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01-10-2000
Rolling Ridge Neighborhood Association
Monday, January 10, 2000

The Rolling Ridge Neighborhood Association meeting was called to order at 7:05 PM by its President, Rodney Howard.

Revisions or changes to the minutes of the last meeting were requested from members present, there being none, the minutes were approved.

Results of the Holiday Lighting Contest were announced, they were:
First     Mike Jones
Second     Suzan Cooper
Third     Joanne Gutierrez

Association Revenue
The first order of business was discussion of association revenue.    Revenue for the 1999-2000 year was reported at $2829.03.  Expenses were reported as $783.07. An additional amount of $1745.00 has been allocated for the following expenses as determined by the executive committee.

Holiday Lighting Contest Prize money
Funds for a New Years Eve Party
IRS Filing
Rolling Ridge Tree Planting
Monument Work
January Association Meeting
Garage Sale/Bake Sale in March
Childrens Easter Egg Hunt,
Spring Ant Kill
Spring Association Meeting,
A Neighborhood  Summer Activity

Review of Landscaping
The former plan with the City's Parks Dept. has been revised due to personnel changes within that department.  To accommodate those changes the association has applied for community grants funding from the City of Round Rock.  At this time, the application is pending approval from the Round Rock City Council.  City utility personnel have marked utility lines in preparation for planting.  The new funding process will necessitate moving the plant date from January 22 to Saturday, February 19.

Guests
Dr. Gaul, superintendent of the Round Rock Independent School District, gave a brief presentation and showed a video regarding the upcoming school bond election.  This bond election is for construction of new schools in the Round Rock community to address the current and projected growth in area schools. After the video, Dr. Gaul fielded questions from association members in regard to the bond issue.

Mr. R.C. Crawford, a candidate for District 52 State Representative introduced himself to members and gave a brief presentation.  Afterwards, Mr. Crawford addressed questions from members present.

Kelly Daniels from the Austin American Statesman was also present at the meeting.

Update
Rodney Howard, Association President, gave an update on the Fall Fire Ant Kill, the Holiday Light Contest and participation in the New Years Party.  He also updated members on the new bank account opened for the Association.  The new account for association funds is at First Texas Bank in Round Rock.  The Rolling Ridge account was moved from Boatman's Bank when they started assessing fees/service charges on the account.  The account at First Texas is free.


SH130
Association members were updated on recent developments regarding SH130. Now allied with the SH130 effort is the Palm Valley Lutheran church which would suffer a substantial negative impact if the western route were selected.   

CAMPO, an organization which makes recommendations regarding funding for specific road projects tabled approval of funding for SH130 at its last meeting until the Environmental Study was complete.  Rodney and a group of supporters for the eastern route gave a presentation at this meeting.  Association members also learned of the  "BEST" organization, of which Rodney is a member, and how its efforts have helped to reverse the City's decision on the route placement for SH130.  

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:45pm.