July 4th Neighborhood Parade

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Friday, July 4th at 10 a.m. meet at the corner of Bar X and Hereford for the 16th annual parade.  Wear your favorite RED, WHITE, AND BLUE, decorate your wagon, stroller, bike, tricycle, golf cart, etc., and stroll the neighborhood.  The parade route will be the same as last year (see below map): Hereford Way to Mustang to Maverick to West Cow to Branding Chase to Shetland Chase to Pony Chase to Bar X.  Spectators along the route can participate by providing watering stations, lemonade, water sprinklers and misters.

Afterwards, the traditional potluck (BYOM–bring your own meat) and a side to share.  We’ll have a homemade ice cream contest (submit your ice cream), snow cones, water balloons, etc.

Last year we needed more grill space.  So we are asking for some volunteers to bring their grill to Hereford & Bar X before or after the parade.  We’d like to have 3-4 grills cooking hot dogs, hamburgers, sausage, chicken, etc.  Right now, we have one.

If you have a new neighbor, please print this out and share it with them.

See you in your patriotic finest!

Contact Mark and Karen Flanagan if you have questions:  512-250-2923

photos from 2012 parade




10-1 Redistricting Update

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Commissioners Unanimously Adopt Proposed Final Plan

Wednesday evening November 6, 2013 the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission voted unanimously to adopt the Proposed Final Plan for the first-ever single member districts for the Austin City Council.  After almost six months of meetings, including 12 Public Forums, the Commission has drawn the lines for the Final Plan. It can be seen by clicking here on Proposed Final Plan or on the interactive map posted on www.austinredistricting.org.

The ICRC will be taking final action the week of November 18th.  If you would like to make comments about the Proposed Final Plan you may do so by sending an email to:  icrc-craig.tounget@austintexas.gov.  




10-1 Redistricting

Stacey     Discussions         3

How would you like to see the redistricting lines drawn around us?

Your opinions will guide AVANA’s Board of Directors on how to best represent the neighborhood.

Nearby neighborhoods (Mesa Park, Milwood, Walnut Creek Crossing, Balcones Woods, and Great Hills) have contacted us to see how we feel about the preliminary map that Austin’s Independent Citizens Redistricting Committee (ICRC) recently released which keeps most of the nearby neighborhoods together, but places Angus Valley in district 6 together with many Williamson County neighborhoods.

Some support ICRC’s preliminary map, but other support alternative maps such as the Compact Districts Coalition Map which places Angus Valley in a newly drawn district 7, in more of a north Mopac-centric district vs. including us with Williamson County.

More information and links are in the Year in Review slideshow from our general meeting.  And this Austin Chronicle article provides good background information as well as sample maps and links.  Finally, this links to a PDF of the full charter that the redistricting commission is charged with.

Let us know what you think.  And please keep the conversation civil.  Thanks, Stacey Peterson

Comments closed:  If you want to voice your opinion please write to:  AngusValleyAreaNA@gmail.com or to the board members at board@angusvalley.org.  Only the board members will view these emails and with your permission will be posted here.




2013 Annual Meeting Slideshow

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Below is a link to the 2013 year-in-review slideshow (a PDF file).  The last few slides contain information and links relating to Austin’s 10-1 redistricting and how it may affect Angus Valley Area Neighborhoods.

Microsoft PowerPoint – AVANA Year in Review 2013 PDF




AVANA General Meeting and Proposed Bylaw Amendment

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October 22, 7:00 PM
Davis Elementary


  1. Call to Order
  2. Recognize Guests
  3. Year in Review, Stacey Peterson
  4. Election of Directors, Evelyn Barron
  5. Amendment of Bylaws, Evelyn Barron
  6. Secretary Report, Deliese Kennedy
  7. Treasurer Report, Marcia Kirkland
  8. Safety Officer Report, Chuck Pace
  9. Call for Donations
  10. Comments /questions from audience
  11. Adjourn

AVANA Ballot for General Election

Note from Deliese Kennedy, Secretary of the Board – We still have two vacant spots on our ballot, but these can be filled from the floor at the general meeting.  

