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Austin Resource Recovery: Lost Creek

Copy of the Austin Resource Recovery presentation at the LCCO meeting on November 2, 2017 regarding the transition from private to city garage and recycling. This was part of the annexation agreement. Residents should make the change by 11/17 for the change to be activated on December 15.

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LCCO Meeting Announcement

Meeting Announcement

Date: November 2, 2017

Time: 7 pm 

Where: Lost Creek Limited District Building, 1305 Quaker Ridge, Austin, TX 78746

Topics:   Future of Transportation, John Harbarger, Austin Future and Austin Resource Recovery - Memi Cárdenas, Public Information Specialist Senior; Amy Slagle, Action Division Manager, Liter Abatement; Ron Romero, Division Manager, Collection Services

To join the LCCO web site, click here.

Austin Resource Recovery Residential Services

Austin Resource Recovery provides services designed to transform waste into resources and keep our community clean.

Citywide Services

  •  The Recycle & Reuse Drop-Off Center (household hazardous waste disposal, electronics recycling and free items for pickup)
  • Street sweeping
  • Dead animal collection

Residential Curbside Services

Austin Resource Recovery provides curbside collection services for single-family homes and multifamily properties with four units or fewer. Multifamily units with five or more units must use a private hauler.

  • Trash is collected weekly.
  • Yard trimmings are collected weekly on the same day as trash.
  • Recycling is collected every other week.
  • Clothing and housewares are collected every other week on the same day as recycling.
  • Large brush is collected twice per year.
  • Bulk items are collected twice per year.

My Schedule 
Use My Schedule to get a personalized collection calendar for all residential curbside services. You can add your schedule to Google, iCal or Outlook, or you can print it. You can also sign up for text, email or phone call reminders and alerts.

Holiday Slide Days
Your collection day slides to one day later if it falls on New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day or Christmas Day (or if it falls after these days in the same week). Use My Schedule to see your holiday slide schedules.

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by Adam Hammons, Tuesday, September 26th 2017, CBS Austin (KEYE)

"A West Austin neighborhood is fighting to slow down traffic on their own street, and they’re working on their own to get the city’s attention.

There is just one street to get in and out of the Lost Creek neighborhood. Lost Creek Boulevard spans from Loop 360 to Barton Creek Blvd. Homeowners say that street has become dangerous.

“Now we have turned into something akin to a highway,” homeowner Sandy Kerr said.

Kerr lives off Lost Creek, and says speed has become a major problem over the years. Years ago, a teenager rolled over and crashed on the edge of her yard. One teen was killed.
That crash is why she planted a palm tree in the spot where the car went into the yard.

“When you see someone die in your front yard, it makes you creative,” Kerr said. “I just didn’t want to have that happen again.”

Recently, phone apps have brought even more cars on the street. That’s because at times the road can be used as a cut-through to get around traffic on Bee Cave or Loop 360.
That traffic doesn’t include just cars.

“These are vehicles that have no business in a neighborhood,” Kerr said.
Commercial trucks also rumble through the neighborhood. Kerr said they shake her house and she’s seen several 18 wheelers she believes have no business with homeowners in the area.

“I think it’s a big issue, I think it’s a big safety issue for the neighborhood,” Paul Schumann with the Lost Creek Civic Organization said.
Schumann has been working with the City of Austin on ways to slow down traffic. The Transportation Department said it’s been talking with homeowners and is working on a speed mitigation solution.

Schumann also wants to point out how big of a problem is trucks going through the neighborhood. That’s why he’s asked all homeowners to help out.
“I sort of enlisted the neighborhood,” Schumann said.

He’s asked everyone to report if they see a commercial truck on Lost Creek Boulevard. If any look like they have no business in the area, then homeowners can go online, fill out a couple questions and even submit a picture.

Schumann said he’s doing this partly because he doesn’t think the city is going fast enough.

“Trying to get their focus on it is always an issue,” Schumann said.

“We’re hoping that this will give them an incentive to show that we’re really interested in it and here’s what we’ve observed maybe we can convince them to do the study legitimately,” Schumann said.

Schumann would like a sign installed that says no truck traffic.

