Category Archives: Austin City info

Tree Trimming by Austin Energy

Our Neighborhood Association President received a certified letter from Austin Energy dated April 25, 2 018 (read the letter, PDF) advising us that contractors will soon be pruning and removing trees from near the electric lines. They will try to notify property owners ahead of time.

The letter also explains that that property owners may request the following actions from Austin Energy and its Contract personnel.

  • You may request an on-site meeting with a Contractor representative to review the proposed tree work
  • You may request an on-site meeting with an Austin Energy employee to discuss the proposed tree work
  • You may request to have a third party present during the meetings
  • You may request modifications to the proposed tree work
  • You may request to not have trees removed on your property
  • You may request to be present when the tree work is performed
  • You will receive a written work plan (VWP) documenting the final plan for your property
  • You may request pricing on potential electric system modification to minimize or reduce tree work

For questions or concerns, contact Craig Stoughton at (512) 505-7546.

CodeNEXT resources

Statesman site for coverage of CodeNEXT codenexthub.org/

Concerns about CodeNEXT’s affect on AISD schools (Statesman article)

Petition & other information from concerned citizens

4/2018  101 Reasons (and counting) why CodeNext is beyond repair (PDF by Community Not Commodity)

IndyAustin indyaustin.org/ has the petition which we are circulating and more information
IndyAustin Facebook page

10/2017 Number of units and building height – Austin Monitor

9/2017 Slide deck of review of problems in CodeNext v2 (PDF)

9/28/17 comments on CodeNext Draft 2- worse than draft 1 (PDF)

Sept, 2017 article regarding activists plans to petition for a public vote  www.austinmonitor.com/stories/2017/09/longtime-austin-activists-team-up-to-petition-for-a-public-vote-on-codenext/

Information from City government regarding CodeNext

Oct 2017 proposed zoning maps by City Council district

Read chapters of the City of Austin draft Land Development Code (CodeNext) and add comments – codenext.civicomment.org/

Timeline as of Sept 2017 (PDF on city’s website)

CodeNext home page on City’s website

Bulk trash collection August 28

The City of Austin is conducting the semi-annual bulk collection in our area. If you find yourself thinking about kicking that old TV to the curb, please consider recycling it instead. Goodwill does take electronics – list of items Goodwill can and cannot accept

You can find additional recycling sites by following these links:

https://www.tceq.texas.gov/p2/recycle/electronics/tv_recycling.html

http://www.mrmrecycling.com/recycle-now.php#map

Details on bulk collection

Per the city’s bulk collection page and schedule page

Bulk Items Include:

  • Doors
  • Carpet
  • Furniture
  • Appliances (remove doors)
  • Passenger car tires (remove rims; limit eight tires per household)
  • Lawn mowers (remove gas/oil)
  • Railroad ties (cut in half)
  • Pallets
  • Rolled fencing
  • Nail-free lumber

 

Bulk Item Collection Crews Cannot Collect:

  • Brush, household trash, cardboard boxes, hazardous materials, mirrors, automotive chassis and bodies, motorcycles, trailers, boats and tires that are still mounted on rims
  • Sheet glass and other construction and remodeling debris

Separate Items into Three Piles

  1. Metal items – Includes appliances (remove doors). These are taken to our Resource Recovery Center for recycling
  2. Passenger car tires – Rims must be removed. Limit of eight tires per household. We cannot collect truck or tractor tires. Tires will go to a tire recycling facility
  3. Non-metal items – Includes carpeting and nail-free lumber. These items go to a landfill. Austin Resource Recovery is working on plans to salvage reusable items from bulk collection to help meet the City of Austin’s Zero Waste goal

CodeNEXT (new zoning guide/maps) meeting with Council Member Pool’s office May 9

CodeNEXT, the new City guide for future zoning and development in Austin, has been recently unveiled. District 7 Council Member Pool’s staff are holding a meeting on May 9 at the Milwood Library starting at 6:30 PM for the northern part of District 7 to discuss CodeNEXT and answer questions.

Link to Council Member Pool’s email about CodeNext (it contains the same links that are listed below and more).

Please review the information in the links below to learn about CodeNEXT and how it affects this part of Austin, and attend the May 9 meeting to ask questions and provide feedback.

  • Compare the current and proposed zoning changes  https://codenext.engagingplans.org/codenext-comparison-map
  • Review the text of the Land Development Code https://codenext.civicomment.org/.Per this page,”CodeNEXT is the new City of Austin initiative to revise the Land Development Code, which determines how land can be used throughout the city – including what, where, and how much can be built.
    The draft Land Development Code will be edited based on the comments you provide on this site, in our public meetings, and through other feedback mechanisms. For more information and for other ways to get involved, please visit our website: austintexas.gov/codenext.”
  • Home page of CodeNEXT www.austintexas.gov/CodeNEXT

 

Police Commander’s Forum meeting April 14

This information was provided by the neighborhood’s police contact Officer Michael Whetston via Nextdoor.

Please come out for the Region II (Adam Sector) 2nd Quarter Commander’s Forum.The forum will be held at Lakeline Mall, located at 11200 Lakeline Mall Dr., (map) on April 14, 2015 at 6:30 pm. The space where the forum will be held is on the upper level across from the movie theater’s main entrance. Come and meet our new Region 2 Support Lieutenant, Lt. Kevin Leverenz, and new District Representative, Officer Frank Creasey. We hope to see you there and bring a friend!

Home page for Region 2 district representative, includes Police contact information and other area meetings:  austintexas.gov/page/district-representatives-region-2
Home page for all Austin Police commanders’ forums www.austintexas.gov/department/commanders-forum