  • President – Stacey Peterson
  • Vice President – Erin Ziaja
  • Treasurer – Marcia Kirkland
  • Secretary – Deliese Kennedy
  • Safety Officer – Chuck Pace
  • Member-at-Large:
  • Judy Schani
  • Craig Daugherty
  • Edward Wells
  • Laura Arbilla

Notice for proposed amendment to AVANA’s bylaws

I would like to propose an amendment to our bylaws.  Because some years we have fewer volunteers interested in serving on our board than the bylaws stipulate, I recommend that we amend the bylaws to allow our continued operation and existence as long as we have the main five officers’ positions filled. 


The current bylaws state:




Section 1. Number


The Association shall be managed by a Board of Directors consisting of five officers and

six members-at-large.


The proposed change follows (changes are underscored):

The Association shall be managed by a Board of Directors consisting of five officers and

up to six members-at-large.


The reason for this proposed change is so that AVANA can continue without interruption in years when there are fewer people interested in serving.  We are a volunteer organization, and we could simply post periodic notices to the neighborhood alerting people that there are openings if anyone wants to serve.  There is already a process in place to fill empty spots on the board if that situation arises.




Austin Watering Schedule

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Just a reminder that we are still under Stage 2 watering regulations because of the drought. This means private houses can only water once a week, with the day depending on your address.


Full details, including other restrictions (car washes, ornamental fountains, etc) can be found here.

It’s also worth noting that the City is has recently changed its code on water usage. You can find out more information here.




AVANA Park Survey Report

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Here’s a link to the report that the AVANA Park Committee has compiled based on the survey conducted earlier this year. It contains a detailed methodology for the survey (why and how it was conducted, what the results are, everyone’s input, etc.). Many thanks to all the people who pitched in and worked so hard to make this happen! Avana Park Survey Report 2013




Board Meeting – July 10, 2013

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Draft Agenda
(Items for discussion & possible vote. Items may be added to the agenda before the meeting.)
Milwood Library, 7:00 – 8:45 p.m.

Call to order

Approval of Minutes

Reports of Officers
– Safety Officer Report, Chuck Pace
– Treasurer Report, Marcia Kirkland

Reports of Committees
– Yahoo Group, John Bramlett
– Park Subcommittee, Edward Wells, Chair (discuss how to publish survey results to neighborhood and off-leash results for PARD)

New Business
– Update from new coalition of North Austin Neighbors, Chuck Pace
– Discuss Annual Meeting Date & Location
– Concerns from Residents / Visitors




July 4 Parade

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Oh boy! It is June and it is getting hot. That can only mean it is a few weeks until the 15th Annual Our Neighbors Independence Day Parade. Thursday July 4th at 10am.

The parade starts around 10 a.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance, smoke bombs, and a mighty cannon shot at the intersection of Hereford Way and Bar X Drive.

After the parade, we’ll have a number of kid friendly games and activities, such as the beanbag toss, washers, games of skill and balance, water balloons, snow cones, etc. The year we are adding hay rides!!

Around 11:15 or so, we’ll fire up the grills for you to cook your hot dogs, burgers, chicken, sausage, etc. It is BYOM (Bring Your Own Meat). Please bring a side dish or dessert to share. Enter the homemade ice cream/sorbet/sherbert contest!

The parade route will be the same as last year: Hereford Way to Mustang to Maverick to West Cow to Branding Chase to Shetland Chase to Pony Chase to Bar X. Those spectators last year with the lemonade and water sprinklers and misters were just fabulous!! How about a repeat performance?

Donations welcomed to help cover the cost of ice, paper goods, etc.
Please call Mark and Karen Flanagan with questions. 512.250.2923






Proposed Yett Creek Plan & Fence

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Here is  a preview image of the proposed plan in Yett Creek Park. Please click on this link to see the full PDF.

This is the kind of fence PARD may use to separate the off- and on-leash trails.

sample fence