HNA Meeting Minutes for February 7, 2018

Hancock Neighborhood meeting minutes, Wednesday, February 7, 2018.

Approximately 45 members of HNA were in attendance.

Squelching a rumor: 
Hancock Recreation Center Supervisor,Jessica Gilzow, firmly stated the Hancock Golf Course would not be 
be sold and developed.  She also said the the recreation Center and the golf center are trying to come up with
mutually beneficial plan for operating the golf course and the rec center.  Thank you, Jessica, for your continued
good work.

Officer Nominations:
The following have been nominated for officers of the Hancock Neighborhood Association.  The election will take place at the regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesay, March 21, 2018
Prior to the election, each nominee is asked to submit a brief bio and state what she/he hopes to accomplish in the position. Please provide to HNA secretary by March 1st (marysanger70@gmail.com)

President:
Mark Harkrider
Barbara Epstein
Vice-President
Ann Tucker
Secretary
Mary Sanger
(Barbara Epstein withdrew her name for secretary)
Treasurer
Bruce Fairfield

Development in the Neighborhood:
Bruce Fairchild reported on the Perry Estate which had submitted a site plan for development on the property. Neighboring property owners believe the development plans are in accordance with the private covenant 
signed between HNA and the Estate developers.  Terri Myers, who serves on the Historic Land Commission, noted that the developers had come before the Commission asking for a awning to be attached to the main building; the request was turned down by the Commission because the addition would detract from the facade of the historic estate and not in keeping with the character of the building.  HNA will write to the developers and/or architects to see if this issue has been settled or if they plan to appeal. The Estate owner/developers have until June 10, 2018 to address staff comments on their site plan.

CodeNEXT
The 3d Draft of the Code was released at 5:00, Monday, February 12, 2018. As soon as possible CommunityNotCommodity.com will send out a report on the key issues of concern. In addition, Mary Sanger & Mike Hebert will send out an analysis of the Code as it relates specifically to the Hancock Neighborhood. At this time, do not be fooled by the American Statesman and other news outlets positive spin on the 3d CodeNEXT draft 

July 4th festivities continue:

Thanks to Melissa Linden, who for the last five years has been Hancock’s July 4th grand organizer & marshal, with her flag bearers Snow White Coe, Jillian Copeland, Amanda Nite, & Robin Camp, the Neighborhood will have a 2018 4th of July parade and festivities.  At the meeting,Paul Keeper suggested we forego cloud sourcing, and right then and there pitch in money for the hot dogs, buns, flags, face painter, police, fire officers, etc. Approximately  $400 was collected; an additional $200 would spark the activities.  Send checks by mail to our HNA treasurer, Bruce Fairchild, 3907 Red River, Austin, Texas 78751.

Zoning Committee:

There were no rezoning permits,requests or complaints to report.

Local Historic Designation.

A planning committee has formed and has been meeting regularly.  If you are interested in learning about
the Committee’s work, and joining the Committee, and learning more about a local historic district, please contact Jennifer Dillahunty at jendilla@gmail.com
She can bring you up to speed, send you a fact sheet, let you know when there are planning meetings. The HNA webmaster will
be asked to establish a place on the website where information on Local Historic Districts will be kept. This will be
information prepared by the City of Austin and information prepared by Hancock for the neighborhood and public.

Discussion:

President Mark Harkrider will assign members to a committee to work on up-dating HNA’s by-laws.

Next Meeting, Wednesday, March 21, 2018

HNA will vote on officers for 2018 at March meeting, other agenda items will be announced; if you
have an item you want placed on the agenda, please send to MarySanger70@gmail.com

Nominated officers are asked to submit a brief statement on why they want to be
elected to the office for which they have been nominated. Please send to MarySanger70@gmail.com. This will be sent out to the membership at least 
10 days before the March 21st meeting.

Update: January 17, 2018 Meeting of the Hancock Neighborhood Association Rescheduled to Wednesday, February 7, 2018

The Hancock Association meeting for January has been rescheduled for Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 7:00 pm at the Hancock Recreation Center.

