Monday, December 7, 2009

December 8 POTLUCK!

It’s the annual

CANA Holiday

Potluck!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

6:30 to 8 p.m.

Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church

17th and Chestnut

Please bring something tasty to share!

Featuring

Christmas Carols

And

Memories of Chestnut Holidays Past

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Take the City's comprehensive survey!

Comprehensive Plan Kick-Off Survey
Take the Kick-Off Survey!

Couldn't make it to the Comprehensive Plan Kick-Off Open House on October 12? That's okay: You can still take the kick-off survey: tell us what Austin's strengths and weaknesses are, as well as what you think can be done to improve Austin! The results of this survey will be used to shape the first Community Forum Series, the week of November 9.
El Nuevo Plan de Planificación Completo de la Ciudad de Austin: Díganos lo que piensa de Austin

Find out more at the Comprehensive Plan webpage
*

Austin Police Department monthly meeting

Come join the Austin Police Department Central East Area Command for our monthly meeting. We will share and discuss issues and concerns to improve the quality of life and community policing within your neighborhood.

Items to be reviewed and open for discussion:

o Current Statistics
o Operations
o Command Accomplishments


Monday, November 2, 2009 - 6:30 P.M.
East Sub Station - Conference Room
812 Springdale Road
Austin, Texas 78702


For more information, please contact the Central East District Representative line at 974-8106.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Tuesday Oct. 26 CANA meeting!

Join us for the monthly CANA meeting 6:30 – 8pm in the basement of Zion Hill Baptist Church, 1701 Chestnut Ave.

This is an important meeting with election of new officers - come meet the new officers and join us in thanking the prior officers!

We hope to see you there!

How Do You Envision Austin's New Central Library?

The Austin Public Library Commission invites the Austin community to attend Public Input Meetings for the new Central Library with the architectural team of Lake | Flato Architects and Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbott. The goal of this process is to capture the vision, values, and ideas of the community. Your input is crucial to ensure that the new Central Library meets your needs. The following five Public Input Meetings have been scheduled to provide an opportunity for citizens to meet the design team and to offer input.

* Tuesday, October 27 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Manchaca Road Branch, 5500 Manchaca Rd.
* Wednesday, October 28 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Ruiz Branch, 1600 Grove Blvd.
* Thursday, October 29 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
City Hall/Council Chambers, 301 W. Second St.
* Tuesday, November 10 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Carver Branch, 1161 Angelina St.
* Thursday, November 12 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
North Village Branch, 2505 Steck Ave.

If you are unable to attend these Public Input Meetings, you may submit suggestions online. New Central Library suggestion cards will also be available at all Austin Public Library locations and at City Hall.

Once the public input is collected and sorted, recurring themes will be identified as priorities. These priorities will be considered as the design is developed. The design team will share these priorities and the designs with the Library Commission and the City Council at the project's approval milestones.

The tentative schedule for the new Central Library project is as follows:

* September 2009 ~ Design Team Consultant Contract Finalized
* November 2009 ~ Citizen Input/Programming Process Initiated
* April 2010 ~ Construction Manager at Risk Contract Executed
* May 2010 ~ Commissioning Agent Contract Executed
* Spring 2010 ~ Schematic Design Completed (30% Design)
o * Library Commission Briefed
o * Council Approval
* Fall 2010 ~ Design Development Completed (60% Design)
o * Library Commission Briefed
o * Council Approval
* Summer 2011 ~ Design Phase Completed
* Winter 2011 ~ Construction Begins
* Fall, 2013 ~ Construction Completed
* Spring 2014 ~ Grand Opening

For additional information about the new Central Library please call Cindy Jordan, Project Manager, 512-974-7183 or John Gillum, Facilities Planning Manager, at 512-974-7495 or visit http://www.cityofaustin.org/library/

October 21- East Side Fair Launch Party

Join us for the East Side Fair Launch Party (Oct. 21, 6-8pm at the Carver Museum) so we can share our vision with you and so you can help us shape it into something spectacular!


We imagine a day of music, dance, spoken word, art, food, vendor booths, kids activities, fun, and new landscaping that will showcase and celebrate all things East Austin. Of course, it'll only authentically represent East Austin if you are involved.



