Milwood’s first Mobility & Neighborhood Planning Committees Meeting – Wed, Jan 18 at 7pm

All are welcome to join us for Milwood’s first Mobility & Neighborhood Planning Committees meeting. This Wed Jan 18 at 7pm at Abel’s North (hopefully in Board Room, which is a left at hostess stand then immediate right across from bar)

Milwood Neighborhood Assoc. is teaming up with Council Member Leslie Pool to establish a Neighborhood Planning Workgroup AND a Mobility Workgroup. The goal will be to help our neighborhood with growing traffic concerns and to create an Official Neighborhood Plan that the city can work from when development comes up in our area.

To join the meeting or committee, sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/yD3yoathFccpyCGI3 or email mnaboard@milwoodna.com or reply here so if the location changes we can make sure to let you know.mobilityfacebook

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MNA’s New Year Goals for 2017

Help Milwood Neighborhood Assoc reach our New Year Resolutions for 2017 & continue to grow by making the $15 yearly voluntary dues. It’s easy, safe and quick. Simply click HERE

Believe us when we say we do a lot with the money and could really use your support to continue improving Milwood! Below are some examples:

Here is what MNA did in 2016 for Milwood with the help of many:
– Received 2 Grants for $200,000 for Balcones Park Improvements
– Applied for another Grant for Creekside Trail Repairs
– Organized 3 amazing Landscape Designers to create a Concept Plan for our Park (Kristy Street, Neal Charles, & Kim Gilbertson)
– Arranged for the City to provide Balcones Park with a New Larger Playground in 2017
– Presented the City with an improved trail alignment and low water crossing option for the Northern Walnut Creek Trail
– Pressured the City to speed up the Library Renovations & provide the Book Mobile & got $10,000 donated to our library from Google Fiber
– Supported Summitt Elementary
– Supported our Neighborhood Businesses
– Held the Biggest ever July 4th Parade & Picnic
– Liasioned with the City on the Amherst & Duval Intersection Changes
– Holiday Lighting Contest
– Held two Neighborhood-wide Garage Sales (Spring & Fall)
– Monthly Emails & Regular Website Updates
– Crime Alerts
– Held two It’s My Park Clean-up Days (Spring & Fall)
– Established a Neighborhood Group Rate with a Curbside Composting Company
– & More!

Here are our Goals for 2017:
– Establish Neighborhood Planning Workgroup to create an Official Neighborhood Plan
– Establish a Mobility Workgroup to help our neighborhood with growing traffic and concerns
– Complete the Concept Plan for Balcones Park & see Improvements Installed
– Oversee the Completion of the Creekside Trail and the Northern Walnut Creek Trail to establish a easy walking loop around the Park
– Host a Batteries, Oil, Paint & Antifreeze Collection (Spring)
– Continue to work with the City on projects in our area
– Grow our Neighborhood Watch / Crime Alerts & Block Captains
– Work with CapMetro on an alternative service option
– Continue to Push the City for Longer Swim Session
– & More plus the incomplete & annual items from the 2016 list above!

Join Now and Help MNA Make ALL These Things Happen!

https://milwoodna.com/the-association/pay-dues/

Not sure if your dues have expired or have an idea of a goal MNA should add, email us at mnaboard (at) milwoodna.com.
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Winners of the 2016 Holiday Lighting Contest

It wasn’t too hard to pick the top 8 or 10, but only 5? That was tough! There were so many good ones to choose from. Thanks for all the votes and nominations! We hope you can go by and check them out before the holiday season ends!

Go Like and See the pictures at MNA’s Facebook Page (photos by Tim McMullen)

Best Overall: 3806 Hawkshead Dr
Best Overall: 12523 Enchanted Forest
Best Inflatables: 12011 Freemont Cove
Best Motion: 11930 Dorsett
Best Theme: 4107 Adelphi Ln
Runner-up: 12007 Wycliff Ln

We hope you enjoy the lights and Happy Holidays!

A Big Thanks to MNA Board Member’s Tim McMullen and Michael Lewis for managing the contest!

2016 Nominee List:
12011 Fremont Cove
12123 Arrowwood Dr
12239 Forsythe Dr
12112 Wycliff Ln
12323 Wycliff Ln
12402 Bedrock Trl
12408 B Coronet
12421 Turtleback Ln
3806 Hawkshead Dr
3825 Cologne Ln
3902 Cologne Ln
3907 Cologne Ln
4100 Kilgore Ln
4103 Kilgore Ln
4105 Kilgore Ln
4204 Cumbria Ln
4505 Pelham Dr
4620 Sidereal Dr
4806 Transit Circle
4808 Pelham Dr

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Large Brush Collection – Begins Jan 2, Monday!

Friendly Reminder… Monday starts off Large Brush Collection!

(If you are pruning any Oak Trees for the pick-up, please make sure and follow the correct steps to protect your tree against Oak Wilt, for your sake and your neighbors’. If you are unsure of what those steps are, feel free to inquiry here. Thanks!)

