I would like to proudly announce Walnut Crossing’s 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt/Pot-luck luncheon on Saturday, March 30th at 11:00 to 2:00, the Egg Hunt beginning at 11:30. Please bring your kids to participate in this event. It will be hosted at Balcones Park on Scribe. If you haven’t paid your dues, this would be a great opportunity to do so. Since it’s a Pot-Luck Luncheon you can bring any food you would like, but you can also expect hotdogs fresh off the grill along with many other snacks and foods, so don’t think you are required to bring anything. Please RSVP in the comments section below and please list the food or drink item if you are contributing anything.
Walnut Crossing and Milwood Neighborhood Associations are partnering with local apartment communities for a general cleanup of Balcones Park for IT’S MY PARK DAY on Saturday, March 2nd from 9AM to Noon.
A follow-up event is also planned for April 13th, Austin Clean Sweep 2013, to address issues outside of the park.
Please click on the logo and signup today. We hope to see you there!
Wow, we picked up a lot of trash!
Public Works assures us they’ll continue to work with us throughout construction as evidenced in their recommendation to Council;
“This project will construct a new trail on the Walnut Creek Greenbelt to connect Balcones Park to Walnut Creek Metro Park through the greenbelt. The trail will be approximately three miles long and consist of ten foot wide concrete trail, two foot shoulders, approximately nine creek crossings by bridge or culvert crossing and two trailheads.
The project team has met with the affected neighborhoods and will provide ongoing communication with all property owners who will potentially be affected by the construction. Communication with these groups will continue throughout the construction phase.
Due to the potential for unknown subsurface conditions and utility conflicts when working in the right of way, a 5% contingency in funding has been included to allow for the expeditious processing of any change orders. The contract allows 365 calendar days for completion of the project. Construction is anticipated to start in March 2013 and continue until February 2014. This project is located within zip code 78759 and 78758 and is managed by the Public Works Department.”
Recent Statesman article here.
It just came on the radar that the Austin City Council will vote at Thursday’s council meeting to allow four lobbyists to be appointed to the eleven member Land Development task force.
This is clearly not allowed. See City Code § 2-1-21c
Kernan Hornburg is calling for this to be an emergency of the board and therefore needs immediate action, the e-vote will have to be 24 hours not 72. If you object, vote accordingly below.
“Should WXNA object to Council Item 29, Amendment of Resolution No. 20121206-074 and authorize the board to lobby the Austin City Council?”
This is an official e-vote for dues paying members. If you haven’t paid your 2013 dues you can pay via PayPal (Join Now!) on the right sidebar.
“Should WXNA object to the 10/20 event proposed road closures on Sunday, April 14th?”
Details about road closures here.
Info about the event can be found here.