September neighborhood notes: Recent news and upcoming events from communities across South Austin

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Neighborhood Notes

Find recent community news, homeowners association updates, local developments and upcoming events happening in neighborhoods across the South Austin area.

1: Bradshaw Crossing

Wayside Schools celebrated the opening of its Bradshaw Campus with a ribbon cutting on Sept. 13. Located at 10704 Bradshaw Road, Austin, just east of Onion Creek near the Bradshaw Crossing neighborhood, the K-12 charter school campus is Wayside’s first to be built from the ground up. Wayside Schools CEO Matt Abbott said organizing the three-year project was “one of the most challenging things” in his career, but the results have paid off.

The Bradshaw Campus is Wayside Schools’ third campus and includes its fourth and fifth schools, the Altamira Academy and the Sci-Tech High School.

2: Circle C Ranch

The neighborhood’s Food Trailer Night, which brings different vendors and entertainment to the community each month, is scheduled for Oct. 12 from 5-8 p.m. at the community center parking lot, 7817 La Crosse Ave., Austin.

The HOA will also host its Neighborhood Wide Garage Sale on Oct. 20 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. A map of participating locations will be available, and residents can register their homes on the HOA’s website,

3: City of Dripping Springs

The delivery of new playground equipment for the Sports and Recreation Park has been delayed, said Parks and Community Services Director Mariana Espinoza. The equipment was supposed to arrive by the end of July. The delay is a result of a July 4 fire at a PlayCore Manufacturing Plant in Alabama.

A specific delivery date is not yet confirmed, but Espinoza said the city expects the equipment to arrive in October.

The city agreed to pay $49,878 for the new playground equipment, she said. However, due to the unforeseen delay, the company will offer cash rebates and complementary products, Espinoza said.

4: City of Sunset Valley

The city’s “Meet The Candidates” forum will take place Oct. 16 at city hall. Mayoral candidates will answer questions from residents beginning at 6:30 p.m., followed by questions for candidates running for city council. The forum will end at 9 p.m. Election Day is Nov. 6.

5: East Congress

Hill’s Cafe, an iconic Congress Avenue restaurant and live music venue in South Austin, closed at 4700 S. Congress Ave., Austin on Sept. 12. The cafe originally opened in South Austin in 1947 and was reopened most recently in 2001. Owners could open the venue in a new location in the future.

6: Onion Creek

The Onion Creek HOA and South Austin Neighborhood Alliance will host a city forum Oct. 9 at Onion Creek Club, 2510 Onion Creek Parkway, Austin, from 7-9 p.m. Mayor Steve Adler, Council Member Ann Kitchen, mayoral candidate Laura Morrison and City Manager Spencer Cronk will speak.

7: Village of San Leanna

The village of San Leanna is considering the proposed budget and tax rate for fiscal year 2018-19.

The proposed tax rate is $0.2498 per $100 of valuation, the same tax rate for at least the past 20 years, according to the village’s website.

Impacts on an individual’s taxes will vary, depending on changes in the taxable value of the property. Taxes on a $100,000 home will increase by approximately $30.80, the website states.