SRCC General Membership Meeting Agenda – June 2020

Tuesday, June 16, 2020, at 7:00  PM

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1.  7:00  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,, unless otherwise noted. (8 min)

2.  7:08  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.  7:10  Treasurer’s Report – see reverse of agenda. All reports available upon request to the Treasurer  

Presenter: Oliver Caruso (Treasurer) (5 min)

4.  7:15  Committee Chairs reports

1) Planning and Zoning – see item below; 2) Historic Preservation; 3) Finance; 4) Mobility [5 minutes] – see item below ; 5) Public Safety;  6) Parks and Environment – see item below; 7) Schools; 8) Communications; 9) Executive Committee; 10) Land Development Code Rewrite ad hoc committee; 11) Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ad hoc committee

Representatives: 12) ANC* [3 minutes]; 13) SCC*; 14) South Central Waterfront; 15) St. Edward’s; 16) S. Central Affordable CDC (20 min)

5.  7:35  Approve minutes from the February 3, 2020 monthly general meeting (available at (5 min)


6.  7:40  The City of Austin Art in Public Places (AIPP) program is commissioning a professional visual artist, or artist team, to design and fabricate mosaic artwork for the Little Stacy Neighborhood Park.  Artist James Edward Talbot has been commissioned by the City of Austin Art in Public Places Program to design artwork that creates a visible, aesthetically pleasing experience at the entrance of the park and draws inspiration from moments of play occurring within.  Talbot would like to share a presentation and get some community input on his working design for artwork at the entrance to Little Stacy Park.  

Link to information about the Little Stacy Neighborhood Park Art in Public Places Project.

Presenters/Guests: Marjorie Flanagan, Art in Public Places Sr. Project Manager, and James Talbot, Neverland Designs, (15 min + 5 min Q&A)


7.  8:00  Neighbors on the 1300 block of The Circle have had an increase in parking-related issues on their short street. While The Circle connects Drake and Academy, a large portion of it is trail, and people have regularly been parking in front of and blocking peoples’ driveways. In addition, the parked cars on both sides of the street are regularly restricting access to emergency vehicles. An application has been made to include The Circle (between Drake and its end/Academy) in the Residential Permit Parking (RPP) program, and all property owners on the street are in support. These neighbors are asking for SRCC to support an application for RPP on The Circle. [VOTE EXPECTED – Motion: To endorse RPP application for The Circle between Drake and The Circle Row Greenbelt.]

Link to photo showing parking issues on narrow street.

Link to RPP petition.

Link to RPP map.

Link to neighbrohood endorsement form.

Presenter/Guest: Paula Kothmann, SRCC Mobility Chair,  and  Paul Clarke, The Circle Resident, (10 min + 5 min Q&A + 10 min vote)

8.  8:25  Dave Piper of the Zilker Neighborhood Association will present on their opposition to a proposed development at 218 South Lamar Blvd, currently the site of Schlotzsky’s. It is located within the Waterfront Overlay, which restricts large developments. The applicant asks to increase the height of the building to 96 feet on a 1.266-acre site. The PUD was approved at the May 12 Planning Commission over the strenuous objections of Zilker Neighborhood Association (ZNA), and will go before Council on July 30th. [VOTE EXPECTED – Motion: To support Zilker NA position of opposition to the Scholtzsky’s PUD.]

Link  to Zilker NA website article about Schlotzsky’s PUD. 

Presenter/Guest: Dave Piper, Zilker Neighborhood Association President,, (10 min + 5 min Q&A + 10 min vote)

9.  8:50  An application has been made for an Outdoor Music Venue permit for a new restaurant named Aba at 1011 S. Congress. This is in the SoHo Club in the Music Lane development. The application is to allow amplified music from 11am – 8pm Sunday through Thursday, and 11am – 10pm Friday and Saturday, up to 70 decibels. [VOTE EXPECTED – Motion Pending]

Link to Aba application for Outdoor Music Venue permit.  

Presenter: Russell Fraser, SRCC Planning & Zoning Chair, (5 min + 5 min Q&A + 10 min vote)


  • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! We need volunteers for open positions including 
  • The Travis Heights Art Trail is planning to happen Nov. 7 – 8 this year. Everything will be outside with masks provided and social distancing practiced.
  • SRCC has restarted the NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH program, and is looking for participants. Anyone interested should contact Tom Groce, SRCC Public Safety Chair at 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:  Contact Terry Franz if interested:

*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, 

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

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