VOTE Online for Balcones Park’s Playground, Pavilion, etc!

It takes about 10-20 minutes but we hope you find the time as the decision will work to define our park moving forward. Simply review the details of the schemes HERE then click on the below to vote:

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Sign-up Now for Milwood’s Neighborhood Garage Sale – Sat. April 1st!

It’s never too early to sign-up for the Neighborhood-wide Garage Sale on Saturday, April 1st. Make sure you sign-up to be listed on the website which received more than 760+ views last garage sale.

MNA will take care of purchasing an ad in the Statesman, posting general garage sale signs, marketing, craigslist postings, website and facebook listings. You just gather your stuff and get ready to make some extra cash. Though we have heard your traffic grows if you do an individual Craigslist post and Signs for your own sale.

It is free to all current dues paying MNA members and $5 for all others, simply complete the form below and we will let you know if you are current:

https://goo.gl/forms/nuKcmeYoRbHmsDp13

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It’s My Park Day at Balcones Park is OPEN for registration!!

We have a fun list of projects for It’s My Park Day – Sat. March 4th, 10am-2pm!

Come join MNA, your neighbors, friends and family for It’s My Park Day as we clean up the park and greenbelt trail from Balcones to Mopac to Metric.

We will remove invasive species, mulch trees, landscape near the pool bathroom with native plants, remove debris from trails, playscape gravel recovery, and possibly be installing PVC pipe border around volleyball court. Projects and fun for all ages!

We hope to see you there!

Register to get a free shirt and swag at the event: Click HERE

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It’s My Park Day is March 4, 2017!

Mark your calendars for March 4, 10 AM to give Balcones Park and Greenbelt a spring cleaning.   We will be cleaning trash, clearing debris from trails, managing invasive plants, installing a border around the volleyball court and retrieving gravel from the playscape (kid friendly – bring a bucket).   Sign up at
https://austinparks.givepulse.com/event/36553-Balcones-Park-and-Greenbelt-Beautification  Hope to see you in the park!

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Join us at the Last Community Feedback Meetings for Balcones Park to choose location of Playground & Pavilion

Our dedicated landscape designers have been working hard using your feedback to come up with two potential site layouts for our new playground and pavilion. Two meetings will be held to discuss in detail both concept plans and gather final feedback on which option our community prefers along with other details. We hope you can join us!

– Thurs., Feb. 9 at 7pm at Milwood Baptist Church
– Sat., Feb. 11 at 10am at Milwood Baptist Church
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RSVP here

If you cannot make one of the meetings, we hope to also make voting available online & at the library, but the meetings do allow for more details viewings, questions and feedback so we highly recommend trying to attend one of the meetings if you can. If you can’t attend, sign up here to get notified about an online survey.

Special thanks to our three amazing designers, Kristy Street, Neal Charles, & Kim Gilbertson, for all of their hard work and dedication to this project. It is very much appreciated!!

**There is a chance that we will be able to provide childcare if needed at the Saturday, Feb 11th meeting so please let us know if you need it and would attend by RSVPing.

For those who love the numbers and feedback like we do and want to see the data that drove the designers’ decisions… Here is the compiled data from the Park Survey that was circulated in 2016 regarding improvements to Balcones Park!

Compiled Data based on Survey Monkey
Data straight from Survey Monkey

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Residential Bulk Collection begins Feb 13 at 6:30am in Milwood!

While it begins on Feb 13, please consider placing your items out by Sunday so they have the best chance of being reused or recycled by those driving through picking up items before the city does.

Also note it is a weekend where lots of non-neighborhood traffic comes through so lock your doors and be careful items in your front yard,etc aren’t easy to grab or too near the curb to avoid any accidental loses.

We collect items that are too large for your trash cart during specially-scheduled bulk collections. This list is not all inclusive, please see below for items that can go.

Bulk Items Include:
> Doors
> Carpet
> Furniture
> Appliances (remove doors for safety)
> Passenger car tires (remove rims; limit 8 tires per house)
> Lawn mowers (remove gas/oil)
> Railroad ties (cut in half)
> Pallets
> Rolled fencing
> Nail-free lumber

Bulk Item Collection Crews Cannot Collect:
>Brush, household trash, cardboard boxes, hazardous materials, mirrors, automotive chassis and bodies, motorcycles, trailers, boats and tires that are still mounted on rims
>Sheet glass and other construction and remodeling debris

Collection Guidelines
> Place bulk items at the curb in front of your house by 6:30 a.m. on the first day of your scheduled collection week
> Separate items into three piles as described below
> 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 bulk items from its residential trash and recycling customers
> Items will not be collected if they are in an alley in any area, including Hyde Park, in front of a vacant lot or in front of a business
> Do not put items in bags, boxes or other containers. Bulk collection is for items too large to fit in containers. Bags will be treated as extra trash and are subject to extra trash fees.

Separate Items into Three Piles
> Metal items – Includes appliances (remove doors). These are taken to our Resource Recovery Center for recycling
> Passenger car tires – Rims must be removed. Limit of eight tires per household. We cannot collect truck or tractor tires. Tires will go to a tire recycling facility
> Non-metal items – Includes carpeting and nail-free lumber. These items go to a landfill. Austin Resource Recovery is working on plans to salvage reusable items from bulk collection to help meet the City of Austin’s Zero Waste goal

Because these piles are collected by different trucks, they may be collected at different times throughout the week.

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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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