Coyote Awareness

Bill Kirwin Communications

In light of the increase in coyote activity around the community and the loss of multiple neighbors’ pets, we want to share some recommendations and information from the City of Austin. Pet Safety: ALWAYS be present with small dogs and cats while outside. Small pets are not safe when left unattended, especially at night. Outdoor cats are not safe, at night or during …

Mueller Neighborhood General Meeting Minutes December 14, 2019

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The Mueller Community Singers performed from 9:45 until approximately 10:20 prior to the meeting. The meeting called to order at 10:25 by John Wooding At 10:26 AM, John introduced Jeff Luci, Mueller Mixed Use Board Member.  Mr. Luci addressed the following topics:         • New landscaping company (WLE) starts in 2020         • Will not use pesticides that are generally …

MNA November 16, 2019 General Meeting Minutes

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Welcome to visitors and members, Preston Tyree, co-chair. Approximately 65 people in attendance. Approval of Last Month’s Minutes, Alison Raffalovich, Secretary Treasurer’s Report, Joan Quenan, Treasurer Starting Balance $15,561.92 Revenue – fees, dues t-shirts ($285.80) Expenses Babysitting $60 Fees/website 16.40 Refunds $50 Grants $500 Total $626.40 Ending balance, $15,221.32 Election for Steering Committee, Dennis Mick, Nominating Committee Chair Candidates: Edwin Dorn; …

The Next Generation of Transit— MetroRapid

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Expansion of MetroRapid bus service will offer faster, more frequent and reliable service to, from, and within Central Austin and the surrounding region.  With improved passenger amenities, MetroRapid will make your commute less stressful and more reliable.  We’d like to get your feedback on proposed MetroRapid corridors.  Join us starting this month for a series of Open Houses (come and …

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MNA Fall Festival

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Reminder, the annual Fall Festival is Saturday, November 9th from 3 – 5 pm! Please come join us at John Gaines Park for live music, delicious treats and beverages from local eateries, kettle corn and much more. Bring the kids, pets, and lawn chairs and enjoy a great time in our neighborhood. Please see our visitors guide so you can …

MNA Steering Committee Minutes, November 2019

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November 6, 2019 Location: HEB Community Room In attendance: Joan Quenan, Treasurer; Maria Salas, Suzanne O’Malley, Taylor Youngblood, John Wooding and Preston Tyree, Co-Chairs; Bart Glasser, Richard Carr, Vice-Chair; Alison Raffalovich, Secretary Items: Call to Order at 7:00 [Preston Tyree].  It’s Preston’s last Steering Committee meeting; he noted that it’s been a lot of fun and thanked members for all …

MNA Steering Committee Elections

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The November MNA meeting will include the annual election of members of the Steering Committee.  These six neighbors are interested in serving on the SC, joining several returning members.  See candidate info here. There may additionally be nominations from the floor at the meeting. Please attend the meeting  November 16 at The Seton Admin building at 9:45 am.

MNA T-Shirts for Sale

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Show your pride in our Mueller Neighborhood Association (MNA) by purchasing a Mueller Neighborhood T-shirt. They are available in various styles and sizes from toddler/youth through adult, and colors including navy, white, grey, and light blue. Adult shirts are $15 (+$2/$3 for 2XL/3XL) and toddler/youth shirts are $10. Shirts may be purchased at MNA meetings and at the Fall Festival …

Nature Abhors a Vacuum

MNA Schools Committee Letter to AISD Regarding ‘School Changes’

Dusty Harshman Mueller Neighborhood Association, Schools and Education Committee

The following letter was sent to Austin ISD Board of Trustees and AISD Superintendent Paul Cruz on October 7, 2019. Austin ISD Board of Trustees and Superintendent Cruz, Thank you for your leadership of the Austin Independent School District. We members of the Mueller Neighborhood Association Schools and Education Committee reach out to you today to share our thoughts and …

Mueller Neighborhood Association General Meeting Minutes, September 21, 2019

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Location: Seton Office Annex  About 65 in attendance Time: 9:45 a.m. to 11 a.m. Items: Welcome visitors and members, Preston Tyree Approval of previous meeting minutes, Alison Raffalovich Treasurer’s Report, Penny Brandt – We are looking for someone who has experience handling money who might be interested in serving as Treasurer in 2020.  There aren’t a lot of transactions but …

