Balcones Park Construction

A City Sewer project has started that has blocked off access to parts of Balcones Park.  See the Balcones Park page for updated maps showing a detours around the work areas.

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Need Your Signature to Help Make Creek Trail Repairs in Balcones Park!

Your Signature is Needed on this Petition to help us get a grant to make much needed repairs to the Walnut Creek Trail that runs on the East side of Balcones Park! It just takes 1 minute! Thanks!

Click HERE to sign the Petition.

More details HERE

Waterfall in Balcones Park

Waterfall in Balcones Park

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9 Days to Register YOUR Block Party for National Night Out on Tues, Oct 4th

Don’t Forget: If you are interested in hosting a Block Party for National Night Out on Tues, Oct 4th and you want Police, Fire, Code, EMS to stop by you must register before Mon. Sept 12. 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 and worth it!!
English-spanish NNO16

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Want Curbside Composting Now? Register for it through MNA’s Group Rate

Click Here to Sign-up for the service: IF you live in Milwood, Northwood, Preston Oaks, Walnut Crossing, Mesa Park or Balcones Woods.

Click Here to Sign-up: IF you are interested in getting the service – if you live in Angus Valley, Rattan Creek, Bancroft Woods or McNeil to Anderson Mill.

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THE DETAILS:

We are excited to announce that Milwood Neighborhood Association (MNA) is partnering with Break it Down, a local composting and recycling business, to offer a Weekly Curbside Composing Service!

This means that once a week Break it Down will pick up your week’s worth of food waste and haul it off to a commercial composter to be turned into a nutrient dense soil instead of adding to the landfill! This week and every one after until the City finally reaches our neighborhood in 2-5 years.

A few bonuses for outsourcing this task – they can take lots more items than a backyard composter and you don’t have to deal with the yuck.

How it works:
Break It Down will provide each participating household a 5-gallon black bucket with an air-tight lid for collecting food waste throughout the week. An additional black bucket can be ordered at no extra cost, because really, if you are collecting that much compostable waste – you rock!

• The cool thing about composting with Break it Down is that they collect just about everything that can be composted – fruit and veggie scraps, meat, grains, bones, dairy, compostable serviceware, paper towels, paper plates, hair, tissues, pizza boxes, even 100% cotton clothing! If it grows, it goes. Find a more extensive list below.

• As an added bonus because Break it Down is also a recycling company, they can take household recyclables that larger haulers cannot. Plastic films (add link to image attached) can be collected in plastic bags, tied-off when full and put next to your compost bin for pick-up. Aseptic packaging (like what soymilk comes in or juice boxes) can also be collected in a plastic bag, tied-off when full and set out by your bin.

The cost of this service is only $14/month or if you pay in 3 month increments the cost drops to just $12/month. For ease and convenience, payments can be made by credit or debit card via auto-payment. Link to pay via Credit Card HERE.

– If you would prefer to not have to clean out your bucket, Break it Down can swap out a clean bucket each week for an additional $9 per month.

– There is an option to purchase a start-up composting package that includes a 2-gallon countertop compost bucket and compostable bag liners for $28 plus tax (90 liners would last between 3 and 6 months depending on regularity of use). Additional packs of compostable bag liners (90 bags per pack, 2.5 gallon size) would be available for $15 plus tax as needed, delivered on the pick-up day directly following the order.

And that’s it!

Milwood Neighborhood Association and Break it Down are excited to get Milwood Residents as close to zero-waste as possible here in Austin!

To join in, please click Here to pay via Credit Card IF you live in Milwood, Northwood, Preston Oaks, Walnut Crossing, Mesa Park or Balcones Woods.

Click Here to Sign-up if you are interested in getting the service IF you live in Angus Valley, Rattan Creek, Bancroft Woods or McNeil to Anderson Mill.

To join in and pay via direct/debit, please email Melanie@breakitdownaustin.com for the ACH payment form.

You can also feel free to email Melanie or call 512-940-7232 should you have any questions.

Thank you and happy composting!

> You can also drop your compost off at the Adelphi Acre Garden where they happily accept your compost for free, if you are interested in this option – please email us for specifics on what they accept, which is mainly very clean compost – fruit and veggie scraps, coffee grinds, & egg shells.

5galcompostbucketComposting Items Accepted

 

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MOPAC Closure ALERTS

>>Northbound MoPac Exit north of Steck Ave to Permanently Close<<
The exit ramp located just north of Steck Avenue on northbound MoPac will permanently close after 10pm on Saturday August 27th so crews can complete work on a Steck Avenue bypass that will open in a couple of weeks. The bypass lane will replace the old ramp and allow drivers to skip the light at Steck Avenue as they head north on the northbound MoPac frontage road. (See attached graphic)

>>Southbound MoPac Exit to Duval Rd/Burnet Rd Closed All Weekend<<
The southbound exit to Duval/Burnet Road will close at 10pm on Friday August 26th to install drainage structures. The right lane of southbound MoPac and the left lane of the southbound MoPac frontage road will also be closed in the area between Parmer Lane and Duval Road. The far left hand turn lane from Parmer Lane onto the southbound frontage road will also be closed. All of these closures will end as soon as the work is done or no later than 5am on Monday morning August 29th.

>>Northbound 45th St Exit Closed Friday Night and Saturday Night<<
The northbound exit to 45th Street will be closed from 10pm to 6am the next morning on Friday night August 26th and Saturday night August 27th so crews can drill sound wall foundations along the ramp.

Some additional overnight lane closures are planned this weekend. A complete listing can be found at www.mopacexpress.com. Additional closures planned for Sunday evening August 28th will be posted on Sunday afternoon.

Emily McCann – Emily.McCann@ch2m.com
Steck Exit Closure Map 082516

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Bulk Collections Begins Mon, Aug 29 at 6:30am

Info here

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Curbside Compost Kick-Off Party – THIS Saturday, Aug 27

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