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Sunset boat los cabos
posted by cedesol 783 on April 10th, 2022 7:33 AM
Thailand cruises Point in Ko Hong where you are able to enjoy the great scenery, have a cool alcohol, or curl up in the jaccuzi with a glass of chilled wine. The more lively visitors may discover the amazing caves by kayak or dinghy, while Shangani's private cooking prepares you an amazing and delightful lunch. In the late evening like a sunset sail back once again to Ao Po, or you might anchor down the east shore of Ko Naka, and relax on the extended expand of lovely bright sand seaside and swim in the superior water. Nevertheless great for swimming, Phang Nga bay is negative for snorkeling. Cruises for many days Guests may make their own itinerary if they like, or they can keep it to the Captain and Voyages manager to conjure up an itinerary, with regards to the points you want, and the size of your cruise. West Shore Recommendations for a three or four time charter The Similan Islands Cruise is magnificent, and is an unforgettable experience. After boarding the yacht you can cruise to Surin or Return Tao seaside, decline anchor, and swimming in the magnificent water, take the dinghy to the seaside and enjoy a cool beer or fresh fruit beverage at among the quality small bars on the seaside, or perhaps benefit from the share terrace on Shangani. You have meal aboard, (see test menu), and whilst you sleep, the team may consider anchor, and sail over night to the Similan Islands. You'll get up to find yourselves in a tropical heaven, with giant turtles swimming across the yacht to delightful you with their home. The turquoise water is indeed distinct you can watch the multi-coloured fish swimming beneath you, and you can snorkel among the wonderful barrier formations with this secured National Park, prior to going ashore by dinghy to the palm-fringed shores with sand as smooth and bright as talcum power. People that have fishing experience may especially enjoy this heaven, because it is among the top twenty diving places in the world. You can spend a day or two exploring the seven different islands of the Similans, discovering the woods, stones and beaches, before going immediately back again to Kamala Bay for disembarkation at the Andara Seaside Club. East Shore - 2 or 3 time charter Start your cruise at the Ao Po Marina, and cruise north to Ko Hong Phang Nga and invest your first night in these spectacular surroundings, discovering the caves and hidden lagoons by kayak or dinghy. Kiddies and adults likewise will love these adventures. The following day you can sail to Ko Hong Krabi with it's lovely beaches and lagoons, clear seas, and picturesque rock formations. Point overnight next to among the shores, and the following morning take a unique beautiful cruise to Ko Naka, that includes a extended grow of white sandy seaside, with a characteristic small Thai seaside bar - a really fundamental Caribbean form beach shack. Here you are able to taste a new exotic fruit juice or cold alcohol, sitting with your feet in the mud, and enjoy the see of the yacht at point nearby, as the kiddies play "hermit crab races" ;.(great enjoyment for people in addition to kiddies!) Four or five time charter on the East Coast Start your cruise at the Ao Po Marina, and go the properly know "chicken area, famous for it's mud throw between the 2 island. You will find endless idyllic cruising reasons of this type, and a good variety of itineraries. A half day cruise in Phang Nga Bay Cruise to Ko Panak, and examine the hidden caves by dinghy or kayak, or flake out aboard in the jaccuzi. As an alternative you could cruise to east Ko Naka, to savor the lovely seaside and swimming as explained above. We can provide a Thai massage company, by prior arrangement, on possibly complete or half-day voyages, for a supplementary 1500 baht. Morning meal Sail on the west coast. Depart from the Seaside Membership Andara at 0800. Pleasant espresso or juice on board. Take in the lovely west coast as the staff get you north past Leam singh and Surin beach, and decline point in Pansea bay, other the Chedi and Amanpuri hotels. Break fast of your decision, on any deck, Swimming, kayak, or relax on the beautiful bright sand seaside, Weigh Point around 1100, and slide south down the west shore, with a glass of Wine, and disembark at the Andara seaside membership at 1300, where transfer can get you back to Andara. The Breakfast sail is particularly popular for families with kids, as there's so much to allow them to do and so much fun. Wine is also available together with your dinners - up to half bottle daily per adult. This is often served along with your dinners, or you are able to ask Jennifer or Bo, who double as your on-board hostess, if you'd like wine at different Sunset boat los cabos. Sunset Sail on the West shore Depart from Andara seaside membership at 4pm and ingest the scenery from top of the share terrace while cruising slowly north, up the west coast of Phuket, passing many lovely shores and bays, and benefit from the see from the sea of the multi-million dollar water-side villas. Sail past Laem singh and Surin beaches, and decline point in Pansea Bay, by the Chedi and Amanpuri hotels, as sunlight begins to set. You'll feel relaxed and spoiled aboard this ample yacht, as our hostess serves you stimulating products of your choice - possibly a fruit mixture or snow cool beer, or a glass of great wine - whilst our Cooking conjures up a delicious dinner for you.
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TODAY AT NOON!! — Meet & Greet with KATHIE TOVO
posted by MuellerFan on June 28th, 2014 9:33 AM
Find out how our friend Kathie Tovo has been a long-time active supporter of Austin's neighborhoods!She looks forward to meeting you today from Noon-2pm at 2324 Tom Miller St.- Joy Butler & Sandy Fivecoat
Meet & Greet with KATHIE TOVO!
posted by MuellerFan on June 26th, 2014 4:56 PM
http://www.citicite.com/mueller/index.php?module=Events&op=view&EventID=1649 Hosting this with Sandy at her house THIS SAT 6/28 Noon-2pm. Please join us and bring lots of questions for Kathie. She is an Austin city council person running for District 9. We will have lots of eats and Sandy will give a tour of her very-cool garden! I have known Kathie for 6 years, from my adult Sunday School class at Saint John's UMC. We are both Reconciling United Methodists, which means we support full inclusion of all people regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity in our church, which does not currently allow for full participation for LGBT people. Besides being fair minded and super smart, Kathie is a caring mom of two sweet adopted girls. Sandy and I hope to see you Saturday Noon-2pm!!
Stanadard Pacific Paint Manufacturer?
posted by Carlo Savino on August 9th, 2013 2:07 PM
I need to do some spot paint work on my Standard Pacific home, and know that the paint color is "Santa Fe". Any clues on which vendor (Sherman Williams, Glidden, etc) makes this color? It's a sandy tan color.
