Monthly Archives: October 2008

RRNA Board Special Meeting: Park Reach (Hike and Bike Trail)

I write to remind you of the Board Meeting on Thursday evening, October 30th, at 7:30 PM at the Lions Club Field House. This does not change the regularly scheduled meeting for November. This meeting is to update folks on the current state of the planning for the Park Reach (aka hike and bike trail). No other items are on the agenda and I would like to remain focused on this narrow task. As there is a Reinvestment Zone meeting (see attachment) that same night at the Witte, we will begin the RRNA meeting at 7:30. Richard Reed

October 16 Board Meeting Highlights

From RRNA Chair Richard Reed:

1) In a summary of preliminary plans for the Fort Sam Redevelopment Plan, made to City Council last week, the team contracted by the City proposed “upgrading” Mulberry from Broadway to 281 to make it the major route from Fort Sam to 281. The plan is very preliminary and the meaning of “upgrade” is not spelled out, but after consulting with a traffic engineer, I am told that this MIGHT involve: 1) raising speed limits, 2) increasing from two to four lanes, 3) closing feeder links to the Park or the neighborhood, and/or 4) redesigning the intersections at North Saint Marys and Broadway. Most of the attention given the community aspect of this plan is in assisting the neighborhoods on the east side. This redevelopment is several years off, but I think we should be out in the front on it.

2) The Board voted to reaffirm its support for placing the hike and the bike trails being planned for the Park Reach of the Museum Segment of the river redevelopment along Avenue B. The exact wording is spelled out in the Minutes, which are available from Anne Larme for electronic review.

October Board Meeting

River Road Neighborhood Association
Board Meeting Agenda

Lion’s Club Fieldhouse

October 16, 2008
7:00 PM

Board Members: Sally Boothe-Meredith, Lea Brogan, Larry Clark, Augie Cortez, Larry DeMartino, Nell Grover, Anne Larme (Secretary), Mimi Quintanilla (Vice-Chair), Richard Reed (Chair), Bill Sibley, Michael Sullivan
Treasurer: Ed Piner

I. Call to order

II. Approval of Minutes

III. Committee Reports
1. Neighborhood Yard Sale: (L. Brogan)
2. ROC – Park Reach Subcommittee (R. Reed)
3. Neighborhood History Committee (B. Sibley)
4. Traffic/Neighborhood Plan: South Mulberry Sidewalk (L. Clark)
5. Drainage (L. DeMartino)
6. Communications (S. Boothe-Meredith, M. Sullivan)

IV. Old Business
1. River Road Community Garden

V. New business
1. BRAC Growth Management Plan
2. Neighborhood impact of Rock N’ Roll marathon
3. Jill Smith’s Memorial
1. Contribution to Humane Society
2. Tree Planting – Saturday, 10 AM

Treasurer’s Report

VI. Adjournment