District 7 Town Hall Meeting – This Saturday May 13

Join Council Member Leslie Pool and your neighbors throughout District 7 for our Spring Town Hall!

Saturday, May 13: 10 AM to 12 PM
ACC Northridge Campus – 11928 Stonehollow Dr. in Room 4136

The theme of this town hall will be “Effective Ways to Engage with the City” and will feature an expert panel discussing community engagement and an informational fair featuring officials from many different city departments.

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CodeNEXT Meeting with CM Pool: Tues, May 9, 6:30pm at Milwood Library

Tues, May 9, 6:30 – 8:00pm at Milwood Library >> Meet with Council Member Pool to learn about how CodeNEXT, the new zoning and development plan, will affect our part of Austin. For details see the District 7 newsletter

For review and info of CodeNext: https://www.austintexas.gov/codenext

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Batteries, Oil, Paint & Antifreeze Collection Event – Sat. May 6, 8-10am

Make sure you use a little time this weekend to gather those leftover paint cans, used oil and oil filters, and dead batteries plus clean/dry styrofoam and plastic film!

Then bring it by on Saturday, May 6th, from 8:00-10:00am to St. Stephen’s Baptist Church.

We must close at 10am to be able to get the materials to the City site and unloaded before they close at noon. If you’re not a MNA member, you can join at the event.

The Milwood Neighborhood Association will only be collecting: Batteries, Oil, Latex Paint, Antifreeze, Styrofoam and Plastic Film.

We will not be accepting other household hazardous wastes including: oil-based paint, paint thinner or stripper, cleaning chemicals, pool chemicals, pesticides.

we are asking that you be a current MNA member or donate $10 or more to Balcones Park’s Creekside Trail Repairs Project. It’s easy to become a member online.

We’re also looking for volunteers for our collection event. We need folks to corral the cars, unload vehicles, load the collection truck, and assist with separating the collected materials. If you’re looking for a great opportunity to help serve your neighborhood, meet your neighbors, and protect the environment, come join us by signing up HERE! Any questions can be sent to mnaboard@milwoodna.com.

This event is free to MNA members that are current on their $15 annual dues. Not a member? It’s easy to join online or at the event. We are also accepting non-member drop offs for a suggested donation as a park fundraiser. 100% of the donations raised will go to our Creekside Trail Repair Project in Balcones Park. We currently have $2,100 of the $9,700 needed to cover our part of the $117,700 grant for this project.

MNA Dues are a voluntary $15 per year and help us to continue to provide awesome events like this and the one on May 25th below!

A BIG Thanks to Our Event Sponsor & Neighbor:

Thanks Karl Hanson for helping us make this event possible!

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Free Pizza in Balcones Park! TODAY (April 20) at 6pm. Courtesy of iFratelli’s Pizza.

Thurs April 20 at 6pm. FREE pizza for Milwood Neighborhood Association residents! Courtesy of iFratelli Pizza! Some great thin crust pizza!

If you plan to attend Comment below or on the facebook link with number who will join so Ryan can be sure to have enough pizza!

“Hey Neighbors,
Ryan, owner of I Fratelli Pizza North Austin here. The weather is beautiful and I would love to meet more of my neighbors. My kids love to play at the Park, So I am going to be at Balcones Park Thursday April 20th at 6:00 PM with my family and some FREE PIZZA to hand out to anyone who would like to join us. If interested please comment so I can know how many might be expected!
Thanks
Ryan Rinker”

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Milwood’s Classic Book Club – April 24, 7-8:30pm at Library

Everyone is welcome to join the book club – Every Fourth Monday from 7-8:30pm at Milwood Library.

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Earth Day Clean-up in Balcones Park – Sat, April 22, 9am

The Friends of Balcones Park are teaming with Austin Parks Foundation to do an Earth Day project on April 22, Saturday, 9am-12noon. Priority 1 -finish clearing debris from the “creekside” trail in the park/greenbelt. We made a good start on this on It’s My Park Day! This work will count towards our grant for repairing the chuckholes in the trail.

If we get done, or have lots of people, we will move down to the creek/greenbelt by Mopac and clean trash.

Note, this is not a kid-friendly project as there will be lots of rocks and large branches to move.

If you are interested, the sign up link is here. https://givepul.se/o21gm

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Balcones Park Trail Meeting TONIGHT April 6 – 6:30pm

Balcones Park Trail Meeting TONIGHT April 6 at 6:30pm (Reminder)
6:30 to 7:30pm
Covenant United Methodist Church (4410 Duval Road Austin, TX 78727)
TONIGHT – Thursday, April 6, 2017

We have been working very hard for YEARS to get this trail completed in a way that provides the best alignment for the users, park, and the environment. And we are SO close! This will likely be our last chance to weigh in on the plans and timeline. A high attendance will definitely show our neighborhoods’ passion for this trail to happen and happen quickly and result in the best product. The city has been working to hear our requests which have included shortening the project’s timeline, the alignment, the grade, the low water crossing and more! So we are thankful of that and it moving in the right direction BUT the more bodies we get there tonight, the better off we are. If you can – please attend.

We will also be giving a brief update on the Creekside Trail Repairs and that $117,000+ grant of which we still need to raise $6,000+ in matching funds!

Click Here for more details

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