RNA Meeting Tuesday, June 18 at Rudy’s

The next meeting of the Rosedale Neighborhood Association will be held in the back room at Rudy’s BBQ on Tuesday, June 18, at 7 pm. This is in lieu of the regularly scheduled meeting for June 4, which is cancelled.

The June 18 meeting will focus primarily on the City of Austin’s new rewrite of the Land Development Code. The current rewrite revisits many of the same goals and changes that were proposed by CodeNext, and has the same potential to profoundly change the way Rosedale and the remainder of the city develops. It is on a fast track, and has substantial council support. I urge everyone in Rosedale to become informed regarding this matter. 

Some comments from Council Member Leslie Pool regarding the new code rewrite are posted here: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/rosedale/conversations/messages/51227

Recent comments from Council Member Alison Alter are here: https://app.getresponse.com/view.html?x=a62b&m=TAOCf&u=STGys&y=0&dont_redirect=1&fbclid=IwAR2HH9qDyxvSUOYzEx4v-14Aumg3rrZNhGS291llTAB9YGsncdSzkz2iHb4

The official site for the Land Development Code is: http://austintexas.gov/ldc

Thanks everyone. Additional announcements will follow as we approach June 18.

Jeff ArcherRNA
President for 2019 

RNA Meeting Tuesday, April 2 at Rudy’s

Dear Neighbors,

The Rosedale Neighborhood Association steering committee will hold its regular, now bimonthly, meeting on Tuesday evening, February 5, 2019, at 7 pm and should conclude by 8:30 pm (come at 6:30 pm for dinner if you’d like), at Rudy’s BBQ on Lamar in the Crockett Room (south end of the restaurant).

The agenda will include:

  1. The striping of Shoal Creek Blvd.
  2. The foot bridge over Shoal Creek and survey
  3. HHSC and Austin State Hospital Campus redevelopment
  4. Zoning and development issues

RNA Meeting Tuesday, February 5 at Rudy’s

Dear Neighbors,

The Rosedale Neighborhood Association steering committee will hold its regular, now bimonthly, meeting on Tuesday evening, February 5, 2019, at 7 pm, at Rudy’s BBQ on Lamar in the Crockett Room (south end of the restaurant).
The agenda will include:

  1. A final vote on proposed changes to RNA’s bylaws, including proposals to streamline the annual meeting to select new officers and to update procedures for amending the bylaws, and other changes relating to the RNA’s officers and their roles.
  2. A discussion of the current status and recent developments related to the proposed footbridge to connect Shoal Creek Boulevard to the Grove on the other side of Shoal Creek.
  3. Discussion of the sidewalks being installed on 45th St, Ramsey, and 44th Street
  4. Brief updates on other local issues, such as the long-term design of Shoal Creek Boulevard bike lanes and the state’s plans for redeveloping the State Hospital.

Hope you can stop by!

Jeff Archer
RNA President for 2019

RNA Annual Meeting & Holiday Social Tuesday Dec. 18 at Rudy’s

Dear Neighbors,

Consider joining us next Tuesday evening 7-9 pm at Rudy’s BBQ on Lamar Blvd in the Crockett Room (on the south end). We will enjoy the food, elect our 2019 officers and Steering Committee members, and discuss proposed changes to the RNA bylaws.

But mostly this is an excuse to meet and mingle with your neighbors.

To read about the proposed bylaw amendments:
Proposed bylaws: RNA-by-laws-proposed-20181108
Motivation for changes to the by-laws: RNA-by-laws-motivation-20181108

There are a few other items we will discuss, including our meeting schedule for 2019. As you may know, we won’t have a regular library meeting room until the Yarborough Library completes its planned but postponed remodeling.

We will also discuss the changes to Shoal Creek Blvd. proposed by the Shoal Creek Conservancy. Check it out at https://shoalcreekconservancy.org/

We’ll remind you about the Annual Meeting again, but please mark your holiday calendars!

Jeff Archer
RNA President for 2018

RNA Bylaws Changes Proposed

The Rosedale Neighborhood Association Steering Committee has initiated the process of amending its bylaws. This process is described in Article XII of the current bylaws (https://rosedaleaustin.org/the-rna/by-laws/by-laws-current-version/#article-xii).

