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Mueller Neighborhood Assn Meeting Minutes 4/16/2011
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MNA President, Grant Fisher, opened the meeting which was held at the Browning Hangar. Grant introduced Kathy Sokolic, who is leading our meeting today. About 52 members attended.

Raffle - Kathy announced that there would be a drawing for prizes (credit at trailer eateries) at the conclusion of the meeting.

Treasurer’s Report – Kerry reported that our current balance is $4488. We anticipate another round of MNA grants can be awarded in the Fall.

Resident Activities:
- Egg Scramble next Saturday, April 23
- Mueller garden walking tour - May 14, 10:00 a.m. until noon. Contact Janelle Dozier if you want to nominate a garden. Also, Central Texas Gardener will be here filming a show on Mueller on May 12.
- Solar meeting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the SEDL building. Come to this meeting to learn about solar installations, rebates, group purchasing power and more! Kathy has verified that row homes are eligible for the Pecan Street Project supplemental rebates.

Block Captains - Block captains introduced themselves. Kathy encouraged new people to get involved with the community. Upcoming events include:
- Scales/Mattie block party tonight at 5:30. Starts with bike/ped parade.
- Camacho block party on May 15

Contigo - Ben Edgerton & Andrew Wiseheart, owners of Contigo Austin, spoke about their restaurant across Anchor Lane from Mueller. Ben is the general manager and Andrew is the executive chef. They are working to create community, facilitated through good food, drinks, and hospitality. Training started last night. Grand opening is May 7.

The menu is described as fresh, quality bar food. They’ll have a small plates section on the menu. Andrew is also interested in charcuterie (cured meats) and they’ll have a few sausages on the menu. They’ll also have a couple of salads and several vegetarian items. They get their chicken and beef from 2 farms in Fredericksburg.

They’ll have 12 beers on tap with some of them being local beers. They’ll have a limited, but well-executed cocktail list.

About 75% of their seating is outside. About 1/2 is covered and most is in shade due to site orientation. They are working to get a bike rack installed.

Hours will be 4pm - midnight M-F, noon - 1:00 a.m. on Saturday, and noon - midnight on Sunday.

Address is 2027 Anchor Lane. See contigotexas.com for more information. Ben’s family owns/operates Contigo Ranch in South Texas. He’s bringing some of that to Austin.

PIAC update (Ashley Fisher) -
- Dell hospital update regarding expansion. Expansion was planned from the beginning but is needed sooner than anticipated. Will expand from 178 to 250 beds. Break ground December and finish July 2013.
- Mueller Foundation - have bought back 3 houses that resold. Focus is affordability and education. See minutes from last month for more discussion of the education focus.
- Simmons Vedder working on new apt. complex next to Mosaic.
- Subdivision of property at corner of Berkman & Antone for the Pecan Street Project demonstration house and about 7 others (shop houses & garden homes)
- Wildflower Terrace already has 190 people on their interest list. They are part of Catellus Open House today from 12-3 p.m.

Announcements -
- MNA will be accepting nominations for Steering Committee members in May, and elections will be held in June. Please consider serving the community in this way. Several current members and officers are not eligible to run as they’ve reached their three year term limit.
- Front Porch Flyer photo contest - A slice of life at Mueller... start developing a photo history of life here at Mueller. Send photos to fpfphotos@gmail.com by April 25th. Some prizes will be awarded.
- Lawless neighbors are hosting open houses to meet council members (up for re-election) Chris Riley (April 18) and Randi Shade (April 25). Gathering at 7:00 p.m. both nights at 4120 Lawless St.

Meeting adjourned about 10:45. Great attendance today!!
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