Agenda:

  • Officer nominations

    The Hancock Neighborhood Association bylaws require that notice must be given of the time, place, and nominees at least one month prior to the election of officers. Because such notice was not given prior to the January 17th, 2018 meeting, additional nominees for President, Vice-president, Secretary, and Treasurer will be accepted from the floor at the 1.17.18 meeting, and will then be included in the properly posted notice prior to the election of officers to be held at the March 2018 meeting. The following were nominated for officers at the November meeting: Mark Harkrider, President; Ann Tucker, Vice President; Barbara Epstein, Secretary; Bruce Fairchild, Treasurer.

  • Development in the neighborhood

    The owners of the Perry Estate submitted a site plan in November, 2017 (Case Number:SP-2017-0161C). (Neighborhood Associations cannot challenge site plans) The City staff submitted many comments concerning the current site plan, including clarification and/or requiring more information on utility placement, designated drainage area, fire plans, off-street and on-site parking-plans, transportation, landscape and tree mitigation. The Perry Estate has until June 10, 2018 to address the staff comments. Bruce Fairchild, HNA Treasurer, will contact resident-homeowners who live on Park, which is next to the Estate, to ascertain if there are any concerns by neighbors with the recent site plans.

  • CodeNEXT Update:

    Draft 3 of the Land Development Code (CodeNEXT) will be released on February 12, 2018 “with anticipated first reading by the City Council in late April, ’18.” The City initially planned to release the 3d draft in November, but staff needed more time to address comments and to edit. Major Austin institutions continue to critique the premise behind CodeNEXT and its content. Before the new year, the Austin Independent School District released a strong resolution calling into question CodeNEXT’s basic premise that increasing residential density would lead to affordable housing for working families. AISD called for the preservation of family-friendly neighborhoods. According to the district, existing homes remain the most reliable form of affordable housing for the families that send their children to Austin’s public schools and the teachers who work in them. The school district also warned against CodeNEXT’s elimination of the city’s existing parking rules. The City of Austin’s Environmental Commission thus far has refused to support CodeNEXT, saying it has potential negative impacts on area flooding and other environmental issues. Austin’s Historic Landmark Commission passed a resolution in October stating that CodeNEXT Draft 2 "does not go far enough to encourage the continued use of existing building fabric, which is a vital component of a diverse, vibrant and equitable community. Instead, CodeNEXT continues to enable the demolition and replacement of existing housing stock with new construction. Consequently, the Commission cannot recommend the adoption of CodeNEXT as written."

  • Reports: July 4th Parade Committee, Historic Neighborhood Committee, Zoning Committee, Treasurer’s report, CodeNEXT
  • Discussion

Canceled: January 17, 2018 Meeting of the Hancock Neighborhood Association

HNA’s 1/17/18 regularly scheduled meeting is canceled due to weather; it will be rescheduled for February.

Agenda for the January 17, 2018 Meeting of the Hancock Neighborhood Association

The Hancock Association meeting will hold its first meeting of 2018 on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 7:00 pm at the Hancock Recreation Center.

Agenda:

  • Officer nominations

    The Hancock Neighborhood Association bylaws require that notice must be given of the time, place, and nominees at least one month prior to the election of officers. Because such notice was not given prior to the January 17th, 2018 meeting, additional nominees for President, Vice-president, Secretary, and Treasurer will be accepted from the floor at the 1.17.18 meeting, and will then be included in the properly posted notice prior to the election of officers to be held at the March 2018 meeting. The following were nominated for officers at the November meeting: Mark Harkrider, President; Ann Tucker, Vice President; Barbara Epstein, Secretary; Bruce Fairchild, Treasurer.

  • Development in the neighborhood

    The owners of the Perry Estate submitted a site plan in November, 2017 ( Case Number:SP-2017-0161C).( Neighborhood Associations cannot challenge site plans) The City staff submitted many comments concerning the current site plan, including clarification and/or requiring more information on utility placement, designated drainage area, fire plans, off-street and on-site parking-plans, transportation, landscape and tree mitigation. The Perry Estate has until June 10, 2018 to address the staff comments. Bruce Fairchild, HNA Treasurer, will contact resident-homeowners who live on Park, which is next to the Estate, to ascertain if there are any concerns by neighbors with the recent site plans.

