Tuesday, September 15, 2020     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: Gretchen Otto, Former 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; 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; 11) Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ad hoc committee

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

5.  7:35  Approve minutes from the June 16, 2020 monthly general meeting (available at (5 min)




6.  7:40  This is the 18th year of the Travis Heights Art Trail, and it will be taking place November 7th and 8th. This year the entire show will be held outdoors, and strict regulations for safety will be in place. 

Link to Travis Heights Art Trail website.

Presenter: Charlotte Bell, Travis Heights Art Trail , (5 min)

7.  7:45  A developer is requesting a permit for demolition of two houses on adjacent lots in Travis Heights, 815 Rutherford and 1204 Alta Vista. The developer wishes to demolish both houses, build new houses on both lots, and re-sell the properties. Both existing houses are modest structures but are listed as “contributing” to the pending National Register Historic District. The SRCC Preservation Committee would like SRCC’s support in opposing these demolitions. If they are not opposed and the demolitions are approved, the pending National Register District will lose three contributing structures from its inventory – two houses and a garage. The house on Rutherford is of particular interest given its distinctive Tudor revival style, which is one of the predominant styles in Travis Heights that gives the neighborhood its whimsical, eclectic character. But because of the modest size of Tudor homes, they are vulnerable to development pressure. This case will go before the Historic Landmark Commission on September 28th. [VOTE EXPECTED – Motion: To submit a letter to the Historic Landmark Commission stating that SRCC does not approve of the requested demolitions at 815 Rutherford and 1204 Alta Vista.]

Link to the Notice of Public Hearing for Demolition for  815 Rutherford Place.

Presenter: Angela Reed, SRCC Historic Preservation Committee Chair,

(10 min + 5 min Q&A + 10 min vote)

8.  8:10  Report from the Nominations Committee/Officer and Area Coordinator Elections. The SRCC Nominating Committee has identified an excellent slate of strong candidates for the election! Several are current officers in SRCC and others have previously filled leadership roles in the organization. Note that a candidate for president was not identified and we are deliberately presenting this slate without a president; we are confident that the organization will continue to be effective with the current slate of candidates. The slate of candidates is:

  • President: vacant
  • Co-Vice President: Megan Spencer
  • Co-Vice President: Cynthia Milne
  • Treasurer: Oliver Caruso
  • Secretary: Dan Fredine
  • Membership Secretary: Mary Friedman
  • Austin Neighborhoods Council (ANC) Representative: Betty Weed
  • Area Co-Coordinator – Area 1: Claudette Lowe
  • Area Co-Coordinator – Area 1: Marylin Orton
  • Area Co-Coordinator – Area 2: Russell Fraser
  • Area Co-Coordinator – Area 2: Eugene Kubelka
  • Area Co-Coordinator – Area 3a: Jo Webber
  • Area Co-Coordinator – Area 3a: Sara Newsom
  • Area Co-Coordinator – Area 3b: Brooks Kasson
  • Area Co-Coordinator – Area 3b: Marc Davis
  • Area Co-Coordinator – Area 4a: Sam Martin
  • Area Co-Coordinator – Area 4a: Carol Martin
  • Area Coordinator – Area 4b: Kris Asthalter
  • Area Co-Coordinator – Area 5: Neal Nuwash
  • Area Co-Coordinator – Area 5: Elloa Mathews
  • Area Co-Coordinator – Area 6: Rachel McClure
  • Area Co-Coordinator – Area 6: Laura Gass Weaver
  • Area Coordinator – Area 7: Richard Whymark
  • Area Co-Coordinator – Area 8: Kim Lanzillotti
  • Area Co-Coordinator – Area 8: Vicky Moerbe

Presenter: Dan Fredine, Nominating Committee Chair (20 min)


  • 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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