Announcements

Red River Extended Hours Pilot Begins Thursday, May 4th

From: "McCarson, Kimberly" <Kimberly.McCarson@austintexas.gov>
Date: May 4, 2017 at 5:29:36 PM CDT
Cc: "Block, Brian" <Brian.Block@austintexas.gov>
Subject: Red River Extended Hours Pilot Begins Today

We’re writing to let you know that the Red River Extended Hours Pilot Program begins today. The pilot temporarily allows five Red River outdoor music venues to play amplified music one additional hour on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. During the pilot the city will collect data to determine the impact of extended live music hours on venues, local musicians and residents. The 6-month pilot takes place
now through November 1st.

As part of the pilot we will place sound monitoring units at the property lines of participating venues and in nearby neighborhoods. For more information, to view sound measurement levels in real time, and to see weekly sound monitoring reports please visit the pilot website at www.austintexas.gov/page/red-river-pilot-program.

To let us know about sound impacts in the neighborhoods on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings you may also call the pilot hotline at 512-593-9221 to speak to Music & Entertainment Division staff in the field so we can better understand and investigate issues while they are occurring.

Kim McCarson
Economic & Business Liaison │ Music & Entertainment Division
Economic Development Deptartment │ City of Austin
505 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, Texas 78704
(t) 512-974-7963 │ (f) 512-974-6636

Coffee With A Cop April 4th

You are cordially invited to Region 1's Coffee with a Cop event at Mc Donald's, 5451 N IH 35 EF (Capital Plaza) on Tuesday April 4th, from 7:00 am to 9:00 am. Stop by, have a hot cup of coffee and meet your APD Region 1 District Representatives. It’s a great opportunity to exchange thoughts and ideas in an informal setting. Hope to see you there!

Thank you,

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

5th Annual Hancock Native Plant Swap: April 1st at Mother's Cafe

The Hancock neighborhood's plant swap is in its 5th year!  Thank you to all who have generously shared your favorite native plants with others in these five years!

On Saturday, April 1st, grab your coffee, pot up some of your best-performing baby plants and bring them to Mother's parking lot for an hour of sharing and gardening fun. Master Gardeners and Habitat Stewards attend and love to help you find plants that will work well in your yard. Wondering if a plant in your yard is native or not? Bring a sprig from it and one of the experts will be able to identify it for you. Don't have any natives? That's okay, nobody goes home empty-handed! A fun, lively event, but it doesn't last long, so come early!

Please help spread the word by Sharing this event and/or posting what you will be bringing: https://www.facebook.com/events/1854904631420293/

There are more pictures and videos showing what it's like to attend on the fb page: https://www.facebook.com/NativePlantSwap

Here's how it works: 

  • Pot up some transplants, cuttings, or bring seeds
  • Bring to swap and set them in the appropriate area: Sun, Shade, Part Sun/Shade, or Water
  • Look around for plants that you would love to have
  • Take as many home as you brought

The mission of the Hancock Native Plant Swap is to make all yards in our neighborhoods more beautiful and easier to maintain, while consuming less water...for free!
 
Please forward to those who might be interested. Carleen EdgarNWF Habitat Steward - Class of 2009 https://www.facebook.com/NativePlantSwap

Region 1 Commander’s Forum Tuesday, January 10

The Austin Police Department would like to invite Region 1 residents to our Commanders Forum, being held on January 10th, 2017 at McCallum High School (either cafeteria or library) from 6:30pm-8pm. Commander Michael and the APD District Reps. will be presenting information important to the residents of Central and Central West Austin. We will also be discussing issues and subjects affecting the area. Please join us.

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

Reminder: Hancock Recreation Center and Golf Course Historical Dedication Ceremony November 5

I hope you will join us tomorrow November 5th at 12:00 pm for the Hancock Historical Dedication.