MNA Steering Committee Minutes, September 4, 2019

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Location: HEB Community Room, 1801 E. 51st Date: Wednesday, September 4, 2019 Time: 7-9 p.m. Attending:  Co-chairs Preston Tyree and John Wooding, Treasurer Dan Updegrove, Secretary Alison Raffalovich, Taylor Youngblood, Penny Brandt, Bart Jacob, Bart Glaser, Chair Ex Officio Lila Valencia Not Present: Maria Salas, Richard Carr, Suzanne O’Malley, Bill Kirwin, Joan Quenan Guests: Andrew Clements, Dave Nieder, Matteo Barnstone, …

Beyond the TLAs: Your Neighbors in Action through MNA Committees

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By Alison Raffalovich Through this on-going series, I’ll take you on a brief spin through the various committees of the Mueller Neighborhood Association and introduce you to some key volunteers in each – in the hope that YOU’LL be inspired to get involved! Steering Committee These 13 people oversee the MNA overall with general oversight, goals and direction, creating and …

Call for MNA Steering Committee nominations

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By Dennis Mick The Mueller Neighborhood Association’s (MNA) annual Springtime Egg Scramble, the 4th of July Parade and Festival, the Fall Fest, the network of block captains who facilitate neighbor-to-neighbor communications, the Front Porch Flyer, and much more, are building the sense of community that drew many of us to the unique Mueller neighborhood. These popular and effective community-building activities …

Mueller Neighborhood Association General Meeting Minutes, August 17, 2019

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Location: Wildflower Terrace Time: 9:45 – 11:00 a.m.  About 60 people were in attendance, many enjoying the pre-meeting mix-and-mingle time as well as delicious treats from neighborhood chef Ibrahima at [email protected] (more information below in the Local Business Spotlight section). Items: 1.      Greetings and Announcements [John Wooding] – Taylor Youngblood, current block captain committee chair, has joined the Steering Committee.  Dan …

Mueller Neighborhood Association Steering Committee Meeting Minutes August 7, 2019

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Location: HEB Community Room @ 1801 E 51st Street Time: 7-9 p.m. Attending:  John Wooding and Preston Tyree, Co-chairs; Richard Carr, Vice Chair; Alison Raffalovich, Secretary; Lila Valencia, Chair Ex Officio; Bart Jacob, Joan Quenan, Bart Glaser, Dan Updegrove Not attending: April Geruso, Penny Brandt, Suzanne O’Malley, Maria Salas Guests: Kathy Sokolic, Mohan Rao Items: 1.      Greetings and Pleasantries [John & Preston] 2.      Approval …

Mueller Neighborhood Association General Meeting Minutes July 20, 2019

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9:45 – 10:05 Social   time with coffee and snacks. About 70 people were in attendance. 10:05 Welcome Visitors and New and Renewing Members,   John Wooding, co-chair On Sunday July 28 from 10-12 at Zach Scott and Tom Miller, the City of Austin will host a celebration of the newly configured intersection bike lane, parking, and signage on Zach Scott between …

Mueller Lake Park

July 3, 2019 MNA Steering Committee Minutes

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Location: Aldrich 51 Date: Wednesday, July 3, 2019 Time: 7 pm to 8:30 pm In attendance:  Preston Tyree and John Wooding, Co-chairs; Lila Valencia, Chair Ex Oficio; Richard Carr, Vice Chair; Penny Brandt, Treasurer; Alison Raffalovich, Secretary; Bill Kirwin; Dan Updegrove; Bart Glaser; Maria Salas; Suzanne O’Malley. Not attending:  Bart Jacob; Joan Quenan; April Geruso. Items: Greetings and pleasantries [John …

MNA General Meeting Minutes, June 15, 2019

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▸     9:45 | Social Time ▸     10:05 | Welcome | Preston Tyree, Co-Chair Austin Energy expects to break ground this year on a new headquarters to house 850 employees on the 3.3 acre tract behind Texas Mutual Insurance.  They have not yet determined exactly which commercial tenants will occupy the ground floor. They have reached out to MNA Steering Committee …

4th of July Parade and Festival

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Save the date! Please join your neighbors on the 4th of July for our annual Parade and Festival. The parade starts at Paggi Square at 9:00 am. The parade route will take us along Mattie St to Ella Wooten Park for music, treats, children activities including a costume/bike decorating contest and much more!

MNA General Meeting Minutes, May 18, 2019

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Location: Seton Administrative Building Date: Saturday, May 18, 2019 Time: 9:45 – 11 a.m., ~45 attendees Items:                                                                                                                                            *Snacks & Socializing (15 mins) – Attendees enjoyed time to visit and the yummy bagels from Rosen’s brought by Vice Chair Richard Carr.  Two families signed up for four MNA memberships.                                                                                                                             Welcome [Preston Tyree, co-chair] – Ty also announced the upcoming POA (Property …