  • CodeNEXT Update:

    Draft 3 of the Land Development Code (CodeNEXT) will be released on February 12, 2018 “with anticipated first reading by the City Council in late April, ’18.” The City initially planned to release the 3d draft in November, but staff needed more time to address comments and to edit.

    Major Austin institutions continue to critique the premise behind CodeNEXT and its content. Before the new year, the Austin Independent School District released a strong resolution calling into question CodeNEXT’s basic premise that increasing residential density would lead to affordable housing for working families. AISD called for the preservation of family-friendly neighborhoods. According to the district, existing homes remain the most reliable form of affordable housing for the families that send their children to Austin’s public schools and the teachers who work in them. The school district also warned against CodeNEXT’s elimination of the city’s existing parking rules.

    The City of Austin’s Environmental Commission thus far has refused to support CodeNEXT, saying it has potential negative impacts on area flooding and other environmental issues.

    Austin’s Historic Landmark Commission passed a resolution in October stating that CodeNEXT Draft 2 "does not go far enough to encourage the continued use of existing building fabric, which is a vital component of a diverse, vibrant and equitable community. Instead, CodeNEXT continues to enable the demolition and replacement of existing housing stock with new construction. Consequently, the Commission cannot recommend the adoption of CodeNEXT as written."

  • Committee Reports
  • Discussion

Hancock Recreation Center Newsletter - December 2017





From: Hancock Recreation Center <jessica.gilzow@austintexas.gov>

Date: November 28, 2017 at 12:57:59 PM CST

To: <harkrider@westcapitol.com>

Subject: Hancock Recreation Center Newsletter December 2017

Reply-To: Hancock Recreation Center <jessica.gilzow@austintexas.gov>



Hancock Recreation Center Newsletter December 2017

Hancock Recreation Center

811 E. 41st Street

512-978-2335
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Community Recreation
December 2017
South Austin Senior Activity Center - Breakfast with Santa 2016
2017 Senior Community Engagement Survey

Help us gain valuable information to improve the accessibility and quality of the services provided at Senior Activity Centers.
Take
the Survey
Special Events Calendar
  • Pecan Cracking - Now through January 26th at

    Lamar Senior Activity Center
    • Bring your pecans to be cracked for only .50/lb. Drop Off and/or Pick Up Hours: Monday-Wednesday 9am - 3pm and Friday 9am -1pm.
  • Nut Sales - Now through December 29th at

    Lamar Senior Activity Center
    • Best nuts in Austin! A variety of Almonds, Walnuts, Cashews and other yummy treats! See flyer for prices!
  • Hancock Candlelight Trail - December 1st & 2nd at

    Hancock Recreation Center
    • Take a stroll around the beautiful Hancock Golf Course after dusk and see the thousands of lumenaries lighting the path. Then join the party inside for hot chocolate, cookies, and a performance
      by the Austin International Folk Dancers. Santa Sighting! FREE
  • Breakfast with Santa - December 2nd
    9:00am at
    Dittmar Recreation Center
    • Come hang out with us for a light breakfast, sing-a-long songs, crafts and don't forget the camera. Santa Sighting! FREE
  • Breakfast with Santa - December 9th
    10:00am at
    Gus Garcia Recreation Center
    • Come hang out with us for a light breakfast, sing-a-long songs, crafts and don't forget the camera. Santa Sighting! FREE
  • Holiday Celebration - December 9th  11:00am at

    Montopolis Recreation Center
    • Annual Holiday Celebration with delicious lunch, arts and crafts & musical entertainment. Santa Sighting! FREE
  • Family Gingerbread Workshop -
    December 9th 10:00am at
    South Austin Recreation Center
    • Bring your family and enjoy decorating gingerbread cookies, making holiday ornaments and fresh hot chocolate!
  • Night Before Christmas Break - December 14th 5:30pm at