ATD says the speed mitigation program does not include ways to stop truck traffic. They’re just looking at installing speed bumps or other ways to slow traffic.
Kerr said she will help count truck traffic. She says it adds to a problem she knows all too well.

“If it happened just once it might be a freak accident, but if it has happened time after time after time, then something needs to be done,” Kerr said."

http://cbsaustin.com/news/local/west-austin-neighborhood-fighting-back-to-stop-cut-through-traffic

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Meeting Announcement May 4, 2017

Meeting Announcement

Date: May 4, 2017

Time: 7 pm 

Where: Lost Creek Limited District Building, 1305 Quaker Ridge, Austin, TX 78746

Topics:  EISD Update, Ellen Balthazar, Eanes ISD Trustee  and New Zoning for Lost Creek: Now What Do We Do?, Paul Schumann

Other topics to be discussed are: TxDOT Billboards on Austin Designated Scenic Roadways, 2017 Projects, Austin Firewise Alliance, Tax Appraisals and upcoming programs.

To join the LCCO web site, click here.

Eanes Independent School District Board of Trustees

School board members, elected from and representing their local communities, are entrusted with the responsibility of policy making and promoting educational excellence for their local school district. In Texas, school board members receive no compensation except the satisfaction derived from rendering an important public service.

School districts, governed by locally elected school boards, are political subdivisions carrying out a state function. The Eanes ISD Board of Trustees, like many Texas school boards, is composed of seven members serving three-year staggered terms so that the entire board is never up for election at the same time.

Because a school board is a governmental body, it can take action only by a majority vote at a legally called public meeting.

New Zoning for Lost Creek
The new zonning map for Lost Creek has been released for review and comment. Now that we know what's been proposed for us, what does it mean and what do we do about it if we don't agree with it?
New Smart Phone App for LCCO
The Lost Creek Civic Organization (LCCO) has an app for smart phones. This app makes it easy for you to stay aware of the external issues affecting Lost Creek. The app provides listings of new entries in the LCCO web site (www.lostcreekcivicorganization.org) in six categories - News (blog), CodeNEXT, Marshall Tract, Education, Loop 360, Wildfire and Imagine Austin. It also provides news from the Austin Police and Fire Departments, as well as a calendar of events in Lost Creek. I ask that all Lost Creek non-profit, non-political organizations provide me with their meeting schedules for placement on the calendar. You can access this app on your smart phone through this web address or use of the QR Code shown below:  http://theapp.mobi/lcco9 I'm also trying a Chat feature that allows users online to chat with one another. Let me know if this is useful to you.
QR Code for Smart Phone App
LCCO Is Funded by Contributions
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LCCO does not charge membership fees. It is an all volunteer organization with funding of operational expenses through donations. Please click button below to contribute any amount you wish.

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New Smart Phone App for LCCO

The Lost Creek Civic Organization (LCCO) has an app for smart phones. This app makes it easy for you to stay aware of the external issues affecting Lost Creek. The app provides listings of new entries in the LCCO web site (www.lostcreekcivicorganization.org) in six categories - News (blog), CodeNEXT, Marshall Tract, Education, Loop 360, Wildfire and Imagine Austin. It also provides news from the Austin Police and Fire Departments, as well as a calendar of events in Lost Creek. I ask that all Lost Creek non-profit, non-political organizations provide me with their meeting schedules for placement on the calendar. You can access this app on your smart phone through this web address or use of the QR Code shown below:  http://theapp.mobi/lcco9 I'm also trying a Chat feature that allows users online to chat with one another. Let me know if this is useful to you.

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LCCO Meeting on November 5, 2015

There were 31 people present at the meeting. The two presentations below cover the content of the meeting.

The following is a presentation of the status of the Loop 360 Improvement Study by Steve Lindsey and Erin Perkins-Watry

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LCCO General Meeting,October 1, 2015

The Lost Creek Civic Organization held its second general meeting on October 1, 2015, with 19 people attending. The slides used in the meeting are shown below:

Our guest speaker, Carol Gibbs, Neighborhood Advisor, provided an outline and links to various important functions in the city. (A Word version with active links for your reference can be viewed and downloaded here.) These are shown below:

Here are some websites to check out and possibly bookmark/publish for future reference.

