Events

Agenda for the January 20, 2016 Meeting of the Hancock Neighborhood Association

On Wednesday, January 20th the Hancock Neighborhood Association will nominate and elect officers for 2016. The meeting will start at 7:00 pm. I urge members of the association to attend this meeting. Yearly dues are paid in January. If you have not paid your $5.00 (per member) dues, you may do so at the door.

Agenda:

  1. Nomination and election of HNA Officers for 2016.
  2. Discussion and possible vote on elimination of occupancy limit ordinance expiration date.*
  3. Discussion on holding a forum for candidates running for State House District 49. This is the House seat held by Elliot Naishtat, who is retiring.
  4. Time for HNA residents to discuss issues of concern.
  5. Other items.

* The occupancy limit of 4 unrelated adults was put in place to stop demolitions that were destroying both neighborhoods and existing affordable housing. The occupancy limit applies only to new construction. It is not intended to exclude renters, new comers, young people, or anyone else from neighborhoods. The purpose of the occupancy limit on new construction was to eliminate the incentive for developers to replace existing housing stock with purpose built houses intended only for high occupancy rentals. The new 6 bedroom houses that were build in neighborhoods (before the occupancy limit went into effect) were always more expensive to rent (per bedroom) than the houses that were demolished. Since it passed, the demolitions have virtually stopped. The occupancy reduction is working and should be made permanent. Also, 339,000 properties were grandfathered with the occupancy ordinance, that is, these properties retain the right to house 6 unrelated adults. The current occupancy ordinance will expire March 31st, unless the Mayor and City Council eliminate the expiration date.

Reminder: Officers Election at January 20 HNA Meeting

On Wednesday, January 20th the Hancock Neighborhood Association will nominate and elect officers for 2016. The meeting will start at 7:00 pm. I urge members of the association to attend this meeting. Yearly dues are paid in January, if you have not paid your $5.00 dues, you may do so before the meeting begins.

Other agenda items include an update, discussion and possible vote on occupancy limits ordinance. The occupancy limits ordinance will expire on March 31st, 2016 unless the City Council eliminates the expiration date.

The Agenda also will include a discussion on holding a forum for candidates running for State House District 49. This seat was held by Elliot Naishtat, who has announced his retirement.

A final agenda will be posted January 10th.

Best regards,
Mark Harkrider
President, HNA

Agenda for the November 18, 2015 Meeting of the Hancock Neighborhood Association

The Hancock Neighborhood Association will meet Wednesday, November 18th, 2015
at the Hancock Recreation Center. The meeting starts at 7:00 pm

Meeting Agenda

  1. Discussion with Jessica Gilzow, Recreation Supervisor of Hancock Recreation Center regarding bond votes dedicated to the Hancock Recreation Center and other issues which she would like to discuss.
  2. Official vote on curb cuts on Caswell and Barrow
  3. Presentation by HNA 's Zoning and Development Committee
  4. Presentation from HNA's representatives to CANPAC
  5. Update on City Council's amended ordinance to Accessory Dwelling Units
  6. Update on City Council's actions on Short Term rentals
  7. Update on Code Next---the rewriting of Austin's Land Development Code
  8. HNA's Treasurer Report
  9. Update from HNA's Historian

https://www.hancockna.org/www/content/hna-agenda-151118pdf

Updated Agenda for the September 16, 2015 Meeting of the Hancock Neighborhood Association

The Hancock Neighborhood Association will meet on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 7:00 pm at the Hancock Recreation Center. There will be a presentation by the City Of Austin Code Enforcement Department, discussion on I 35 double decking (possible voting item), Lee Elementary name change update, report from the HNA zoning and development comm and regular order of business.

The Zoning-Development Committee request an addition on the September agenda:

    Recommendation: 910 Duncan
    Recommendation to support wavier for compatibility.
    This area aligns with HNA Neighbor Plan FLUM for higher density.