Press release:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/yg5yxsl

RSVP:

info@eastsidefair.com

Bicycle route system, East 12th Street from IH-35 to Springdale + Pleasent Valley/Chestnut

To Stakeholder, Property Owner, and/or Tenant:

Attached is a scanned copy of the E 12th St (IH-35 to Springdale Rd) on-street parking modification notice mailed out to all Stakeholders, Property Owners and/or Tenants whose property is adjacent to E 12th St on Friday 10/16. The parking modification will be implemented as described in the attached document and link below.

Click on the link below to view the striping plan:

Link to Striping Plan shown in notice: http://tinyurl.com/COA12th

You are receiving this notice because you are registered with the City and represent a neighborhood association or are the contact for a stakeholder group. Please forward this notification to relevant people within your organizations.

Thanks!

***
ttached is a copy of the on-street parking modification notice for the installation of bicycle lanes mailed out to all Stakeholders, Property Owners and/or Tenants on Friday 4/17 whose property is adjacent to Pleasant Valley/Chestnut between E. 7th Street and Manor Road.


To view a detailed of the parking modifications please visit the following web site: http://tinyurl.com/COAChestnut


You are receiving this electronic notice because you are registered with the City and represent a neighborhood association or are the contact for a stakeholder group. Please forward this notification to relevant people within your organizations.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

If you LUV Austin... Come Celebrate AUSTIN STYLE!!!

if u LUV austin...

Come Celebrate… Austin style!

Monday, October 12, 2009 3pm–8pm
at the Austin Convention Center



Live musical performances by:
Suzanna Choffel ♥ David Garza ♥ Sara Hickman ♥ Ryan Harkrider
Jeff Lofton ♥ Drew Smith

Also…
Learn the “Thriller” moves with the folks from Alamo Drafthouse
and be part of “THRILL THE WORLD!”

Plus…
Food! Fun! Activities for Kids! FREE PARKING!!!

Click the link below to RSVP:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/CelebrationOfAustinRSVP

*For more on the Austin Comprehensive Plan go to http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/compplan/

Capital Metro Fare Increase Proposal

Please share with your neighborhood and business contacts. If you have questions regarding the public meetings, contact Dinita Caldwell at 512-389-7434 or via email at Dinita.caldwell@capmetro.org.


Capital Metro Fare Increase Proposal

Capital Metro is resuming the public process that may lead to a fare increase as early as January 2010. The proposal would change Capital Metro’s base fare from .75¢ to $1.00



For the long term financial sustainability of the transit agency, the Capital Metro Board of Directors voted to move forward with a fare increase proposal at their September 28th board meeting.



Capital Metro staff will be seeking public feedback on the proposed fares.



Please consider attending on of the following public meetings:



* Downtown- Capital Metro Transit Store

323 Congress Ave

Tuesday, October 13, Noon- 1:30pm

Bus Routes: All downtown routes



* East- ACC Eastview Campus

3401 Webberville Rd, Room #8111

Monday, October 19, 6:00pm-7:30pm

Bus Routes: 2,17,300



* North- Goodwill Community Facility

1015 Norwood Park Blvd, #1124

Tuesday, October 20, 6:00pm-7:30pm

Bus Routes: 325, 339



* South- ACC South Campus

1820 W. Stassney Ln, #1130

Wednesday, October 21, 6:00pm-7:30pm

Bus Routes: 3, 311



Attend the Public Hearing with the Capital Metro Board

* Capital Metro Headquarters

2910 East 5th Street

Wednesday, October 28, 5:00pm-7:00pm

Bus Routes: 17, 100, 300, 320



v Can’t attend a meeting, email your feedback to farecomments@capmetro.org or call 512-385-0190

Friday, October 9, 2009

Digital Fusion Fest invitation

Austin Energy Low-income energy workshop set for service providers

Austin Energy is hosting a training and collaboration workshop for representatives of social service agencies, area churches and non-profits from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, at the Commons Conference Center at the J.J. Pickle Research Center, 10100 Burnet Road, Building #137. The media are invited.

This annual day long meeting focuses on the City of Austin’s Customer Assistance Programs, administered by Austin Energy, and how the agencies can work with the Utility to enhance delivery of the programs. Contact: Carlos Cordova, 505-3576, 802-2008 pager

Support the people who clean up Chestnut!

