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Pemberton Heights Neighborhood Association

By-Laws Vote Passes! In the recent By-Laws election we had 40 ballots cast. The proposed PHNA By-Laws changes were adopted by the members by a 72% approval margin. 29 voted yes 11 voted no Among other minor changes, the following were approved: The small group of homes on Westover, west end of Jefferson, have been added to the neighborhood. Please join us in welcoming these new neighbors to the association! We hope to see many of them at the October neighborhood picnic. The new By-Laws will provide flexibility for the size of the Board to be enlarged from five to as many as nine members based on the interest of the membership in serving. The Board size increase will allow committee chairs to function more closely with the Board as officers. The amended version of the By-Laws can be viewed on the Pemberton Heights website.

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Upcoming PHNA Board Election! Due to the recent By-Laws change, 6 positions will be available for election on the next year’s board. Nominations for Board members must have been received by 5:00 pm on October 1st. The ballot will be finalized by October 10 and voting will begin November 2. Ballots may be viewed on the website and Nextdoor. You must be a dues paying member prior to November 15 in order to cast a vote. Please consider joining and paying your dues at the October 20th neighborhood picnic. The current Board and candidates will be available for conversation and questions. All ballots must be mailed to the PHNA P.O. Box. by November 15. Updates will be posted on the website and Nextdoor.

Pemberton Heights Neighborhood Picnic SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20, 5-7PM

• Picnic items donated by our sponsors: P. Terry’s lemonade, Maine Root sodas, Buddha’s Brew kombucha, Teo gelato (donated by Frost Bank) • And NEW this year: o Live music (acoustic) o Pumpkin carving contest. Plan to bring your already-carved pumpkins and compete for a prize ribbon & bragging rights. o A chance to win fabulous prizes from local businesses (see list of sponsors) (Continued on Page 2) Please RSVP for the Pemberton Heights neighborhood picnic – a wonderful chance to meet and socialize with neighbors. The Pemberton Heights neighborhood picnic is an annual tradition held on Jean Mueller’s empty lot at 1404 Wooldridge. It’s a great chance to socialize with your neighbors, meet new ones and sign up for the annual neighborhood carriage rides held in December. This year we are featuring: • The P. Terry’s food truck serving up hamburgers, chicken burgers and veggie burgers • Supervised bouncy house • Face painting • Homemade desserts donated by neighborhood volunteers Copyright © 2013 Peel, Inc.

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Traffic, Utilities, MoPAC, Zoning and Permits, Governmental Liason

President Craig Vice President Carla Hatler................vice


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

Treasurer Corey At-Large Sasha

COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE Neighborhood Alerts, Website, Pemberton Journal

Secretary Betty Trent......................... Co-Chair Corey

BYLAWS AND POLICIES PHNA Bylaws and Policy Revisions

President Craig


Accounting, Financial Statements, Cash Management, Dues

Treasurer Corey At-Large Sasha


Neighborhood Social Events, Triangle Fundraising and Improvements

Secretary Carla Hatler....................... At-Large Sasha



Editor, Betty Trent............... Fax...................................................................... 478-0920

PUBLISHER Peel, Inc......................., 512-263-9181 Advertising............................... 2

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Cost: • No cost for the picnic for PHNA Members • You must be current on your PHNA dues for 2013/2014: $30 per household • Pay your dues online here: membership (preferred) or in person at the picnic by check made payable to the PHNA Don’t Miss These Opportunities at the Picnic: • Sign up for the Christmas Carriage Rides – limited availability – this fills up fast! • Donate to the Security Fund that gives us security coverage year round and supports the “away from home” watch program • Pumpkin Carving Contest with Prizes • Meet the Pemberton Heights Board of Directors Volunteers Still Needed: • If you would like to volunteer to bring a homemade, nut-free dessert, please contact Carla Hatler We need your RSVP so we are sure to have enough food for everyone. Please RSVP on Nextdoor at events or by emailing Carla at Picnic Sponsors A special thanks to our friends and neighbors who have generously signed up to be sponsors this year. Platinum sponsors: ABC Home & Commercial Services, Frost Bank Gold sponsor: The Menagerie Silver sponsor: Capra & Cavelli Sponsors donating picnic items: Maine Root Handcrafted Beverages, P. Terry’s, Buddha’s Brew, ABC Home & Commercial Services (mosquito fogging), Teo Gelato (donated by Frost Bank) Sponsors donating items included in the raffle and auction: Capra & Cavelli, The Menagerie, Fall Creek Vineyards, Deep Eddy Vodka, Reid’s Cleaners, Wheatsville Co-op, Blast Blowdry, Rae Cosmetics, Anderson’s Coffee, Breed & Co, Rootin’ Ridge, Clarksville Pottery, Kendra Scott Jewelry, Olive & June and many more! Please visit our website for the full list of sponsors & more detailed up-to-the-minute information about the picnic: http:// The picnic is funded by neighborhood association dues and sponsor donations. If you own a local business and are interested in becoming a sponsor. Please contact Carla Hatler for more information: Copyright © 2013 Peel, Inc.