    Metz Recreation Center 
    • Play holiday games, enjoy a snack, and win some treats and eats for the entire family. Santa Sighting! FREE
  • 15th Annual Austin Fire Department Senior Holiday Luncheon -
    December 13th 10:00am at
    Conley-Guerrero Senior Activity Center
    • Enjoy a special lunch with the Austin Fire Department and maybe win some prizes! This event is designed for ages 50+. FREE
  • Merry Memories - December 16th from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Dove
    Springs Recreation Center
    • Come join us and the River City Youth Foundation for music, prizes, hot chocolate, and fun!
  • Story Time with Santa -
    December 22nd 10:30am at
    Northwest Recreation Center
    • Wear your favorite pajamas and enjoy a snack of milk and cookies while listening to a winter classic. This event is designed for walking toddlers to 5 years of age. Santa Sighting! $2.00
      per child
Hancock Recreation Center Highlights
Hancock Candlelight Trail

This December 1st and 2nd 2017, Hancock Recreation Center will host it's annual Candlelight Trail. Walk the beautiful trail illuminated by 2000 candles, then join us inside the recreation center for hot cocoa and cookies. Both nights a jolly visitor will be
on hand to trade candy canes for letters and take photos with his fans in front of the tree. Bring the whole family Friday night for live music and dancing provided by the Austin International Folk Dancers. Join us Saturday evening for a good old fashioned
game night with Contra and Folk Dancing for everyone. Hope to see you there!
   
Hancock Soccer


Coach Brian Guequierre has been a volunteer Coach of Hancock Recreation Center\92s soccer program for over 13 years. He has lent his expertise every fall and spring season. Brian has seen staff come and go, along with rule changes and many adaptations, yet he
returns. He has mentored over 260 soccer participants, coached 156 games and ran well over 200 practices in his time with us. He currently coaches the much requested \93Red Hot Chili Peppers\94 team who sports the signature red shirts.  

Thank you Coach Brian for your dedication and service to the Hancock Community!

 
Out of School Time Programs  

The Parks and Recreation Department is committed to offering programs that foster Youth Development in a safe and caring environment. We believe in creating opportunities for youth that expose them to critical thinking and leadership development while helping
them explore their interests through enhancements, arts, and active play.Come and experience the spectrum of opportunities with the Parks and Recreation Youth Programs.



Afterschool Program

The Afterschool Program is designed to foster development through active play and enrichment activities. The schedule includes: child directed free play, a healthy snack, homework/reading time, staff led active play, and theme based enrichment activities. Enjoy
uncovering the mystery of how things work? Together we will discover the inner workings of the stuff that enhances our lives. From roller coasters to the chemistry of cooking, and from sound to solar power, we'll investigate all types of systems so you can
say I KNOW HOW THAT WORKS! Please call
D
ove
Springs Recreation Center
for more details and availability.
Register
Now
Kindergarten - 5th Grade

2:57pm - 6:00pm

$120 per resident per month

$200 per non-resident per month

** Monthly payments are due on the 1st of the month by 5:00pm

Fall Semester Deposit: $100 due at time of registration

Spring Semester Deposit: due December 1st

**Deposits will be evenly applied ($20) to each month in the semester.


Winter Camp Days

These programs are offered during school holidays or teacher work days when there is not a City of Austin holiday. Check with your

Recreation Center
if they will be providing this program and register now before it sneaks up on you!
Register
Now




Camp Days (C-Days):

December 20, 21, 22, 28, 29

January 2


Kindergarten - 5th Grade

7:30am - 6:00pm

$24 per resident per day

$40 per non-resident per day
Youth Sports Programs



Winter Co-Ed Basketball

Our Winter Basketball league is structured to be a safe, recreational league aimed at beginner to intermediate players. This is a non-competitive league with volunteer coaches. Weekly practices are scheduled for eight weeks and games on Saturday for six weeks. A
jersey and end of season award are included in the program fees. This year we will also be providing one ticket per participant to attend an Austin Spurs game with the awards ceremony during half-time! We are always looking for enthusiastic
and supportive volunteer coaches to make a positive impact on our program. Please contact

Dove Springs Recreation Center
 for more information.
Register
Now
5 - 12 years

$40 per resident

$70 per non-resident

Registration: 

October 27th - December 4th (late registration through December 11th)

Games Start: February 3rd

Senior Activity Centers 
Evening Programs Now Available!