Mueller Neighborhood Assn Meeting Minutes 7/20/2013
posted by Cynthia on July 21st, 2013 5:47 PM
MNA General Meeting July 20, 2013 Wildflower Terrace MNA Steering Committee Members present: Kathy Sokolic, Sandy Parks, Janeka Rector, David Neider, Kevin McGillicuddy, Dennis Mick, Corky Hilliard, James Nortey, Ani Colt, Kat Malcom, Cynthia Cammack MNA Steering Committee Members absent: Belinda Roberts, Grant Fisher 1. Introductions: Kathy Sokolic welcomed attendees 2. Treasurer's Report: Sandy Parks a. the MNA bank balance this morning, prior to the latest bank run, was a little less than $6300. b. Three big expenditures coming up: two Front Porch Flyer editions, Halloween carnival. c. 74 new and renewed members since June 10th; 337 existing members. 3. Presentation to Frost Bank: Kathy Sokolic Kathy thanked Frost for attending and contributing to neighborhood events and being so supportive of neighborhood, and presented a plaque in commemoration of the five year anniversary of the MNA savings account at Frost. Dena Holliday, VP, and Ken Gates, Sr VP at Frost represented Frost Bank. 4. Keep Austin Affordable: Frank Fernandez, Executive Director at Green Doors a. Gave brief overview of Keep Austin Affordable as a gathering of people concerned about high cost of housing in Austin. (Lives in Mueller.) Some points from presentation: • Austin needs 38,000 units for the 1 in 6 renters making below $25,000 that cannot afford Austin. They are either homeless, living in substandard conditions, doubled or quadrupled families in apartments, or paying too much and cutting other basics such as prescriptions or food. • Because of low unemployment, rental rates keep going up and Austin has gone from one of most affordable cities in Texas to one of most expensive. • Group's main focus: to get housing bonds back on ballot, hoping for November. $55 million bond was passed in 2006, but all those funds are spent or committed. Helped create over 3500 affordable homes of all kinds of housing. • Group advocates for another bond that size and members are out working to provide explanation to voters to about what bonds are for. b. Questions and Answers Q: What is tax implication of bond? A: Would not require tax increase; there is existing capacity within ad valorum tax rate Q: How does money go toward affordable housing and maintaining it? A: Every year city takes portion and creates an RFP for outside group to apply for funds. For example, if a group is developing an $8 million housing project, it could get a portion from these bond funds. To do so, group has to obligations to affordability, such as keeping units affordable for 99 years. Q: What are the demographics of the homeless population? A: In recent year, about 12,000 total, of which about 2000 were hildren, 10% veterans, 40% or so mothers and children. 80% are situationally homeless due to circumstances such as a lost job, medical situation, or domestic violence; they tend to get back into housing within 6 months or so. 20% are chronically homeless due to behavioral health or other issues; need services as well as housing. Q: What types of housing can the bond funds go to? A: City Council makes policy decisions. in last bond, 75% went to rental housing mostly to people making $25,000 or less. Smaller percentages went to repairs and affordable home ownership programs. Q: How many units can be generated with this amount? A: The last bond generated about 3500 - hoping for similar number this time. Noted that these kinds of programs are good for the local economy, creating jobs. Q: Where do other funds come from? A: Variety of sources, such as low income housing programs, banks, foundations, individuals. Audience comment: It's also important to emphasize programs and opportunities for behavioral health and other health issues that contribute to the homeless problem. New aid funds will provide some assistance. Q: Is money being spent on something else now that this would take the place of? A: Funds were not earmarked for something else and then shifted. Q: What is the elevator speech for people who insist homeless choose to be homeless? A: I struggle with this, too. Ask if they have ever been homeless. If they had been living in those conditions, might not say that. Many homeless people who do say so are mentally ill and might not be expressing that preference if well. Q: What does Green Doors do? A: We provide safe, affordable, quality housing as well as a food pantry, help with household setup. Also provide education on poverty and homelessness, for example, on veterans' issues. Veterans often end up homeless due to severe PTSD or traumatic brain injury. Q: If veterans are a core group, does specific amount of bond money go to veterans' initiatives? A: Bond funds do not have proportions specified for veterans. Green Doors and other programs do initiatives for veterans. c. Showed forms available for finding out more about Green Doors, volunteering, or donating. d. Kathy reinforced Mueller Redevelopment Vision and Goals. Noted that we will in August be bringing up to MNA members for a vote on whether or not we want MNA to formally support the bond. 5. 10-1 City Council: Steven Aleman, attorney and mediator, past chair of ANC, lives in nearby Chestnut neighborhood a. Highlights from presentation: In November 2012, the city had vote on charter amendments that resulted in a plan to divide city into ten sectors with one representative of each. In November 2014, voters will elect first council members on this plan. Independent Citizens' Redistricting Commission was a part of this proposition and has been put in place. This group is now planning drawing up of districts. First hearing in about a month in August. ANC interested in influencing commission to respect neighborhood lines, however can only influence them via writing that can be made public; cannot invite commissioners to neighborhood meetings. This makes field hearings more significant because they will be the only meeting opportunities. Charter amendment prohibits commission from using certain approaches, such as considering where candidates live, or lumping precincts together. Priority criteria include: plan must be "constitutional" - one person, one vote - or equivalent in size by population, maintain contiguous areas and neighborhood integrity. Neighborhood integrity includes common interests such as language, and resisting drawing lines along convenient geographic boundaries that could bisect neighborhoods. Commission will hold hearings across town before they can release a plan. Must also release a preliminary plan and hold available for 14 day period for public comment. ANC is requesting this period be extended to one month and is encouraging others to make same request. Commission will revise map to reflect public input and then vote on it. Nine of 14 commissioners must approve. Because of the recent Supreme Court decision, there will be no federal review, and this commission's vote is final. b. Questions and Answers Q: What is deadline for districts to be drawn? A: Now that federal pre-clearance is not required, commission could take till early 2014 to make decision. 6. New martial arts school - Nexus Tae Kwan Do: Brad Perkins from Windsor Park a. Opening up a martial arts business near Staples. Emphasized that martial arts play an important role in preventing bullying, and he works on school seminars and presentations to demonstrate this. Hoping to open by November. Will be offering adult and kids' classes as well as yoga, on weekdays and weekends. Twenty years of experience. 7. CASA Superheroes Run for Saturday, September 21st, 2013: Jennifer Lester, CASA events coordinator a. Provided background on Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). Advocates focus on needs of children in the court system. One way CASA supports this work is with the Superheroes run. Route this year goes through Mueller on roads. Registration is open and anticipating sellout by mid-September. http://www.casasuperherorun.com/ Brings whole metropolitan area together against child abuse. Mueller will have a water stop to support along mile 2. Also need help with parking, guiding drivers into rows on dirt lot. b. Gave shout out to Frost Bank as a big supporter. 8. Announcements a. The next Social Hour is Wednesday, August 14th at the Mueller HEB, and children are welcome. The HOA will provide light appetizers (Kat) b. Music in the Park will be on Thursday, Sept 12th with Kent Mayhew performing at the amphitheater, 6:30 PM (Kat) c. RMMA PIAC (Rick Krivoniak, chair of the RMMA PIAC). Welcomed Corky Hilliard's reappointment to the PIAC. Announced the next meeting is August 13th at the Carver Library 9. Adjourned
Mueller Neighborhood Association General Meeting Minutes 6/15/2013
posted by Cynthia on June 22nd, 2013 9:31 AM
The Mueller Neighborhood Association is a non-profit, non-partisan organization within which the residents of the neighborhood can promote their common interests with regard to preserving and enhancing the quality of life, safety, residential characteristics, and property values of their neighborhood in particular, and in all neighborhoods generally. Meeting minutes and association information are posted at http://www.citicite.com/mueller/index.php?module=Pages&op=view&title=Mueller_Neighborhood_Association ************************************************* Mueller Neighborhood Association General Meeting Minutes June 15, 2013 Wildflower Terrace Room MNA Steering Committee Members present: Kathy Sokolic, Sandy Parks, Janeka Rector, Ani Colt, David Neider, Kevin McGillicuddy, Dennis Mick, Grant Fisher, Kat Malcom, Cynthia Cammack MNA Steering Committee Members absent: Belinda Roberts, Corky Hilliard, James Nortey 1. Greetings and Pleasantries: Kathy a. "Brief Meet & Greet" : Neighbors were invited to introduce themselves to others they'd not met before. b. Kathy thanked Steering Committee for work done so far and introduced them. 2. Treasurer's Report: Sandy a. Sandy reported the MNA financial state is very well. Reported she went through books and has discovered that July 15th is the organization's 5 year anniversary, a historic milestone. 3. Subcommittee Reports: a. Rail Subcommittee: Janeka Janeka is keeping up with urban rail expansion. She reported that the mayor says we should expect a vote next May if there's a bond. The mayor is intent on leasing the airport to make this possible. Although a large number of people want rail to go through Mueller, there are groups that want the rail to go along Lamar. Janeka and volunteers working with her will continue to attend meetings with the Mueller group to keep focus here at Mueller. See Janeka after the meeting for more information or to get involved. PROJECT CONNECT meeting: June 25, 2013, 5 to 8 PM, Dobie Middle School, 1200 East Rundberg Lane - Please attend if possible. b. Kathy displayed Mueller Redevelopment Vision and Goals. c. Community Enhancement Subcommittee: Dave Dave reviewed the Kerbey Lane Eat-in event, the first in an effort to focus local businesses on residents' desire to have them here and on our potential support. 