minutes of SRCC meeting of general membership February 7, 2011
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SRCC General Membership Meeting Minutes - 4/4/2011
1. room arrangement, meeting procedures, etiquette, welcome newcomers.
throughout: sarah campbell, president, unless otherwise noted.
2. membership & voting announcements.
presenter: carol martin, membership chair
3. approve minutes from march 8, 2011, annual meeting
MOTION: jeremy/mary - to approve the minutes = PASSED
4. 504 e annie, a new house is proposed for this vacant lot on the north side of
e annie, applicant wants greater FAR than allowed on the lot size.
jean mather, planning and zoning com, and tom hurt, architect for applicant.
the executive committee did not support the waiver based on the recommendations
of the planning and zoning committee. a large tree is in the middle of the lot
and creates some challenges for the 6,000 sq/ft lot but it did not restrict the
owner from designing a building that required no waiver. current code allows for
a maximum 2,400 sq/ft home and they are requesting 2,740 sq/ft, a 15% increase
in the FAR (floor to area ratio).
MOTION: jean/garret - to support the executive committee's previous decision =
5. Proposed RPP (Residential Parking Permit) for 1600 & 1700 blocks of
Nickerson, between Milton and Monroe.
Presenter: Joe Day, resident on Nickerson.
The affected residents of Nickerson were given the opportunity to sign the
request to have RPPs. The required number of signatures was not met on the 1700
block but the 1600 block overwhelmingly supported the effort with 17 of 19 homes
signing. Each residence will receive 2 residents/home permits and 2 guest
permits. The ticket for violating the new parking rule is $15.
MOTION: Claudette Lowe/Betty Weed - to support the permit request = PASSED
6. proposed RPP for 3400 block of willow springs rd, between braeswood and
presenter: kim lanzilotti, member on willow springs and area 8
residents in this area are increasingly affected by st edwards university
students parking on their street and blocking access to their homes.
MOTION: betty/claudette - support rpp request = PASSED
7. adoption of ad hoc committee on financial policies and procedures
recommendations based on executive committee actions.
this committee has been operating with sam martin as the chair and has created
documents to help clarify SRCC financial policies and procedures and create a
clear and easily transferable method to guide future volunteers in related
MOTION: betty/jean - to support the change from an Ad Hoc to a new, permanent
SRCC Committee = PASSED
8. resolution requesting city include permanent traffic calming measures in
sherwood oaks as part of, or incident to, the 14 month oltorf street
reconstruction project scheduled to begin this spring.
past efforts have succeeded in having the city place the sherwood oaks
neighborhood on the list to receive traffic calming based on data collected by
neighbors. sherwood oaks was removed from this list when the city pulled funding
for the project and never returned to a similar list for future consideration.
with st edward's working to increase enrollment and the oltorf project
restricting traffic flow that might create increased load as well, it might be a
good time to re-examine traffic calming. the effort is to restore the process
and move the project forward either in it's original/approved state or by
determining the current/new process and going from there.
MOTION: betty/elloa - obtain updated information from the City on the status of
traffic calming and revisit past SO traffic study in order to make more informed
resolution = PASSED
9. revision to adopted SRCC "variance review policy and process" to
include"waivers" and "modifications" to the mcmansion ordinance that are now
reviewed by the RDCC (residential design and compatibility commission). assuming
approval, the final language may be worked out by the planning and zoning
committee and approved by the executive committee.
PASSED by acclamation
10. annual 4th of july parade and picnic - discuss and decide options.
presenter: betty weed, member, 4th organizer
betty has volunteered once again to get the apd permit and insurance but the
rest of the event will be a BYOEverything style unless someone else is
interested in stepping up and organizing something more. the past organizers of
the event are ready to pass the torch and are looking for some fresh new faces
to make the 4th of july parade the crown jewel of SRCC events once again!
Everyone, consider yourselves forewarned.
11. EROC updates.
presenter: toni house, member
a. urban rail input meeting in area 6, this saturday 11-2, ruiz library
b. 1406-1506 Parker Lane zoning case goes to planning com tues, april 12th. no
word from city in weeks. developer is trying to resolve existing bad drainage
issue in order to build, but needs to hear back from city drainage folks.
c. east riverside corridor study - for more information visit
d. 2100 parker lane pocket park - no new news, just waiting on new appraisal of
proposed parker pocket park property.
12. update on crime in the hood.
presenter: marc davis, vp and chair of safety
at a recent meeting it was decided to identify a high crime area and focus
efforts on that test area before deploying that strategy in other areas. this
effort is volunteer driven and any help is appreciated. similar volunteer
efforts in barton hills have been successful in decreasing crime.
13. update on city's imagine austin comprehensive plan process.
mather, co-chair zoning and planning committee
the most recent meeting jean attended was 4 hours long and involved 100 people
with the results now going to City staff, mark walters, for tabulation and
14. updates from ANC and on norwood study.
presenter: wolf sittler, member, rep
to ANC and norwood posse chair
wolf was unable to attend.
15. on sunday, april 10th, at 7pm, austin interfaith is hosting an accountability
session at st ignatious martyr catholic church. this is an opportunity to engage
three current city council members as well as three prospective council members.
also in attendance will be austin police chief art acavedo and aisd board
president mark williams and state senator kirk watson is slated to attend.
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