Milwood NA’s General Resident Meeting Wed., Nov. 13 at 6pm

Join us for Milwood NA’s General Resident Meeting on Wed., Nov. 13 at 6pm

All are welcome!

Council Member Leslie Pool and Louisa Brinsmade, Policy Advisor, will be joining us to discuss the re-write of the Land Development Code especially as it pertains to Milwood.
Come be heard!

We will try to include some of these topics should time allow:
– Trail Update by Erik Harris
– Playground Update
– Neighborhood Changes (not relating to LDC), ie: new developments around the area
– Vote MNA Board Positions

Location to be announced next week based on numbers, so please RSVP below.
PLEASE RSVP HERE

Based on the topics, we are thinking the crowd might be larger than normal, so we will try to find the best spot to hold the meeting based on the RSVP numbers. SO again PLEASE RSVP so we can email you on Monday or Tuesday with the location we choose. Thanks!

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It’s My Park Day – Sat. Nov 2, 2019

We are still in need of lots of volunteers! Sign up ASAP to get a free, awesome shirt!

For more info or use the signup link here:
Balcones Park Cleanup and Trail Work

We hope to see you in the Park!

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Covenant United Methodist Church’s Trunk or Treat Halloween Fest – Sat. Oct 26 from 4-6pm

Trunk or Treat Halloween Fest, Hosted by Covenant United Methodist Church
Saturday, October 26th 4:00-6:00pm
4410 Duval Road
Come celebrate Halloween with the neighborhood with Covenant’s annual No Fear Trunk or Treat Halloween Fest!
Games, prizes, bounce houses, hay rides, and free food!

Sign ups are starting now for trunk decorators, as well as volunteers who can assist with the bounce houses, games, and welcome table. Please contact Emma at elake (a) covenantaustin.org if you can help.

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Balcones Park Playground & Pavilion Survey – Last Vote and Final Chance for Input

Go to www.balconespark.org to Vote on the Playground and Pavilion. Construction will hopefully begin before the new year.

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Neighborhood Garage Sale: Oct. 5, 2019

Don’t Miss Milwood’s Garage Sale on Saturday, October 5th, 2019!

It’s a GREAT time to find some wonderful treasurers at the best prices from your neighbors!

Thanks to all our participating homes! This list and map have been deleted.

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Walnut Creek Trail – Replace the Base!

 

10-22-19 update – see videos of flex base runoff vs. vegetated shoulder at https://photos.app.goo.gl/ceieoERDVcegxsBp9

Several neighbors are planning to bring this issue to the Parks Board this evening at 6 PM.  Please email or call the parks board if you want the flex base replaced and to demand the dead trees planted along the trail be replaced and a tree care plan implemented.

9-23-2019 update as of this morning, Council Member Leslie Pool has engaged Public Works and Parks departments to address the issues identified here.   But we are not there yet- past efforts to correct the issues were met with empty promises.

Please thank CM Pool for her leadership and continue to contact department heads, boards and commissions (see the bottom of the Walnut Creek trail – Replace the Base! page for updated contacts).  Thank You!

9-22-2019 Attention Neighbors, Trail and Park users and Friends of Balcones Park

We have an urgent plea for your assistance!

http://milwoodna.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/FIX OUR TRAIL.pdf

You may have noticed the shoddy state of the most recent section of the Northern Walnut Creek Trail in Balcones Park between Amherst and the ballfield by Scribe Drive.  After months of delay, the city has announced that they will be performing limited repairs beginning 9/30/19 as follows:

1-addressing erosion & drainage issues,

2-cracked slabs and portions of the trail that have been undermined,

3- runoff issues at Scribe Drive.

MNA has pressed the city repeatedly to provide clarification regarding fixing specific design defects that have led to gravel eroding from the side of the trail and washing onto the pavement and into the creek.

THE LATEST ANSWER FROM THE CITY IS THEY NOT GOING TO REPLACE OTHER AREAS OF THE ERODING TRAIL EDGE – please see the linked page for more information and what we need to do to get action on this issue!

Walnut Creek trail – Replace the Base!

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National Night Out Block Parties in Milwood – This Tuesday, Oct. 1

This year, National Night Out is Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, from 6 to 9 pm

National Night Out is a great opportunity to strengthen our neighborhood spirit and police/community relationships. It is also a great chance to get to know your neighbors better and share contact info. in case you should ever need it!

So on Tues. Oct 1st, please turn on your porch lights, lock your doors and spend the evening outside with us.

Thanks to all the hosts and participants! We hope to have a great showing this year!

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