Subject: ZNA meetings Add Addresses Zilker Neighborhood Association Minutes, executive committee meeting, June 14, 1999, at Robin Cravey's house Present: Robin Cravey, Fontaine Maverick, Barbara Cossie, Lorraine Atherton, Jeff Jack Upcoming dates: The planning committee will meet Monday, June 28, at 7 p.m. at Lorraine's. Deadline for getting newsletter copy to Barbara is July 6. If you have any articles or announcements or specific committee projects that need volunteers, write it up and get it to her by then. Public Works is aiming for July 7 for the traffic calming meeting, but that is only tentative. The next executive committee meeting will be Monday, July 12, at 7 p.m. at Robin's. The next general meeting will be Monday, July 26. Reports: Minutes of the previous meeting were approved. The association has $867 in the bank, and all bills are paid. Lorraine's report on the last planning meeting is attached. Since that meeting Jeff has heard that inventories of vacant land and of city-owned land should be available soon. For communications and fund-raising, Fontaine's committee is considering organizing a fall arts and crafts show, possibly in connection with the school's fall festival. Jeff estimates that we should be planning on raising $5000 to allow us to publish our neighborhood plan on our own. Robin noted that Neighbors (?) Night Out will be August 3. We agreed to run a blurb on it in the newsletter, encouraging people to participate. In response to our inquiry about lowering speed limits in the neighborhood, the police department says that's up to Public Works. Public Works is still compiling its database for the traffic calming project (with July 7 as the target date for the meeting), but Robin has been told that the neighborhood association can use the database when it's done. We need to think about setting up a table at the meeting to sign up members. The next general meeting will be devoted to the Capital Metro AIM presentation, which runs about 45 minutes. Dear Neighbor, You have recently expressed interest in the Zilker Neighborhood Association's planning committee. Enclosed is a brief report on that committee's last meeting. The committee cochairs, Jeff Jack and Lorraine Atherton, apologize profusely for the last-minute notice we ended up giving for the May 19 meeting, and we hope you can attend the next meeting, on Monday, June 28 at 7 p.m., at Lorraine's house, 2009 Arpdale. If you can't make the meeting but still want to participate, please call, write, or e-mail Lorraine (447-7681 or firstname.lastname@example.org). Zilker Neighborhood Planning Committee meeting report, May 19, 1999 One of the first steps in neighborhood planning is to define the geographical boundaries of the planning area. We are using the boundaries of Zilker Neighborhood Association, on the enclosed map. If you think those boundaries aren't entirely suitable, please let us know. We will need to put together a leadership team along with other groups in the neighborhood. Specifically, we need to increase participation in the neighborhood association by drawing in renters and apartment dwellers and residents from underrepresented parts of the neighborhood. We also need to contact businesses, absentee landowners, and institutions such as schools, churches, fire and police services, utilities, Capital Metro, city parks, and Public Works. If you belong to any of those groups or have good contacts within them, or if you know of groups that we have overlooked, we would really appreciate your help. We also need to gather background data on existing conditions within the neighborhood, including: Population demographics from the 1997 Census estimates (Lorraine has figured out how to get the 1990 data for the neighborhood from the Census Web site. At the next meeting we will need to decide which of the 250+ available tables we want.) Economic demographics from the Texas Workforce Commission (Internet access?) Property descriptions from the Travis County Appraisal District (Internet access?) Existing zoning from city records (Jeff already has a map. He also thinks we will soon have access to an inventory of vacant properties and city-owned properties.) Info on capacity and condition of water, electric, and other utilities Current governing ordinances from the city's Land Development Code Existing planning documents for the city of Austin Topographical data (FEMA, USGS, or city maps?) Environmental inventory Voting history If you have experience working with any of those types of data or are just interested in one of them, call Lorraine. The plan will require that we collect some field data, as well. That means walking the neighborhood (or just your block) to record characteristics such as actual current land use, condition of streets and sidewalks, property economic profile, and any other characteristics we might decide are important. Again, if any of that appeals to you, call Lorraine.