South River City Citizens (SRCC): minutes for meeting of general membership and election of officers, March 4, 2014 return to SRCC home page

6:00 PM
205 East Monroe; Austin, Texas

potluck supper, meeting of the general membership, and election of officers

business meeting
1. 7:15 Meeting was informal
Presenter throughout: Marc Davis, President, unless otherwise noted.
2. 7:20 Membership & voting announcements. 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, he or she may renew at the meeting and be eligible to vote.

3. 7:22 Approve minutes from February 2, 2014, last regular monthly meeting
MOTION: Jean Mather / Margaret Adie--to approve the minutes = PASSED
4. 7:25 Treasurer's report (see attachment to agenda distributed at meeing; will also be available at Web site)
Presenter: Nancy Byrd, Treasurer
5. 7:30 Committee Chairs' reports--
1) Parks, Schools, Environment;
2) Planning & Zoning--The Reagan Signs property that was slated to become a personal storage facility is now for sale. The agreement that was signed by the property owner heavily restricts what can be done with the property and the new prospective tenants are looking to make it residential. More details will be shared in the near future.;
3) Transportation & Public Safety;
4) Norwood--Tomorrow the Norwood Posse is meeting with the city to determine how much work must be done to remove hazardous materials from the site. This will be followed by a wave of work over the course of many phases. Volunteers are always welcome to join the effort.;
5) Historic District--item below;
8) Finance--status of projects funded by SRCC--there is an approximate $4,700 of leftover money that will be allocated to the approved projects designated for drawing down on the ACF (Austin Community Fund) account;
9) Reps to ANC (Austin Neighborhoods Council);
10) Communication;
11) Quality of Life--A neighbor has filed a police report on the following incident: neighbor noticed a person urinating on private property (behind the Baptist church) and confronted him, which ended with the perpetrator chasing the neighbor and committing an assault. Home Slice has stepped forward to work on the issue since it has been assumed that its late night hours might be attracting intoxicated patrons.

OLD BUSINESS--none at this time

6. 7:40 SXSW March 7 - March 16 Reminder of how to handle neighborhood issues: outdoor music regulations; Resident Parking permit restrictions, traffic, short-term rentals--how to report concerns, etc. Please report all violations to the police. Outdoor temporary music permit notifications have been sent out but only include the requested volume (85dB), not the approved volume. San Jose and St Vincent DePaul have been allowed an 80dB limit but the others are set at 75dB. If you have the means to measure the decibel level then it would be beneficial to include that information with your police report but report assumed violations if you feel it is warranted. It helps future arguments if these violations are on file as being reported. This sort of data was helpful when dealing with the F1 helicopter noise.
6.5 The Art Trail will be 8th-9th of November and is now a registered non-profit and can accept donations. They are looking for a promoter to come on as a paid position.

7:50 Candidates
President - Eric Rangel
Vice President - opportunity exists!
Secretary - Garret Nick
Treasurer - Nancy Byrd
Kathy Henley, Elizabeth Day, Carrie Stapleton--new area coordinators for Area 2
Sounthaly Outhavong and Kelvin Glover--new area coordinators for Area 7
Rachel McClure is new area coordinator for Area 6 and recruiting block captains
Mary Friedman--Area 4
Area 1 is looking for another block captain
MOTION: Jean Mather / Toni House--to elect the entire slate = PASSED
8:00 Kathy Tovo attended the meeting this evening and is looking to represent District 9 in the upcoming election. District 9 includes the majority of the SRCC and Bouldin and continues north through downtown and Mueller.

Thank you,


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