Hello Neighbors,

Hope you all are doing well! I had an interesting discussion with our trash man this morning that I wanted to share. He informed me that it would really help him out a lot if we put our recycling and trash can about 5 feet apart. He said that it is really difficult for him to pick them up with his arm thingy without knocking them over if they are close together. I told him we would make sure to keep the trash cans separated in the future and he asked if I could spread the word to my neighbors. I had no idea this was a problem for them, so I thought I would let you all know just in case.

I'm not sure if you all made it out to this recent event at Austin Studios (Trash Project). Kyle and I went and ever since then i have found a new appreciation for our trash folks.

Feel free to spread the word!

Hope you all have a great weekend:-)

Faith

National Night Out!

Chestnut neighbors had a blast October 6 at National Night Out in our park!

Peter Daniels has photos on Flickr.

Thanks to A New Entry for organizing the event!

Rosewood Halloween Party


Saturday, OCTOBER 31, 2009
6:00 - 8:00PM
Rosewood Recreation Center Park Pavilion
1182 Pleasant Valley Rd.

This FREE event is open to the community. Participate in the costume parade,
enjoy free food and treats, play carnival games, and learn about community resources.



The Alamo and Rosewood Recreation Centers are having a Halloween event at Rosewood and invite your collaboration. If you would like to represent your community organization and hand out information and candy, please let us know. If you know of an organization that would like to participate, pass it on!

We would like for you to be a part of this event by giving out candy and providing information about your services on Halloween night at the Rosewood Outdoor Pavilion. You can do this by completing the application below and returning it to Peter Freeman (Phone: (512) 974-4280, Fax: (512) 974-4412, Email: peter.freeman@ci.austin.tx.us) with Central East Weed and Seed by October 22nd.

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Name of Organization:

Contact Name:

Address:

Email:

Phone: Fax:

Name of game/activity booth:

Booth set-up includes one booth and two chairs:

(Additional space must be negotiated; additional chairs and/or tables, as well.)

Electricity needed? Yes No

Extra Chairs & Tables? (Available only for those providing games)

Chairs Tables

Please make sure to fax this form ATTN: Peter Freeman at Fax: (512) 974-4412 or e-mail: peter.freeman@ci.austin.tx.us

For more information please call Peter Freeman at 512.974-4280 or Doris Marshall at 512.474.2806

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Franklin Gardens Groundbreaking Sept. 26

You are invited to a Groundbreaking Ceremony at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, to highlight Franklin Gardens, a 22-unit affordable rental housing facility for low-income elderly persons.

Nearly three years ago the Chestnut Neighborhood Revitalization Corporation (CNRC) analyzed the market and found that senior affordable housing is one of the biggest market demands. CNRC then created the vision for this project, sought the funding and will be the developer and owner of the project.

The development is the Franklin Gardens Senior Housing facility. The City contributed $1 million toward the project in the form of a Rental Housing Development Assistance program loan using GO Bond proceeds. NHCD is working with Sarah Andre, S2A Development Consulting, to coordinate the ceremony.

-Saturday, Sept. 26

-Time: 11 a.m.

-Location: Site of the development at the corner of East MLK and EM Franklin -Participants include Reverend Joseph C. Parker, project sponsors/donors -A small reception will follow a short news conference and photo opportunity



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Project Background:

The facility will be on 1.02 acres currently owned by the City of Austin/Austin Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) and located at the corner of East Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and E. M. Franklin Avenue.

The property was City of Austin surplus property that was transferred to the AHFC for the development of affordable housing. To facilitate its development, the AHFC issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) in April 2007. A $1M Rental Housing Development Assistance program loan using GO Bond proceeds was approved by the AHFC Board on 4/30/09.

The property is owned by AHFC and is leased to Chestnut NRC for the development of the 22-unit HUD Sec 202 grant-funded elderly project. AHFC will retain ownership of the land and CNRC will own the improvements. Closing of the HUD grant and AHFC funds is scheduled for this Tuesday, 9/15.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Join in a Multicultural Conversation Sept. 17

MICE (which stands for Multicultural Inclusive Conversation Experiment) meets on a monthly basis to talk about east Austin's multicultural community. The experiment has been held 3 times since the Weed and Seed "Stand up and Be Counted" meeting last May. Open to anyone interested in continuing conversations about multiculturalism, diversity, and inclusion on the east side!

The next date is Thurs. Sept. 17 at 6:45 pm @ the Marvin Griffin Bldg on 1009 E. 11th St (bottom floor). For more information contact Sue Kasun (305-3854) or gskasun@gmail.com.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

CANA Elections are coming up!