119 people showed up at Kerbey Lane. Similar events are being planned for the future. Dave reviewed tenets of the sub-committee and relevant events. There will be a town center meeting at his house, work on redesign of the community website. Kathy explained we are planning a lot of meetings, but the goal is to get more people involved in neighborhood projects. She asked for a show of hands of block captains. She explained that Kevin will be taking over block captain organization duties from Dennis, and at the Monday, June 24th block captain meeting, there will be discussion of what tasks group wants to do and how to proceed with block captains. We asked for people from new areas of the neighborhood to attend if they're interested in getting this started on their block. Current block captains are encouraged to attend. 4. Announcements: Kat invited all to Mueller July 4 parade, sponsored each year by MNA and one event membership dues support. She described parade route and said that group will stage parade at 9:30 at Lake Park by the restrooms; neighbors can join as participants or spectators. Ice cream will be served at Ella Wooten, and the event ends with a pool party. She reminded us that no food or drink is permitted in the pool, and that no lifeguard is on duty before 1 PM. Kat also explained there is a social hour each quarter. The next meeting is scheduled for August 14 at the new HEB. Children are invited to this event, and there will be a table with activities for them. Kathy reminded attendees of how to join MNA and the cost - $5 yearly dues. Renewals are in December/January time frame. Dues provide Front Porch Flyer, sponsor parade, used for neighborhood activities and projects. Dennis passed out forms to those interested. 5. Sustainable Food Center (SFC): Simone Benz Simone presented the SFC mission and went through a presentation to introduce SFC. Highlights from the presentation: · Grow Local -community and school gardens · Farm Direct - food sharing and distribution to link producers and consumers, four farmers' markets · The Happy Kitchen/La Cocina Alegra - cooking classes and nutrition education on available and local foods · 4 Farmers' Markets - Triangle, MLK MetroRail, Sunset Valley, Downtown · Double Dollar Incentive Program - matching for WIC and SNAP benefits to increase fresh food purchasing power · SFC has moved to a new location near MLK market. They now have conference and teaching facilities, gardens, and cooking facilities. Simone stated that the center and its mission fits into the East Austin revitalization part of MNA's vision. 6. HEB Update: Marty Garcia, Steve Buxton, LaSean Hockenhull The group provided a presentation with a sneak peak of the store and management staff. Discussed their director roles and areas of accountability. All three have experience in HEB east side and other stores and will have a team of 30 working with them at this store. Highlights of presentation: · This store is the first to offer the Community Coordinator role, not a typical role for HEB. It was developed based on active input from neighborhoods in this area that asked for a staff person whose job was to act as a contact for neighborhood residents. The role is currently held by Calah Peace, but she has been promoted, and someone else will replace her in coming weeks. · Slides of the Community Room and information about how to reserve it was presented. It is available for 501(c)3 groups. Meetings must be nonpolitical, nonreligious, charge no admission. No alcohol or outside food/drink are permitted. The room is fully outfitted with tables chairs, a dry erase board, TV monitor, etc. They will probably ask for a deposit just to limit no-shows but haven't decided on the policy yet. · They gave an overview of the store facilities and features. It is the greenest store HEB has ever designed, and is anticipated to meet at least the LEED Silver rating, hoping for platinum rating. It's also anticipated to exceed the AEGB 4 rating. All cold food items are behind lightweight frameless glass doors. There is natural and LED lighting, designed to maintain even lighting at all times. Lights automatically turn down or off when not needed. The entire roof will be devoted to solar power generation. Native landscaping has been sourced from within 100 miles of store, to ensure suitability, and there are reclaimed water and other water-saving features. · The store has 65 bike rack spots with tool kits, 2 EV charge stations, and is near bus routes. · Cafe Mueller is the first HEB full-blown restaurant open for lunch and dinner and will feature craft brews, wine, beer, and a menu to include barbecue, Asian, bistro items. It will have its own entrance. Live music will be featured with a schedule influenced by neighborhood preferences. Cafe hours are set for 10 AM - 10 PM for start. · 100% of the staff is hired and in training at other stores. July 26 is the opening date. It was changed to accommodate a couple of construction issues that don't yet meet expectations. Q&A - answers included: There will be a full pharmacy with 2 drive-up windows. It will be a one-level market with easier access for handicapped. It is bigger than the Hancock store. It will have an ATM but no leased spaces to other businesses. It will run the same weekly promotions as Hancock; Springdale store will become part of same ad zone. It will order top-of-line produce but will have affordable price leader options as well. This store has all demographics and will need a variety of options. It will have a Blooms for floral and gift items. Bike racks will be located across front and side of store on restaurant side. There will be 8 gas pumps - will open July 19 There will be fresh options, including a juice bar, fresh guacamole and salsa. At 6 AM coffee will be available. They have made an effort to stock gluten-free products and options in restaurant and in store. No floor plan is available until the store is open. It will have a large organic selection. There will be 4 express lanes, no self-checkouts. They are planning a Thursday morning senior coffee. They will have a full-service butcher center, and tortilla machine for flour tortillas. Security will be provided as Segway security with energy-efficient vehicles; parking lot security will be in uniform. Pharmacy hours are 9 AM - 9 PM, 10-5 on Sunday. Bike riders will need to go through the parking lot. Catellus has list of the smaller businesses planned for the strip center. Store hours will be 6 AM-midnight.
Steering Committee election results!
posted by Betsy on January 26th, 2013 12:07 PM
The following members comprise the 2013 MNA Steering Committee, as elected this morning: Cynthia Cammack Ani Colt Grant Fisher Corky Hilliard Kathleen ‘kat’ Malcom Kevin McGillicuddy Dennis Mick David Neider James Nortey Sandy Parks Janeka Rector Belinda Roberts Kathy Sokolic The new Steering Committee met after the general meeting, with 2 members absent, and elected the following officers: Chair - Kathy Sokolic Vice-Chair - Grant Fisher Secretary - Cynthia Cammack Treasurer - Sandy Parks Congratulations to all and a hearty thank-you to the outgoing Steering Committee members! Betsy
MNA Steering Conmmittee reposting entire document
posted by Bobby Gierisch on January 11th, 2013 1:30 PM
THIS IS A RE-POSTING OF THE ONE ABOVE, WITH TWO CHANGES. FIRST, THERE ARE NOW JUST 13 CANDIDATES FOR THE 13 POSITIONS; AND SECOND, I'VE ATTEMPTED TO REFORMAT SO THAT EACH CANDIDATE'S STATEMENT IS SEPARATED FROM THE OTHERS, MAKING IT EASIER TO READ ... sometimes our formatting dreams don't pan out, so here's hoping Mueller Neighborhood AssociationSteering Committee ElectionThere are 13 positions on the Steering Committee of the Mueller Neighborhood Association. Members are elected for one-year terms and may be re-elected, but they may serve no more than three consecutive terms. The election will take place at the MNA monthly meeting at 10am on January 26 in Room 108 of the SEDL Building at 4700 Mueller Boulevard.You must be a resident and MNA member in good standing to serve on the steering committee.You must also be a resident and MNA member for at least two weeks prior to the election (by January 12) in order to vote. Residents who paid MNA dues anytime during 2012 are members in good standing. If you need to become a member, visit: http://www.citicite.com/mueller/index.php?module=Pages&op=view&title=Mueller_Neighborhood_AssociationBelow are short “statements of interest” from 13 residents nominated for election. Those currently serving on the steering committee (incumbents) are denoted with (I). Additional nominations may be made at any time, including nominations from the floor at the MNA meeting. However, nominations must be received by January 12 to have a statement of interest printed and be included on the printed ballot.For additional information, contact any member of the Nominations Committee: Bobby Gierisch, Millie Hayes, Betsy Hilton, Ann Jerome or Jerry Perkins.MNA Steering Committee NomineesStatements of InterestCynthia Cammack We moved to Mueller during its first year, in August 2008, and live on Zach Scott in the first block of houses off Airport. It's been exciting to watch the community grow and see the principles of good urban design at work. Mueller is proof that planning and teamwork make a difference in the quality of neighborhood life. The Mueller Neighborhood Association provides a forum for the entire neighborhood to continue to build community, to understand issues and share information affecting residents, and to weigh in with a voice when residents need or want that. This is especially important as the neighborhood grows, and more systematic efforts are needed to get input from all. I'd welcome the opportunity to be a part of this effort. I bring professional experience with education, communication, and contract/project management that I believe can help support the work of the group. Equally as important, I bring a sincere desire to work for a neighborly quality of life.Ani ColtHi, I’m Ani Colt. After 30 some years in the northeast, I visited Mueller the Christmas of 2011. My daughter lives in Windsor Park and she and her partner brought me over to lure me to Austin. When I got back to Connecticut, I read about the vision of Mueller on the internet and found Wildflower Terrace. Bullseye. Because of my long desire to help create what I call intentional community, I got it all together and moved in April, 2012. Since getting here, I’m helping start a Time Xchange at Wildflower Terrace and have lead one of our monthly literary