Payment of Invoice to Austin Parks Recreation from Hancock Neighborhood Account - August 3, 2018

From: Mark Harkrider <>
Date: August 3, 2018 at 1:08:30 PM CDT
To: Mary Sanger <>
Subject: Fwd: Payment of Invoice to Austin Parks  Recreation from Hancock Neighborhood Account


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From: "Gomillion, Kevin" <>

Date: August 3, 2018 at 12:52:22 PM CDT

To: John Rooney <>

Cc: Ladye Anne Wofford <>, Carolyn Palaima <>, "Soliz, Ricardo" <>,
Bart Whatley <>, "Linda Guerrero" <>, Mark Harkrider <>,
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Subject: Re: Payment of Invoice to Austin Parks  Recreation from Hancock Neighborhood Account

Sorry for the delayed response. We have one of our larger events this week and not in the office. The repair was completed by PARD Operations team and not Golf. We will make sure they receive the reimbursement once received. 

Please know this repair came as a result of patrons request due to numerous washouts on the trail. They contacted my office and I routed this to trail team. The golf course, or Golf Division does not have trail maintenance equipment, or staff to complete
these repairs. Upon trail inspection, the Operations Manager Lead indicated repairs needed to be made as soon as possible. 

I would recommend a regular inspection of the trail if a Contractor might be utilized moving forward and I can get you the contacts of our PARD Operations group for input as well. 

Kevin Gomillion

On Aug 3, 2018, at 12:42 PM, John Rooney <> wrote:

Hi Carolyn, et. al, 

I'm happy to discuss any of what Ladye Anne mentioned in person or over the phone, but wanted to send you some information now so that you had it for your records. I've attached the resolution signed by ENA and HNA in 2007 when the funds were established.

In the future, you can submit invoices to us through our
online check request form
, being careful to select the correct Concordia account for funds to be disbursed from. We typically process checks on Wednesday of each week. 

I've additionally attached our policies document for sponsored fund accounts. Not all of the items are applicable to these particular accounts because of the unique nature of your accounts here - for instance, no one in actively soliciting funds for these
accounts, and we do not assess fees on them as we do with typical sponsored fund accounts. With that said, I think the information on check requests and several other items may be helpful. 


On Thu, Aug 2, 2018 at 12:56 PM, Ladye Anne Wofford
Hello Carolyn,

It's wonderful to hear from you. Hope you and the folks at HNA are all enjoying your summer thus far.

Thanks for sending this over - we can get this paid right away. Thanks to Kevin and the team for their work.

We would love the opportunity to chat with you about accessing your funds for future work at Hancock. As a 501c3 that works to support the city and increase their resources, our organization does not generally pay the city directly for work. We prefer
instead to hire contractors, which helps us to increase the bandwidth of the city staff. 

I'd like to introduce John Rooney, who coordinates our Sponsored Fund Accounts. He can walk you through our policies and our procedures on how to access your funds, submit invoices for payment, etc. We will also review the Hancock/Concordia Resolution
with you to make sure we're in accordance. Since it's been over 10 years, I'm sure everyone could use a refresher! 

Thanks Carolyn! Glad to see work progressing and happy to answer any questions you may have.

Ladye Anne

P.S. APF offers monthly volunteer projects - check out the schedule at!
Ladye Anne Wofford, Chief Mission Officer
Austin Parks Foundation


On Wed, Aug 1, 2018 at 3:45 PM, Carolyn Palaima
Hi Ladye Anne,

Please find attached an invoice from Austin Parks & Recreation in the amount of $16,839 for trail maintenance at the Hancock Golf Course.

The Hancock Neighborhood Association (HNA) Parks Committee has reviewed the invoice and reported use of funds at the general meeting of the HNA.

Please make payment of the invoice from the Hancock Neighborhood Association account held by the Austin Parks Foundation.

Thank you,

Carolyn Palaima
Chair, HNA Parks Committee



P.S. APF offers monthly volunteer projects - check out the schedule at!