Fa ll Fun dra iser IS COMING UP

The Pease Park Conservancy’s sixth annual Fall Fundraiser is scheduled for Thursday evening, October 24th from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the historic Caswell House located at 1404 West Avenue. This year it will feature music by the Liz Morphis Jazz band, direct from Austin’s Elephant Room, and catering by Word of Mouth. Tickets are $100 per person and are available at the door. This year all of the proceeds of the event will go to help fund the new Master Plan for Pease Park and the Shoal Creek Greenbelt that the Conservancy is undertaking in partnership with the City of Austin’s Parks and Recreation Department. The Master Plan will be kicked off in October with the first public meeting expected to be scheduled for late November, 2013. Benchmark Bank and T3 are among the many local business sponsors for the party. Additional sponsorships are still available. More information is available at The event will be highlighted by the presentation of a short film on the Master Plan, detailing the importance of the park and the Greenbelt to Austin and featuring remarks from Gay Gaddis, Andy Fish, Carolyn Long and Jill Nokes. The Conservancy hopes all of its friends and supporters in Pemberton Heights will join them for a fun evening celebrating the progress that has been made in Pease and help them lay the foundation for more progress yet to come!


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The Pemberton Journal (Continued from Page 3) The walks will be held every Saturday morning in October and will include a historic bridge tour, nature and history walks of the northern and southern reaches of the creek, and a birding tour. All walks will begin at the south entrance of Pease Park at 9 a.m. All ages are welcome. Please mark your calendars to save the date and help the Conservancy spread the word. Registration information and additional details will be posted later this month on the Shoal Creek Conservancy website ( Contact the Conservancy at

Pemberton Heights Resident Hosts Coffee for Neighbors, AT&T Representatives On August 22, Sabrina Brown hosted an informal coffee in her Pemberton Heights home for neighbors who had questions or concerns about their U-verse or other AT&T services. “As a government affairs consultant for AT&T, I know that AT&T values customer feedback and is committed to resolving customer concerns as quickly as possible,” said Brown. “I was so pleased to have this opportunity to play a role in helping to bring together my neighbors and AT&T representatives in this casual but productive setting.” The coffee enabled AT&T representatives to meet one-onone with Pemberton Heights neighbors about any issues they were having with their AT&T services. AT&T is working hard to address all concerns as quickly as possible. Thank you, Sabrina!

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The Pemberton Journal AIA Austin Annual Home Tour to feature 13 exquisite homes The local Austin residential construction market is a bright star in the national economy. The Austin chapter of the American Institute of Architects will hold its 27th Annual Home Tour the weekend of November 2 and 3. 13 homes will be featured, including the two in Tarrytown, two in Clarksville and one on Shoal Creek. The home tour will run from 10:00 until 6 Saturday and Sunday. The tour is self guided and over 5,000 attendees are expected to be wowed by the vary of talent on display at homes from small and affordable to luxurious. The tour hosted by AIA Austin has gained a national and regional reputation for excellence in residential design. A map showing each home’s location, information on each home, along with resource material, will be available in a brochure Children are welcome and those under 10 do not require a ticket. Tickets are available at each of the homes on the tour but can be purchased in advance at AIA Austin’s Center for Architecture at 801 W 12th St. or Zinger Hardware at Central Market. Tickets at $35 in advance, $40 at the door, $10 at each individual house For further information visit the website: or call 452-4332

Master Plan Process for Pease Park to Begin The Pease Park Conservancy has selected WRT (Wallace, Roberts & Todd, LLC) as landscape architects to prepare a Master Plan for Pease Park and an adjacent portion of the Shoal Creek Greenbelt north of the park. The Master Plan will provide a long-range vision to guide the further restoration and preservation of this historic green space located in central Austin. Since 2008, the Pease Park Conservancy has led efforts to improve the area’s landscape, including planting 500 new trees and restoring historic features in the park, such as the Tudor Cottage and Memorial Entry Gates constructed in the 1920s and the picnic tables installed by the Works Progress Administration. WRT and the Pease Park Conservancy will undertake the Master Plan process in close partnership with the City of Austin. An integral part of the process will include a series of public stakeholder meetings and surveys designed (Continued on Page 6)

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The Pemberton Journal (Continued from Page 5) to solicit input from various members of and stakeholders in the Austin community, including residents from Pemberton Heights who use the park and the greenbelt. This public input will be used to create a feasible and sustainable blueprint for the recreational development and ecological restoration of the park in the future. The Austin Parks and Recreational Department, Austin Parks and Recreation Board and City Council must review and approve the Master Plan before its presentation to the City of Council for final approval. “We hope the Master Plan process can begin this fall and be completed in less than a year,” said Richard Craig, the Pease Park Conservancy’s chairman. “We are very excited to work with WRT to ensure the future of this beloved natural refuge in the heart of our city.” To learn more about the Pease Park Master Plan and the Conservancy, please go to or contact Mr. Craig at 512-925-5306. To comment to the Board about support PHNA might lend to the effort, please contact


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