salons to introduce the book I published in 2011. In addition, I have taken a rep position with Go Local Austin. Attracting and supporting local businesses can help Mueller’s unique potential and serve our residents.My previous career consulting big food and beverage companies develop new products helped me gain a keen understand of the importance of listening to people. Serving on the MNA Steering Committee offers the opportunity to utilize my decades of experience. If elected, I intend to help implement the visions and economic realities that have brought us to share this growing neighborhood and evolving multi-faceted community.Grant FisherI am interesting on serving on the Mueller Neighborhood Association (MNA) Steering Committee to help provide a better neighborhood for the Mueller residents. As a pioneer resident and a founding member of the MNA, I have worked on neighborhood issues since the inception of the MNA. I served as Chair of the MNA for the first three years, and recently I am serving as one of the ANC delegates from Mueller. I look forward to being able to work with the MNA on neighborhood and local issues, and hope to continue my service.Corky Hilliard (I).I won the lottery and became a Mueller Pioneer in 2008. This past year I have served on the MNA Steering committee and am asking to continue my involvement. I have worked for the past 5 years on issues important to Mueller residents and community. I was honored to have been the first Mueller resident appointed to the Mueller Commission (PIAC) and served there for almost 3 years. While serving on the PIAC I worked to open the Hangar for resident use, the substation/golf course upgrades, and increasing the resident voice on the city commission. I have been involved in several Mueller initiatives and the Pecan Street Project. Austin community involvements have included board positions with SafePlace, the Austin Film Society, and currently the ECHO board which advocates for ending homelessness. My business is focused on strategic planning, executive leadership and community building. I advocate those ideals in my Mueller community work. I'm asking for your support to continue my work on the MNA Steering Committee providing a strong voice for resident involvement.Kathleen ‘kat’ MalcomHello neighbors! My name is Kathleen ‘kat’ Malcom and I live on Camacho St. I began stalking the Mueller development in 2006 before the streets were installed, and met several of my current neighbors back then, as we shared our passion for shaping Mueller. I received my Pioneer lottery number in 2007, and built my home here in 2008. The Mueller community has exceeded my expectations, and in return I enjoy contributing to its well-being. I became the Upper Camacho Block Captain in 2009, and have previously served two years on the MNA Steering Committee, where I chaired the Block Captain committee. I have also been a member of the POA Resident’s Activity Committee for the last three years, and I created the Mueller Boomer Baby Social Club in 2009 which is thriving today. I would be happy to join the MNA Steering Committee in 2013. My goal is to extend Mueller’s visibility and engagement within our adjacent neighborhoods, and for Mueller to become a contributing member of the East Austin community. Thanks!Kevin McGillicuddy (I)My wife Tish and I have been residents at Mueller (living on Pinckney St.) since the Spring of 2009 and have lived in Austin since 1975. As a recovering lawyer, I work in the insurance claims business. I greatly enjoy living at Mueller and am standing for election for a second year on the Steering Committee so that I can continue contributing to the life of this great community.Dennis Mick (I)I retired in 2008 after a career in advertising and public relations for large companies. Carole and I sold our suburban house and moved to Mueller (4305 Scales) the following year, and we are so happy with that decision. We significantly reduced our carbon footprint but enlarged our social circle. We are involved in a number of Mueller activities, and love the direction of the neighborhood and the involvement of many of our neighbors. I have served on the Steering Committee of the MNA for two years.David NeiderI’m originally from Urbana Illinois where I grew up and went to college. After graduating I moved to Austin because I liked the city and I had a job lined up at Dell. I have been living in Austin and working for Dell for the past ~12 years. I currently work as a quality engineer, outside of work I enjoy local live music, playing basketball and classic cars.I became interested in moving to Mueller prior to ground breaking and entered myself into the Mueller pioneer lottery. I choose not to build at that time and later moved to Mueller as a renter in August 2011. I moved in to a Mueller House in April of this year. Since ~June I have been serving as the Mueller House Block Captain. I’m interested in serving on the MNA board as I’m interested in finding ways to make our neighborhood a better place to live including: influencing new development, finding ways to build community and keeping our neighborhood safe. Dave Neider 2012 Simond Unit D.James NorteyHello neighbors! My name is James Nortey and I am excited for the chance to join the Mueller Neighborhood Association (“MNA”) Steering Committee (“SC”). I am a young attorney at Andrews Kurth LLP. I’ve lived in Mueller as a tenant in the Mosaic apartments at 4600 Mueller Blvd. for 13 months and have been a member of MNA for almost a year. In this capacity I’ve served as a member of the MNA External Relations Committee. I am currently in the process of purchasing a home in Mueller that will be complete in mid-2013.I am eager to join the SC because I am passionate about community engagement, the development of our neighborhood, and strategic planning and growth based on new urbanism principles. As a member of the SC I intend to listen to the concerns of my fellow neighbors and be a voice for tenants and young professionals in Mueller. My top priorities are: 1) Building and maintaining positive relations with other East Austin neighborhoods; 2) Advocate for affordable housing options in Mueller; and 3) Help make Mueller the most walkable and most livable neighborhood in Austin.Sandy ParksJuly 9, 2008 I made one of the best decisions of my life. That day I signed a contract to build a DW row house on Zach Scott in the new Mueller neighborhood. I had lived and worked in Boise, Idaho for the past 28 years, but came to visit family in Austin two-three times a year. After the airport was moved to Bergstrom, I would drive by the “old airport site” to see what was happening, and I kept up with the Mueller project updates online. I had lived in Austin in the 60s as a UT student, and again in the 70s, with a very young family. Austin was to be my retirement home. I just made the decision a little sooner than I expected.For the past 3 ½ years I have been “commuting” to my CPA practice in Boise. I recently retired, and Austin is home full time now. My retirement goals include learning and relearning all things Texas, participating in the Austin community, understanding our unique Mueller community issues, and becoming involved. Since 2009, I have been a member of the POA budget committee. I am truly in awe of the Mueller pioneers, and all the Mueller residents, who have devoted so much time, thought, and energy into making this a truly unique and wonderful neighborhood……thank you!!Janeka RectorMy name is Janeka Rector and I am thrilled to be nominated to serve this amazing community. As a new resident, I hope to bring a fresh perspective and genuine enthusiasm to the Committee. I will be moving into the new phase on McBee Street in mid-January. See you soon!Belinda RobertsI have lived in Mueller since 2009. We are the house with the monkey on Gochman Street. Over the past few years, I have become pretty involved with our neighborhood. With the help of other parents and Mueller neighbors, I have helped put on many family friendly events including the Halloween Carnival and Mueller Egg Scramble. Through these events, I have gotten to know so many families and individuals who live in our unique neighborhood. What I found is that many of my neighbors have lots of questions about what is going on. I like to help answer these questions or provide information to help the dialogue and there is no better way to do this than to be involved. Outside of our neighborhood, I am an active CASA volunteer. I sit on the boards of the East Communities YMCA and St. George's Episcopal School. Additionally, I raise money for the Austin Children's Shelter by serving on the committee that hosts the annual New Wave Ball. I am attorney by training but currently put my "evil powers" to good use in a strictly volunteer setting. I'd like serve our neighborhood better by serving on the Mueller Neighborhood Steering Committee for 2013.Kathy Sokolic (I)Kathy is currently serving as Vice Chair of the Steering Committee. Kathy is involved in many aspects of Mueller, from volunteering at the Egg Scramble to helping with the Front Porch Flyer. Kathy has worked hard to extend MNA membership throughout this vibrant and diverse community and increase participation in MNA events and programs. She believes in working with everyone from Catellus to the City of Austin to the surrounding neighborhoods to achieve the long-term goals of Mueller. On top of these efforts, she’s passionate about bringing and keeping the people of Mueller together.Kathy would be thrilled to be able to serve her third term on Steering Committee and thanks you for your vote!Diana “Dee Dee” WalkerI am very flattered to be considered for a position on the Mueller Neighborhood Association Steering Committee. As the property manager of Wildflower Terrace and a resident, my interest and concerns are two fold. I have always been an active participant in local affairs. I have been an active member of the Austin Apartment Association, serving as committee chair, board of directors, and executive committee. I have served on the Home Owners Association of my last single-family home. Member of the Pflugerville Chamber of Commerce and Faith in Action-Senior Access Advisory Board. I learned early in life that you more you give, the better your return!Serving on the numerous committees, boards and other groups provided great experience in achieving compromise solutions with "win-win" outcomes. The diverse population of Wildflower Terrace strengthens my ability to communicate to individuals from all walks of life. Part of my work history prior to Wildflower Terrace included other new construction developments, giving me experience in zoning variance issues and neighborhood opposition to the planned building. I look forward to offering my experience and service to this amazing community.
