Library Renovation Notes from Nov 19th Mtg

The Library Staff did an excellent job of bringing residents’ feedback to the meeting in a consolidated manner to allow for a meaningful voting opportunity.

Per our feedback, they are working to minimize the timeline, as well as provide temporary services through an on-site “Pocket Library” for a portion of the closing.  The “Pocket Library” would offer abbreviated services for an estimated 5-7 months of the closing within the current Library’s meeting room, 867 sq ft. The meeting allowed for public input to prioritize services and service hours.

The “Pocket Library” will not take funds from the library renovation. See Library Revised Plan Handouts for additional info.

More to come next week about dates of closing as well as services offered and hours for the “Pocket Library”.




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Booths still available for Summitt’s Holiday Shopping Bazaar on Dec 5th

Do you represent a home or party based product?
Do you make a unique craft or other holiday gift item?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you might be a good fit for Summitt’s Holiday Bazaar on Fri, Dec 5th from 6-9pm!

Summit is hosting its 4th annual “Holiday Bazaar” craft and vendor event. Booth space is only $30 (if paid before November 21st-$35 after November 21st). There will also have a Silent Auction! Booth and table rental benefits the Summitt-Koblenz Exchange program.

For more information please contact: Heather Brannies @ 512-841-1324, or text 512-922-0306

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Businesses In Milwood

Take a look at the NEW “Businesses in Our Backyard” Page and help us spread the word so we can include all the business owners & service providers within Milwood.

Let’s make it a great resource for those needing services and those providing services alike! Keeping it very, very local and neighborly.

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Final Library Renovation Meeting – Nov 19th from 6:30-8:30pm

Using the feedback from the first Oct 15th Renovation Meeting and continual communication with MNA since, the Austin Public Library has worked to meet our requests by minimizing the timeline of the renovation to February-December 2015, in addition, to providing us with some abbreviated services on-site during construction.

If you would like to be a part of the final Community Input Meeting to provide feedback please join us Wednesday, Nov. 19 from 6:30-8:30pm at the Milwood Branch Library, 12500 Amherst Dr.

If you would like background information on this issue, please refer to: Library Closing Notes & Presentation

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Today is Election Day! Nov. 4: General Election, polls open from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Here is a link to the sample ballot & more.

Nov 2014 Voters Guide Austin area

In order to vote you will need:
Your Driver’s License (up to date)
While you don’t have to have your voter registration, you do need it to match the info on your driver’s license. If you are unsure it is up to date, use one of the links below to check it.

List of Polling Locations  (some of the closest spots: Milwood branch library or United Christian church)

See if your status is active for this vote:

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Library Meeting on Oct 15th – Notes and Presentation available

The Oct 15th Library Closing Meeting went well. The City/Library Facilities will work to minimize the timeline where they can and will work with the neighborhood associations and residents to try and find a work around for the possible 13 month loss of services… Click To See Notes, Presentation, etc

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Please come if you can… Milwood Library at 7pm

From Nov 10, 2014 to Dec 2015 – the Milwood Branch Library at 12500 Amherst Dr. will close for renovation work.

Renovation work will include:
• Improved interior layout and replacement of flooring and other interior finishes
• Replacement of all worn furniture, fixtures and equipment
• HVAC (heating, ventilation and air-conditioning) improvements  <this work is believed to have been completed previously>
• Plumbing retrofits
• Technology Upgrades

For interim library service, please visit the Spicewood Springs Branch, 8637 Spicewood Springs Rd., or the North Village Branch, 2505 Steck Ave. All library materials may be returned at other branches including the Faulk Central Library.

For additional information about this renovation project contact Project Coordinator, Heidi Tse, at 512-974-7493, or visit

Please attend the renovation presentation for the community.
Milwood Branch Library
Wednesday, October 15 at 7pm

Become Part of the Conversation by Commenting Here or See Our Facebook Page or Library Page


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Neighborhood Watch Alert:

From Lisa P, neighbor:
October 12: Late last night my father’s truck was broken into. They broke into his locked toolbox and stole all his tools. Good tools valued up to $100 worth. Since living in this neighborhood I have never encountered any issue and never thought we would have a robbery especially since we have security nightly. I want to inform the neighborhood so they can just their eyes open and hope that this was just a one time incident.

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National Night Out – Tues, Oct 7th

Hey Neighbors! Let’s all get outside and join each other for an evening of fun and hanging out! 

Feel free to go to Milwood Neighborhood Association’s Facebook Page and post details if you are hosting a gathering. Or send details to and we will add it to this post and the facebook event page.

National Night Out is an annual event designed to strengthen our communities by encouraging neighborhoods to engage in stronger relationships with each other and with their local law enforcement partners. The goal is to heighten crime-prevention awareness, build support and participation in local anti-crime programs, and most important, send a message that our neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

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Summitt needs Crossing Guards!!!

Contact Beatrice Bailey

Feel the good vibes as you keep our kids safe to and from school!!!!  One hour in the morning and one in the afternoon.  Easy $$$!

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