March 2nd 2019 – Signup for It’s My Park Day!

IMPD Spring 2019 will be March 2nd – please consider coming out to help with park maintenance and beautification. It’s also a great way to get to know neighbors and explore the park and greenbelt!

Signup Link –  https://austinparks.givepulse.com/event/103251-Balcones-Park-and-Greenbelt

Projects planned:

1) Trash Cleanup throughout park and greenbelt to Mopac and upstream to Dorsett. If you are familiar with the park, please consider leading volunteers to the trash pickup areas 

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.  Leaders needed to guide volunteers on proper mulching procedures.

4) Poolhouse landscape maintenance – weed new plantings

5) Patch small area of creekside trail near Duval – we need a hand truck and a couple of strong backs to take the concrete down to the trail.  Please let us know if you can help with this!

Please email balcones_park@austinridgeriders.com if you would like to volunteer to lead a project.   We can get more work done with a little advance coordination! 

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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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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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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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National Night Out – NEXT Tuesday! Oct 2nd

Join your neighbors for an evening of fun! Tues. Oct 2 from 6-9pm.
Click HERE to find a party or register one!

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Now is the time to Register YOUR Block Party for National Night Out on Tues, Oct 2nd

Don’t Forget: If you are interested in hosting a Block Party for National Night Out on Tues, Oct 2nd and you want Police, Fire, Code, EMS to stop by you must register before Fri. Sept. 14. Click here to Register for National Night Out.

Also if you want MNA to help spread the word, click here to tell us the details and which streets you would like us to spread the word too. If you let us know about your event, we will also try to help you organize your block against crime. It’s easy, fun and worth it!!
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