Agenda for the September 16, 2015 Meeting of the Hancock Neighborhood Association

The Hancock Neighborhood Association will meet on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 7:00 pm at the Hancock Recreation Center. There will be a presentation by the City Of Austin Code Enforcement Department, discussion on I 35 double decking (possible voting item), Lee Elementary name change update, report from the HNA zoning and development comm and regular order of business.

HNA Executive Committee Meeting August 5

The HNA Executive Committee will meet at 6:30 pm on August 5 at the Hancock Recreation Center. Agenda items include interview with potential HNA historian and discussion of items for HNA regular Sept meeting.

Reminder: Hancock Neighborhood Association meeting this Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 7:00 PM at the Hancock Recreation Center

The Hancock Neighborhood Association will meet on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 7:00 pm at the Hancock Recreation Center. The Zoning Committee will present a resolution on SF3 Zoning changes and make recommendation to the HNA membership at the meeting regarding the specific revisions to the Duplex category in the Land Development Code.

Agenda for the July 15 Meeting of the Hancock Neighborhood Association

The Hancock Neighborhood Association will meet on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 7:00 pm at the Hancock Recreation Center. The Zoning Committee will present a resolution on SF3 Zoning changes and make recommendation to the HNA membership at the meeting regarding the specific revisions to the Duplex category in the Land Development Code.

HNA Zoning Committee Meeting July 6

HNA Zoning Agenda

July 6, 2015 

Time: 6:45pm         Location: Hancock Recreation Center basement

Agenda:

  1. Call meeting to order
  2. Approve minutes from June 8, 2015
  3. Action Item: Discuss, revise, and review the proposed SF3 Zoning Ordinance Resolution and any revisions or modifications to the SF3 Zoning Ordinance Resolution.
  4. Action Item: Proceed with recommendations to the HNA membership regarding the SF3 Zoning Ordinance Resolution as an action item for adoption by the HNA Membership at the July meeting.
  5. Neighborhood Communication-Three minutes to address any zoning item.
  6. New Business-Future agenda items
  7. Adjourn

https://www.hancockna.org/www/content/july-2015-zc-agendadocx
https://www.hancockna.org/www/content/july-2015-zc-agendapdf

4th of July Parade and Picnic!

Dear Neighbors,

On Saturday, July 4th at 10:00 am, we will enjoy the the 5th annual Hancock Neighborhood Association 4th of July Parade and Picnic at the Lee Elementary playground. If you plan to attend, please consider lending a hand to help make this a fun event for all of our families.

We are asking neighbors to bring the following items to make this an enjoyable event for all. Please let me know if you can bring any:

  • card tables or outdoor tables so that we can serve food
  • a pickup truck or van to pick up tables and coolers from neighbors who can't bring them in small cars
  • large trash cans to collect trash and recycling
  • a large cooler to hold ice and water
  • donations of food and beverages (watermelon, chips, water, lemonade, hot dogs and condiments, desserts)
  • paper plates, napkins or cups

We will also need volunteers to pull the event together. Please let me know if you can help with any of the following:

  • putting yard signs around the neighborhood the week before the parade (20 minutes)
  • putting flags in yards along the parade route (8 blocks, 20 minutes)
  • setting up tables and putting out food the morning of the parade (30 minutes)
  • removing flags and signs from around the neighborhood after the parade (30 minutes)
  • removing tables and decorations after the event, helping neighbors pack their cars

Your help would be greatly appreciated. If you are interested in volunteering or have questions, please contact Melissa Linden at mkalinden (at) gmail.com.

All families and pets are invited to participate in the parade or to cheer on the participants along the route. The parade route will begin at the Lee Elementary School parking lot on Harris Avenue and travel west on Harris Avenue, north on Woodrow Street, west on Texas Avenue, south on Montrose, and then follow Harris Avenue back to Lee Elementary. At the school we will enjoy snacks, watermelon, lemonade, cold water, entertainment for the kids and more!

Thank!

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