MNA Steering Conmmittee reposting entire document
posted by danx11 on January 11th, 2013 10:31 AM
Mueller Neighborhood Association Steering Committee Election There are 13 positions on the Steering Committee of the Mueller Neighborhood Association. Members are elected for one-year terms and may be re-elected, but they may serve no more than three consecutive terms. The election will take place at the MNA monthly meeting at 10am on January 26 in Room 108 of the SEDL Building at 4700 Mueller Boulevard. You must be a resident and MNA member in good standing to serve on the steering committee. You must also be a resident and MNA member for at least two weeks prior to the election (by January 12) in order to vote. Residents who paid MNA dues anytime during 2012 are members in good standing. If you need to become a member, visit: http://www.citicite.com/mueller/index.php?module=Pages&op=view&title=Mueller_Neighborhood_Association Below are short “statements of interest” from 14 residents nominated for election. Those currently serving on the steering committee (incumbents) are denoted with (I). Additional nominations may be made at any time, including nominations from the floor at the MNA meeting. However, nominations must be received by January 12 to have a statement of interest printed and be included on the printed ballot. For additional information, contact any member of the Nominations Committee: Bobby Gierisch, Millie Hayes, Betsy Hilton, Ann Jerome or Jerry Perkins. MNA Steering Committee Nominees Statements of Interest Cynthia Cammack. We moved to Mueller during its first year, in August 2008, and live on Zach Scott in the first block of houses off Airport. It's been exciting to watch the community grow and see the principles of good urban design at work. Mueller is proof that planning and teamwork make a difference in the quality of neighborhood life. The Mueller Neighborhood Association provides a forum for the entire neighborhood to continue to build community, to understand issues and share information affecting residents, and to weigh in with a voice when residents need or want that. This is especially important as the neighborhood grows, and more systematic efforts are needed to get input from all. I'd welcome the opportunity to be a part of this effort. I bring professional experience with education, communication, and contract/project management that I believe can help support the work of the group. Equally as important, I bring a sincere desire to work for a neighborly quality of life. Ani Colt. Hi, I’m Ani Colt. After 30 some years in the northeast, I visited Mueller the Christmas of 2011. My daughter lives in Windsor Park and she and her partner brought me over to lure me to Austin. When I got back to Connecticut, I read about the vision of Mueller on the internet and found Wildflower Terrace. Bullseye. Because of my long desire to help create what I call intentional community, I got it all together and moved in April, 2012. Since getting here, I’m helping start a Time Xchange at Wildflower Terrace and have lead one of our monthly literary salons to introduce the book I published in 2011. In addition, I have taken a rep position with Go Local Austin. Attracting and supporting local businesses can help Mueller’s unique potential and serve our residents. My previous career consulting big food and beverage companies develop new products helped me gain a keen understand of the importance of listening to people. Serving on the MNA Steering Committee offers the opportunity to utilize my decades of experience. If elected, I intend to help implement the visions and economic realities that have brought us to share this growing neighborhood and evolving multi-faceted community. Grant Fisher. I am interesting on serving on the Mueller Neighborhood Association (MNA) Steering Committee to help provide a better neighborhood for the Mueller residents. As a pioneer resident and a founding member of the MNA, I have worked on neighborhood issues since the inception of the MNA. I served as Chair of the MNA for the first three years, and recently I am serving as one of the ANC delegates from Mueller. I look forward to being able to work with the MNA on neighborhood and local issues, and hope to continue my service. Corky Hilliard (I). I won the lottery and became a Mueller Pioneer in 2008. This past year I have served on the MNA Steering committee and am asking to continue my involvement. I have worked for the past 5 years on issues important to Mueller residents and community. I was honored to have been the first Mueller resident appointed to the Mueller Commission (PIAC) and served there for almost 3 years. While serving on the PIAC I worked to open the Hangar for resident use, the substation/golf course upgrades, and increasing the resident voice on the city commission. I have been involved in several Mueller initiatives and the Pecan Street Project. Austin community involvements have included board positions with SafePlace, the Austin Film Society, and currently the ECHO board which advocates for ending homelessness. My business is focused on strategic planning, executive leadership and community building. I advocate those ideals in my Mueller community work. I'm asking for your support to continue my work on the MNA Steering Committee providing a strong voice for resident involvement. Kathleen ‘kat’ Malcom. Hello neighbors! My name is Kathleen ‘kat’ Malcom and I live on Camacho St. I began stalking the Mueller development in 2006 before the streets were installed, and met several of my current neighbors back then, as we shared our passion for shaping Mueller. I received my Pioneer lottery number in 2007, and built my home here in 2008. The Mueller community has exceeded my expectations, and in return I enjoy contributing to its well-being. I became the Upper Camacho Block Captain in 2009, and have previously served two years on the MNA Steering Committee, where I chaired the Block Captain committee. I have also been a member of the POA Resident’s Activity Committee for the last three years, and I created the Mueller Boomer Baby Social Club in 2009 which is thriving today. I would be happy to join the MNA Steering Committee in 2013. My goal is to extend Mueller’s visibility and engagement within our adjacent neighborhoods, and for Mueller to become a contributing member of the East Austin community. Thanks! Kevin McGillicuddy (I). My wife Tish and I have been residents at Mueller (living on Pinckney St.) since the Spring of 2009 and have lived in Austin since 1975. As a recovering lawyer, I work in the insurance claims business. I greatly enjoy living at Mueller and am standing for election for a second year on the Steering Committee so that I can continue contributing to the life of this great community. Dennis Mick (I). I retired in 2008 after a career in advertising and public relations for large companies. Carole and I sold our suburban house and moved to Mueller (4305 Scales) the following year, and we are so happy with that decision. We significantly reduced our carbon footprint but enlarged our social circle. We are involved in a number of Mueller activities, and love the direction of the neighborhood and the involvement of many of our neighbors. I have served on the Steering Committee of the MNA for two years. David Neider. I’m originally from Urbana Illinois where I grew up and went to college. After graduating I moved to Austin because I liked the city and I had a job lined up at Dell. I have been living in Austin and working for Dell for the past ~12 years. I currently work as a quality engineer, outside of work I enjoy local live music, playing basketball and classic cars. I became interested in moving to Mueller prior to ground breaking and entered myself into the Mueller pioneer lottery. I choose not to build at that time and later moved to Mueller as a renter in August 2011. I moved in to a Mueller House in April of this year. Since ~June I have been serving as the Mueller House Block Captain. I’m interested in serving on the MNA board as I’m interested in finding ways to make our neighborhood a better place to live including: influencing new development, finding ways to build community and keeping our neighborhood safe. Dave Neider 2012 Simond Unit D. James Nortey. Hello neighbors! My name is James Nortey and I am excited for the chance to join the Mueller Neighborhood Association (“MNA”) Steering Committee (“SC”). I am a young attorney at Andrews Kurth LLP. I’ve lived in Mueller as a tenant in the Mosaic apartments at 4600 Mueller Blvd. for 13 months and have been a member of MNA for almost a year. In this capacity I’ve served as a member of the MNA External Relations Committee. I am currently in the process of purchasing a home in Mueller that will be complete in mid-2013. I am eager to join the SC because I am passionate about community engagement, the development of our neighborhood, and strategic planning and growth based on new urbanism principles. As a member of the SC I intend to listen to the concerns of my fellow neighbors and be a voice for tenants and young professionals in Mueller. My top priorities are: 1) Building and maintaining positive relations with other East Austin neighborhoods; 2) Advocate for affordable housing options in Mueller; and 3) Help make Mueller the most walkable and most livable neighborhood in Austin. Sandy Parks. July 9, 2008 I made one of the best decisions of my life. That day I signed a contract to build a DW row house on Zach Scott in the new Mueller neighborhood. I had lived and worked in Boise, Idaho for the past 28 years, but came to visit family in Austin two-three times a year. After the airport was moved to Bergstrom, I would drive by the “old airport site” to see what was happening, and I kept up with the Mueller project updates online. I had lived in Austin in the 60s as a UT student, and again in the 70s, with a very young family. Austin was to be my retirement home. I just made the decision a little sooner than I expected. For the past 3 ½ years I have been “commuting” to my CPA practice in Boise. I recently retired, and Austin is home full time now. My retirement goals include learning and relearning all things Texas, participating in the Austin community, understanding our unique Mueller community issues, and becoming involved. Since 2009, I have been a member of the POA budget committee. I am truly in awe of the Mueller pioneers, and all the Mueller residents, who have devoted so much time, thought, and energy into making this a truly unique and wonderful neighborhood……thank you!! Janeka Rector. My name is Janeka Rector and I am thrilled to be nominated to serve this amazing community. As a new resident, I hope to bring a fresh perspective and genuine enthusiasm to the Committee. I will be moving into the new phase on McBee Street in mid-January. See you soon! Belinda Roberts. I have lived in Mueller since 2009. We are the house with the monkey on Gochman Street. Over the past few years, I have become pretty involved with our neighborhood. With the help of other parents and Mueller neighbors, I have helped put on many family friendly events including the Halloween Carnival and Mueller Egg Scramble. Through these events, I have gotten to know so many families and individuals who live in our unique neighborhood. What I found is that many of my neighbors have lots of questions about what is going on. I like to help answer these questions or provide information to help the dialogue and there is no better way to do this than to be involved. Outside of our neighborhood, I am an active CASA volunteer. I sit on the boards of the East Communities YMCA and St. George's Episcopal School. Additionally, I raise money for the Austin Children's Shelter by serving on the committee that hosts the annual New Wave Ball. I am attorney by training but currently put my "evil powers" to good use in a strictly volunteer setting. I'd like serve our neighborhood better by serving on the Mueller Neighborhood Steering Committee for 2013. Kathy Sokolic (I). Kathy is currently serving as Vice Chair of the Steering Committee. Kathy is involved in many aspects of Mueller, from volunteering at the Egg Scramble to helping with the Front Porch Flyer. Kathy has worked hard to extend MNA membership throughout this vibrant and diverse community and increase participation in MNA events and programs. She believes in working with everyone from Catellus to the City of Austin to the surrounding neighborhoods to achieve the long-term goals of Mueller. On top of these efforts, she’s passionate about bringing and keeping the people of Mueller together. Kathy would be thrilled to be able to serve her third term on Steering Committee and thanks you for your vote! Diana “Dee Dee” Walker. I am very flattered to be considered for a position on the Mueller Neighborhood Association Steering Committee. As the property manager of Wildflower Terrace and a resident, my interest and concerns are two fold. I have always been an active participant in local affairs. I have been an active member of the Austin Apartment Association, serving as committee chair, board of directors, and executive committee. I have served on the Home Owners Association of my last single-family home. Member of the Pflugerville Chamber of Commerce and Faith in Action-Senior Access Advisory Board. I learned early in life that you more you give, the better your return! Serving on the numerous committees, boards and other groups provided great experience in achieving compromise solutions with "win-win" outcomes. The diverse population of Wildflower Terrace strengthens my ability to communicate to individuals from all walks of life. Part of my work history prior to Wildflower Terrace included other new construction developments, giving me experience in zoning variance issues and neighborhood opposition to the planned building. I look forward to offering my experience and service to this amazing community.
