Announcements

Meet the new Waller Creek!

You're Invited to Meet the New Waller Creek

The Waller Creek Conservancy invites you to learn about the exciting transformation coming to Waller Creek!

We're hosting a series of informational meetings around the city. These events are free and open to the public and we hope you will join us.

WCC staff, City of Austin staff, and consultants will be on hand to provide a project overview, answer questions and hear your thoughts about the Waller Creek project. Whether you're curious to learn about Waller for the first time or have been involved along the way and are looking for an update, these meetings are for you.

NORTH
Wednesday, August 5th, 6 PM - 8 PM
The Thinkery
1830 Simond Ave.

SOUTH
Thursday, August 6th, 6 PM - 8 PM
Ann Richards School
2206 Prather Ln.

DOWNTOWN
Wednesday, August 19th, 8 AM - 9:30 AM
Waller Ballroom
700 E. 6th St.

EAST
Wednesday, August 19th, 6 PM - 8 PM
ACC Eastview Campus
3401 Webberville Rd.

Please RSVP to rsvp@makingthingsclear.com

If you'd like to get acquainted with the project before attending, we encourage you to visit our website at http://www.wallercreek.org/. If you have any questions, feel free to call us at 512-541-3520 or email us at info@wallercreek.org

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Open House for Proposed San Jacinto Blvd. Project July 8

The Open House for the proposed San Jacinto Boulevard project Dean Keeton Street to Speedway is scheduled for Wednesday July 8, 2015, from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Hancock Recreation Center, 811 E 41st Street.

We hope to see you there.

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.

Austin Resource Recovery Begins Storm Cleanup

AUSTIN RESOURCE RECOVERY BEGINS STORM CLEAN UP

Call 3-1-1 to request pick up of large limbs from flood.

Austin Resource Recovery crews began responding to customer requests for storm debris removal early Monday. Customers should call 3-1-1 to request pick up of large limbs or household items damaged by flooding.

Customers should place items at the curb for collection. Items should be separated into three piles: 1. Brush and yard debris, 2. Bulk items such as furniture and 3. Household Hazardous Waste, such as paint, cleaners or pool chemicals.

Due to the significant impact from the weekend storms, it likely will take a few weeks for crews to complete the removal. Staff is working to complete the clean up as soon as possible, including seeking help from contractors. Staff is prioritizing areas that were impacted most heavily by the storms. Please, only request a pick up if your property was affected by the storms.

To find the schedule for biannual Large Brush and Bulk collection and other collection information visit this link.

Austin Energy Tree trimming

Austin Energy will be working in the Hancock Neighborhood pruning and, if necessary, removing potentially hazardous trees from nhigh-voltage electric transmission lines. Work planners will evaluate each property to determine if tree work is necessary and, if work is required. will make every effort to contact each property owner to discuss proposed work.

Contact: Carl Schattenberg, Utility Forester 512.322.6931 or Ray Henning, Line Clearance Superintendent 512.322.6930

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 http://www.austintexas.gov/budgetbox.

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.

Best,

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

City of Austin Guadalupe Corridor Survey Results Now Available

Courtesy of Alan Hughes, P.E. <alan.hughes@austintexas.gov>.

City of Austin Guadalupe Corridor Survey results are now available for download!

The complete Online Survey results <http://client.cultural-strategies.com/t/r-l-qirjhyk-itiuududit-y/ > and Public Open House ‘Thought Wall’ Comments <http://client.cultural-strategies.com/t/r-l-qirjhyk-itiuududit-j/> for the Guadalupe Corridor Improvement Program are now available for download. More than 780 participants took the survey from November 15, 2014 to February 6, 2015, and 81 people attended the Public Open House on December 3, 2014. The Austin community shared input on how to enhance mobility, safety, and quality of life along the Guadalupe corridor for pedestrians, bicycles, public transportation, and vehicles. A deeper analysis of public feedback will be available later this spring.

To learn more more, please see the Guadalupe Corridor Improvement Program.

2015 Spring Hancock Native Plant Swap

Mother's Cafe & Garden just confirmed that we can have the Spring Plant Swap on April 18th, 7:30-9:30am.

The wet weather should make digging up baby plants easy next week!

If you've never been, here's how it works:

  • pot up and label some transplants, cuttings, or bring seeds
  • 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

Many people just hang out the whole time talking about plants, helping others id mystery plants, and generally enjoying their coffee, free doughnut holes, and all things gardening.  Master Gardeners and NWF Habitat Stewards will also be there to assist with plant identification.

Our mission is to make all yards in our neighborhoods more beautiful and easier to maintain, while consuming less water...for free!  

The Hancock Native Plant Swap is now in its fourth year.
What do you think of the swap?  Is it a worthy cause?
If you think so, please come out with a plant or two to show your support.

Free doughnut holes, BYOC.   

Hope to see you there!  Please forward to people/groups that might be interested.

more info:  Hancock Native Plant Swap  "Like" us to get updates on plants that will be there.
No Fall swap this year, so don't miss this one!

Thank you to regular Hancock participants and a special thank you to Rosemary Vaughn, Hancock resident and Master Gardener, for always volunteering to assist.

Carleen Edgar
NWF Habitat Steward - Class of 2009
Hancock resident

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