Below is an email that was sent on the BCRC listserv by BCRC VP, Grayson Cox:
Good Morning Neighbors,
We wanted to provide some information regarding the BCRC board meeting with MileStone this coming Wednesday. In an effort to provide the best chances for a productive dialogue between the Coalition and MileStone, this upcoming meeting will only include discussion about the facilitation of future negotiation meetings. None of the priority issues (traffic, density, parkland, flooding, allowable uses, etc.) will be discussed at this meeting.
Neighbors are more than welcome to attend, but discussion will be limited to board members (neighborhood liaisons) and MileStone representatives in an effort to keep the meeting brief and productive.
The agenda for 9/23 is short and simple:
(1) Discuss the selection of an independent 3rd party facilitator – a neutral professional trained in helping groups work together more effectively in a consensus-building process.
(2) Discuss location and time for next meeting.
(3) If time allows, select topics for discussion for next meeting.
While this particular meeting won’t include pubic discussion of the neighborhoods’ concerns, BCRC volunteers are organizing events where neighbors can discuss The Grove, receive updates, and provide feedback to BCRC board members, including…
When: Tuesday, October 6 at 6:00-9:00pm
Where: 49th Street at Strass Drive (closest address is 4901 Strass Dr)
What: Join neighbors and BCRC volunteers for a potluck in Shoalmont as we come together to celebrate National Night Out in Austin. Meet your local Police, Firefighters, and EMS who will greet your families as you visit with other neighbors. If you have questions about the Grove Development, we plan to have volunteers and Board Members from the Bull Creek Road Coalition (BCRC) present to answer them. Bring a chair and dish for sharing. A grill will be available.
We would also like to encourage all interested neighbors in attending their neighborhood association (NA) meetings where BCRC neighborhood liaisons will be present to participate in the conversation about The Grove. The next NA meeting is for the Ridgelea NA at 6 p.m. this Monday in the Westminster Chapel.