On Jan. 30, the Northeast Walnut Creek Neighborhood Association, or NEWCNA, elected a new slate of officers to serve on the executive committee. These new officers include:
- President – Vacant
- Vice President, Hillside – Bill Dunham
- Vice President, Four Seasons – Cody Scott
- Vice President, North Oaks – Steve Singletary
- Treasurer – Debra Sue Trinque
- Recording Secretary – Katy Daly
- Media Secretary – Jack Daly
Thanks to the previous board for their efforts to keep NEWCNA viable. Kim LeBlanc, Phil Stoke, and Cheryl Richter are still helping the new board get their bearings, so please be patient with us as we orient ourselves.
Attendees at the meeting also approved designing, purchasing, and installing new neighborhood entrance signs. A group of volunteers is working to finalize the design and placement of the new signs. Special thanks to Rose Barba, resident and Account Manager at Hightech Signs, for her assistance working through this project.
On Jan. 31, Kim LeBlanc represented NEWCNA at the Austin City Council meeting. There were three items that have an impact on the neighborhood. Items 55, 56, and 59 were all approved on first reading as submitted. These rezonings still need to have additional readings to secure final approval.
It is the position of the executive committee that NEWCNA needs to encourage City Council to approve the rezoning of 914 E. Braker Ln. (commonly referred to as the Peterson Property) as it was amended by the Zoning and Platting Commission (ZAP) to include restrictions on the types of commercial uses that may be permitted on the property. If you agree, you are encouraged to reach out to Councilmember Harper-Madison here and Case Manager Heather Chaffin here. Please encourage them to limit the types of commercial development that are allowed along Braker Ln.
The 2019 membership drive is underway! For just $20, you’ll be the first to get the latest information from NEWCNA. This includes access to the Facebook page and email updates. Dues help cover the costs of the quarterly meetings, newsletters, and neighborhood events. You can pay dues online here.
We are also looking for advertisers in the April newsletter. If you know of anyone who would like to advertise in the newsletter, please encourage them to visit newcna.org/newsletter.
Have you heard? The Austin Parks Foundation is hosting a community input meeting on Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to noon. The meeting will focus on renovating North Oaks Neighborhood Park, including adding new play elements and equipment to enhance the play options at the park. Be sure to stop by.
Finally, mark your calendar for the next Quarterly Meeting on April 25 at 7 p.m.
Bill, Cody, and Steve