MNA Steering Committee Minutes, May 8, 2019

MNA Secretary Front Porch Flyer

Location: Aldrich 51 @ 2604 Aldrich Street Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Attending:  Preston Tyree, Co-Chair; Richard Carr, Vice Chair; Penny Brandt, Treasurer; Alison Raffalovich, Secretary; Joan Quenan; Bart Jacob; Dan Updegrove; Maria Salas; Bart Glaser Not attending: John Wooding, Co-Chair; Bill Kirwin; Suzanne O’Malley; April Geruso Items: Greetings and pleasantries [Preston] (5 mins) 7:00 – 7:05 Approval of …

Yard Sale Moved to Sunday

Bill Kirwin Front Porch Flyer

Due to possible inclement weather, the Mueller Yard Sale is moving to Sunday, April14 from 8-12. The donation truck that was originally scheduled for Saturday will be rescheduled for a later date, possibly Monday, April 15. We will keep you posted.

Egg Scramble

Bill Kirwin Front Porch Flyer

Bring your children and grandchildren to enjoy bounce houses (provided by MNA sponsor Eastside YMCA), Tiny Tails To You Petting Zoo, face painting, hair chalking and braiding (provided by MNA sponsor Haute European Salon), music and puppets, and of course gathering eggs. There will be breakfast items from HEB and goodies from Colleen’s Kitchen and Quackenbush Bakery. Many eggs will …

April MNA Steering Committee Minutes

MNA Secretary Front Porch Flyer

Location: Aldrich 51 @ 2604 Aldrich Street Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Attending:  John Wooding and Ty Preston, Co-chairs; Chair Ex Oficio Lila Valencia; Richard Carr, Vice Chair; Penny Brandt, Treasurer; Alison Raffalovich, Secretary; Maria Salas; Bart Jacob; Dan Updegrove; Joan Quenan; April Geruso; Suzanne O’Malley Incoming Block Captain Chair – Taylor Youngblood Not present:  …

Mueller Neighborhood Yard Sale

Bill Kirwin Front Porch Flyer

This is no (April Fools Day) joke – the Spring Mueller Yard Sale is coming! Saturday, April 13th from 8AM – 12PM. Gather up those goods, folks, and add on some lemonade stands for good measure. Following the yard sale, the MNA has arranged donation trucks for all of your loved, but unsold and donate-worthy goods. Donation trucks will be …

MNA General Meeting Notes, March 16, 2019

MNA Secretary Front Porch Flyer

Called to order at 10:15 by Preston Tyree, Co-President The February MNA General Meeting minutes are on the website. Treasurer report – Penny Brandt, Treasurer: (see below for details) Mueller Commission (PIAC) Update – Michael Jones The Mueller Commission (also known as PIAC, for Robert Mueller Municipal Airport Plan Implementation Advisory Commission) is reviewing the March 4 Austin Fire Department …

MNA Steering Committee Minutes, March 6, 2019

MNA Secretary Front Porch Flyer

Location: Aldrich 51 @ 2604 Aldrich Street Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2019 Time: 7PM to 9PM In attendance:  John Wooding and Ty Preston, Co-chairs; Penny Brandt, Treasurer; Alison Raffalovich, Secretary; Bill Kirwin; Dan Updegrove; Bart Jacob; Bart Glaser; Suzanne O’Malley; Joan Quenan Not present: Richard Carr, Vice Chair; April Geruso, Maria Salas Items: Greetings and pleasantries [John & Preston] Approval …

MNA General Meeting Minutes, February 16, 2019

MNA Secretary Article, Front Porch Flyer, Meeting Minutes

Location: Seton Administrative Building Date: Saturday, February 16, 2019 Time: 10AM to 11AM, ~50 attendees Items: *Snacks & Socializing (15 mins)                                                                                                                             Call to Order [John] Notice of previous general meeting minutes [Alison Raffalovich] – have been posted on Mueller Pecan Street – Suzanne Russo, CEO: Unlocking the Energy-Water Nexus. Pecan Street is a 501c3 with headquarters located on Antone …

MNA Steering Committee Minutes, February 6, 2019

MNA Secretary Front Porch Flyer

MNA Steering Committee Location: Aldrich 51 @ 2604 Aldrich Street Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 Time: 7PM to 9PM Attending: John Wooding and Preston (“Ty”) Tyree, Co-chairs; Lila Valencia, Chair Ex Oficio; Penny Brandt, Treasurer; Richard Carr, Vice Chair; Alison Raffalovich, Secretary; Bill Kirwin, Suzanne O’Malley, Bart Jacob, Bart Glaser, Joan Quenan Guests: Dennis Mick, Ani Colt, Luke Downs, Angela McPherson …

Rathgeber Village.