City of Austin Home Page: AustinTexas.gov

  • COUNCIL BRIEFINGS” button: - Orientation sessions presented by Dept. Directors to the 9 new Councilmembers (plus one returning CM, MPT Tovo) & Mayor Adler in February 2015.

  • Subscribe to Austin Notes – departmental email blasts

City Council: - many links to other resources:

Office of the City Manager – upper level structure of City management

Quick Primer on Development Related Information

General Website Navigation & Search Tips:

  • Black bar across top of every page – static content

  • Logo at top of every webpage links you back to AustinTexas.gov

  • 5 “portals” across the top of each page, each with several ‘branches’, that then have more ‘branches’

  • Grey panel buttons on the left side of the screen – navigation varies by department

  • Grey bar across the bottom: content is consistent across all City pages: Website Feedback, Public Records Search

  • TOP CONTENT on each page = most frequently used pages, varies

  • CONTACT INFO –on right side; most departments also post their Organization Chart

  • Searching on CoA websites: go to Google.com and search for “City of Austin” + your search text

Carol Gibbs, Neighborhood Advisor

Neighborhood Assistance Center

Planning & Zoning Department

512-974-7219

carol.gibbs@austintexas.gov

Carol Gibbs is one of two “Neighborhood Advisors” hired in March of 2009 for the newly-formed “Neighborhood Assistance Center” in what is now the City’s Planning & Zoning Department. She’s a native Central Texan, growing up in Georgetown & Seguin. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from UT Austin in 1979, and like most UT grads, never left!

Carol has lived in the South Lamar Neighborhood since 1981, joining the South Lamar Neighborhood Association when it was formed in 2001. She served in various officer positions during the first several years, including President 2005-2006. She participated in the South Lamar Combined Neighborhood Plan process, which was eventually suspended in 2007. She credits all her neighborhood volunteer experience, which included many negotiations with various developers, for having prepared her for what she calls her “dream job” as a Neighborhood Advisor.   

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LCCO Next General Meeting on October 1st

The Lost Creek Civic Organization (LCCO) will hold its next general meeting on October 1, 2015 at 7 pm in the Lost Creek Municipal Utility District building, 1305 Quaker Ridge Road, Austin TX 78746.

Our guest speaker will be Carol Gibbs, Neighborhood Advisor, Planning and Development Review Department, Neighborhood Assistance Center, City of Austin.

Other topics on the agenda will include an update and discussion of Marshall Ranch, and a demonstration and discussion of LCCO's social web site.

The LCCO will have monthly meetings on the first Thursday of each month, and special meetings when the topics or speakers warrant them. Our next meeting will be on November 5th and our guest speaker will be Bruce Byron, Loop 360 Improvement Study, Project Manager, Texas Department of Transportation. Jim Duncan will speak to us about a comparison of Austin and Seattle on December 3rd.

Our primary forum of communication and interaction is via our web/network site. There is always new civic information being published there and anyone who lives in Lost Creek who joins the web site can add new material or engage in discussions of existing material.

The LCCO will also publish information via a quarterly newsletter (The Lost Creek Citizen) that will be distributed electronically and archived on the web site.

Looking forward to seeing you on October 1st.

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Residents Rally in Anticipation of Annexation

Rachel Rice, Westlake Picayune, September 10, 2015

The Lost Creek Civic Organization assembled for their first official meeting Sept. 3, making it their first order of business to educate themselves on how to wrangle with the city of Austin.

In anticipation of the impending annexation of Lost Creek, approximately 20 residents assembled for the LCCO meeting led by Paul Schumann. As their guest speaker, they brought Jeff Jack, an architect with a longtime history in dealings with the city from both sides of the dais.

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Lost Creek Civic Organization Meeting 9/03/15

There were 28 people in attendance and Jeff Jack gave an outstanding introductory presentation of the planning and zoning issues facing Austin and us as we are annexed into the City in December 2015. The minutes of the meeting are here.

Below is an outline presentation for the meeting.

Two videos were included the in the presentation. These are shown below:

Below are a few pictures taken by Nancy Naeve:

Paul Schumann

Jeff Jack

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