HPNA Meeting Minutes: March 2, 2015

Lorre Weidlich, co-president, called the March meeting of the Hyde Park Neighborhood Association to order at 7:06 p.m. She announced that the DownHome Diner had cancelled its appearance. Instead, Kathy Lawrence brought coffee and cookies.

Alison Young spoke about the stickers that she had printed to notify people that the resident does not want dog poop in his or her garage bin. Stickers will be on the bulletin board at Fresh Plus, as well as inside the store. Kathy Lawrence requested that HPNA purchase the next batch of stickers. The Steering Committee would consider that request at its next meeting.

The next item on the agenda was a presentation by the Mobility 35 group regarding proposed changes and improvements to the IH-35 corridor. The plan includes 65 miles of improvements from SH-130 in Georgetown to San Marcos. The goal is to increase traffic carrying capacity, as well as improve safety. In addition to such presentations as the one at the meeting, the group has virtual open houses for many of its projects. Proposed changes include signal optimization, modifications to the service roads, realignment of the ramps, and the addition of additional lanes. Realignment of the ramps and modifications to the intersections at 38th Street, Airport and 51st are planned.   More detail can be found by visiting the Mobility35 website at http://www.mobility35.org/.

A representative of Sunshine Gardens at 4814 Sunshine spoke about its plant sale on March 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be about 25,000 plants, including more than 150 varieties of tomato and over 70 varieties of pepper. The proceeds help support the garden as well as the Texas School for the Blind.

Kathy Lawrence also announced that the Hyde Park Baptist Church was having a family movie night on March 27 with a screening of Frozen. Another recycling collection is being planned for hazardous materials such as batteries and CFL’s on April 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.   She also mentioned that HPNA would try to bring neighborhood businesses to each of the HPNA meetings. Requests were voiced to invite NeWorld Deli.

Kevin Heyburn announced that Kathy Tovo had attended much of the meeting. There was a reminder about It’s My Park Day on March 7 from 9-12 at Shipe Park. The Lost Pines will play for the volunteers and the cleanup will include some of the Ney Museum property. Lorre announced that the Steering Committee will meet as usual on Monday, March 9 at Trinity United Methodist Church.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:48 p.m.

–Submitted by Artie Gold & Reid Long

HPNA Co-Secretaries