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Spring 2002

Spring 2002                    Volume 4, Issue 1 


 Rolling Ridge Neighborhood News


  This issue of the Rolling Ridge Neighborhood News is being distributed only to member households in the development. Please help us build our membership. Pass along this copy, or request additional copies for our new neighbors. Please contact, Tom Conner @ 244-3115, Phil Dallek @ 244-6966, or Dianne Shadle @ 248-9414 for registration.

Annual Garage & Bake Sale
Come and check out all the great finds. This year's garage sale will be held in conjunction with the South Creek Neighborhood to help build traffic.  
Eat a wonderful - hot off the grill sausage link and take home something sweet from the bake sale.
Bake sale will be held at 1222 Leah Lane (Rodney's house)
The current schedule is April 27th, 7:00 am till?
Don't forget we need those goodies for the bake sale. Please contact Rodney Howard @ 255-6306

Candidate forum

Please join us the evening of April 27, from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at the Clay Madsen Recreation Center. This is a great opportunity to hear from the candidates.
Find out for yourself where each stands on the issues, and challenges facing Round Rock and your neighborhood.
Also this is a great time to meet your new association officers and neighbors.

Dinner will be provided!

Don't forget May 4th, Election Day. Early voting is April 17th - 30th.           Please come out and vote.

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Current Officers

President - Tom Conner
Vice President - vacant
Treasurer - Dianne Shadle

Information officer - Phil Dallek
Secretary - vacant
Neighborhood Activity Chair - vacant


Blast from the past!

This story originally ran in the fall of 2000. Can you believe how quickly this came to pass?
School related information
Construction continues on the new Middle school and new Elementary school just to the east of the Rolling Ridge neighborhood. Construction is on schedule and both schools are on target for opening by August 2001.  Names for these schools have not been chosen. Once the principals for those schools have been selected, they will seek input from parents and students in the area to choose names and mascots for the schools.

The current enrollment at Forest Creek Elementary is 1,014.  The "permanent" capacity (w/out portables), assuming a 22:1 ratio is 900. The current enrollment at Hopewell Middle school is 1,331. Permanent capacity is 1,000. The current enrollment at Stony Point High school is 1,960. Permanent capacity is 1,800.

The RRISD is looking at property off of Gattis just to the south of Round Rock Ranch as a potential new high school site. The district has indicated intent to purchase the land and is conducting due diligence on the property. If all goes as planned, the process should be completed within the next six weeks.

There is an upcoming staff development day for the District on October 9. Please go to the RRISD web site at www.roundrockisd.org to see the entire calendar as well as a wealth of other information.

Regular meetings of the Board of Trustees are held on the third Thursday of each month unless scheduled otherwise. The Board normally meets in closed session at 6:30 p.m., followed by a public session starting at 7:30 p.m. Unless otherwise noted, these meetings take place in the City Council Chambers of Round Rock City Hall at 221 E. Main Street in Round Rock, Texas.

Meetings are broadcast over Cable TV Access Channels 10 (Round Rock).

Agenda items are posted at the Administration Building at least 72 hours prior to each meeting. Citizens are invited to attend board meetings and may address the board regarding any agenda item. Citizens may also sign up at the meeting (before 7:30 p.m.) to speak regarding non-agenda items during the public communications section of the meeting. Each individual is allowed to speak for three minutes; an individual representing a group may take up to five minutes.

For more details see the district's web page at
http://www.roundrockisd.org

CITY information resources on the web

Some helpful web links
NEWS  

City CALENDAR OF EVENTS  

City of Round Rock Texas Welcome Page  

MASTER PLAN MAP  

City SEARCH PAGE  

Be a Writer
Tell your neighbors what you think

If you would like to submit anything for the next newsletter, please forward a request via e-mail it to this link Rolling Ridge mail link.
This could be anything of interest you'd like to share.

What interesting things are happening around the neighborhood, or around town? Perhaps you'd like to write your own review about a local restaurant, or a great place to take the family on a Friday night or Saturday afternoon. Did you find a “real gem” around town that others may have missed? We'd like to hear from you.
You may submit anything you would like to add to the newsletter. However we do reserve the right to refuse any material not considered appropriate.


