SRCC General Membership Meeting Agenda – November 2017

Monday, November 6, 2017 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.*
Presenter throughout: Gretchen Otto, SRCC President, unless otherwise noted. (10 min)

2. 7:25 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. 7:27 Approve minutes from October 2, 2017 monthly general meeting (available at (3 min)

4. 7:30 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. 7:35 Committee Chairs reports
1) Planning and Zoning–see item below; 2) Historic Preservation–see item below; 3) Finance; 4) Mobility; 5) Public Safety (chair needed); 6) Parks and Environment; 7) Schools; 8) Communications (chair needed); 9)Executive Committee; 10) CodeNEXT ad hoc committee–see item below
Representatives: 11) ANC*; 12) SCC*; 13) South Central Waterfront–see item below; 14) St. Edward’s (10 min)

6. 7:45 CodeNEXT update. On October 17th SRCC hosted a CodeNEXT meeting and panel discussion with Mayor Adler, MPT Tovo, and Planning Commissioner Karen McGraw. Notes from the meeting can be found on our website here:
The deadline for comments on the second draft of CodeNEXT was October 31st. The SRCC/GSRC NPCT ad-hoc CodeNEXT committee has developed a position paper for SRCC regarding the second draft. The text of the paper can be found on our website here:
City website on CodeNEXT:
Presenter: Gretchen Otto (10 min)

7. 7:55 Update on achieving National Register Historic District status for Travis Heights area.
Presenter: Angela Reed, SRCC Historic Preservation Committee (10 min)

8. 8:05 Our District 51 State House Representative will discuss ballot amendments on the November 7th ballot.
Presenter/Guest: Texas State Representative Eddie Rodriguez, (20 min)

9. 8:25 Update from South Central Waterfront Advisory Board (SCWAB) representative about proposed Planned Unit Development (PUD) at 425 West Riverside. The SCWAB will hear the case and vote on November 20. VOTE EXPECTED. Proposed language:
“Whereas South River City Citizens is a stakeholder in the South Central Waterfront Initiative,
Whereas the Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Association is contiguous with South River City Citizens Neighborhood Association,
Be it resolved that South River City Citizens supports the Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Association in their opposition to the site plan application for 425 West Riverside that requests rezoning from CS-1-V-NP to PUD-NP for Mixed Use with associated improvements until a financial framework (such as Tax Increment Funding or Public Improvement District) for the South Central Waterfront is in place.”
Presenters: Wendy Todd, SRCC rep to SCWAB and Marc Davis, SRCC Planning & Zoning Committee (10 min)

10. 8:35 Update regarding amendment to the restrictive covenant for the Magdalena Hotel on South Congress, regarding interim parking solution until garage is constructed. VOTE EXPECTED. Proposed language:
“Be it resolved that SRCC supports the amendment to the Restrictive Covenant between SRCC and the Magdalena Hotel to allow them to provide off-site valet parking to their guests in the event that the Music Lane Parking Garage is not complete at the time the Magdalena receives its Certificate of Occupancy.”
Presenter: Marc Davis, SRCC Planning & Zoning Committee (10 min)

11. 8:45 An application has been submitted for a local historic district on East Mary Street. The applicants are requesting that the SRCC support the application. VOTE EXPECTED. Proposed language:
“SRCC to write a letter in support of the application for a local historic district on E. Mary St.””
Presenter: James Bilodeau, SRCC Resident and LHD Applicant (10 min)

12. 8:55 SRCC is forming an ad-hoc nominating committee for the upcoming officer elections. Open positions include President and Treasurer.
Presenter: Gretchen Otto (5 min)

-VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! We need volunteers for several open, and soon to be open, positions
—-TREASURER (2018)
—-PRESIDENT (2018)
—-neighborhood watch program organizer
—-SRCC Newsletter Editor
-Greater South River City Neighborhood Planning Contact Team members are stewards of our 2005 Neighborhood Plan. To join or for information, visit this page:
Contact Terry Franz if interested:
-Austin Monitor discount: SRCC16 for 20% off subscription

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; SCC: South Central Coalition of NAs

Agenda Prepared by Dan Fredine,
Agenda subject to change. Please check for most updated version.

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