Very Nice Room in Hyde Park for Rent- Mid January,2013!!
posted by Susan Lloyd on December 19th, 2012 4:46 PM
Hi all :) A very good friend of mine has a room for lease in her Hyde Park home and asked me to spread the word :) Start the New Year in a New Place Graduate Students Welcome! Ready to Move In! Room for Rent. The Home is is a 3-1. The room is 12 by 24 furnished. The rent is $660.00 per month all bills paid. You would have a private room with a entry and exit door. Bathroom and kitchen are shared. Great location on number 7 UT bus route. Great Historic Neighborhood. Walking Distance to Several Restaurants, Coffee Shops,Bakery, Two Grocery Stores, 24/7 Gym Public Golf Course,Hancock Mall. Parking lot for 1 car.No pets allowed. - Free cable & wi-fi, quaint common living areas, hallway bathroom, washer/dryer, backyard. - Room is available on or January 20,2013 - Will require a reference and background check for all applicants. Please call, Sandy 512-947-9522/512-454-2892
Care Calendar for Neighbor
posted by JennaMartin on April 24th, 2012 4:02 PM
Please let me know if you would like an invite to our beloved neighbor, Sandy Fivecoat to help deliver meals while she fights cancer. best- Jenna Martin
Changes to Alliance/TW cable/internet deal? Clear vs U-verse comparison
posted by Sandy Clark on March 27th, 2012 8:29 PM
It has been nearly a month since we received the POA email telling us that the Time Warner deal was expiring. According to the email, Further information about this transition will be sent in March. TWC plans to begin calling residents directly to assist you with this process, they also plan to host a neighborhood event to answer questions. TWC will continue to be a preferred provider at Mueller and can offer very competitive rates to our residents. We will continue to share updated information on this process over the next few months. I have not received a call, letter in the mail or seen an event listed. Has anyone else received information or a call? If so, please share with the group. I have been anxiously awaiting to hear about those "very competive rates". thanks, Sandy
NEW Space Heater For Sale $25
posted by Sandy Clark on January 9th, 2012 1:51 PM
Wexford Portable Space Heater. Still in original box. Never used. -Two heat settings. Low and High. -Cool air fan setting (no heat). -Overheat and tip over safety protection. -Power indicator light. -750/1500 watts, 120 volts If interested, call me at 529-9131. Sandy
Roadmaster Mt. Fury Bike for Sale
posted by Sandy Clark on August 30th, 2011 9:16 AM
Roadmaster Mt. Fury 26" Bike for sale for $40.00. Good bike, only has been on the road a couple of times around the block. Retail price is $79-$89. Please PM me and we'll setup a time to look at it. Sandy
Egg smashed on my fence
posted by Sandy Clark on June 8th, 2011 9:49 AM
Just to let everyone know, someone threw a raw egg on my fence. I cleaned it right away when I saw it, but it stained the wood. The heat fried the egg right on the wood. It probably was there several days before I noticed it. With school out for the summer, there might be some mischief going on around the neighborhood.... so be alert. Sandy
Poop in the pool again, PSA
posted by Curtis LaFaitte on May 28th, 2011 11:01 AM
Well Said, Sandy!! This rule shoud be poured in bronze mold and posted at the front pool entry gate and at both sides of the pool. It should also be printed in 3 x 5 recycled eco friendly cards and passed out to all the parents who can't read. [:lol:]
Poop in the pool again, PSA
posted by Curtis LaFaitte on May 28th, 2011 11:01 AM
Well Said, Sandy!! This rule shoud be poured in bronze mold and posted at the front pool entry gate and at both sides of the pool. It should also be printed in 3 x 5 recycled eco friendly cards and passed out to all the parents who can't read. [:lol:]
Front-back double stroller-$20
posted by dubaydavid on May 27th, 2011 11:11 AM
Graco Duo-glider. Well-loved, but works just fine. Great stroller to take somewhere you don't want to take your 'nice' stroller-- the beach/boardwalk, for instance. Let this one get all sandy.
Support Pearce Middle School Staff...a Mueller Tradition
posted by mrs aaron on May 4th, 2011 8:36 PM
Don't forget to donate your time or money to this important cause. Last year, some of the staff was in tears of joy over the attention and appreciation. On Friday, May 6, from 11 - 12, Mueller residents will sponsor a special "Salad and Dessert Bar" for these special Pearce teachers.HOW CAN YOU HELP?•You can bring your favorite salad or dessert to Sandy Fivecoat's house (2324 Tom Miller Street) no later than 10:00 am May 6 (Send Sandy a note at sandyfivecoat@gmail.com">sandyfivecoat@gmail.com so she will know what to expect)•You can bring your food directly to Pearce MS no later than 10:30 on May 6 and help us set up and serve. (Let Sandy know, please)•You can drop by a monetary contribution to Sandy's house, no later than May 5 and we'll use it to purchase any additional salad or dessert we need.THANKS in advance for your help and participation!
Pearce MS Teacher Appreciation Luncheon!
posted by sandyfivecoat on April 27th, 2011 3:30 PM
It's TEACHER APPRECIATION time, and the MUELLER Community is continuing its tradition of showing support for Pearce Middle School teachers. On Friday, May 6, from 11 - 12, Mueller residents will sponsor a special "Salad and Dessert Bar" for these special Pearce teachers. HOW CAN YOU HELP? •You can bring your favorite salad or dessert to Sandy Fivecoat's house (2324 Tom Miller Street) no later than 10:00 am May 6 (Send Sandy a note at sandyfivecoat@gmail.com">sandyfivecoat@gmail.com so she will know what to expect) •You can bring your food directly to Pearce MS no later than 10:30 on May 6 and help us set up and serve. (Let Sandy know, please) •You can drop by a monetary contribution to Sandy's house, no later than May 5 and we'll use it to purchase any additional salad or dessert we need. THANKS in advance for your help and participation!
Support Pearce Middle School Staff...a Mueller Tradition
posted by mrs aaron on April 25th, 2011 8:14 PM
It's TEACHER APPRECIATION time, and the MUELLER Community is continuing its tradition of showing support for Pearce Middle School teachers. On Friday, May 6, from 11 - 12, Mueller residents will sponsor a special "Salad and Dessert Bar" for these special Pearce teachers. HOW CAN YOU HELP? •You can bring your favorite salad or dessert to Sandy Fivecoat's house (2324 Tom Miller Street) no later than 10:00 am May 6 (Send Sandy a note at sandyfivecoat@gmail.com">sandyfivecoat@gmail.com so she will know what to expect) •You can bring your food directly to Pearce MS no later than 10:30 on May 6 and help us set up and serve. (Let Sandy know, please) •You can drop by a monetary contribution to Sandy's house, no later than May 5 and we'll use it to purchase any additional salad or dessert we need. THANKS in advance for your help and participation!
Boomer's Progressive Dinner Tonight!
posted by Kathleen Malcom on October 9th, 2010 6:33 AM
The Mueller Boomer Baby Social Club is hosting a Progressive Dinner tonight! All Boomer's are invited. We have over 30 people signed up, and it only reguires a one dish contribution to join us. We'll eat and stroll our way thru Mueller. 6:00PM Laura Spoor & Dan McAtee 4448 Camacho Appetizer's 6:45PM Delta Best & Peggy Garrison 4313 Camacho Salads 7:30PM Connie Ryan 4029 Mendez Entrees/Casserole/Meats 8:15PM Sandy & Bill Fivecoat 2324 Tom Miller Desserts We are allowing 15 minutes for walking in between homes, so our party will continue on foot as we change homes.
Alarm company warning ~
posted by mbe19 on July 18th, 2010 11:09 AM
I have been very happy with Sandy at Elite Security. They are very reasonable, and I called her to get my alarm instructions again (did not use alarm while I had my dog) and she kindly came out to the house to give me another lesson with no charge. Plus I like supporting a small woman-owned business.