RRNA on the Web

The neighborhood association has its own web page. To view it, visit the following address.

                    http://RollingRidge.tripod.com

E-mail us at rollingridge@myrealbox.com
This is a great way to update your contact information. Also you can submit anything for the “be a writer” above.

Minutes: Rolling Ridge Neighborhood Association, Monday, January 28, 2002

Please follow this web link for the latest minutes.
Printed copies will be available at association meetings.
 Latest Minutes  


Call to order
The meeting of the RRNA was called to order at 7:10 pm.

Open Forum
South Creek Neighborhood Association Karen Adair-Murphy was a guest and gave a brief update of issues regarding our area and the city council.   
 Ms. Murphy brought a petition to the meeting and asked members to please sign if they were comfortable in doing so.  This petition was to get Earl Hairston on the ballot for City of Round Rock Mayor.  With this petition, Mr. Hairston will be able to file with the city and have the filing fee waived.

       Diane Shadle was introduced as the new Treasurer for the association for those who did not attend the last meeting.

Finance
Association financials were reviewed.  The beginning balance for the period was $1507.70 and the ending balance was $1276.66.  The bulk of the expenditure was the electric bill for the monument area in the front of the subdivision.
Minutes
The minutes were reviewed and approved as written

Guests
Eric Freeman, Democratic candidate for State Representative District 52 attended the meeting and gave a brief presentation.  Following his presentation was a brief Q&A.  Mr. Freeman will be running against Mike Krusee in the elections.

Louis Repa, candidate for County Commissioner also spoke to members of the association.  As with Mr. Freeman following the presentation was a brief Q&A.  Mr. Repa is running against Frankie Limmer in the elections.

Other
New members to the neighborhood were introduced and welcomed.

Officer Elections
Rodney Howard, current association President has served his term limit leaving a vacancy for the Presidents position.  Also, Michele Messina, the previous Vice President of the association has moved from the neighborhood leaving that office vacant as well.

Elections were held during this meeting with the following results.

Tom Conner is the newly elected President of the Rolling Ridge Neighborhood Association.  Tom previously served as Information Officer for the Association.

Elected as Information Officer of the association was Phil Dallek

Vicki Barber remains as Secretary for the association.

Dianne Shadle was elected treasurer.

Discussion
A neighborhood garage sale date was discussed and it was decided to do it to coincide with the same weekend as the South Creek Neighborhood garage sale.  The date is April 27. 2002.

There being no further business the meeting was adjourned.


Miscellaneous . . .

Upcoming City Events

Please see the City's web site at
www.ci.round-rock.tx.us/calendars for more information on these events:

October 6 & 7, Frontier Days

October 14, 5:30, 7:30, 9:30 p.m. RR Community Choir Saturday Night Dead or Alive, McNeil HS

October 21, Starts 8 AM Outlaw Trail 100 Cycling Tour

October 21, Noon-7 p.m. Hairy Man Festival

October 27, 6:30-11:00 p.m. Sertoma Casino Night

October 28, Dark-11:30 Halloween Hayrides

December 8, 7:00-10:00 p.m. Christmas Family Night, Downtown

December 8, 6:00 & 8:30 p.m. RR Community Choir Yuletide Feast, Balcones Country Club

Volunteer Position Opening

The Rolling Ridge Hospitality Coordinator position is now available.  It is a terrific way to meet your neighbors and lots of fun too.  This position takes minimal volunteer hours with great rewards.  It consists of planning for the Santa visit, bake sale, egg hunt, and a few more fun activities for our neighbors throughout the year.  It is an ideal volunteer position for a stay at home mom that wants to meet other families with small children.  My family and I are moving in a few weeks, but I look forward to helping one of you get started.  
Please call Gina Schobinger at 255-0241 or email mschobinger@austin.rr.com for more information.  

Neighborhood Playgroup

Rolling Ridge has a playgroup.  The playgroup meets on Fridays at 10:30 and we rotate at each other's houses, right now we have about 4 moms involved and children's ages range from 6 months to 4 years. Please contact Susan Cooper at 310-7167 or e-mail coopers@swbell.net if you are interested or just want more information.