John Rooney, Programs Coordinator
Austin Parks Foundation
512.387.2996 |


<Resolution_HNA and ENA.pdf>
<Fund Management Service Policies.pdf>


Hancock Neighborhood Association Resolution Re. Parkland for MLS Soccer Stadium or Other Private Purpose



BE IT RESOLVED that the Hancock Neighborhood Association at its meeting on ______, 2018, approved the following resolution and determined that it should be submitted to the Mayor and City Council of Austin in connection with their considerations about using parkland for private purposes, including a MLS soccer stadium:


WHEREAS, the Hancock Neighborhood Association finds that Austin Parks System is vitally important to the quality of life of the citizens of Austin and to their physical and mental health. These green spaces represent the environmental and recreational heritage bequeathed to our city and should be passed on to future generations in as good or better condition as when we collectively inherited them.  It is necessary to acquire new parks for our growing population in advance of growth and we must take good care of what we have.


Austin’s parkland and open green space is precious and limited.  It should be preserved for the health and enjoyment of Austin’s citizens, current and future.


Hancock is especially aware of the real threats to all Austin parklands as our Hancock Golf Course has previously been the target of an effort to alienate the parkland for a private housing development.  Using parkland for an MLS stadium will place ALL Austin parks at risk.


Our community’s boasts of environmental sensitivity will become hollow if parkland purchased with public money is diverted to other uses.


THEREFORE, we strongly urge the Mayor and the Austin City Council to refuse to authorize the use any Austin parkland for an MLS soccer stadium or any other non-park use.


Signed this _________ day of _______, 2018.





Hancock Neighborhood Association

HANCOCK NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION RESOLUTION re parkland for MLS soccer stadium or other private purpose.pdf

HANCOCK NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION RESOLUTION re parkland for MLS soccer stadium or other private purpose.docx

Shipe Pool Improvements: Parks Board Meeting September 12

Community Stakeholder,

Please be aware that the Austin Parks and Recreation Department will be presenting the design concept for Shipe Pool Improvements to the Land, Facilities and Programs Committee as an “action” item for approval to Parks Board. This is a public meeting and the community is invited to express their interest in the pool project.

The meeting will take place at the PARD Annex, 919 W. 28 1/2 Street, Austin, TX 78705 beginning at 5:30 PM on September 12, 2016.

For project information visit:

Cara Jane Welch
Public Information Specialist, Community Engagement
Austin Parks and Recreation Department
(512) 974-6564- Office
(512) 695-0840- Cell
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[C20-2014-028] Public Hearing August 28, 2015 to Consider Parkland Dedication and Associated Parkland Fees


Mailing Date: August 28, 2015 Case Number: C20-2014-028

A public hearing will be held to consider a proposed amendment to Austin’s Land Development Code.

Proposed Amendment:
Consider an ordinance amending City Code Chapter 25-1 relating to Parkland Dedication and
associated parkland fees.

The City Council will consider this amendment on September 17, 2015 at 301 West 2nd Street, beginning
at 4:00pm. Comments on this proposed ordinance from any member of the public will be heard during
the public hearing.

If you desire additional information on this proposed ordinance, please contact Ricardo Soliz of the Parks
and Recreation Department at 512-974-9452 and refer to the Case Number at the top right of this notice.

[Note: The above information is a image-to-text rendering of the original PDF document to assist the reader in ascertaining the PDF's textual content. IT MAY CONTAIN INACCURACIES. Please see the PDF for the original information and any diagrams.]

CoA Planning Commission to Consider Parkland Amendment June 23

Public hearing will be held to consider a proposed amendment to Austin's Land Development Code. The proposed amendment will consider an ordinance amending City Code Chapter 25-1 relating to Parkland Dedication and associated Parkland fees. The Planning Commission will consider the amendment on June 23, 2015 at 301 West 2nd Street (City Hall) beginning at 6:00 pm. Members of the public will be heard during the public hearing. Call Ricardo Soliz at Parks Dept for more information: 512.974-9452.

Community Input - Budget in a Box - May 28

Hi all,

This is your opportunity to express your opinion regarding how the City of Austin should direct its budget dollars. Please join staff from City Hall on Thursday, May 28th at 6:00 PM at Hancock Recreation Center. RSVP required; to sign up or learn more, call 512-974-2324 or visit

Please consider participating because your input can help determine how the Parks and Recreation Department funds the facilities and programs you desire which helps determine the fees charged for community programs.


Jessica Gilzow
Recreation Supervisor
Hancock Recreation Center
811 E. 41st Street
Austin, Texas 78751
(512) 453-7765 - office
(512) 784-1980 – mobile

HNA September 18, 2013 Parks Resolution

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