Special Board Meeting

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There will be a special called meeting of the AVANA board on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, from 7:00 – 8:45 p.m. at the Milwood Public Library to discuss the logistics of a park-related neighborhood survey the board plans to conduct in the near future.  If time allows, Chuck Pace will speak about the 10-1 Northern Coalition of Neighborhoods meeting and a CLASP meeting he recently attended. 




Board Meeting – April 10

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Draft Agenda
(Items for discussion & possible vote.  Items may be added to the agenda before the meeting.)

Call to order

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

Reports of Standing Committees
– Yahoo Group, John Bramlett
– Website, Marissa Little

New Business
– Park Survey, Edward Wells, Committee Chair
– Discussion of Sidewalks
– Concerns from Residents / Visitors




Special Board Meeting

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There will be a special meeting of the AVANA board related to the proposed off-leash dog park / trail in Yett Creek Park on Tuesday, 3/12/13, at 6:30 p.m. at 5203 Pony Chase.  The meeting will be held in the building at the back of the long driveway by the house.




Yett Creek Park Update

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Last Chance

to make your voice heard by the City of Austin

Angus Valley Residents –

 We, the AVANA board, have learned that on March 7, 2013, the Austin City Council will vote on the Parks and Recreation Department’s (PARD) proposal to designate about one-half of Yett Creek Park as an off-leash dog trail.  Even though many of you participated in meetings and wrote letters to PARD in 2011, this is the first and possibly only time this matter will be heard and voted on by the City Council.

Currently there is a draft agenda posted on the City Council’s website for the March 7 meeting with agenda item #15 pertaining to Yett Creek Park.  Attached to this email you will find the information for agenda item #15, and you will see a map of the proposed trails in Yett Creek Park.

 The subject of item #15 is “approve a resolution authorizing the design of two looped nature trails, including an off-leash trail, at Yett Creek Neighborhood Park.”  The backup information on the item is stated as follow:

 “The Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) propose to designate a portion of the existing nature trail at Yett Creek Neighborhood Park as an off-leash trail. Yett Creek Neighborhood Park is a 40 acre park with limited park amenities. The only park amenity is a 1.5 mile loop nature trail. The proposal is to design two looped nature trails: one designated as an off- leash trail while the other would remain an on­-leash trail. The community surrounding Yett Creek Neighborhood Park is in favor of this new amenity.”

We, the AVANA board, have not and do not plan to represent the will of the Angus Valley Neighborhood on this matter.  In fairness, some AVANA residents supported the off-leash proposal while others were against it at the local meetings in 2011.  However, all Angus Valley residents should know that this may be their last chance to have their voices heard.

Your voice can make a difference.  Consider the trail design being presented by PARD and the off-leash designation of Yett Creek Park.  Call, write, email, twitter, and/or Facebook your thoughts directly to each of the council members now while they are considering the action they will take at the March 7 meeting.


Stacey Peterson, President

Angus Valley Area Neighborhood Association




2012 AVANA Annual Meeting Presentation

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Just a belated publication of the slide shows presented at the 2012 AVANA Annual Meeting. These are both PDFs.

Angus Valley 2012 Review

Rain Slideshow July 2012




AVANA General Meeting

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October 23, 6:30 PM
Davis Elementary



  1. Call to Order
  2. Recognize Guests
  3. Year in Review, Stacey Peterson
  4. Election of Directors, Evelyn Barron
  5. Secretary Report, Deliese Kennedy
  6. Treasurer Report, Marcia Kirkland
  7. Safety Officer Report, Chuck Pace
  8. Call for Donations, Jennie Anderson
  9. Guest Speaker, Ed English: Prop. 3 vs. Prop 4 on Nov. Ballot
  10. Comments /questions from audience
  11. Adjourn



National Night Out

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Join your neighbors at the Burkhart’s on 12014 West Cow Path from 6:30 to 8:30 on October 2!


Neighborhoods throughout Austin are invited to join thousands of communities nationwide to participate in the event that is designed to:

Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness

Generate support and participation in crime prevention efforts

Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community relations

Send the message that your neighborhood is a safe place to live

Neighborhoods are encouraged to come together and send the message that we are all working together to prevent crime and keep our neighborhoods safe.

For the rest of the nation, National Night Out occurs in August. Since Texas is so hot, the event has been moved to October when it is cooler outside.




Fourth of July Parade

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Please join your neighbors for a Fourth of July parade! Show your spirit by dressing up and coming out in the heat.

The parade starts with the mighty cannon shot at 10am at the intersection of Hereford Way and Bar X Drive.

After the parade, there will be a number of kid friendly games and activities, such as the beanbag toss, washers, games of skill and balance, water balloons, snow cones, etc.

Around 11:15 or so, we’ll fire up the grills for you to cook your dogs, burgers, chicken, sausage, etc. We’ll have water and lemonade, cups, plates, napkins, and flatware. Bring a side dish to share.  Bring a chair.  Sit a spell.  Visit with your neighbors.

Enter your homemade ice cream in the contest for bragging rights for a year.

We’re still looking for a few some more post-parade activities.  Some ideas are face painting, horseshoes, pin the tail on the donkey, relay game, etc.  If you’re interested, please let us know.




Neighborhood Garage Sale!

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Many in the neighborhood are participating in garage sales on June 9th from 8 AM to 12 PM. The list of addresses and the map will be continually updated. Email marissa@earthtech.org to be included.

Current addresses participating:

12118 Black Angus Dr
12205 Black Angus Dr
12303 Black Angus Dr
12102 Sage Hen Cove
4706 Rustown Dr
4905 Craig Dr
4802 Craig Dr
4704 Switch Willo
12110 Shetland Chase
12301 Bar X Dr
12307 Bar X Dr
12430 Deer Track
12302 Mustang Chase
12202 Mustang Chase
11903 Mustang Chase
5405 Rambling Range
5001 Pony Chase
12401 Audane Dr
12304 Audane Dr
12411 West Cow Path
11911 Gate Way





Stage 2 Watering Restrictions

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Recently, I noticed my little patch of St. Augustine lawn was looking a bit crispy. We’ve been fortunate enough since sometime last year to not have to water it. I dug around for the sprinkler and got it all set to go. Uh oh, are we still on watering restrictions? Sure enough folks, we are.

I went to the City of Austin website and found out that, despite the wonderful rainfall over the last few months, we are still in pretty dire straits. Last September, the City was placed on ‘Stage 2’ watering restrictions which 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 currently considering changing its code on water usage. There have been several public meetings held already. The next one is not yet scheduled, but you can find out more information here.