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The Pemberton Journal

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Pemberton Heights Neighborhood Association

August 2012, Vol VI, Issue VIII

Betty Trent, AIA LEED AP For those of you who would like to remember the good old days in Austin, the year 1935 was not so kind. After a record 20 inches of rain, a devastating flood destroyed the original Austin Dam. In addition, as Pemberton Heights was being developed during the depression of the '30s, the Owners advertised our neighborhood’s “beautiful Castle must be sold at once”. Originally costing $16,000, the Owners were willing to sell for $8,000. Despite these two tragedies, Austin would prosper and other homes would continue to be built ensuring the area would become one of Austin’s best neighborhoods. A few additional facts about life during the early 30’s include: • Average cost of new house $3,450.00 • Average wages per year $1,600.00 • Average cost for house rent $22.00 per month • A gallon of gas cost 10 cents • A loaf of bread cost 8 cents • A pound of hamburger meat cost 11 cents • Average new car cost $625.00 • A ladies swimming costume cost $6.95 While the area was being subdivided and new homes being built, the following events were happening nationwide: • Fred Astair’s Cheek to Cheek spent 18 weeks as number 1 on the charts

Come and Meet Your Neighbors! Neighborhood Lunch Meeting: Tuesday, August 28 11:45. At Russell’s on Kerbey Lane Please join us for a casual monthly lunch to meet your neighbors, old and new, learn about neighborhood activities, and discuss area concerns. We are changing the date for the August lunch to include those who have had difficulty making the Wednesday date. We hope this change attracts more of our neighbors to come and exchange ideas and information. We welcome all neighbors, especially new neighbors! Copyright © 2012 Peel, Inc.

• Unemployment was running about 20% nationwide • First canned beer goes on sale • Parker Brothers releases the board game Monopoly • Penguin produces the first paperback books • Amelia Earhart flies solo across the Pacific • The China Clipper makes the first Pacific Airmail delivery • The great Labor Day Category 5 Hurricane with winds approaching 185 mph strikes Florida Keys on September 2nd • President Roosevelt signs the Revenue Act, often referred to as the Wealth Tax Act • President Roosevelt signs the US Social Security Act, providing unemployment compensation and pensions for the elderly. • Eugene Schueller, a French Chemist, invents the first sunscreen, he went on to found the L’Oreal Line of Cosmetics. • BBC starts the first public television broadcasts in London • The National Basketball League (NBL) was created by three corporations: General Electric, Firestone and Goodyear.

AUGUST DISCUSSION TOPICS: Safety and Historic District Issues in Pemberton Heights We have invited representatives from Austin Police Department to answer questions and discuss issues relating to safety in our neighborhood. We will also be discussing proposed revisions to the application process for historic zoning COST: Each attendee pays for their own lunch by separate check. CONTACT: Betty Trent at betty@austinarchplus.com to rsvp, however you are welcome to come without rsvp, just look for us at the table with a PHNA sign. The Pemberton Journal - August 2012

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The Pemberton Journal PHNA CONTACT LIST GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

Traffic & Utilities, MoPAC Improvements, Zoning and Permits, Governmental Liaison

President Fred Robinson...........................pres@pembertonheights.org

SECURITY COMMITTEE

Security Issues and Reporting, Patrol Officers, Fund Raising, Block Captains

Vice President Jeff Minch......................................... jminch@littlefield.com

COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE Web Site, Neighborhood Alerts, Pemberton Journal

Vice President Jeff Minch......................................... jminch@littlefield.com

ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE

Bylaws, Meeting Agenda and Minutes, Membership, Insurance, Elections

Secretary Laura Sharp.........................................laura@sharpfirm.com

FINANCE COMMITTEE

Revisions Proposed to the Historic Zoning and Tax Exemption Application Process Betty Trent, AIA LEED AP The City is proposing revisions to the applications for historic tax exemptions and historic zoning in our neighborhood. One change to the application process for Historic Zoning will require the Owner of the property to apply for the Zoning: No longer will the Historic Landmark Commission, the Planning and Zoning Commission, or the Council be allowed to initiate historic zoning. This will ensure that the property Owner is aware and agreeable to the change to historic zoning. For more information, you may contact: Alyson McGee Deputy Historic Preservation Officer Historic Preservation Program Planning & Development Review City of Austin, Texas 512-974-7801 alyson.mcgee@austintexas.gov

Accounting, Financial Statements, Cash Management, Dues

Treasurer Polly Swain..................................... bapswain@sbcglobal.net

SOCIAL COMMITTEE

Neighborhood Social Events, Triangle Fundraising and Improvements

At-Large Carl Williams................................. carl.reunion@yahoo.com

NEWSLETTER INFO NEWSLETTER EDITOR

Editor, Betty Trent............... betty@austinarchplus.com Fax...................................................................... 478-0920

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The Pemberton Journal PLEASE RENEW YOUR SECURITY PROGRAM CONTRIBUTION For the last three years area neighbors have joined together to fund the PHNA Security Program. In calendar year 2011 approximately 230 households (out of a total of approximately 640 homes) funded the provision of 20 hours of weekly patrols by Austin Police Department officers and 40 hours of weekly patrols during times of perceived higher threat and neighborhood travel. In addition, the Security Program has maintained the Away From Home List which ensures that your home is checked by the Patrol Officers in your absence. Please consider continuing your participation in funding this program or, if you are new to the neighborhood or have not previously participated, joining your neighbors. You may go to the PHNA website, www.pembertonheight.org, and follow the Security tab at the top of the page to use PayPal or a credit card to make your investment.

