MNA Steering Committee Meeting Minutes, August 1, 2018

MNA Secretary Meeting Minutes, Mueller Neighborhood Association

Mueller Neighborhood Association Steering Committee Meeting Location: Aldrich 51 Members present:  Lila Valencia (Chair), Bill Berman, Alison Raffalovich (Secretary), Dan Updegrove, Audrey Glaser, Bill Kirwin, Andrew Clements, Preston Tyree (Vice Chair), Luke Downs (Treasurer), Ana Acosta Members absent: Evan McLendon, Joan Quenan, Kathy Farley, Meeting called to order: 7:04 p.m.                         Meeting adjourned: 9:15 p.m. Greetings and pleasantries [Lila Valencia] Approval …

MNA General Meeting Minutes July 21, 2018

MNA Secretary Meeting Minutes, Mueller Neighborhood Association

Mueller Neighborhood Association General Meeting Location: Wildflower Terrace Date: Saturday, July 21, 2018 Time: 10AM to 11:15 Greetings and pleasantries, call meeting to order – Lila Valencia Welcome new members and ~55 in attendance. Treasurer’s report – Luke Downs $17,326 starting balance in June; dues revenue and Egg Scramble expenses, Fourth of July parade/festival expenses, survey and electronic expenses for …

Come Feast with the Mueller Supper Club

Jaime Safianow Front Porch Flyer

Hello, friends!  As a newer resident of Mueller, one thing that has impressed me is the sense of community.  All different walks of life are thriving in our neighborhood, and Mueller is a diverse area with different races and religions.  It’s a magical place and I feel lucky to live here.  I created what turned out to be a re-boot of …

City of Austin Composting comes to Mueller

Taylor Youngblood Front Porch Flyer

By now you’ve seen the green compost carts invading your alleys! That’s right, curbside composting is here in Mueller! Mueller is part of the City of Austin’s Austin Resource Recovery (ARR) Phase II Curbside Composting Collection program. This new phase added 38,000 new homes to the existing 52,000 already receiving the service. The composting program collects food scraps, yard trimmings, …

Mueller Neighborhood Association Steering Committee Meeting Minutes, July 11, 2018

MNA Secretary Meeting Minutes, Mueller Neighborhood Association

Attending:  Lila Valencia, Ana Acosta, Luke Downs, Preston Tyree, Andrew Clements, Bill Kerwin, Audrey Glaser, Alison Raffalovich, Evan McLendon Not present: Joan Quenan, Bill Berman, Kathy Farley, Dan Updegrove Greetings and pleasantries [Lila Valencia] (2 mins) Approval of previous meeting minutes [Alison Raffalovich] (2 mins) – Will send for approval once Alison gets a copy of the minutes from Ty. …

2018 Annual Fourth of July Parade and Festival

Kathy Sokolic and Woody Lauland Article, Front Porch Flyer, Photo Essay

Mueller’s 11th Annual Fourth of July Parade was another huge success! It was hot as usual, but this year we had a little relief with some cloud cover. Mueller Neighborhood Association Steering Committee members Bill Berman and Bill Kirwin planned the largest Fourth of July event to date! Before the parade, neighbors decorated bicycles with the promise of prizes and …

MNA General Meeting Minutes June 16, 2018

MNA Secretary Meeting Minutes, Mueller Neighborhood Association

  MNA General Meeting Minutes June 16, 2018 Meeting started at 10:05: 36 people in attendance. Taylor with resource recovery is new member. Treasurer’s report:  Luke Downs See report from Steering committee Question about where the money is deposited: in Checking account July 4 Parade:  Bill Berman Parade will start in Ella Wooten Park and end at the Hangar going …

Community Through Diversity…an MNA Conversation

Dusty Harshman Front Porch Flyer

On May 19th, the Mueller Neighborhood Association hosted Austin Mayor Steve Adler and several Mueller neighbors for a conversation about fostering community in the aftermath of Austin’s recent bombings and the impact.  As the recent Honest Conversations: Race, History, and Culture in East Austin and other neighborhood discussions of the past, this conversation included neighbors honestly sharing about the challenges and …

MNA General Meeting Minutes, May 19, 2018

MNA Secretary Meeting Minutes, Mueller Neighborhood Association

Mueller Neighborhood Association General Meeting Location: Seton Administrative Offices Building Date: Saturday, May 19, 2018 Time: 10AM to 11:15AM Greetings and pleasantries, call meeting to order [Lila Valencia] (2mins) Welcome new members and visitors Transit update [David Neider] (5 mins) – On June 3, Cap Metro is launching a significant service change, Cap Remap. The MNA Transit Committee has done …

MNA Steering Committee Minutes, May 2, 2018

MNA Secretary Front Porch Flyer, Meeting Minutes, Mueller Neighborhood Association

Mueller Neighborhood Association Steering Committee Meeting Location: Aldrich 51 Date: Wednesday, May 2, 2018 Time: 7PM to 8:30 p.m. Officers present: Lila Valencia, Chair, Preston (Ty) Tyree, Vice Chair, Luke Downs, Treasurer   Members present:  Bill Berman, Joan Quenan, Dan Updegrove, Audrey Glaser, Ana Acosta, Bill Kirwin, Evan McLendon, Members absent: Alison Raffalovich, Secretary, Andrew Clements, Kathy Farley Guest(s):  Dennis …

