Minutes for June 2014 RNA meeting posted

community_in_a_box_logo2The minutes for the June 2014 meeting of the Rosedale Neighborhood Association have been posted. Topics discussed at this month’s meeting included projects the city has going on about 1) rules regarding “Granny Flats” (Accessory Dwelling Units), 2) CodeNEXT, and 3) Neighborhood planning; The State’s potential sale of the property at Bull Creek and 45th; The development going on at 38th and Lamar; The Rosedale 4th of July Carnival; and the Ramsey Park renovations project.

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Rosedale July 2014 newsletter being delivered

newsletterjuly2014If you see people walking around Rosedale with stacks of paper, they’re just volunteers delivering the July 2014 Rosedalian, the semiannual newsletter of the neighborhood association. This newsletter, and back issues, are available online. This issue is being accompanied by a flyer with details of a program to help the Ramsey Park fund raising through the purchase of a custom engraved brick, perfect as a long term memorial, to promote a business, or just for fun.

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Rosedale July 4th Carnival: help needed; plan your day

july4Make plans now to join your neighbors at the biggest Rosedale event of the year: the July 4th Carnival in (and around) Ramsey Park. The schedule for the event is below. Given the event’s size and scope, donations and volunteers are crucial. To donate baked goods and sliced watermelon, please contact Felicia Adams at [email protected]. Volunteers are needed to help with carnival games, set up and clean up.

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Police invite all to Commander’s Forum July 1st

AustinPolicePatch2008_0Officer Josh Metteauer reminds us about the upcoming City of Austin Police Commander’s Forum for Region 1 (Central West, North Central, Downtown). This quarter’s Forum will be held at Cornerstone Church at 1101 Reinli Street on Tuesday July 1, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. All are invited to come and meet Commander Mahoney and your District Representatives. Learn what’s going on, crime-wise, in the area and what you can do to not be a victim. See the city’s web site for information about the forums.

City working on development code, neighborhood planning

community_in_a_box_logo2The City of Austin is working on rewriting our Land Development Code (CodeNext) and is also working on Neighborhood Planning in north Austin. As part of CodeNext, the City is requesting that neighborhoods participate in the “Community Character in a Box” activity. This activity can be a great way to get the neighborhood discussing what Rosedale wants to see in our Neighborhood Plan.

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Major storm topples trees and cuts off power in Rosedale

power outageIn case you missed it, overnight between June 12th and ‘Friday the 13th’ a major storm blew through Rosedale, felling trees and limbs, and cutting off power to many. While there may not have been the tornado that Burnet County endured, here in the neighborhood falling trees damaged at least one house and car. Power was out for some for over twelve hours. The Austin Energy web page for reporting and checking on outages showed scores of houses in the hood without power.

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Ramsey Park trees: some getting trimmed, some removed

treetrimmingBack on May 11th a storm knocked down a major tree limb in Ramsey Park and damaged a bench. The city inspected those (and other) trees in the park, and identified three that need to come down (for safety sake) and others that need trimming. Starting June 9th the city was in the park to start that work. They say that with the number of trees needing to be trimmed and the work effort involved in taking down the three big trees, this trim work may take up to two weeks. The park is open and usable but the city asks that we steer clear where work going on.

38th & Lamar demo starts June 16, developer reaching out

lamarcentralIt’s been hard to miss all the vacant businesses at the corner of 38th Street and North Lamar, until recently a strip mall with the quaint name of Lamar Village. As previously reported the exodus is part of a new vertical mixed-use project to be called Lamar Central.

With demolition set to begin June 16th, the developer, Highland Resources, wants to connect with surrounding neighbors and businesses to answer questions and ensure the lines of communication remain open during the year or so of construction on the project. Continue reading

Ramsey pool still opening Monday June 9th

rosedale pool[UPDATE: per a news item from June 9, Ramsey Pool is still planning to open on the 9th.] Ramsey pool is scheduled to open for the season Monday,  June 9th at 11am. The delayed opening is the result of a lifeguard shortage. The City of Austin has a web page that details the dates and hours for the Rosedale neighborhood pool. The opening and closing dates for the pool were adjusted this year to coincide with AISD’s summer vacation.

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