CANA will hold its next election for officers in October! We will be voting on a new President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Outreach Coordinator. Please email cana.austin@gmail.com if you are considering running for office!

Below are the descriptions of the officers' duties from the CANA bylaws:

Article VI. Officers (For Upcoming Elections!)
Officers. The officers of the Association shall be the President, Vice-President,
Secretary and Treasurer.
Duties. The duties and responsibilities of officers shall be:
President: The President shall preside at all meetings of the membership. The
President shall, with the Secretary, be responsible for developing agendas for the
meeting and notifying the Vice President in order that the phone captains can relay
agenda topics. The President shall be the principal representative of the
Association but may designate duties as required.
Vice-President: The Vice-President shall perform the duties of the President as
necessary. The Vice-President shall be responsible for providing required meeting
notices and notifying the phone captains of agenda topics. The Vice-President shall
be responsible for sending cards to the ill and/or hospitalized association members
as authorized by the President. The Vice-President shall also be responsible for
the distribution of neighborhood fliers. The Vice-President shall be responsible
for the Holiday gift basket program to our elderly and indigent neighbors.
Secretary: The Secretary shall keep a complete record of all actions (including a
separate list of policies and bylaws) of meetings. The Secretary shall also be
responsible for reviewing action items at the end of each meeting, and shall also
provide copies of minutes and agendas at the beginning of each meeting for the
membership in attendance. At the annual meeting, the Secretary shall report the
current number of enrolled members and distribute a membership roster.
Treasurer: The Treasurer shall maintain an Association savings account or leger,
collect and disburse funds including dues as authorized by the Association, account
for Association assets, and report at each regular meeting on Association finances.
At the annual meeting, the Treasurer shall provide a report on the total revenue
received during the previous year and the total expenditures during the previous
year. It is recommended that the Treasurer also propose a budget for the upcoming
year at the annual meeting.
Election and Term of Office. The officers of C.A.N.A. shall be elected annually at
the annual meeting while a quorum is present. If the election of officers is not
held at such meeting, such election shall be held, as soon thereafter as is
convenient while a quorum is present. Each officer shall take office immediately
upon being elected. Each officer shall hold office until his or her successor has
been duly elected and qualifies or until his or her death, resignation, or removal.
Officers may be re-elected.

East Side Fair

East Side Fair

Celebrating Safer Stronger Community


The East Austin Rotary Club and East Austin Weed and Seed Community Initiative are organizing a community collaborative for an annual block party taking place in Eastside neighborhoods and intersections that have the potential to become cultural epicenters through beautification and increased business and community activity. As our premier festival, we are planning a block party at the corner of 12th and Chicon in April 2010, featuring local businesses, music, community performances, food, and art that highlight the unique world cultures represented in East Austin. The centerpiece of the event is the unveiling of an outdoor art piece that will beautify as well as highlight the unique historic and cultural significance of the place.

We aim to create an environment where Eastside neighborhoods, businesses, and residents can come together and celebrate all things East Austin, nurture neighborhood pride, and empower the people of this community to beautify and enjoy their public spaces.

We are looking for volunteers who are passionate about East Austin to help organize this festival. We are in particular need of experienced leadership roles and recommendations. If you would like more information about this event or are interested in helping an any way, please visit our website or join us at our of our weekly planning meetings. All experience levels and ideas welcome.

Weekly meetings are every Friday from Noon to 1pm at the Central East Austin APD Substation located at 812 Springdale Rd. 78702 in the conference room. For more information and to join our mailing list, visit us at www.EastSideFair.com. Download .pdf with more information at http://mnae.org/cana/eastside.pdf

Friday, August 28, 2009

Art Mural Call for Entries

No Vacancy: Juniper-Olive Historic District Vacant House Art Mural Project

No Entry Fee! Proposals due October 2, 2009.

See flier for more information: http://mnae.org/storage/muralflyer.pdf

Franklin Gardens Groundbreaking Sept. 26

Please save the date!

CNRC and Chestnut Senior Housing will celebrate the groundbreaking of Franklin Gardens on the morning of September 26, 2009. This is our 22-unit Senior Housing Development that has been in the works for some time. At the corner of MLK Blvd. & E.M. Franklin Ave.

Please plan to join us.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Capital Metro seeks musicians!

