Adelphi Sidewalk from Amherst to Scribe Dr & Balcones Youth Sports Ballfields

We have an update on the Adelphi Lane Sidewalk from Amherst to Scribe Dr & Balcones Youth Sports Ballfields: Project Link Here.

After some communication back and forth, we have been assured by the city that they will be including sidewalk on the South/neighborhood side all the way from Adelphi Acre Community Garden to Scribe Drive, not just to Amalfi Cove. It will be 5ft wide. Sidewalk will also be added on the connecting streets of Amalfi Cove, Gable and Scribe to complete the gaps there and make sure they completely connect to the new sidewalk on Adelphi Lane.

Also the project will be connecting the existing sidewalk on the North/Apt Side of Adelphi and making it 8ft wide. It will go from the current sidewalk all the way down to the ballfields. It’s intention is a Shared Use Path.

The field engineer and team are out there starting today, Nov. 8, 2018 to get the project started. The timeline will be about 4-6 months.

As a heads up: At some point, the road will be harder to access to due to construction and flaggers will direct traffic as needed.

We are so excited to see this done!

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Thank you to all of our IMPD Volunteers!!

Thanks everyone that came out on Saturday! We had a great showing and acquired about 190 hours towards our park’s grants!

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Still in Need of Volunteers for It’s My Park Day – THIS Saturday! Nov 3rd!

If you have the time, we could really use your help this Saturday, Nov 3rd from 10am-1pm!
Register HERE

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Compost Your Pumpkin & Save Your Trash Bin!

Simply remove all non-compostable items, like metal, plastic, jewels. Paint and Wax are OK! Then place them in the green compost bin near garage or front yard.

Drop off your pumpkin for compost at: 4606 Adelphi Lane

Also Adelphi Acre Community Garden is also happy to take your pumpkins at their back gate entrance too. They also need browns – LEAVES – so if anyone has any bagged up they would really appreciate them!

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Mobility & Safe Routes to School INPUT needed ASAP!

We need your feedback & ideas to help capture some bond dollars for our area!!!

We have the chance to fight for some of the 2016 Mobility Bond dollars that are currently unspoken for BUT in order to do so we need to gather data and valuable input from you now! We will then compile it and build our case in hopes that some of those dollars can be matched with improvements in our area.

Specifically there is $27.5 million dollars in the bond that is to be used for Safe Routes to Schools. SO if you currently or will one day have a child going to Summitt Elementary (or be bused to Murchison or Anderson) then PLEASE take 15 minutes to complete this SCHOOL ROUTES SURVEY here.

If you have additional ideas to share that do NOT fit in the Safe Routes to School area, please add them on the Other Improvement Survey or Map. We can’t make our case without your input!

An example of a project that will hopefully happen with these bond dollars is the addition of missing sidewalk on Adelphi Lane, east of Amherst to Scribe. Project details here. Please note: We are in the process of working with the city to get this sidewalk moved to the south side of the street rather than where it is currently outlined for the north side. Thoughts? Email us at mnaboard(a)milwoodna.com with feedback.

Complete the Safe Routes to SCHOOL Survey NOW!
Complete the Other Improvement Survey NOW!

RSVP to the Mobility & Transportation Meeting: NEXT Wednesday, Oct 24th at 7:30pm at Milwood Baptist Church to discuss this topic further.

Please, Please complete the survey above!

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It’s My Park Day Registration Link is LIVE!!

The It’s My Park Day Registration link is ready: https://austinparks.givepulse.com/event/86021-Balcones-Park-and-Greenbelt

Don’t forget to sign up so you can get a shirt and we can get credit towards the grant for your volunteer hours!! Thanks!!

See below for the list of projects – we could use some team leaders to help with 1, 4, 5, 7!

1) Trash Cleanup throughout park and greenbelt to Mopac. If we have a really good turnout, we can go beyond Mopac along the creek and shared use path (NCWT)

2) Creekside Trail maintenance – remove/relocate fallen branches, move rocks off trail, spread straw and native seeds on the slope along the creekside trail.

3) Planted tree maintenance – weed, mulch, remove t-posts that have fallen, etc.

4) Poolhouse landscape maintenance – weed new plantings, replace/add a few plants, spread out leftover soil

5) Seed wildflowers/native grass in areas disturbed by trail work contractors

6) Patch small area of creekside trail near Duval (an approx 10′ edge of trail that was not part of NPP repair done in early 2018 has fresh damage that needs to be protected to prevent further trail damage)

7) hand pull Johnson grass from the side of the NCWT trail near Mopac

Team leader needs

1) help guide folks to trash cleanup areas (need folks who are familiar with the trails in the park/greenbelt)

4) weeding & landscaping the pool entry area

5) restoring part of the wildflower area by Duval close to the bridge

7) pulling Johnsongrass along trail closer to Mopac

for 4 &7, the ability to identify weeds like nut grass, nandina and Johnsongrass is a plus – this is pretty easy and can be learned in 5 minutes

contact  Erik Harris if interested!

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A 2nd Chance at Milwood’s Neighborhood Garage Sale – THIS Saturday, Sept. 29th!

Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 will be your second chance to find some treasurers at the best prices from your neighbors!

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