Allandale Neighborhood Association
Executive Committee Meeting Minutes
28 February 2008

The regular monthly Executive Committee (EC) meeting of the Allandale Neighborhood Association (ANA) was held on Thursday, February 28, 2008, at 6:30 pm at Ralph Yarborough Library, the President being in the chair and the Secretary being present*.  The minutes of the previous three meetings (25Oct2007, 15Nov2007, and 24Jan2008) were read and approved as corrected.

*Members Present:
Tom Linehan, President; Allan McMurtry, Vice President; Mary Jean Matus, Secretary; Joe Reynolds, Treasurer; Donna Beth McCormick; Paulette Kern; Laura Slaughter; Dan Jones; George Roman; Margie Gordon; Cynthia Keohane.

Joe Reynolds gave the Treasurer’s report:
Current Balance: $22,357.14
General: $ 11,483.38
Fundraising: $ 1,309.42
Savings: $ 11,483.38

Linnea Anderson, Beautification Committee chair, introduced Michelle
McAfee with Austin Energy, for a presentation on Austin Energy’s tree
trimming policy and rationale based on safety and federal guidelines.
The notification process for homeowners was reviewed and educational
materials for tree planting guidelines were provided.

Committee Reports given as follows:

•    Northcross: Tom Linehan

•    Zoning and Planning: Paulette Kern
Paulette Kern moved adoption of a resolution, which after discussion,
was adopted as follows: “Resolved, Being conceptually consistent with
ANA’s Opt-in Opt-out Applications (both submitted application and VMU
team proposed application), the ANA EC supports the vision of
Sustainable Neighborhoods in regard to VMU.  We endorse the
node/destination center approach as presented by Steven Zettner at the
January EC meeting.”

•    Bylaws: Dan Jones
Goal is to have new bylaws written and submitted for approval at the
September General Meeting. With regard to discrepancies between current
bylaws and Texas non-profit law, the latter takes precedence.

•    Safety: Donna Beth McCormick
Laura DiCarlo is currently recruiting Block Captains. Flyers have gone out for volunteers.

•    Membership: Joe Reynolds
Current membership at 245 households
Other business (reports) were given as follows:

•    Austin Neighborhood Council: Cynthia Keohane

•    Celebrate Allandale Picnic:  Mary Jean Matus/Joe Reynolds
Joe Reynolds indicated a need of approximately $3500 for the picnic’s
upfront expenses based on last year’s records.  George Roman moved
“that the EC approve a budget of $3500 for Celebrate Allandale”.  The
motion was adopted.

•    Proposed candidate meeting for March general meeting:  Tom Linehan
Tom will not pursue due to other planned forums (eg, RG4N has a candidate meeting currently planned). 

•    St. John’s Church variance update: Cynthia Keohane

•    Mobile Food Establishment Application: Cynthia Keohane
Cynthia made a brief presentation on the Ordinance to Regulate Mobile
Food Vendors. Allandale and other Austin neighborhoods have a one-time
opportunity, until March 11, to support additional regulations to
mitigate negative impacts of mobile food vendors on area residents.
She suggested that the limits on hours of operation will help maintain
the quiet of residential areas. Cynthia moved to adopt the additional
regulations as follows:

1.    A mobile food establishment must be located 50′ or further from
property zoned SF-1 through SF-5 or further than 50′ from where
townhouses, duplexes, or single-family houses are located.
2.    A mobile food establishment may operate between the hours of 6:00
AM and 10:00 PM if it is further than 50′ and not more than 300′ from a
property zoned SF-1 through SF-5.
3.    A mobile food establishment may operate between the hours of 6:00 AM 
and 10:00 PM if it is further than 50′ and not more than 300′ from a 
property where townhouses, duplexes, and single-family houses are 
located.
4.    A mobile food establishment may operate between the hours of 6:00
AM and 3:00 AM if it is located more than 300′ from property zoned
SF-1through SF-5 or further than 300′ from where townhouses, duplexes,
or single-family houses are located.
    The motion was adopted by unanimous vote (11 yea, 0 nay) after discussion.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 pm.