Capital Metro is seeking busker-style musicians to perform at upcoming events at their rail and bus facilities. Any individual player, band, or other music ensembles that reside in the greater Austin area are eligible to apply.

The purpose of this request is to assemble a pool of musicians that Capital Metro can utilize when events, holidays, or customer appreciation activities planned by the Authority require live music.

All styles of musical expression, both instrumental and/or vocal, composed and/or improvised, are encouraged, including but not limited to classical, mariachi, pop/rock, folk, hip-hop, conjunto, jazz, contemporary, etc.

Capital Metro envisions community supportive music that the random passerby could selectively enjoy or reasonably tune out. Some music would be acoustic. Any electronic equipment or amplification used would be for the purpose of creating sound rather than reinforcing sound.

CRITERIA
All musician(s) must supply all equipment used for performance. Limited electricity is available at some areas but not all.

All entries will be judged on the following criteria:

· Creativity

· Artistic Merit

· Flexibility with regard to weather

· Appropriateness to the Capital Metro environment and its mission

Performance times will be in forty-five (45) minute sets.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND DEADLINE
All entries must be received by August 21, 2009, 5:00 PM and be delivered to:
Buskers
Capital Metro
2910 E. 5th Street
Austin, TX 78702

To download the application visit the Capital Metro Website at http://www.capmetro.org/news/news_detail.asp?id=7154.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

CANA By-Laws

Chestnut Addition Neighborhood Association
"a neighborhood of sharing and caring"
By-Laws


Preamble
The Chestnut Addition Neighborhood Association (C.A.N.A.) is a group that seeks to
provide a place for discussion and action towards a healthy and thriving
neighborhood to live and work in that is a treasure in Austin. These bylaws are
intended to foster a more cohesive and effective community organization that is
already strong in nature.

Article I. Name
The name of the organization shall be: Chestnut Addition Neighborhood Association
(C.A.N.A.).

Article II. Purpose
The purposes of the Association shall be:
To increase communication within and without the neighborhood:
* Promote open discussion of neighborhood issues.
* Pursue solutions and actions favored by members.
* Monitor and inform C.A.N.A. members of public and private initiatives,
developments and policies significant to C.A.N.A.
To increase community
To increase safety
To increase beautification

Article III. Boundaries
The boundaries of the Association shall be:
West Boundary: East side of Chicon Street
East Boundary: Miriam Street
South Boundary: North side of East 12th Street
North Boundary: South side of Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard

Article IV. Membership
Membership. All residents and/or property owners 18 years or older within the
boundaries of C.A.N.A. shall be a member of C.A.N.A. upon attendance at any meeting
and enrollment of his or her name on the membership roll maintained by the secretary
or his or her designee.

Voluntary Dues. Members of C.A.N.A. may, but are not required, to pay dues. The
Treasurer or his or her designee may collect voluntary dues at any meeting.
Suggested monthly dues are $2.

Article V. Meetings of the Membership
General Meetings. General meetings of the membership shall be held on the fourth
(4th) Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. A regular meeting may be cancelled or
rescheduled by majority vote of the membership at the regular meeting preceding the
meeting to be cancelled. General membership will be notified via phone/email tree.
Special Meetings. Special meetings of the members may be called by the Officers or
upon receiving the written request of not fewer than 10 members. General membership
will be notified of special meetings via phone/email tree. Only the business
specified in the call can be taken up at a special meeting.
Annual Meeting. The annual meeting of the C.A.N.A. membership shall be held on the
fourth (4th) Tuesday in the month of October in each year. The purposes of the
annual meeting are the election of officers, receipt of the Secretary and
Treasurer's annual reports and the transaction of such other business as may come
before the meeting.

Quorum. A quorum for votes of record is twelve members. With or without a quorum,
"sense-of-meeting" votes are open to all attending members. "Sense of meeting" is a
report of what the group as whole thought about an issue.

Place of Meeting. The president in consultation with the C.A.N.A. membership may
designate any place within the boundaries of C.A.N.A. as the place of meeting for
any meeting.

Agendas/Guests. Meetings shall follow the agenda developed by the President and
Secretary. Guests, not on the agenda, may have no more than 10 minutes at the
beginning of the agenda, unless a written request to the president is received and
approved prior to the meeting. If guests wish to speak more than 10 minutes, and did
not gain prior approval, they may speak at the end of the agenda items. Generally,
no more than two (2) guests are allowed to speak at one meeting.

