The next board meeting of the HPWBANA is scheduled for 6:30 PM on Monday, February 6 at the Yarborough Library. For the agenda, please click here.
Please click here for past meeting agendas and minutes.
HPWBANA Board Meetings for 2017
Mark your calendars!
The Highland Park West Balcones Area Neighborhood Association Board of Directors will meet for its January 9, 2017 and February 6, 2017 monthly meetings at the Yarborough Branch Library, 2200 Hancock Drive. The Yarborough Branch Library will be closed for renovations from March through November 2017 necessitating a change in meeting location for the remainder of 2017.
The HPWBANA Board will transition to the Old Quarry Branch Library, 7051 Village Center Drive (near the HEB), for the monthly meetings for the balance of the 2017 year. Meetings at the Old Quarry Branch Library are scheduled for the evenings of March 6, April 3, May 1, June 5, August 7, September 11, October 2, and November 6. There will not be monthly meetings in July or December 2017.
See you there! For meeting agendas and minutes, click here.
Austin Water has planned a project to upgrade water transmission lines in the northwest area, including parts of HPWBANA. The area affected is roughly from Far West Blvd. to Crestway Dr.
The area is currently supplied with a single 12-inch line. The new main would be a 16-line and will improve the level of service and allow Austin Water to decommission the aging pump station and reservoir. Highland Park reservoir is no longer in use, and the pumps are used as an in-line booster station only.
Benefits to the area include less pressure fluctuations during peak demand times and improved fire flow for the area.
The project is scheduled to go into design this fall and construction is estimated to begin in 2018.
Click here for a map of the water improvements project.
For more information call Jill Mayfield, (512)585-0474
Located behind the bluffs of Highland Park Elementary School and flanking Balcones Drive sits the new Perry Art Park, featuring a winding trail leading to Dayton, a sculpture by artist Jim Huntington, on long-term loan from The Contemporary Austin – Laguna Gloria.
The Friends of Perry Park are pleased to announce that fundraising was successful and construction will begin shortly on the Phase 2 installations! Many thanks to the Austin Parks Foundation, the HWPBANA, and local residents and businesses for their generous donations to this unique public art project.
Phase 2 will see installation two more sculptures on permanent loan from The Contemporary Austin: Blue Float by Peter Reginato (shown below) and Alas #IV by Betty Gold (information on the sculpture and artist is here ).
Many thanks to everyone who contributed so generously to Perry Art Park!
Many thanks also go to District 10 Council Member Sheri Gallo for the installation of a picnic table at the north end of the park along Balcones Drive. This is a wonderful spot to enjoy coffee or lunch in a grove of gracious live oak trees.