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Mueller Neighborhood Assn Meeting Minutes 1/15/2011
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The meeting was held at Frost Bank and led by Chair, Grant Fisher.

Treasurer’s Report – Our balance is $1921.26. Applications will be received through Feb. 28 for MNA Grants to support community activities. Watch for more info. Maximum grant amount is $125.

APD district representative - Our District Representative from the Austin Police Department, Antwain Tarver, spoke to us about crime statistics, prevention and safety. We are in the Charlie 3 sector bounded by 51st/Springdale/Ed Bluestein/MLK/IH 35.
- Our contract security are off-duty APD officers so he coordinates with them
- Use common sense... think like a thief and make your property less attractive to them
- Email Office Tarver at with concerns about issues like speeding. He can (and has) run radar in targeted areas. There was a lot of discussion about speeding, largely on Zach Scott, Antone and Berkman.
- Commander’s Forum - Held the 1st Monday of each month, 6:30 p.m. at the East Substation, 812 Springdale Rd. He encouraged us to attend.
- General crime stats for Austin - Homicides and burglaries are up.

MNA Steering Committee elections – We have two vacant seats. Nominations were:
- Shellie Shores on Pinckney
- Keith Romel on Camacho
- Travis Michel on Berkman (not present)
Shellie and Keith were elected to serve the remainder of these terms (through May).

Other Business
- Corky is working with a group to count the homeless on Jan. 23rd from 1-7pm. 70% of homeless are women & children. Counts impact the money Austin receives for providing services to the homeless. Training will be Jan. 20th. Corky will post the info and welcomed anyone who wants to volunteer.
- Ashley gave a brief update on the last meeting of the Mueller Plan Implementation Advisory Commission (PIAC).
--- City is moving forward with design work for improvements to the IH-35 & 51st St. interchange, with involvement from Windsor Park
--- City and Catellus are working on revisions to improve operations at our roundabout.
--- Two affordable homes have been sold and stayed in the affordable program. Most buyers of the affordable homes fall in the 70-80% MFI range.
--- Two new tenants coming to the Mosaic - a landscape design firm, and a salon
--- The next phase of housing will be on this side of Berkman and north of Simond.
- The entire steering committee will be up for election in May and about 1/3 of the current members will have reached their term limit of 3 years.
- Garreth mentioned the Pecan Street Project and encouraged anyone unfamiliar with it to talk to him or Kathy.
- Joe has scheduled a tree workshop on Sat., Jan. 29 from 9-11 a.m. at 1909 Emma Long. This will be a hands-on workshop with arborist Marcus Smith talking about tree care and demonstrating how, and why, to prune your trees. Now is the time... come to the workshop for tips! Dan Pacatte from Austin Tree Farms will also be there.
- Janelle discussed landscape activities that will be held throughout the year including nature photography. Watch for details.
- Kathy Sokolic mentioned that Austin Energy is raising their rates. Those with solar are in a different rate class... contact her for info.

Meeting adjourned about 11:15 a.m.
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