4th of July schedule
Please join your neighbors at Ramsey Park starting at 9:30am with decorating bikes, hats, and strollers. The promenade around the park begins at 10am, followed by watermelon and the popular water balloon toss. From 10:30 to noon, enjoy the fun of the carnival, bake sale, cold drinks, and visiting with neighbors. We hope to see you and your family there!
4th of July festivities -- volunteers needed!
July 4th is almost on us and we need LOTS of help with the Ramsey Park carnival! Kids are welcome to volunteer with their parents and teenagers are welcome to volunteer with or without their parents! Please let Mindy Marble know asap which games you can help with. Shifts are only 45 minutes so everyone can enjoy the carnival. We also need baked items (contact Felicia Adams) and watermelon (contact Joyce Brown). See contact information on the yahoogroup and in the most recent Rosedalian newsletter or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Ramsey Park Revitalization Project moving forward
Information about the project to improve Ramsey Park appeared on the Rosedale Neighborhood listserv in late May, as well as in the Rosedalian newsletter at the end of June 2012. Watch the Ramsey Park overview page for updates as the project moves along. You can download the spreadsheet of suggestions and the initial draft of the Ramsey Park Master Plan from this page.
Rosedale Neighborhood Association General Meeting and Elections
Rosedale Neighborhood Annual General Meeting and Election will be Monday, Oct 24, 6:45pm at the Yarborough Library. The proposed slate for the 2012 Steering Committee will be announced and voted upon. Stephanie Lott, City of Austin Watershed Protection, will present an update on the Storm Drain Improvement project. Please join us to meet the proposed committee members and hear the latest on the storm drains.
Storm Drain Project and Ramsey Park Staging
City of Austin representatives met with Rosedale neighbors on Jan 24, 2011 to present their plans for Phase II of the Storm Drain Improvement project -- scheduled to start mid-February and end by June 2012. Their purpose is to reduce the incidence of overland flooding of neighborhood residences and property. The project will be an inconvenience for a while and the northeast corner of Ramsey Park will be used as the staging area. However, the City promises $220,000 in improvements to the Park after the project. Details, photos, and links can be found at http://www.rosedale-na.org/stormwater.php.
Fundraising for Ramsey Sidewalk project
The RNA has been successful in its application for an Austin Parks Foundation grant to complete the sidewalk around Ramsey Park. To support the neighborhood's contribution toward this project, the RNA has a fundraising drive underway. To learn how to make a tax-deductible donation to support this effort, please visit the Ramsey Park page!
Proposed updates to RNA Bylaws
During the annual meeting on November 23, the RNA Steering Committee proposed to update two small points of the RNA bylaws, one related to the upper limit on the number of Steering Committee members and the other clarifying co-president duties related to members missing meetings. This proposal will be open to discussion during the January meeting and voted upon during the February meeting. See: http://www.rosedale-na.org/by-laws-0810.php
Rosedale Traffic Calming Project 2008
Rosedale has been selected for a Neighborhood Traffic Calming Project by the City of Austin Transportation Division. A Working Group that includes neighborhood residents and city representatives is developing a plan for traffic calming in Rosedale. Once completed, the City will distribute this plan to all Rosedale addresses for a final vote. If approved, the City intends to implement the plan by Fall 2008. See: http://www.rosedale-na.org/traffic.php
RNA by-laws revision approved
After a 2-month review period, the revised RNA by-laws were approved during the monthly RNA meeting on Monday, March 19, 2007.
Rosedale Website Contest Winners
During Spring 2006, the RNA held a Rosedale website contest, with the winners listed at http://www.rosedale-na.org/contest-results-200607. Thanks to all who contributed!
Stormwater Improvements Project
The Stormwater Improvement Project in the southern portion of the Rosedale Neighborhood is essentially complete!! This link gives notes explaining the project, and we have also posted a sketch of the planned work.
Several residents noticed an increase in the amount (and lack of artistic talent) of graffiti. Everyone is encouraged to call the Graffiti Hotline (854-4125) to get graffiti painted over. It usually takes about a week for the city to respond.
Ramsey Pool Eagle Scout Project Completed
The Eagle Scout project by Joseph O'Hara of Boy Scout Troop 410 is complete. Joseph installed benches and picnic tables for the Ramsey Park pool. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was held in May, 2004, when Ramsey Pool opened for the season. The RNA page about Joseph's project includes his final report and an article from Austin Family featuring Joseph's project.
Article about Rosedale's Seiders - Peterson House
Several months ago, Devin Greaney, a free lance writer, wrote a series of articles about neglected historic buildings in Ausitn. One of the historic homes he wrote about was Rosedale's Seiders-Peterson house located at 1105 West 40th. A copy of his article is available at: http://www.austinexplorer.com/History/SiteDetails.asp?SiteID=38
During summer 2003, Mark Brucks and Chris Allen met with Matt Thompson, a representative of Capital Pediatrics, the owners of the Seiders-Peterson House. Mr. Thompson reported that the owners have hired an architect and are developing plans to return the Seiders-Peterson house to its use as a rental residence. All plans are to be carried out within the historical zoning of the house. Capital Pediatrics will continue to use the south part of the property for parking.
Ramsey Park Restroom Renovations Completed
The work to complete the renovations to the park shelter restrooms at Ramsey Park was completed during summer 2002. The work included modifications and replacement of the restroom fixtures, plumbing, and entry doors. Additionally, new concrete ramps and sidewalk provide easy access to the adjacent sidewalk and the adjoining pavilion. Ramsey Park was one of five sites that was modified under this contract. The other sites were Brentwood Park, Comal Park, N.E. District Park, and Shipe Park.