July 4th Party- Success!
posted by catberry on July 5th, 2010 4:55 PM
Hi All!We had a fab time too! Worth moving our family reunion for!!Did anyone keep two pyrex cassarole dishes? I brought them over with mini strawberry/blueberry shortcake desserts and forgot to bring the pyrex back home...Sandy, did they maybe end up with you.sorry for the flakiness! Any clues would be appreciated!Catherine
July 4th Party- Success!
posted by Betsy on July 5th, 2010 1:09 PM
It was an awesome celebration from start to finish! Special thanks to the organizers and musicians!! I'm with Sandy.... so blessed to live in such a diverse community.Betsy
Home Network Setup
posted by dhs on March 13th, 2010 8:59 AM
I found the low voltage wiring that the builder's contractor did to be minimally useful, especially the onQ components, and wound up redoing this to make it much more useful. You may find some/all of what I did to be helpful.The first thing I did was to move the wiring closet. In most cases here, the wires are routed to the MBR closet, which is inconvenient and not very practical. I was lucky to have a nearby closet so that the wires could be moved easily (I have a "Willie" Weekley house). I first had shelves build in the closet to have a top and bottom half. The bottom half is my cleaning closet, and the top half is my computer/wiring closet.Next, I had a good low voltage contractor (Sandy Hahn at Elite Systems) install a box in the computer closet, and move the wires from the MBR closet to the computer closet, rerouting them in the process to make the installation neater. (This was one of the reasons that I didn't use the builder's contractor - their original installation was a mess.) I also had Elite move and reconnect the alarm system, which is the main reason I used them, since this requires some familiarity with alarm systems.I then installed my own coax splitter, and ethernet router/switch/firewall. This is one of the reasons I consider the onQ stuff to be minimally useful - the quality of their components is minimal, and I'm sure we get charged a pretty penny for this.The next thing I will do, and this is the main reason I moved the wiring box, is to add a networked printer, NAS (Networked Attached Storage) server and a high quality surge protector/UPS. With the shelf space in the computer closet and the wiring nearby, this is now both physically and electrically convenient. I can also easily add a wireless access point later, if I would like/need to.Having the NAS server and printer in a central location is a good feature, and the MBR closet is not an ideal location for that. In particular, by centralizing the home printer you can get a bigger and better printer, and effectively share the cost among all the computer users in the house.If you don't have a nearby closet to use partly/wholly as the computer/wiring closet, you may be able to do something with the MBR closet - add shelves, etc.One other thing - you probably have Cat5E wiring which can go up to 1Gbps. Cat6 would have been better, though. For people in the process of building a house, you should insist on this, along with Quad-Shielded RG6 coax.Doug
Free Soil
posted by ret1ree00 on December 2nd, 2009 7:22 AM
Anyone needing topsoil for garden beds or fill? I am getting ready to strip out a couple of cubic yards of topsoil for a patio. It's NOT the heavy clays but the sandy loam the contractor puts in for the sod. Not bad soil- but could use more organics to make it a better soil. Also will have sod available if desired. Let me know via PM if you want all or part. We can talk about pick up or delivery.
On-Street Parking Survey Released
posted by schroed on November 18th, 2009 11:31 PM
The more I think about it, street parking in most areas is likely to be f'ed-up, to varying degrees, whether we have a permit system or not. The sooner we can all admit this to ourselves, the happier we will be. No amount of permitting will make it possible to see down Zach Scott without sticking your bumper six feet in the intersection.We can go back and forth about chaos, but none of us really knows what would happen under the different scenarios. The only way to get good data on this is to try it. Try something. So I'd like to be the first to second Doug's idea. One car per household. No permits. Complaint driven, so everybody knows the family with two teens needs more space. Give it a 1 year trial and take the survey about permitting again.Danielps - @Sandy: I thought I made it clear I didn't take your comment seriously. it's all good.
On-Street Parking
posted by Heather on November 14th, 2009 7:33 AM
Well said Sandy!For my two cents: The street are not ours to regulate. They are public streets, not owned by the homeowner, Mueller or Catellus. Just because it is front of my house does not make it mine.I do not want to have to register visitors. That is a huge invasion of privacy not to mention a pain.
Mueller Solar Picnic - Sept. 30th
posted by langhugh on September 21st, 2009 12:20 PM
That's swell, Sandy. We have confirmations from Austin Energy's Leslie Libby and the Pecan Street Project's Brewster McCracken and Randi Shade in her appointed role as City Council liason to PSP. This is going to be a big deal from the commmunity perspective, but I am hopeful that it retains a conversational character and does not feel like a PR event. I beleive we'll be able to manage it properly.
your school concerns, ideas, questions
posted by mrs aaron on September 15th, 2009 8:52 PM
I know quite a few people have expressed concerns about the neighborhood schools, whether it be the Mueller Elementary school or Pearce/Reagan or other issues. We have formed our Great Schools Task Force to attempt to work on those issues. Many have let me know they want to help. I have posted some opportunities to get involved. In order to be more productive, I need honest feedback on what would help you help us. Are the meeting times bad? Are you unclear about what is going on? Are you too busy to participate? If you really want to get involved, join our Group on this website. If you just have questions or want to vent a concern or gripe, use this thread or PM me and we can discuss it. Our next meeting is at Sandy's house on Tuesday, Sept 22. See the Group or the Event posting for more info. (Yes, we can!)
great schools task force meeting
posted by mrs aaron on August 19th, 2009 9:06 PM
We will meet at Nomad at 7:00pm on Tuesday, August 25th. Please join us for discussion about what we can do to help Pearce. I'm sure we will be there for a few hours, so come late if you need to. oh, Sandy, I posted that before I saw you offered your house. Thanks for the offer. next time? Kim
MNA general membership meeting minutes - Aug. 8, 2009
posted by doug on August 9th, 2009 9:10 PM
Kim Wine and Sandy Fivecoat, please contact me re: Pearce M.S. Claudia Kramer, already sent you a P.M. Thanks.
MNA general membership meeting minutes - Aug. 8, 2009
posted by ret1ree00 on August 9th, 2009 8:21 PM
MNA General Membership Meeting Minutes – 8 August 2009, 10:00 a.m. at Mosaic Apartment Clubhouse MNA Chair, Grant Fisher, welcomed the crowd to the meeting. A short time will be spent on MNA business and the rest of the time will be focused on discussion regarding schools serving East Austin. Grant thanked Mueller resident, Robby Jones for bringing his Pilot House coffee for refreshments today. – Kerry Fisher reminded everyone that dues is only $10/year and goes toward printing the newsletter, Front Porch Flyer, and hosting other community events. – Former Austin council member, Brewster McCracken, updated the community on the Pecan Street Project. They are working on a grant application for Federal stimulus dollars to fund a pilot project focused on clean energy and energy savings. Participants in the pilot project could have meters with software control that provides residents with more control over their energy usage. The project is a partnership with UT, the City of Austin, the Environmental Defense Fund, Austin Energy and the Austin Chamber of Commerce. They’ll be looking for sites to participate in the pilot project. Mueller is an ideal residential community for participation. Individual homeowner participation would be strictly voluntary. Other potential sites would include schools and commercial buildings. The Dell Children’s Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House already have many of these technologies in place. Ashley Fisher made a motion for MNA to support participation as a pilot project site. The motion was seconded by Rebecca Leonard and passed unanimously. – Kim Wine welcomed everyone to this discussion on schools. She introduced Jim Walker who will serve as our moderator. Jim provided a short overview of the Mueller master plan, the inclusion of an elementary school in that plan, and the challenges AISD is facing. They have 100 schools with 80,000+ children vying for their attention. The focus of today’s meeting is Pearce Middle School and to some extent, Reagan high school. Mark Williams, president of the AISD Board of Trustees, represents District 5 that serves the part of Mueller tracking to Maplewood/Kealing/McCallum (roughly Mueller Phases 1 & 2). Mr. Williams reviewed the demographics of AISD, where the growth is occurring, and the difficulty finding land for new schools in some of these quickly growing suburbs. He stated that the Pearce repurposing plan was approved with some conditions, including state oversight. At this late date, meeting some of the requirements is very challenging – new principal, new science teachers, and 50% new students. School starts soon and most teachers are already under contract with other schools. AISD is marketing Pearce and working hard to find a great principal, recognizing the importance of good leadership. Mr. Williams discussed briefly the effects of kids transferring out of their neighborhood schools. Some of the most engaged parents are then not available to help improve the neighborhood school, and the schools picking up these kids are more overcrowded. In addition, the schools they transfer to may not have the same sort of support systems in place (Title I status, etc.) that they were used to at the neighborhood school. Trustee Cheryl Bradley, who represents District 1 that serves the part of Mueller tracking to Blanton/Pearce/Reagan (roughly future Mueller phases), spoke next. Ms. Bradley expressed her anger about how the State Commissioner of Education, Robert Scott, has treated Superintendent Carstarphen. She believes he has held this community and our children hostage by the decision to close Pearce, and the timing of his notification of the closure. She stated that he had the flexibility to keep Pearce open, and recognize the good progress that had been made, but he chose not to do so. Ms. Bradley encouraged neighbors to be actively engaged and ask for what we want/need. Don’t just settle for what AISD and the state give us. There was some discussion about what would bring parents back to the idea of sending their children to the neighborhood schools. Neighbors must get involved. AISD is working to recruit a great principal and provide teacher incentives to get teachers to move to Pearce. The community needs to support teachers and mentors and build them up. Sandy Fivecoat expressed how impressed she’s been with the programs at Maplewood Elementary. Allen Weeks, president of the St. John Community School Alliance, talked about their neighborhood experience with similar issues at Webb Middle School two years ago. Mr. Weeks was a teacher for 15 years in Washington, DC and Richmond, VA. He’s not a believer in ‘magic thinking’ – that if you close a school and bring it back it will automatically be better. He believes in a step by step process to improve the schools, and we must stay the course. Leadership turnover is a major problem nationally. When principals change, a lot of instability is introduced into the school. Communities must build up their school leadership – encourage and support them. Working together in a collaborative effort, 30 partners have created a Family Resource Center at Webb MS. It serves as a portal for volunteering. Next year, Reagan, Pearce and Webb will all have resource centers. Volunteers are needed. The St. John Community School Alliance meets monthly to coordinate efforts among sponsors, write grants, etc. Betty Johnson and Charlotte Dotson from the Pearce PTA spoke briefly. The PTA is planning a Community Night Out from 6-8:00 p.m. on August 15th. Volunteers are needed right away to help pull the event together. Please contact Kim Wine (kberlywine@hotmail.com) ASAP if you are able to help. It was noted that increased community involvement at Reagan resulted in an 8-week sports camp this summer that was very successful. o Volunteer – mentoring, tutoring, organizing o Meet with principals & teachers and ask how we can take burdens off of them There was discussion of school boundaries, which Jim Walker noted weren’t that important if all schools are successful. That’s our goal. Catherine Brewer, with Austin Partners in Education (http://www.austinpartners.org/ ) spoke of their mission to connect community volunteers with leaders. The Seedling Foundation program for mentoring children of incarcerated parents was discussed. Mentors meet with students on campus during lunch. Big Brothers Big Sisters was another good program that is actively engaged with the schools. Jim Walker worked to recap the meeting. Kim Wine agreed to coordinate efforts with the Pearce Family Resource Center. Dee Desjardin committed the communication resources of Catellus to reach the Mueller community. She also volunteered to coordinate mentoring programs. Sandy Fivecoat and Claudia Kramer Santamaria agreed to take the lead on broader district issues. Jim suggested that progress on these efforts be reported back to the MNA at monthly meetings. The meeting adjourned shortly after noon.