Rathgeber Village: Everyday Heroes in Mueller

Susan Egan Article, Front Porch Flyer

The journey of four non-profit organizations toward new, permanent homes began with Dick Rathgeber’s caring for other humans, his vision, and his ability to make things happen. Rathgeber Village sits near the intersection of Zach Scott Street and Manor Road, at the far east end of the Mueller neighborhood. The 17.6-acre plot of land was donated to the Austin Community …

Zach Scott Re-Design. Image credited to Preston Tyree.

What’s Up with Zach Scott Street?

Andrew Clements Article, Front Porch Flyer

(SEE BELOW FOR Latest Project Update) Mueller residents experienced the gravel going down on Zach Scott Street, west of Berkman to Airport Boulevard (wasn’t that a fun phase?).  Then a new coat of asphalt but no traffic lane striping or other markings yet. Just what is up? Well, it started with a notice from the City of Austin Transportation Department …

Mueller Neighborhood Association Steering Committee Minutes, January 2, 2019

MNA Secretary Meeting Minutes, Mueller Neighborhood Association

Location: Aldrich 51 @ 2604 Aldrich Street Date and Time: Wednesday, January 2, 2019, 7:00 p.m. Attending: Co-chairs John Wooding and Preston Tyree; Secretary Alison Raffalovich; April Geruso; Dan Updegrove; Bill Kirwin; Bart Glaser; Bart Jacob; Maria Salas; Joan Quenan; Suzanne O’Malley. Not attending: Richard Carr, Penny Brandt Greetings and pleasantries [John & Preston] (2 mins) 7:02 meeting called to …

Antone Wins 2018 Holiday Block Contest

Drew Harris Article, Front Porch Flyer

Each year, The Front Porch Flyer recognizes the Mueller neighborhood block with the most holiday spirit. This is a block competition, not based on individual houses.  We hope to encourage neighbors to work together to bring the biggest, brightest holiday cheer, for the joy of the entire Mueller neighborhood.   This year the 1900 block of Antone Street (the block …

Mueller Neighborhood Association: 2018 in Review

Lila Valencia Communications, Mueller Neighborhood Association

Neighbors and friends, I have been very fortunate to serve as the Chair of the Mueller Neighborhood Association (MNA) for the last two years. Throughout my tenure on the Steering Committee, I met so many wonderful neighbors, learned about your many talents, was inspired by your generosity and kindness, and continue to be motivated by your tireless initiative to influence …

2019 NOEL Tower Photo by Woody Lauland

Mueller Ten Years Later:  Reflections on a Holiday Tradition

Dusty Harshman Article, Front Porch Flyer

In this series, Mueller Ten Years Later, we’ll take a look at our neighborhood’s early history and the ways we’ve evolved over our first ten years. In the December 26, 2006 issue of the Austin Chronicle, urban historian Katherine Gregor described the upcoming transition of Mueller from an airport to a neighborhood. She commented about her drive down Manor Road: …

MNA General Meeting (and holiday potluck!) Minutes, Dec. 15, 2018

MNA Secretary Meeting Minutes, Mueller Neighborhood Association

Greetings and pleasantries, call meeting to order – Lila Valencia Welcome new members and visitors.  ~75 in attendance. Mueller Community Singers kicked off the meeting with an enthusiastically-received set of holiday favorites Sponsor recognition – Lila Valencia When we went away from the printed Front Porch Flyer, we lost ad revenue as a source of income for the MNA. To …

MNA Steering Committee Minutes, December 5, 2018

MNA Secretary Meeting Minutes, Mueller Neighborhood Association

  (1) The meeting at Aldrich 51 Apartments was called to order at 7:04 p.m. 2018 Steering Committee members present: Lila Valencia (chair); Preston Tyree (vice-chair); Luke Downs (treasurer); Andrew Clements, Audrey Glaser, Bill Kirwin, Evan McClendon, Dan Updegrove 2018 members absent: Bill Berman, Kathy Farley, Alison Raffalovich Newly-elected 2019 Steering Committee members present: Penny Brandt, Richard Carr, April Geruso, …