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Karen_Zab
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May Mueller Neighborhood Assn Meeting Notes
by Karen_Zab on May 19th, 2008

My apoloties for less than stellar note taking at this month's meeting....

Notes from May Mueller Neighborhood Assn meeting, 5/16/2008 10am in the Garden Court common area

Had a great turnout for the first Mueller Neighborhood Assn meeting actually held at Mueller in the Garden Court common area. Lots of new neighbors attended approx half of attendees were first time attendees to an MNA meeting.
Introductions done all around. A sign in sheet did not get passed around so we dont have an attendee list next time for sure!

First item discussed was Neighborhood assn bylaws Grant Fisher put a set of draft bylaws out on Muellercommunity.com last week and passed out copies at the meeting for review.
One primary need for a formal neighborhood assn is to get notified by COA for proposed zoning changes to our PUD.
Initial draft of bylaws were changed to include non residents on steering committee if they have a contract on a house at Mueller.
Lots of discussion on whether we should charge dues for the MNA. Optimally the NA could be funded out of our POA dues but not sure when and if that will happen. For now the POA is essentially Catellus and not the residents and will be this way for many years to come given how large a development Mueller is.
For now we can assess some small token dues amount to provide for some social events and to create a known membership for voting and communication purposes. Paying dues would be on the honor system. Voting on MNA business would be for members only and would also be on the honor system.
Bylaws call for 13 steering committee member who each serve 1 year.
Hope is to adopt the bylaws today and wait for a month to vote for steering committee gather nominations during the next month.
Proposal to change bylaws to meet at least 4 times a year as called and otherwise as needed.
Motion made to accept bylaws, seconded, voted all in favor. Bylaws approved.
If you would like to serve on the steering commission please nominate yourself or other worthy folks by letting Grant or Karen know on the MuellerCommunity website and well vote at next months meeting. Find information for nominating people at link below:
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=2023

Next topic discussed the Big Storm Wednesday night!
Dusty graciously arranged to have a Farmers Property Casualty Insurance rep attended Eric Simle? Has been an agent for 2 years but clarified he is an agent, not a claims adjuster.
Dusty suggested using Angies List subscription to get roofer recommendations.
Are there special concerns with green houses radient barriers and such? Insurer is required to put back what is already there same quality and type of materials.
People want to understand if we have to replace roofs can we use any roof type/color thats on the approved list for houses at Mueller not necessarily the original color? Needs to be followed up with Jennifer Harvey.
Need to go to each builder and get the specs for the roof. And inspect afterwards for quality.
Non Broken windows need to be looked at also to see if seals are compromised.
Much more discussion around insurance claims and repairs I didnt get notes on.

After the insurance/storm discussion the meeting essentially ended as it was getting scorching hot.

There was short discussion about the pool opening the plan as far as anyone knows is an opening date of June 1st. No word on when schedule, guest rules, and lifeguard info will be finalized.
Discuss need to have anymore outdoor meetings in a shaded area as by 11am on Sunday the sun was beating down hard. Grant is going to check with Catellus if using the hanger is an option. Saturday morning seems to be a good meeting time and having them at Mueller or within walking distance of Mueller is a big plus.
 
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langhugh
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Re: May Mueller Neighborhood Assn Meeting Notes
by langhugh on May 22nd, 2008

For future meetings, I think the Hangar would be kinda neat, but we would all need to bring chairs as it has a Decomposed Granite floor. Another option that I kinda like is the Wooten Pool under the shade trees along the poolside berms.

Also regarding our meeting Saturday, I wanted to thank Eric Stimmel from Farmers Insurance Group for joining us and talking us through the ins and outs of property insurance claims. He was very nice to join us on 24 hours notice, and he has allowed me to post his e-mail for any follow-up questions. He can be contacted at estimmel (AT) farmersagent (DOT) com .
 
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GP
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Re: May Mueller Neighborhood Assn Meeting Notes
by GP on May 22nd, 2008

The hangar idea was suggested, and I contacted Jessica Guerra at Catellus, but not have heard back yet. I will keep you posted on the status of using the hangar as a meeting place.
Grant
 
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Ms Ice Monkey
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Re: May Mueller Neighborhood Assn Meeting Notes
by Ms Ice Monkey on May 22nd, 2008

How about the conference room at Mueller Central? Catellus is not going to occupy the building forever, and it would be nice to establish community-oriented uses for the building early on.
 
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GP
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Re: May Mueller Neighborhood Assn Meeting Notes
by GP on May 22nd, 2008

I spoke with Jessica at Catellus, and she said that Catellus will not allow us to use their facilities (office building) or the hangar at this time. It turns out that Catellus does not own the hangar, and they are trying to buy/license the hangar from the City of Austin as we speak. She also said that groups will not be permitted to use the office building unless it is for Catellus business.

So, any other ideas of where we can meet? The Garden Court worked out pretty well, with the exception of the sun. Hopefully we can find somewhere shaded this time.

Grant
 
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langhugh
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Re: May Mueller Neighborhood Assn Meeting Notes
by langhugh on May 22nd, 2008

Again, Wooten Pool has the most reasonable amount of shade and seating space, so presuming its open by mid-June, we could meet there with the hitch that the second Saturday in June (14th) is also the day of the big Mueller Pool Party. I sure hope there will be some swimming at this pool party.
 
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GP
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Re: May Mueller Neighborhood Assn Meeting Notes
by GP on May 22nd, 2008

The meeting is currently scheduled for the second Sunday of the month, which would be the 8th of June. If there is enough interest, we can move it to the following Saturday.
 
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Ms Ice Monkey
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Re: May Mueller Neighborhood Assn Meeting Notes
by Ms Ice Monkey on May 22nd, 2008

Perhaps I am overreacting, but Catellus' response rubs me the wrong way. They have excluded property owners from the Property Owner's Association for the time being. That's the primary reason we even have a separate neighborhood association. And they're excluding us again, from their building, because the business is not sufficiently associated with Catellus?

That said, meeting at a shady spot near the pool sounds more pleasant than a conference room anyway.
 
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