Sincerely,

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

Hancock Recreation Center and Golf Course Historical Dedication Ceremony November 5

The Parks and Recreation Department would like to invite you to attend the Hancock Recreation Center and Golf Course historical dedication ceremony:

Saturday, November 5, 2016
12:00 PM
Hancock Recreation Center and Golf Course, 811 E. 41st Street

This is an outdoor park event, please dress comfortably. Refreshments will be served.

RSVP not required.

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

Region 1 Commander’s Forum Wednesday, October 12

Region 1 Commander’s Forum
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
6:30-8:00pm
McCallum High School (library)

Thank you,

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

TXDOT Open House on Tuesday, September 20 4:30-6:30 PM

Subject: TXDOT Open House on Tues 9/20 from 4:30-6:30pm at Memorial United Methodist Church (6100 Berkman)

Please mark your calendars for a TXDOT Open House (IH-35 Central 7-Mile, Braker to Slaughter) Tues 9/20 from 4:30-6:30pm at Memorial United Methodist Church (6100 Berkman).

Ground-breaking Ceremony was 9/7/16:

Work on the $16.5 million project at 51st Street includes untying a traffic snarl for drivers by adding a modern roundabout along the southbound frontage road, reconfiguring entrance and exit ramps, and adding a bypass lane along the interstate.

* The modern roundabout design is more efficient than the existing signalized intersection, increasing traffic capacity in the intersection by 30 to 50 percent, resulting in reduced travel time for motorists. It is anticipated that once the project is complete, drivers will travel through the 51st Street intersection on average almost four minutes faster than they do today.

* Construction on the near one-mile project is expected to begin this fall and is anticipated to be complete in early 2019. The project contractor is Capital Excavation Co.

Connections 2025 Open Houses September 12-15

View the Connections 2025
Draft Transit Plan

Share your feedback!

We're ready to show you our new transit network! The Connections 2025 Draft Transit Plan would establish a more frequent, more reliable and more connected system. Check out more details at http://connections2025.org/ [ref="http://connections2025.org/draft-plan/].

The January 2017 Service Change [http://www.capmetro.org/january2017/] proposal is the first phase of the Connections 2025 plan and includes making changes to Express Routes 982, 985 and 987; introducing two new routes, 980 and 981; and removing Route 983. Funding for these service changes is included in the proposed Fiscal Year 2017 budget.

Take the Connections 2025 survey [http://connections2025.org/draft-plan/#6bbc42e9d02f85f03] or attend our final in-person open houses [http://connections2025.org/outreach-events-2/] this week Sept. 12-15 or online open house [https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/6046420425932881924] Sept. 14.

Upcoming Open Houses

Have ideas or questions? View our interactive map [http://connections2025.org/draft-plan/], email Feedback@connections2025.org, tweet #Connections2025 or call 512-369-6000.

Monday, Sept. 12
Leander Station
Served by MetroRail, Routes 983, 985, 987
5 - 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 13
North Austin YMCA
Served by Routes 1, 142, 240, 275, 325, 801
5 - 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 14
Milwood Library
Served by Route 142
5 - 6:30 p.m.

Online Open House 6 p.m.
Register today: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/6046420425932881924

Thursday, Sept. 15
University Hills Library
Served by Routes 20, 37, 233, 237, 323
5 - 6:30 p.m.

Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications are provided upon request. Please provide notice at least two days in advance. Contact Martin Kareithi at 512-389-7583 or email martin.kareithi@capmetro.org for more information or to request informational materials in another format.

Questions or comments? Contact us!
Capital Metro | Connections 2025
email:feedback@connections2025.org
phone: 512-369-6000

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: http://austintexas.gov/shipepoolimprovements

Cara Jane Welch
Public Information Specialist, Community Engagement
Austin Parks and Recreation Department
(512) 974-6564- Office
(512) 695-0840- Cell
http://www.austintexas.gov/parks
[twtsma] https://twitter.com/AustinCityParks [fbsm] https://www.facebook.com/austincityparks

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