Notice of Meeting. The Vice President or his or her designee shall attempt to
provide notice, whether by telephone or other means, to the C.A.N.A. membership of
all meetings. The preferred means for meeting notification is the phone/email tree
system.

Article VI. Officers (For Upcoming Elections!)
Officers. The officers of the Association shall be the President, Vice-President,
Secretary and Treasurer.
Duties. The duties and responsibilities of officers shall be:
President: The President shall preside at all meetings of the membership. The
President shall, with the Secretary, be responsible for developing agendas for the
meeting and notifying the Vice President in order that the phone captains can relay
agenda topics. The President shall be the principal representative of the
Association but may designate duties as required.
Vice-President: The Vice-President shall perform the duties of the President as
necessary. The Vice-President shall be responsible for providing required meeting
notices and notifying the phone captains of agenda topics. The Vice-President shall
be responsible for sending cards to the ill and/or hospitalized association members
as authorized by the President. The Vice-President shall also be responsible for
the distribution of neighborhood fliers. The Vice-President shall be responsible
for the Holiday gift basket program to our elderly and indigent neighbors.
Secretary: The Secretary shall keep a complete record of all actions (including a
separate list of policies and bylaws) of meetings. The Secretary shall also be
responsible for reviewing action items at the end of each meeting, and shall also
provide copies of minutes and agendas at the beginning of each meeting for the
membership in attendance. At the annual meeting, the Secretary shall report the
current number of enrolled members and distribute a membership roster.
Treasurer: The Treasurer shall maintain an Association savings account or leger,
collect and disburse funds including dues as authorized by the Association, account
for Association assets, and report at each regular meeting on Association finances.
At the annual meeting, the Treasurer shall provide a report on the total revenue
received during the previous year and the total expenditures during the previous
year. It is recommended that the Treasurer also propose a budget for the upcoming
year at the annual meeting.
Election and Term of Office. The officers of C.A.N.A. shall be elected annually at
the annual meeting while a quorum is present. If the election of officers is not
held at such meeting, such election shall be held, as soon thereafter as is
convenient while a quorum is present. Each officer shall take office immediately
upon being elected. Each officer shall hold office until his or her successor has
been duly elected and qualifies or until his or her death, resignation, or removal.
Officers may be re-elected.
Vacancies. A vacancy in any office because of death, resignation, removal,
disqualification or otherwise, may be filled by the membership for the unexpired
portion of the term until a quorum vote can be held.

Removal. Any officer may be removed by a two-third (2/3) vote of the membership at
a regular meeting while a quorum is present whenever in its judgment the best
interests of C.A.N.A. would be served thereby. No officer shall be removed without
one month written notice and an opportunity to be heard. Any officer removed is not
eligible for an office for a minimum of one year.

Salaries. No officer shall receive a salary or monetary compensation for service as
an officer. An officer may be reimbursed for reasonable expenses, authorized by the
president, incurred on behalf of C.A.N.A.
Article VII. Committees
Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee shall be a standing committee
consisting of five members, no more than two of who shall be Officers. It shall
present a slate of candidates at the September general meeting. In presenting a
slate of candidates, it shall attempt to balance the membership of the Officers with
respect to geographic residence, age, sex, race, ethnicity, occupation, and areas of
expertise, choosing from among persons who have demonstrated interest in furthering
the goals of the Association. Nominations from the floor at the general membership
meeting may also be accepted.
Other Committees. The Officers shall consider and propose establishing such
standing committees, temporary committees and task forces as necessary to organize
the Association's work effectively and encourage community-oriented volunteer
efforts.

Article VIII. Political Activities
Neither the Association nor any member purporting to speak for it shall endorse any
candidate for public office or any political party. Membership rosters of the
Association shall not be used for political, commercial, or any other activity not
directly related to the Association.

Article IX. Books and Records
All books and records of the Association may be inspected by any member at any
reasonable time.

Article X. Parliamentary Authority.
The rules and procedures contained in the current edition of ROBERT'S RULES OF
ORDER, Newly Revised, may serve as guidelines for the Association in all cases in
which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with these by-laws.

Article XI. Contracts, Loans, Checks and Deposits

Contracts. The membership may authorize any officer or officers to enter into any
contract or execute and deliver any instrument in the name of and on behalf of
C.A.N.A., and such authority may be general or confined to specific instances.

