7:00 p.m. Monday,
Southwest Church of Christ
8900 Manchaca Rd.
OCTOBER PROGRAM NOTES
Our program will feature Austin Police Department (APD)
District Representative Officer Fred Rodriguez.
has been our District Representative for quite some time now and is
very familiar with our neighborhood and crime statistics for the area.
Come hear an update, as well as learn about crime prevention measures
we can all practice to maintain the safe neighborhood we all enjoy.
Officer Rodriguez will also address the increased amount of graffiti
we have seen lately along with other concerns of the neighborhood.
Please show your support for APD with your attendance.
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FROM THE PRESIDENT
Stop Signs and Speed Bumps
During the September COVNA meeting, the issue of traffic was discussed;
in general, and in two specific areas. One area was the stop signs on
Crownspoint and their relative effectiveness of slowing down traffic,
making it dangerous for cross traffic on Castlewood Dr. and Queenswood.
I have requested small signs be added to the existing stop signs which
would read: "CROSS TRAFFIC DOES NOT STOP". Hopefully this
will get the attention of traffic on Crownspoint. The signs should be
installed around the first of November.
Regarding traffic calming devices; they were suggested for Toulouse;
for Queenswood; and I have heard suggestions for Crownspoint in the
past; and possibly Collingwood. I spoke with Richard Krueger of the
City of Austin Engineering department to explore the possibility of
COVNA financing the installation of speed bumps. He told me, despite
the neighborhood's willingness to fund the construction, to get them
installed, we would also have to fund a roughly $500,000 Comprehensive
Neighborhood Survey, which would include every dwelling within the area
bounded by Manchaca Rd., Davis Lane, Brodie Lane, and Slaughter Lane.
Needless to say, our treasury is not that flush. When the city does
have funds for such projects, they usually can afford to complete 3
per year and there was a waiting list of 160 projects when the money
dried up. Not to say we will never see them in our neighborhood, but
the prospects are highly unlikely.
Thanks for the excellent turnout in September, and my apologies for
being absent in October. We will still have a good meeting and I'll
be looking forward to learn of new concerns to be addressed.
YOUR DIRECTORY AGAIN
New membership paid after
the directory deadline:
Greg Allen & Jennifer S. Estes
2309 Shelby Oak Lane
VOTE OFTEN (EVERY ELECTION)
Some say this is the most
important election of our lifetime. All hype aside, voting is important.
Exercise your right to vote, exercising makes one stronger. Whether you
approve or not, Texas has been redistricted. I have seen a Lloyd Doggett
sign in the neighborhood. If you want to vote for or against Doggett,
you’ll be disappointed. He is running in the new District 25 and
we now reside in District 21. Below I’ve listed the Precinct specific
races for the Tuesday, November 2nd election along with other election
related information and helpful websites.
EARLY VOTING– October 18th through the 29th
You may vote early and avoid the rush. Southside locations open from 7:00
am to 7:00 pm Mon-Fri
and 12:00-6:00 on Sunday:
HEB (South Congress) - 2400 South Congress Avenue (temp. bldg. in parking
Randalls (Ben White) - 2025 West Ben White Boulevard @ Manchaca
Albertson's (Stassney) - 5510 South IH35 @ Stassney
Home Depot (Brodie) - 1200 Home Depot Boulevard @ Brodie
Randalls (South Mopac) - 6600 South Mopac Expressway @ William Cannon
All locations are listed at: http://www.traviscountytax.org/goVotersEVLocations.do
Dates and Locations
Mobile voting for the November 2, 2004 election will be conducted
from October 18th through October 29th.
Dates nd loctions listed at: http://www.co.travis.tx.us/county_clerk/election/20041102/mobile.asp
PRECINCT SPECIFIC RACES:
COVNA is located in Precinct 355 with a few residences possibly in 309.
Both vote in the same races.
US Representative – District 21
State Representative – District 48
County Commissioner – Precinct 3
Constable – Precinct 3
Richard T McCain-D
CANDIDATE AND ISSUES INFORMATION
(Inclusive) (Voter's Guide)
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COVNA EMAIL HOW TO (reprise)
|An email correspondence group has been set up
for the Castlewood/Oak Valley neighborhood. Each email sent by a subscriber
will be sent to all the other subscribers. This will allow for quick distribution
of news affecting our neighborhood, area, and city and allow neighbors to
get to know one another better. Each email will start with [COVNA] in the
subject line for easy recognition. No “Yahoo-style” ads will
appear in the emails.
To join the group, do one of the following:
Email me (Doug Tabony) at email@example.com
and let me know you want to subscribe
Subscribe directly by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
No subject is required. In the body of the email type: subscribe COVNA
This forum can be used to alert people or express concerns about neighborhood,
area, or city-wide issues. Subscribers will also be able to share experiences,
recipes, pictures, etc. Posting excessively will be discouraged and this
will not be a forum for discussing political viewpoints or supporting
candidates. Questions? Call me at 280-4080.