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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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Lost Creek Blvd.: Security and Safety

Meeting Announcement

Date: August 3, 2017

Time: 7 pm 

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

Topics:  Lost Creek Blvd.: Security & Safety - Mario Porras, Traffic Calming Program, Anna Martin, Area Engineer for Lost Creek, and Laura Dierenfield, Active Transportation and Street Design Division

Other topics to be discussed are: Civic Priorities Survey, Financial Report, Marshall Tract, CodeNEXT and upcoming programs.

To join the LCCO web site, click here.

Lost Creek Blvd.

In the recent survey of civic priorities, respondents most mentioned topic not covered by existing LCCO plans was Safety & Security. Lost Creek Blvd. was cited as a specific concern.

The last traffic data I have on Lost Creek Blvd. was taken in the summer of 2013, not during the school year when traffic is considerably heavier.  Traffic count and speed was measured at two points along the boulevard - Mauna Kea and between Arronimink and Wilson Heights - over a 24 hour period. At Arronimink and Wilson Heights, 26% of the daily traffic of 8,573 exceeded 35 mph, and at Mauna Kea, 14% of the daily traffic of 2,335 exceeded 35 mph (3 cars were clocked at speeds between 65 and 70 mph).

The comparison of average annual traffic counts for intersections with Loop 360 is shown in the graphic below. In 2005, Lost Creek Blvd. has the  second highest traffic at the intersection.

Residents of Lost Creek feel that the traffic on the boulevard is much higher than indicated by these old data, and that people are driving faster. 

The advent of GPS enabled driving assistants is directing more traffic through Lost Creek. The boulevard was never intended to be a thoroughfare.  This behavior is clearly observable.

Not only is the through traffic composed of cars, but delivery and repair  trucks as well. I personally have observed two instances of tanker trucks carrying flammable liquids through the neighborhood.

There are two EISD elementary schools across Loop 360 from the boulevard. Creating a safe passage for kids is a concern of residents as well.  Sidewalks are not completed over Loop 360 and to the schools, and the boulevard does not have a complete set of sidewalks along it on both sides.

To complicate matters, the boulevard is listed as one of Austin's bicycle paths (map below). The boulevard is not marked for bicycles, nor is parking defined.

At the intersection of Lost Creek Blvd. and Barton Creek, there are additional problems. This area has become an unofficial access to Austin's Barton Creek Wilderness Area. The low water bridge is the only access for EMS, police and firefighters vehicles. The City does not own any land around this unofficial access point. The land is owned by individuals and the Lost Creek Limited District. Parking limits access to the trails by emergency vehicles, creates a nuisance for neighbors and facilitates poor behavior by visitors.

In case of a wildfire threatening Lost Creek, the boulevard is the primary way for evacuation. And, it is the only way for emergency vehicles to serve Lost Creek.

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Austin Bicycle Map
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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.
QR Code for Smart Phone App
LCCO Is Funded by Contributions
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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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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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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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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