Bulk Collection begins Mon, Feb 12

Friendly reminder: Bulk Collection starts for Milwood next Monday, Feb 12!

Please remember to hold back the recyclable items (plastic bins/ridged plastic, etc) and place them in/near your blue bins the following week because everything picked up by the bulk item trucks go directly to the LANDFILL. The only thing that is picked up separately is tires because it is illegal to bury a tire in Texas. According to the Austin Resource Recovery official that we just spoke to the city used to pull out appliances or large metal items and recycle them however the “pickers” have taken over that job so the city no longer finds it cost effective to send out additional trucks for that.

If you have useable furniture, clothes, household items, misc, books, etc – Salvation Army will pick it up for free: https://satruck.org/Donate/Choose.

The sooner your items reach the curb the more chance they have of being repurposed/recycled by someone which brings forward the point of…. Lots of trucks/trailers will be going through the neighborhood this weekend so secure your front yard belongings and lock your doors!

The city won’t pick up any batteries, paints, oil, antifreeze so keep an eye out for our Milwood neighborhood event in the spring that will get those for you!

Also for you compost users out there – Remember to place your bins a little further into your yard than normal on Tuesday!

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Developer Mtg this Saturday for bar on Waters Park Rd – please try to attend

Details HERE

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Creekside Trail in Balcones Park Closed for Construction as of Jan 31

Construction work is beginning today on the Creekside Trail on the west edge of Balcones Park from Duval overpass to baseball fields, so please plan your route accordingly. It should last approximately 2 months.

This is the result of the grant to get much needed holes repaired on the trail for safety. To learn more about our fundraising needs and volunteer hours needed for this grant visit: click here

An update on the grant fundraising as of 12/20/17, funds raised for the creekside trail repairs grant are now at $2,971, so we are only $6,332 away from what we need to provide our portion of the grant which will cover trail signage, maps, relandscaping of the pool and new trashcans. Want to donate? Look out for our Amplify Austin fundraising event coming up or click here to give today! Every penny you give will be more than doubled through the grant and given to our park improvements.

We are also still in need of approx. 300 volunteer hours in the park so if you can join us for It’s My Park Day on Saturday, March 3rd from 10am to 1pm please do! We will post the registration soon!

Thanks! For questions please contact mnaboard@milwoodna.com

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Waters Park Rezoning Presentation by Developer – Sat. Feb 3rd, 10am

Hi Neighbors!
We hope you can attend this presentation provided by the developers who want to rezone a Waters Park Road lot to a Cocktail Lounge. This could have a big affect on our neighborhood so please try to join the MNA Board to ask questions and hear details regarding the proposed development. If you can attend please RSVP below so we will have the room set accordingly.

The addresses they are trying to rezone are: 12219, 12219 1/2 and 12221 Waters Park Rd

Take a minute and drive down Waters Park Rd to get an idea of the project’s location. (At night and day if possible.)

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MNA Membership Vote

Hi MNA Members! If you are current on your dues then you should find a Membership Vote in your email’s inbox. Please respond in the next 48 hours.
If you did not receive the email then your dues have expired but if you want to participate in the vote regarding the rezoning of a property on Waters Park Rd to Cocktail Lounge, simply pay your dues ASAP www.milwoodna.com/the-association/pay-dues/

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Join us for Milwood’s Block Captain/Watch Training – Sat. Nov. 18 at 10:30am

We are working to strengthen our Block Captain & Neighborhood Watch Program! However we can’t do it without YOU!

So we hope you can join us this Saturday, Nov 18 at 10:30am at Milwood Baptist Church, 12217 Cassady Dr, Austin, TX 78727.

We hope it is the first big step to strengthening the program n our neighborhood and stopping crime! But again it will be nothing but a meeting if we can’t get active residents who are interested in making a difference attend! If you can attend please RSVP here so we can have the correct amount of handouts and chairs set-up.

Officer Hebbe will have handouts and a presentation ready for us as well as give us some real direction to help us make changes in our area.

We certainly appreciate your past support and look forward to the future!

Thanks!

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Teal Pumpkin/Allergy Friendly Trick-or-Treat Houses in Milwood & Walnut Crossing – Map & List

You can find a map of the houses that will be providing for the trick-or-treaters with allergies. Teal Pumpkin Project which means you will also have Non-Candy options for kids with food allergies, etc.

If you are looking for houses that are providing non-candy items you can refer to the list/map below. While you are out enjoying the sights and sounds of Halloween look for the Teal Pumpkin cut outs posted on houses.

Have a safe and very Happy Halloween!

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