The City of Austin has expanded its recycling program to include many more hard plastics such as laundry baskets, pet carriers, dish drainers and trash cans. These plastics can be manufactured into things like ice scrapers, rakes, battery cables, plastic lumber, fencing and more. All items must fit into the blue trash can with the lid closed. Any metal parts should be removed and all items should be rinsed before recycling. Only hard plastics are accepted; plastic foam, plastic bags, and plastic wrap are still not allowed.
It’s been said that good fences make good neighbors. When it comes to Ramsey Park, good fences are a sign of exciting things to come as construction on Phases II and III gets kicked off. Tree protection and other prep measures that have been put in place are needed for laying the new pathways and installation of the new playscapes.
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If you’re going to see an astronaut in full gear in Rosedale, it’s likely to be in October, on the 31st, and candy will be the goal. But this astronaut was spotted on Sinclair in the middle of the day at the beginning of the month surrounded by lights and filming equipment. It seems that Toyota was using one of the houses in the neighborhood as the setting for an ad they’re producing for their RAV4. That’s one small step for a neighborhood…
Big monoliths arranged in circles mean different things to different people. Back in 2,500 BCE, it may have been as close to an Apple Watch as one could get. Today in Rosedale these stones represent another step forward for the Ramsey Park improvement work. A part of Phase I of the master plan, the limestone amphitheater provides blocks to sit on or lean back on.
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1. The dedicated City of Austin staff involved in the design and execution of the Ramsey Park renovation project will present a report regarding the the next phases of the project, featuring the centerpiece of the whole effort: Continue reading
Once again Rosedale residents and businesses can DOUBLE the impact when donating to support Ramsey Park. Taurus Dog Training will match dollar for dollar YOUR donations up to the next $5,000 in donations.
We are currently $25,000 away from our goal of $480,000 to transform Ramsey Park. With your help we can close that gap quickly.
Front page, above the fold: Bull Creek Road land vote in today’s Austin American-Statesman:
Council votes to seek Bull Creek Road land
Austin will buy out 300 more homes on flood-prone creeks.
By Sarah Coppola [email protected]
Two major land purchases dominated the Tuesday meeting at which the Austin City Council approved a $3.5 billion budget for the coming year.
The City Council agreed to negotiate with the state to buy 75 acres of highly coveted land at Bull Creek Road and 45th Street for nearly $29 million. It also decided to spend $78 million to buy out about 300 more homes along flood-prone Onion Creek and Williamson Creek.
Austin recently made it easier for Rosedale residents to report problems to the city. A new smart phone app, available for iPhone and Android, let users provide information to alert the city where services are needed. The app knows where you are (and you can adjust the report for the actual location of the problem). You can take a picture or attach one already in your smart phone. Categories available for reports range from animal and lighting issues to noise, park and property maintenance, street and water issues. You can monitor action on your request and see other requests around the city. As always you can still just call 311 to report and issue or request service online.
Here’s the city’s press release about their new 311 smart phone app:
Beautiful trees are part of what makes the Rosedale neighborhood so special. Rosedale’s history helps explain why we have such a concentration of towering trees, but many of our trees are getting ‘long in the tooth’ and will be gone before you know it. TreeFolks, a central Texas charity promoting urban forestry, distributes FREE trees that can help replenish Rosedale’s stock of leafy shade providers.
Plan now to join your neighbors at Stinson’s on Labor Day for a fund raiser benefiting the Rosedale’s Ramsey Park improvement project. For this “Neighbors Night Out” Stinson’s will be donating 20% of all sales to the Ramsey Park Improvement Fund! Wine, dine, and shop at the event to raise money for planned park improvements!