Pearce Middle School Closing
posted by langhugh on July 14th, 2009 10:05 PM
Here is some relevent background from the Austin Chronicle: And this is my favorite...Pearce may be closing, but at least it isn't a ...
Greenway Lofts in Mueller
posted by london on June 2nd, 2009 7:46 AM
I really hope for your sake the people at greenway lofts have finally worked out all of their issues with building permits. I signed a contract last summer and they were supposed to break ground in September 08. I agree the sales girl was great, but 6 months past the ground break date was just to risky for me. My sales girls name was Sandy though.
Mueller Bike Group Sunday Ride
posted by Luv2Bike on November 8th, 2008 3:12 PM
The Ride tomorrow will be about 8 miles total. We can do a little touring after the ride if people are up to it. Epoch Coffee is about 4 miles from Mueller. I will be relaxing and riding my Townie. Bill and Sandy will be on the tandem. So feel free to join us. I hear they have a cat that eats scraps at the coffee shop! I think we have some other friends joining us from another part of Austin.
Re: Questions about Mueller Schools and the Community
posted by sandyfivecoat on July 14th, 2008 10:15 PM
We LOVE living in Mueller -- and have 4 grandkids right around the corner from us, 2 of whom go to Maplewood. They LOVE it. My daughter -- mom of 4 --- can tell you more, but the kids have never been happier. And they transferred from a blue ribbon school in Round Rock. I wrote a couple of posts in my business blog referencing Mueller and Maplewood, if you are interested. . . sandy-fivecoat/2008/07/02/on-line-communities-and-evolving-physical-communities-are-we-humans-changing/">sandy-fiv" rel="nofollow">http://blog.weareteachers.com/sandy-fiv ... -changing/and sandy-fivecoat/2008/05/22/teachers-continue-to-amaze-me/">sandy-fiv" rel="nofollow">http://blog.weareteachers.com/sandy-fiv ... -amaze-me/Peace, love, Mueller.
Re: anything planned for the 4th of July?
posted by sandyfivecoat on July 2nd, 2008 3:16 PM
Since our house is on Tom Miller, and close to the curve, w/ a pretty good shot at the Frost Tower -- I'm happy to make our front porch available to anyone who wants to try to catch a view. I'll have some refreshments and snacks on our porch, if anyone wants to drop by! Sandy
Free moving boxes
posted by momof4 on June 24th, 2008 7:44 AM
If you need moving boxes, call Sandy or Bill 258-0301. They are on Tom Miller.Happy moving :)
Aaron IS moving to Mueller, PT 5
posted by aaron on October 25th, 2007 8:46 AM
I get the idea that the foundation slab is pretty important. I dare you to have a meeting with a high level executive without that person spewing out some sort of business gobbily-gook that mentions something about a foundation being a key for success. It cant be done. Ive always been taught a good marriage is based on a solid foundation. I could go on and on with metaphors and their kissing cousin, the simile, about foundations. I get it. Its important. Therefore, when I was conducting my daily drive by Garden Court 1 last week, I was pleasantly surprised and a little apprehensive to see my batter box set up. My plot of mother earth has given birth to a slab form and like all first time fathers, Im thinking, What have I gotten myself into? I know nothing about slabs and since they are so important, what should I be looking for so I dont have to contact in 10 years. Its time I do some half-ass research on slabs and foundations. The first thing Ive found out about foundations is that there are several kinds of them. Theres basement types which would be spectacular during an August afternoon, but apparently the reason why Texans dont have basements is because the builders would have to blast through 8 feet of rock and apparently that is expensive and loud (but probably fun). There are also crawl space types that allow a house to have a crawl space so later on you can change your pipes, ducts and store things, and it insulates the foundation from frost and termites. And then there are foundation slabs which are relatively cheap for a builder (hmmm cheap and builder. synonym or antonym?) and with central Texas ever popular expansive soil a near must for our building. So now I know why we are getting a foundation slab, I wanted to know how to build one. Not that I want a career change, but so I can understand the process so when Offspring #1 asks questions, I can look like a smart dad. Its actually pretty simple from a visualization standpoint. First you have to mark off your territory with something a little bit more tangible than urine. Then the batter boxes or forms go up. The next step is to have a ditch witch dig a trench that will become your footings for your slab. A contractor will come out and put in some conduit for the plumbing and electrical. Now some sand and a plastic sheet will fill the base. Rebar goes in next and then finally cement is poured all over and smoothed. Then presto, you now have your foundation slab. Heres a nice link to see a . Some things Ive discovered using this new fandagiled interweb technology thing is that you dont have to use a post-tension foundation design, but if you do have a post-tension foundation design, it has to be done perfectly (I cross referenced this fact with two engineers). This means you might need an engineer on site during the process. I also found out that copper does not like cement so that if your plumbing pipes are copper, you need to have them in conduit or else it will corrode, plus copper is not cheap anymore and the yard gnomes will steal your copper in the middle of the night to sell it. Its also a good idea know what soil you have because that could effect the size of your footings. The size of footings can also be sized according to how much house it has to support. And that plastic barrier that goes over the fill soil is there to keep moisture out so make sure thats there so that the mold doesnt grow under your house and freak out your insurance provider. Ive found out that the soil at our site as tested by an engineer is rated 30 40 PI (Plasticity Index). This puts us in the Moderate to Moderate High range. This is decent as the further east you go the worse it gets. The engineer for our house has set our footings to be 36 deep. I also found out that we are getting caliche soil for our fill rather than the cheaper sandy loam. Caliche settles better than the sandy loam so it doesnt have to be compacted as much and doesnt retain water as much either which will lead to a lesser chance at voids in the fill. Well, in three weeks we should have a proper foundation to build our house on. When the house is built, the slab will mostly be forgotten, but yet its presence will still be there. All I got left to worry about the slab now is what to put in the that Im going to secretly bury underneath it. Pictures? Coins? Jimmy Hoffa?
slab fill rumor
posted by aaron on September 13th, 2007 3:58 PM
In my research for my latest post in my series, I discovered a rumor that some builders may be using a sandy loam as fill rather than the more expensive caliche. (hey Meritage buyers, this means you!). I talked to a foundation engineer at my work and he says the difference between the two other than price is that sandy loam which sometimes is used in garden soil does not compact as good as the caliche, which is sometimes used for roads. He says sandy loam is okay, but that during the fill process, your fillers will need to compact every 6 inches to achieve a better compaction. Plus, the sandy loam will retain more water than caliche. There is a plastic barrier between the foundation and the fill, but it possibly could lead to a void in the fill. Also, if you are getting a post-tension foundation, make sure you have an engineer there during the process as these foundations have to be done right or else there are problems. Just passing some second hand information along. When in doubt, ask a professional and not some nameless internet board poster, but make sure you ask questions. Aaron
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