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Collection Guidelines
– Brush should be between 5 and 15 feet in length.
– Tree trunks more than 8 inches in diameter should be 3-feet-long or less.
– Do not include vines or thorny vegetation.
– Place large brush at the curb in front of your house by 6:30 a.m. on the first day of your scheduled collection week.
– Cut ends should face the street.
– Stack loosely along the curb in one row, not more than 15 feet across and no higher than 4 feet.
– Do not block the sidewalk.
– Do not extend into the street.
– To prevent damage to your property, keep items 5 feet away from your trash cart, mailbox, fences or walls, water meter, telephone connection box and parked cars. Do not place any items under low hanging tree limbs or power lines.
– Austin Resource Recovery only collects large brush from its residential trash and recycling customers and from homes in some recently annexed areas.
– Items will not be collected if they are in an alley in any area including Hyde Park, or if they are in front of a business or a vacant lot.

Brush Drop-Off
You can drop off brush at the Recycle & Reuse Drop-Off Center.

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Milwood’s Holiday Lighting Contest

Milwood’s Holiday Lighting Contest is kicking off! Please only vote once and feel free to rally your neighbors to vote as well.

Some Rules: You can vote for yourself. The same display can’t win 2 years in a row. Winners will receive prizes and be named before Christmas Day! Voters will also be entered into a drawing for a chance to win prizes!

Make sure and check back to see the growing list of nominees, so you can view the winners and even those nominated!

CLICK HERE TO VOTE

A Map of 2015 Winners and This Year’s Nominees (Find List Below):
2015 Winners = Green Reindeer
2016 Nominees = Red Markers

Here is a list of 2015 Winners & Nominees:
Overall: 3706 Hawkshead Dr & 4620 Sidereal Dr
Inflatables: 12421 Turtleback
Theme: 12408 Blossomwood
Color & Motion: 12123 Arrowwood Dr

2015 List of Nominees:
4620 Sidereal Dr
3700 Ganymede Dr
4301 Ganymede Dr
4111 Adelphi Ln
12408 Blossomwood
Corner of Marblehead & Turtleback
12523 Enchanted Forest
12112 Wycliff Ln
12021 Wycliff Ln
12701 Rhea Court
4101 Kilgore
4105 Kilgore
12123 Arrowwood Dr
3825 Cologne Ln
3902 Cologne Ln
3907 Cologne Ln
4204 Cumbria Ln
3706 Hawkshead
3806 Hawkshead
4505 Pelham
4606/4608 Pelham
11948 Dorsett

12239 Forsythe Dr – one worth noting in Walnut Crossing

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See you Tonight at Summitt’s Holiday Market Event – Fri Dec 2th from 6-9pm

Summitt’s Koblenz Holiday Market on Friday, Dec 2 from 6-9pm! ALL are welcome!!

Summitt is hosting its 6th annual “Holiday Market” craft and vendor event. This is a great opportunity to get some holiday shopping done while supporting local entrepreneurs. We will have Scentsy, Lipsense, Rodan & Fields, Young Living Essential Oils, Penny Street Boutique (clothing & accessories), Organic Chix, handwoven baskets, hand crafted jewelry, embroidered shirts/bibs/blankets, holiday ornaments/decor, homemade candy, peanut/pecan brittle, stocking stuffers, and more!

They will also have a Silent Auction!

All proceeds benefit the Summitt-Koblenz Exchange program: http://summitteagles.org/clubsorgs/koblenz-exchange/summitt-holiday

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Nightly MOPAC CLOSURES for Northbound MoPac:

Beginning Tuesday evening, November 29, 2016, workers will be completely closing northbound State Loop 1 (MoPac) each night after 8:00 p.m. between Lady Bird Lake and Enfield Road. All traffic will be detoured off the Enfield Road exit. Drivers will pass through the Enfield Road intersection before re-entering MoPac. Law enforcement officers will be actively managing the traffic signal at Enfield Road to keep traffic moving. The Cesar Chavez and 6th Street ramp to northbound MoPac will also be closed, with traffic diverted to the Enfield Road onramp. All lanes and ramps should reopen each morning by 5:30 a.m. (Map Attached)

The closure of northbound MoPac is needed to install new asphalt pavement, so MoPac can be restored to three northbound lanes between Lady Bird Lake and Enfield Road. The third lane has been closed since February 2016, when traffic was temporarily realigned to make room for construction of an Express Lane underpass.

Originally, workers intended to perform the paving work the Weekend of December 3rd and 4th, but the threat of cold weather and rain led to an expedited work plan. The goal of the new plan is to ensure the third northbound lane reopens prior to the start of the Trail of Lights on December 10th.

It is expected to take at least four nights of closing MoPac to complete the work necessary to reopen the third lane. Depending on weather conditions overnight closures may be needed the week of December 5th to complete the work.

The closure of northbound MoPac is expected to cause significant travel delays. Drivers are encouraged to avoid northbound MoPac while this work is taking place and to use alternate routes if possible. Full details about the lane and ramp closures can be found at www.mopacexpress.com

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