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Westcreek Greenway – Final Design Proposal for Neighborhood Partnering Program

Westcreek Greenway – Final Design Proposal for Neighborhood Partnering Program

The WNA has applied for a Neighborhood Partnering Program cost-share grant to help improve the nature and trail area (both beautification and safety improvements) behind Summerset Trail and Cana Cove. Our efforts will include Small Middle School’s Green Tech Program students.

Here are our final design proposals.  We hope to hear if we are awarded by late this year (2016) and if we get the award, we can begin the project in early 2017.

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Westcreek Greenway Design Proposal Presentation, Saturday, June 25, 2016 @ 9 a.m.

COME SHARE YOUR IDEAS! IMPROVING & BEAUTIFYING WESTCREEK’S GREENBELT / NATURE TRAILS

Westcreek Greenway Design Proposal Presentation

Saturday, June 25, 2016 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

6080 Westcreek Drive (near intersection with Cana Cove)

Refreshments Provided!

More info. HERE

 

 

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City of Austin Process – Emergency Water Shutoff & Sidewalk Repairs

January 2013
According to the Austin Water Utility Dispatch Center and Street and Bridge departments during a call made to them by a WNA board member: 
 
If the City of Austin Water Utility department has a scheduled ‘shut out’ (cut off) of water, they will notify the affected residents (e.g., door hangers) ahead of time.  They are not able to notify residents for emergency shut-out situations.  This is their internal policy, however, and sometimes another city department and/or contractor is doing the shut out for whatever reason. In that case, there is a possibility that the residents will not get advance notice for planned shut-outs.
 
In regard to the sidewalk repairs that take place after the area is dug up, the contact is Street and Bridge.  The black asphalt material used to patch a repair area is a temporary repair.  There is a significant backlog of repairs in the city so it takes approximately 6 months before the permanent sidewalk repair is made.  The superintendent stated that when they are about to make the permanent repairs to the temporary patch area, you will see white paint marks and some saw marks around the repair area.  The superintendent was very nice and said to contact him directly if there was a temporary patch area that was posing a safety hazard (not just cosmetic) that we felt needed more immediate attention & that we felt could not wait for a permanent repair.  His name is Clay Rivers @ 974-1802.

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Home Security System Company Recommendation

A Westcreek Neighbor wrote, “We worked with True Protection.  The contact was John Jarvis 512-940-9774.  They were extremely professional, well priced, and very easy to work with!”  “If you are thinking of installing a security system I would highly recommend this company!”

 

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How to deal with a neighbor’s loose and/or vicious or aggressive dog

The City of Austin does have an ordinance about unrestrained dogs.
§ 3-4-1  UNRESTRAINED DOG PROHIBITED.

(A)   Except as provided in Section 3-4-4 (Public Areas Where Restraint of a Dog is Not Required), an owner or handler of a dog shall keep the dog under restraint.

(B)   A person holding a dog on a leash or lead shall keep the dog under control at all times.

(see http://www.austintexas.gov/department/animal-protection-ordinances)

 

  • If the dog is loose, call 311
  • If the dog is loose and is acting aggressive, call 311
  • If the dog is loose and close to a school/area with children, call 311 (and definitely mention that)
  • If the dog is loose and currently attacking another dog or person, call 911

 

Animal Control Services respond (come out) to loose dog calls Mon-Fri, 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sat/Sun 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m. and from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on city holidays.  If issues outside of these hours, call 311.

 

If you have had issues with an owner who habitually lets their dog out (aggressive dog or not), call 311 and report the issue and the owner’s address. Obviously, we want to talk to the neighbor first to solve but if no luck, then call 311.  The Animal Control Office will then investigate the situation and discuss with the neighbor. If the dog is out, owner can be cited and dog impounded where owner has to pay to get dog back.

 

For additional information on vicious and aggressive dogs, http://www.austintexas.gov/department/dangerous-and-vicious-dogs

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