Allandale Neighborhood Association
Executive Committee Meeting Minutes
November 19, 2009
The regular monthly Executive Committee (EC) meeting of the Allandale Neighborhood Association (ANA) was held on Thursday, November 19, 2009, at 6:30 pm at Covenant Hall, 2nd Floor, Covenant Presbyterian Church, the President being in the chair and the Secretary being present.
In attendance were: Donna Beth McCormick, President; Peggy Maceo, Vice-President; Mary Jean Matus, Secretary; Diane Swinney, Treasurer; Paulette Kern, Dan Diener, Jason Kloc, George Roman
The meeting was called to order at 6:40 pm.
The City of Austin will be attending Allandale's December EC meeting to provide an update on the Allandale Storm Drain Improvements project scheduled to get underway in 2011.
According to the City's Fact Sheet on the project, the City has received over 40 requests to address this flooding problem from area residents. The problem area is bounded by White Horse Trail to the north, Burnet Rd on the east, Shoal Creek Blvd on the west, and Allandale Rd to the south.
by Constable Bruce Elfant
During the last year Austin’s unemployment rate has risen from 4.5% to 7.2%. While we have fared better than Texas (8.3%) and the nation (10.2%), thousands of people in the Austin area have lost their jobs, had their hours reduced and their health benefits cut. According to the American Community Survey about 150,000 Austin residents live below the federal poverty rate which is about $21,000 for a family of four or about $10 per hour for a single wage earner.