last public meeting to the Little Stacy Park website for those who were not able to attend that meeting. You can find them along with previous images from the input process at the website here:
Presenter: Margaret Robinson, Asakura Robinson Company, LLC,; Brendan Wittstruck,; and Gary Gregson, Project Coordinator, Austin Parks and Recreation Department, (10 min + 10 min Q&A)

7. 8:00 Bylaws Committee update–First meeting recap
Presenter: Sounthaly Outhavong, SRCC President (5 min)

8. 8:05 Heights on Congress – Existing low-income apartments being redeveloped to include low-income and luxury units
Presenters: Elloa Matthews,, SRCC Area 5 Coordinator; Marty Peck, SRCC member (10 min)

9. 8:15 Update on upcoming officer elections and ad-hoc nominating committee
Presenter: Sounthaly Outhavong, SRCC President (5 min)

10. 8:20 Occupancy limits of unrelated adults in a residence–regulations passed by city council two years ago are up for reconsideration–THERE WILL BE A VOTE ON THIS ISSUE
Presenter: Mary Sanger, speaking in favor, Hancock Neighborhood Association,; Andy Cantu, speaking against, SRCC member, (15 min)

11. 8:35 Big Stacy Park footbridge repairs and drainage improvement project–quick update on timelines, also tree removal/trimming/air spading near pool, updates on Blunn Creek Nature Preserve
Presenter: Gretchen Otto, SRCC Vice President; David Todd, SRCC Parks Chair (5 min)

Presenter: Gretchen Otto, SRCC Vice President,
Annual Potluck and Elections on Tuesday, March 8. Potluck at 6pm. Elections immediately following at 7:15pm.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! We still need a volunteer to chair our neighborhood watch program, someone to take over organizing the July 4 picnic, an Area co-Coordinator for Area 2 and an Area co-Coordinator for Area 6.
Newsletter is being crafted now. Alert Gretchen immediately if you have an article to include. Newsletter to be distributed in late February ahead of SRCC elections.
Monthly Review: Stay up-to-date on neighborhood news and SRCC announcements by signing up for our Monthly Review emails at These simple, easy-to-read digests are available to all area residents.

Account reconciliation, Profit & Loss and Balance reports available upon request from or

*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

Agenda Prepared by Gretchen Otto, and Sounthaly Outhavong,

Agenda subject to change. Please check for most updated version.

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