Loans. No loans shall be contracted on behalf of C.A.N.A. and no evidences of
indebtedness shall be issued in its name unless authorized by a resolution of the
membership.

Checks, Drafts, or Orders. The treasurer or president shall sign all checks,
drafts, or other orders for the payment of money.

Deposits. All funds of C.A.N.A. not otherwise employed shall be deposited from time
to time to the credit of C.A.N.A. in such banks, trust companies, or other
depositaries as the treasurer may select.

Article XII. Repeal

With adoption of these by-laws, all previous by-laws are hereby repealed.

Article XIII. Amendments

These bylaws may be altered, amended, or repealed and new bylaws may be adopted by
majority vote of the membership at any meeting; provided, however, that a quorum is
present.

CERTIFICATION.

We certify that the foregoing constitutes a true and correct copy of the bylaws of
C.A.N.A. as adopted by C.A.N.A. on April 27, 2004 in Austin, TX.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Support Wholly Committed Ministries back to school events

Greetings,

The planning and preparation of our two Back to School Events are going well. We are hoping to have much needed clothes for our Summer Program students to start the school year, and also needed items and a good program for the children of our community to be inspired at our Mission Possible Back to School Speical Event.


We need your help. We continue to need sponsors for the 35 children and donations for both events. We appreciate the financially difficult times we are in, because the families we serve are greatly affected by them. Your donation of $10 or more will help us touch the hearts of children. Please donate today. You can make your checks out to Wholly Committed Ministries and mail your donations to: 6414 N Hampton Dr., Austin, TX 78758. We are a 501(c)3 faith based organization and all donations are tax deductible.


Thank you,
Sheila Green
The greatest of these is love.

Wholly Committed Ministries
Christcentered
Discipleship Training & Community Outreach
Evangelists Tommy & Sheila Green
www.whollycommitted.com
(512) 636-1381

Monthly Austin Police Dept. meeting Aug. 3

Come join the Austin Police Department Central East Area Command for our monthly meeting. We will share and discuss issues and concerns to improve the quality of life and community policing within your neighborhood.

Items to be reviewed and open for discussion:

o Current Statistics
o Operations
o Command Accomplishments



Monday, August 3, 2009 - 6:30 P.M.

East Sub Station - Conference Room

812 Springdale Road

Austin, Texas 78702

For more information, please contact the Central East District Representative line at 974-8106.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Franklin Gardens. New Senior Housing Community!



CNRC is currently working on a new housing development that will be located near the intersection of E.M. Franklin and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The development will be open to seniors (age 62+) who meet certain income-level requirements.

If you'd like to receive more information, please contact us at (512)698-3369 or FranklinGardens@gmail.com

Keep an eye out for event info on our Groundbreaking Ceremony this summer!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Chestnut Neighborhood Revitalization Corporation (CNRC)



CNRC stands for the Chestnut Neighborhood Revitalization Corporation.

CNRC is a 501 c3 non profit community development corporation established in 2000 to address affordable housing.

We have built two single family affordable housing homes in the neighborhood, pictured here.

CNRC is currently working on a 22-unit senior affordable housing project at EM Franklin and MLK.

Resources

Education
A.I.S.D.
Austin CAN Academy
ACC - Eastview Campus
Campbell Elementary
Carver Library
Gonzalo Garza High School
Kealing Middle School

Emergencies
Emergency Calls: 911
Electrical Emergencies: 322-9100
Gas Emergencis: 1-800-959-5325
Water Emergencies: 972-1000

Health
Animal Control (stray cats/dogs/bits/rabies): 974-6060
CHIPS (Children's Health Insurance Program): 1-800-647-6558

Neighborhood Cleanup
City of Austin Concerning: Dead animals, brush, bulky items collection, garbage collection, recycling, street cleaning and trash/weed control: 494-9400
Building Inspection: 974-2747
Flooding/Stormwater: 280-0075
Houses (abandoned/substandard): 974-3355
ID property Owner's TCAD website: www.traviscad.org
Tree Limbs (in right of way): 440-8444
Tree Limbs (on power lines): 494-9400

Neighborhood Safety
Non-Emergency (crime, cruelty to animals): 311
Central East Austin Command: 974-5900

Senior Services
Conley-Guerrero Senior Center: 478-7695
Homemaker Service/Family Care: 477-3796
Meals on Wheels: 476-6325
Senior Programs: 480-3000

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