MNA General Meeting Minutes, April 21, 2018

MNA Secretary Meeting Minutes, Mueller Neighborhood Association

Agenda Greetings [Lila Valencia] Welcome new and non-members Egg Scramble wrap-up Mueller Yard Sale wrap-up Treasurer’s Report [Luke Downs] The Jordan at Mueller update [Megan Matthews, Foundation Communities] Texas Outdoor Family [Ky Harkey, Texas Parks and Wildlife] Summer Playgrounds Program [Jesslyna Olivares, Austin Parks & Recreation Dept.] Morris Williams Hike/Bike Trail Proposal, possible action [Lila] Mueller Commission Update [Chairman Michael …

Steering Committee Minutes, April 4, 2018

MNA Secretary Meeting Minutes, Mueller Neighborhood Association

Mueller Neighborhood Association Steering Committee Meeting Minutes submitted 4/10/2018 Location: Aldrich 51 Date: Wednesday, April 4, 2018 Time: 7PM to 8:30 p.m. Officers present: Lila Valencia, Chair, Preston (Ty) Tyree, Vice Chair, Luke Downs, Treasurer, Alison Raffalovich, Secretary Members present: Ana Acosta, Andrew Clements, Audrey Glaser, Bill Berman, Bill Kirwin, Dan Updegrove, Evan McLendon, Joan Quenan, Kathy Farley Members absent: …

2018 Mueller Egg Scramble

Woody Lauland Front Porch Flyer, Photo Essay

This year’s Mueller Egg Scramble was held on Saturday, March 31, at Ella Wooten Park.  In the weeks prior to the event, under the guidance of Egg Scramble organizers Richard Wood and Leila Melhem, volunteers from around the community filled eggs for the children in their families who would be participating and brought them to collection points.  On the morning …

Zach Scott Block Captains Woody Lauland, Anita Roberts, Katie Lauland, and Teddy Tierney

Third Annual Mueller Community Zach Scott Birthday Party

Woody Lauland Article, Front Porch Flyer

 Zachary Scott was born in Austin on February 21, 1914, the son of a wealthy doctor. After attending UT, he abandoned the idea of following in his father’s footsteps and decided to become an actor. He acted in local theater productions before being “discovered” and moving on to Broadway and Hollywood. Zach Scott was often cast as a suave villain …

Local Business Spotlight during March MNA Meeting

MNA General Meeting Minutes, March 17, 2018

MNA Secretary Meeting Minutes, Mueller Neighborhood Association

Approved by the MNA Steering Committee 3/20/2018 Agenda Greetings [Preston Tyree] (5 mins) Welcome new and non-members Treasurer’s Report and 2018 Budget/2017 Actuals [Luke Downs] (30 mins) 2018 Direction [Preston Tyree] Project Connect [Andrew Clements] Mueller Commission [Mike Jones] POA Update [Joe Freeland] Yard Sale [Joan Quenan] Local Business Spotlight: Envision Eye Center Announcements Adjournment Item: Greetings and Introduction of …

Steering Committee Minutes March 7, 2018

MNA Secretary Meeting Minutes, Mueller Neighborhood Association

Members present: Lila Valencia, Chair, Luke Downs, Treasurer, Alison Raffalovich, Secretary Bill Berman, Andrew Clements, Kathy Farley, Audrey Glaser, Bill Kirwin, Evan McLendon, Joan Quenan, Dan Updegrove Members absent: Preston “Ty” Tyree, Ana Acosta Guest(s):  David Neider Meeting called to order: 7:05 pm                               Meeting adjourned: 9:05 pm Old Business Item: Greetings  Lila Valencia Item: Approval of previous meeting minutes – …

MNA General Meeting Minutes – February 17th

MNA Secretary Meeting Minutes, Mueller Neighborhood Association

Mueller Neighborhood Association General Meeting Minutes Saturday, February 17, 2018 Seton Administrative Building Austin, TX 78723 Agenda 1. Greetings and pleasantries [Lila Valencia] (5 mins) o Welcome new and non-members 2. Introduction of MNA 2018 Steering Committee and Officers [Lila] (5 mins) 3. Treasurer’s Report [Luke Downs] (5 mins) 4. Recognition of service for Dee Desjardin, Catellus [Betsy Hilton] (15 …

Mueller Fall Festival Keeps the Beat!

Kathy Sokolic Front Porch Flyer, Photo Essay

The 2017 Mueller Neighborhood Fall Festival, sponsored by the Mueller Neighborhood Association and several local Mueller businesses, was a fun-filled family event!  Kids of all ages danced, frolicked and socialized to the sounds of The Michele Solberg Quartet.   John Gaines Park provided a wonderful backdrop to the music and entertainment for the whole neighborhood. Activities included face painting and hair chalking, a petting …

Mueller’s Aldrich Street is Open for Business

Kathy Sokolic Front Porch Flyer, Video

September 14th marked the opening of Aldrich Street, Mueller’s dining and entertainment district, with a festive evening street fair. Overhead, colorful umbrellas lined the pedestrian walkway to create a cheery ambiance, and with live music, it was a party all around! Local favorites Nash Hernandez Orchestra and More Cowbell entertained party-goers while they sampled fares from local restaurants and participated in …