Several reports have drifted my way of turtles being removed from the pond in Northwest Park.
I spoke to PARD and Tim Cole of Austin Reptile Service. Both shared the following:
The next State Board of Education forum is on Saturday, October 3, from 11:45am-1:15pm at the Yarborough branch library, here in Allandale (2200 Hancock Drive).
The SBOE has 15 districts, and we've invited the expected major party candidates, Republicans and Democrats, from that district which includes all of Allandale, and adjacent neighborhoods. Candidates will file in December of this year, with the primaries to be in March, and the election in November, of 2010.
The regular General Membership meeting of the Allandale Neighborhood Association (ANA) was held on Thursday, September 24, 2009, at 6:30 pm at Covenant Presbyterian Church, the President being in the chair and the Secretary being present*. The minutes of the previous General Membership meeting (26 March 2009) were read and approved.
*Members Present: Allan McMurtry, President; Joe Reynolds, Treasurer; Mary Jean Matus, Secretary; Donna Beth McCormick, Vice President; Paulette Kern; Peggy Maceo; Dan Diener, Diane Swinney; Laura DiCarlo; Mat Thompson; George Roman; Cynthia Keohane.
Fred Clement, Director of Administration Covenant Presbyterian, welcomed the ANA to Covenant Presbyterian, and invited anyone interested to a tour of their new facility after the meeting.
II. Treasurer’s Report
Joe Reynolds gave the Treasurer’s report:
Current Balance$16,281.06Business$7,747.60Savings$6,534.00CD (12-17 mos)$2,000.00Net inflows/outflows 1/1/09 - 9/23/09: $ - 1,467.16.
Joe presented a draft annual budget to be presented to the Executive Committee (EC) at the next EC meeting for their consideration/approval.
The Allandale Neighborhood Association will be having its General Membership Meeting Thursday, September 24, 2009, at 6:30. In addition to the regular meeting agenda, the membership will elect members to the Executive Committee. Please plan on attending. The meeting will be at the Covenant Presbyterian Church, 3003 Northland Drive.
Election of officers and EC
using the new sidewalk to reach the pedestrian bridge.
City of Austin
I have just completed a redesign of this web site. In addition to the new layout, I have added a calendar, created a few more categories, activated a commenting feature, and added links to the Allandale Yahoo database. Your feedback is welcomed (leave a comment). My objective is to migrate the web site to include user-submitted entries.
Here is a photo of a walkway recently added to the Great Northern detention project as a part of the improvements. The entrance to the Far West bridge over MoPac from Shoal Creek is closed but people can still enter using this new walkway. Half way up is what looks to be an small overlook area. Assuming it will include a bench when finished, it should be a nice place to hang out and enjoy the outdoors.