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If you prefer to send a check, please send it to: PHNA Security Program PO Box 50388 Austin, Texas 78763-0388 If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact: Jeff Minch Security Program Coordinator PHNA Vice President 512-656-1383 cell 512-476-5141 office jminch@littlefield.com Together we can improve the quality of our neighborhood safety and fight back against crime. Thank you!

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The Pemberton Journal Sidewalk Funds Available

Betty Trent, AIA LEED AP The city now requires new construction and remodeling projects to provide new sidewalks or pay a fee in lieu of installing the sidewalks during construction. Due to the recent neighborhood construction, there are some funds available now for the city to install sidewalks where preferred by the residents. If you have any ideas on locations in the area where sidewalks would make walking safer, please send them to Betty@austinarchplus.com. I’ll make a list of suggestions submitted to discuss at the next Board meeting and then present to the City.

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PHNA June 2012 Balance Sheet - As of 6/30/2012

May

June

ASSETS Cash & Bank Accounts PHNA OPERATIONS Bank Charges..................................................... -3.00......................................-3.00 Carriage Rides.................................................... -80.00..................................-80.00 Dues Expense..................................................... -35.00..................................-35.00 Dues Paid Thru 2012 Election.............................. 30.00..................................... 30.00 Election 2011...................................................... -180.99............................... -180.99 Gail’s Triangle..................................................... 4,675.50........................... 4,675.50 Insurance........................................................... -709.00..............................-709.00 Membership Dues............................................... -50.00..................................-50.00 Miscellaneous..................................................... -24.00..................................-24.00 Postal Expenses.................................................. -31.00................................... -31.00 Transfer.............................................................. 1,847.00........................... 1,847.00 Balance Forward................................................. 13,586.89....................... 13,586.89 TOTAL PHNA OPERATIONS.................................. 19,026.40....................... 19,026.40 PHNA PAYPAL Bank Charges..................................................... -166.34................................-219.61 Dues Paid Thru 2012 Election.............................. 260.00................................. 390.00 Security Donation................................................ 200.00................................. 800.00 Transfer.............................................................. -5,822.00........................-5,822.00 Balance Forward................................................. 6,153.84........................... 6,153.84 TOTAL PHNA PAYPAL.......................................... 625.50............................... 1302.23 PHNA SECURITY Bank Charges..................................................... -6.00....................................-89.96 Security Donation................................................ 1,750.00........................... 1,750.00 Security Patrol.................................................... -10,797.50..................... -13,647.50 Transfer.............................................................. 3,975.00........................... 3,975.00 Balance Forward................................................. 29,057.59....................... 29,057.59 TOTAL PHNA SECURITY....................................... 23,979.09........................ 21,045.13 PHNA TRIANGLE SAVINGS Bank Charges..................................................... 0.00......................................... 0.00 Interest Income................................................... 0.83......................................... 1.00 Withholding Tax................................................... -0.20......................................-0.24 Balance Forward................................................. 2,003.07........................... 2,003.07 TOTAL PHNA TRIANGLE SAVINGS......................... 2,003.70........................... 2,003.83 PHNA-KAB TRIANGLES FUND Gail’s Triangle .................................................... 5,000.00........................... 5,000.00 Balance Forward................................................. 14,943.50....................... 14,943.50 TOTAL PHNA-KAB TRIANGLES FUND.................... 19,943.50....................... 19,943.50 TOTAL Cash and Bank Accounts.......................... 65,578.19....................... 63,321.09 TOTAL ASSETS................................................... 65,578.19....................... 63,321.09

LIABILITIES & EQUITY LIABILITIES......................................................... 0.00......................................... 0.00 EQUITY............................................................... 65,578.19....................... 63,321.09 TOTAL LIABILITIES & EQUITY................................ 65,578.19....................... 63,321.09

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Back To School Checklist

Ensuring a Healthy Return to the Classroom Begins at Home As a parent, there’s no doubt that back-to-school season requires a lot of effort to get your kids all set for the challenges of the classroom. But it’s also an important time to consider your child’s health, says Daniel Howard, M.D., a pediatrician with The Austin Diagnostic Clinic (ADC). “From making sure all of the proper vaccinations have been administered on schedule, to getting their kids back on ‘school year’ sleep schedules, health is obviously a huge consideration for parents with school-age children,” Dr. Howard says. • Vaccinations 101. Children should receive a variety of vaccinations and booster shots to prevent them from getting many serious and highly contagious diseases. • Hearing and vision tests. Consider getting your child’s hearing and vision tested before they begin school to prevent learning challenges in the classroom. • Health information. Parents should be prepared to provide schools with a list of emergency contact information that includes telephone numbers for parents, close family, pediatrician, and dentist. • Diet and sleep. Healthy eating is a critical part of a child’s physical

and mental development and can help curb the risk of childhood obesity. Sleep is also essential—kids should get between eight to 11 hours per day, depending on their age. Daniel Howard, M.D., is a pediatrician for The Austin Diagnostic Clinic, a multi-specialty clinic with physicians representing 21medical specialties at more than six locations throughout Austin and Central Texas. Dr. Howard sees patients at the ADC Cedar Bend, at 2400 Cedar Bend Drive. For more information, visit www. adclinic.com or call 512-9014016. To download an electronic version of this release, please visit www.delaune.com/ ADC

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