The amended bylaws are now open for review and comment by all residents and real property owners in the Rosedale neighborhood. The process requires a period of three RNA meetings, either regular monthly meetings or the annual meeting.

The first meeting in the sequence was the one on Tuesday, November 13. At this meeting, the proposed changes were introduced. This post makes the amended bylaws and motivation documents (both PDF) available via the RNA website. We will distribute a notice to subscribers of the RNA mailing list and are placing a paper copy at Yarborough library. A paper newsletter in early December will further share information about the bylaws updates and process and will also announce the annual meeting.

The second meeting in the sequence will be the annual meeting on December 18. At this meeting, the proposed changes will be open for discussion. At this meeting, we will summarize any discussion that has appeared on the electronic mailing list.

The third meeting in the sequence will take place on February 5, 2019. At that time, we will hear final comments and take a vote from RNA members in attendance.

Proposed bylaws: RNA-by-laws-proposed-20181108
Motivation for changes to the by-laws: RNA-by-laws-motivation-20181108

Questions or comments? Please contact us via president@rosedaleaustin.org.

RNA meeting 11/13/2018 at La Mancha

The Rosedale Neighborhood Association steering committee will hold a neighborhood meeting on Tuesday evening, November 13, 2018, at 7 pm, at La Mancha (2203 Hancock Dr, 78756).  Come dine if you wish or enjoy a drink and snack on us!   We hope the meeting is short and sweet.  The agenda will include:

  1. Planning for the election of RNA officers and steering committee members for 2019.
  2. A discussion of proposed changes to update RNA’s bylaws, including proposals to streamline the annual meeting to select new officers and to update procedures for amending the bylaws, and other changes relating to the RNA’s officers and their roles.
  3. A review of the “local political discussions allowed” policy we used for the Rosedale Yahoo mailing list for this election.

We welcome discussion of anything else Rosedale, so don’t be shy!

Hope to see you there!

Jeff Archer
RNA President for 2018

Live from Ramsey Pool It’s SATURDAY NIGHT POOL PARTY!

Ramsey PoolDear Rosedale Neighbors,

The ANNUAL BACK-TO-SCHOOL END-OF-SUMMER POOL PARTY at Ramsey Pool is a so on for this Saturday evening, August 18, from 6 to 8 pm. Come enjoy the pool, where the aerator has kept the water so refreshing this summer!

Enjoy pot-luck music, drinks, and snacks and friendly conversations for a couple hours while the sun sets languidly over the tennis courts. Bring a box or bag or pan of your favorite picnic-table goodies to share. We will provide paper cups and napkins and plates and drinks.

The pool closes for the season at the end of the party, so this is your last chance this summer to skip your Saturday night bath!

Rosedale’s 4th of July Promenade and Carnival

Rosedale 4th of July graphicCome one, come all to the annual Rosedale 4th of July event on Wednesday, July 4th. The parade begins at 10am at the amphitheater at Ramsey Park with a promenade around the park. Bring your competitive energy to the water balloon toss and win a family pack of gift certificates to Amy’s Ice Cream. Plenty of carnival games for young children, as well as baked goods, cold drinks and of course watermelon. Don’t forget your swimsuits for a dip in Ramsey Pool after the celebration.

Interested in volunteering? Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054baca72ea7f49-2018

Questions? Contact Rachel Gray at goldra360@hotmail.com

RNA Neighborhood meeting 6/25/18

The Rosedale Neighborhood Association steering committee will hold a meeting on Monday evening, June 25, 2018, at 7 pm, at the Yarborough Library.

 

 

The agenda will include:

  1. Planning for the 4th of July Promenade and Carnival at Ramsey Park. Come see how you can help continue this important and fun tradition that brings Rosedale together like nothing else!
  2. A discussion of possible changes to RNA’s bylaws, including proposals to streamline the annual meeting to select new officers and to update procedures for amending the bylaws, and other changes relating to the RNA’s officers and their roles.
  3. Outstanding zoning and development matters, including the state of CodeNEXT.

We welcome discussion of anything else you are interested in bringing up. Surprise us!

Hope to see you there!

Jeff Archer, RNA President for 2018