The City of Austin's
Lamar Senior Activity Center
is now offering classes in the evenings on Mondays and Wednesdays. Look for more evening programs in 2018: Yoga, Game Nights, Food and Beverage Classes, Gardening, Dance Classes, Fiscal and Physical Wellbeing Seminars, "Mental
Agility" programs and more! Come hang out with us and be sure to register prior to program.
Pilates     Monday     6pm-7pm     FREE

Improve flexibility, build strength and develop control and endurance in the entire body. Light weights and low impact resistance training.



Book Club     3rd Monday of the Month     7:15pm-8:15pm     FREE

gether we will choose a book and in a fun and informal setting we will discuss what drew us to the story line, what characters spoke to us and identify passages tha made an impact or we found interesting.



Mindful Relaxation     Wednesday     6pm-7pm     FREE

While lying on mats or sitting in chairs you will be guided through awareness and conscious choices to find relaxation. Participants will learn how to control the amount of tension and stress in their bodies and muscles.



Craft Night     Every Other Wednesday     6:30pm     FREE

The Arts and Crafts room will be open and materials will be set out for you to come and work on projects while so

Revised Agenda for the November 15, 2017 Meeting of the Hancock Neighborhood Association

Hancock Neighborhood Association Meeting
Hancock Recreation Center
November 15, 2017 7:00-8:30pm

OFFICER NOMINATIONS-PLEASE ATTEND

Agenda:

  1. Officer Nominations
  2. Historic Zoning Application
  3. CodeNext Update

Coffee with a Cop November 7, 2017

“Coffee with a Cop” >https://nextdoor.com/news_feed/?post=69427176<

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

Our next Coffee with a Cop will take place next Tuesday at the Castillian Apartments, 2323 San Antonio St. from 8am-10am. This event is being sponsored by Safehorns. SafeHorns is a private coalition of concerned parents, stakeholders, and citizens, committed to taking constructive action to improve safety and security conditions for UT students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Hope to see you there!

SPO Eric Copeland #6766
Region 1 District Representatives (Baker 1)
Austin Police Dept
512-974-4564

Agenda for the November 15, 2017 Meeting of the Hancock Neighborhood Association

Hancock Neighborhood Association Meeting
Hancock Recreation Center
November 15, 2017 7:00-8:30pm

OFFICER NOMINATIONS-PLEASE ATTEND

Agenda:

  1. Officer Nominations
  2. Open for discussion
  3. CodeNext Update

Special Meeting of the Hancock Neighborhood Association October 19, 2017

This is to announce a special called meeting for HNA onTHURSDAY, October 19th at 7: 00 PM at the Hancock Recreation Center, room 2. The purpose of the meeting is to submit a neighborhood resolution on the 2nd draft of the Code and zoning map before October 31st. This will be sent to the Mayor and Council and members of the Planning Commission and Zoning and Platting Commission.

Please come with a resolution(s) which you would like to be considered; please try and send out to the neighborhood list serve before October 19th.

If you haven’t already commented on the Code, please do; if you need assistance, send email to Mary Sanger at MarySanger70@gmail.com, include your phone number and Mary will call you and walk you through the process. The last day for comments is October 31st.

If time allows, we can discuss any other issues on your mind.

PS: Nominations for 2018 HNA Officers will be on Wednesday, November 15,2017

Mayor Adler Will Attend the Hancock Neighborhood Association Meeting Wednesday, September 20

Please put on your calendar Wednesday, September 20th at 6:30 pm at the Hancock Recreation Center and let your neighbors know the Mayor will be attending our regularly scheduled meeting.

The Mayor will address our concerns about the new land development Code - CodeNEXT - and the proposed new zoning for Hancock neighborhood.

The 2nd draft of the Code and the associated zoning map will be made public on September 15th. Before the 20th meeting with the Mayor, we will do our best to let HNA members know what changes, if any, have been made to the proposed rezoning of Hancock neighborhood. The first draft of the map, which was released in April, changed our neighborhood from single-family zoning to multi-family.

This is an important meeting and I hope to see you there.

Mark Harkrider
President, Hancock Neighborhood Association

(the September 20th meeting for District 9 with Kathie Tovo has been rescheduled, we will let you know when a date has been set.)

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