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Pictures from Rosedale’s July 4th, 2020

stadler-IMG_1366 2The Rosedale neighborhood’s 4th of July celebrations for 2020 did not follow tradition due to restrictions associated with Covid-19. In most years, Ramsey Park is the setting for a parade of decorated bikes and strollers, followed by watermelon, a balloon toss competition, a children’s carnival, and live music.

This year, individual neighbors volunteered to set out patriotic decorations. We then invited residents to wander on their own to enjoy the decorations, guided by a summary document and a map. Here you see a selection of images from various homes that participated.

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Rosedale’s July 4th celebration for 2020

Please join us for a patriotic neighborhood self-guided experience!!

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Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay (Public Domain)

Due to COVID-19 and the necessary precautions, this year’s July 4th celebrations are of a very different nature. The Rosedale Neighborhood Association invites neighbors to participate in a patriotic neighborhood hunt instead! We can’t be together in the traditional way, but we can still celebrate.

Three ways to participate!
(1) Decorate for others to enjoy
(2) Safely explore the neighborhood to admire
(3) Share photos!

See below for details. Questions? Contact Vicki Almstrum, almstrum@gmail.com.

Decorate!

  • Set up patriotic decorations in your yard, in your windows, on your house.
  • Timing:
    • Ready to view by 8am on July 4th.
    • Remain up until at least the evening of July 11th.
  • Ideas for decorations — use your imagination!
    • A flag hung from your home
    • A stuffed animal in a patriotic outfit
    • A chalk-decorated sidewalk near the street
    • A yard sign with patriotic decorations
    • A balloon arrangement
    • A decorated vehicle parked in front of the house.
  • Register your address here: tinyurl.com/rosedaleaustin4th2020-register

Explore July 4th – July 11th!

Share photos!

 

Rosedale RNA Meeting June 15, 2020

july4th-joyce-brown-flagDear Rosedale Neighbors,

As you may remember, Rosedale has held a children’s parade and carnival on the 4th of July at Ramsey Park for decades, followed for many of us with a nice cool dip in Ramsey Pool.  Alas, we will be unable to hold these events as usual this 4th of July.  Restrictions on gatherings and other practical consideration make the carnival and other activities impossible to hold in the traditional way this year.  In addition, the city has no plans to open Ramsey Pool this summer.  You may have noticed they just drained the pool.

The Rosedale Neighborhood Association Steering Committee is considering whether to organize a simple alternative 4th of July activity. One idea is a bicycle/walking parade with flags and decorated masks and proper social distancing.  Another idea is a charity parade or event collecting in-kind or cash donations for the Central Texas Food Bank, All Together ATX, or another local organization.  Please put on your thinking caps and share your own ideas for something special for the 4th that would be simple, fun, and rewarding, despite the restrictions.  Ideally it needs to be something that each participant can prepare for their self, and that does not require in-person group preparation or clean-up.

To discuss the 4th of July in Rosedale, the RNA Steering Committee will hold a virtual ZOOM meeting on Monday, June 15, from 7 pm to 8:15 or so.  In the meantime, you may post ideas here on our groups.io listserve or email me at jeffarcher@yahoo.com.

Instructions for accessing the ZOOM meeting are posted below.  Keep in mind we haven’t done a meeting in this way before, so expect the unexpected and be patient with us and the technology.

Please mark your calendar to join the RNA Steering Committee on ZOOM at 7 pm on June 15 to discuss the 4th of July. You may speak your piece or just be a fly on the screen, but we’d love to touch base with everyone!

More soon.  Thanks for your valuable time!

Jeff Archer
RNA Co-President

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RNA’s regular meeting October 8th, 7pm

Rosedale Kitchen & BarThe Rosedale Neighborhood Association meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 8, from 7-9 pm will be held at the new Rosedale Kitchen and Bar at 39th & Lamar (in Lamar Central). More details on meeting logistics will follow.

This meeting will be devoted to discussion of the City of Austin’s proposed rewrite of the Land Development (Zoning) Code, which is slated to be released in a staff report, including maps of the transition zones, on October 4.

Please follow related announcements on the Rosedale Yahoo! group, particularly those from Carl Reynolds, RNA’s zoning and development point person.

We will have city council member representatives at the RNA meeting to help answer our questions and describe the process, including upcoming opportunities for public comment.

I’d like to extend enormous thanks to both Rosedale Kitchen & Bar and Rudy’s Bar-B-Q on North Lamar for their willingness to help RNA out with meeting space.

Thanks Rosedale!

Jeff Archer, RNA President for 2019 

RNA’s semi-monthly meeting August 20th, 7pm

Rudy's BBQ on North LamarTUESDAY AUG 20 — The RNA will hold its bi-monthly meeting 7:00-8:30 pm at Rudy’s BBQ on Lamar.  The agenda will be posted later, but we plan for an update on the new city-wide rewrite of the City of Austin zoning code, progress on the proposed footbridge over Shoal Creek connecting to the Grove, and many other important and interesting items relevant to folks in Rosedale.

All Rosedale residents are welcome as always.  Free BBQ and sides available!

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

Dear Neighbors,

A reminder about the celebration to close down Ramsey Park Pool for this summer. The party will be on Saturday, August 17th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The Rosedale Neighborhood Association (RNA) will provide music, water, soft drinks, and snacks. Bring food to share or just come and say good-bye to the pool for 2019. See ya there!

Richard & Kim Relph
RNA Steering Committee Members 

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, 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