Tuesday, November 8, 2016

District 10 Update November 7, 2016

Upcoming Important Meetings

Northeast Neighborhood Alliance Meeting

November 21st, 7PM, at the

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November 7th, 2016

Dear Neighbors, 

In 2008, San Antonio set its early voting record with an impressive 375,784 voters. I am so proud that a combined 436,731 early voters in Bexar County "pulled the lever", officially breaking the eight-year record. If you did not make it to a polling site early, tomorrow is the big day. Grab a friend and please vote. 

Remember that on Election Day, you can only vote inside your precinct listed on your voter registration card. To check your registration and view a sample ballot, click here

Last Thursday, I shared the podium with Deputy City Manager, Peter Zanoni, and Mayor Taylor at a press conference to announce that applications for the 2017 Northeast Corridor (NEC) Enhancement Matching Grant Program are open. Business owners and operators along the corridor are encouraged to apply for these matching funds to improve landscaping, façade and signage. This is a great opportunity to continue our revitalization efforts along Perrin Beitel and Nacogdoches. If you are interested or know of someone who might be, visit the Northeast Corridor website for more information. Applications will close January 6, 2017.

As the holiday season begins, please take some time to plan your traveling. Not only do our highways, especially I-35, get crowded, but the airports will as well. The hustle and bustle during this time of the year can absorb the best of us. But we want you to enjoy the holidays, and travel safely. Scroll down to check out our latest PSA on holiday travel!

In other airport news, on Monday, October 31, Runway 04/22 reopened. The closure of Runway 04/22 for the past 7 months allowed construction on the Terminal Area Taxiways project. All runways and taxiways will be open until January 2017 when they plan on closing Runway 12R/30L for three months.

Some residents may experience increased noise levels as flights utilize the new and improved Runway 04/22. Please call the Noise Complaint Hotline at 210-207-3471 with any aviation-related noise concerns. Additional information related to the aviation department's noise program can be found online. Be on the lookout for more information on the next closure coming soon.

Thank you for staying actively involved in our community and for your strong support of District 10.


Mike Gallagher
City Councilman District 10

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PSA on Airport Travel
"A Minute with Mike"
Our latest PSA on holiday travel 

2017 NEC Enhancement Matching Grant Program Now Open for Business

The 2017 Northeast Corridor (NEC) Enhancement Matching Grant program is now available for business owners and operators along the Northeast Corridor. District 10 Councilman Mike Gallagher, along with Mayor Ivy R. Taylor and Deputy City Manager Peter Zanoni, announced the start of the new grant cycle at City Hall on Thursday.  Executive leadership, city staff, and the communities in and around the NEC are proud to see the continuation of the effort to revitalize Nacogdoches and Perrin Beitel Roads.

Bridgett White, Director of the Department of Planning and Community Development commented, "The City of San Antonio is committed to preserving and updating established communities. This grant program has proven to be successful in helping small business owners along the Northeast Corridor. We look forward to reviewing the new round of applications and seeing what new improvements to expect in the NEC."

The NEC Enhancement Matching Grant Program assists owners and tenants of commercial properties within the designated NEC boundary with façade, landscape and signage improvements to their businesses. The City of San Antonio reimburses grantees 50% of the total cost of eligible improvement projects up to $27,000. This is the third year of the program with $100,000 in total grants to be awarded.

Last year, nine businesses and their projects were chosen as grant recipients. Proposed projects were reviewed by the NEC Steering Committee and evaluated based on completeness of the application, the potential for visual impact, consistency with the NEC Revitalization Plan and Enhancement Grant design guidelines, and the quality of the proposed project.

Applications will be accepted until Friday, January 6, 2017. Two information sessions will be held for those who may be interested in applying or would like more information on the grant process:
  • Monday, November 14th from 7-8 PM at the Tool Yard/Northeast Service Center, 10302 Tool Yard, San Antonio, TX 78233
  • Wednesday, December 7th from NOON-1 PM at the Department of Planning and Community Development, 1400 S. Flores St., San Antonio, TX 78204
Councilman Gallagher stated, "Any business owner or operator in the area is welcome and encouraged to become a part of this Improvement Partnership. We created the grant program to be a resource to help businesses succeed. Revitalization programs are so important to a City's success and it sends the message that the City is paying attention. I am proud to see this effort continuing in our Northeast Corridor."

Applications are available at www.northeastcorridorsa.com

District 10 Community Meeting and Holiday Dinner
Monday, December 12th, 6PM
Details to follow in a separate email


Upcoming Events at District 10 Libraries

Semmes Classic Literature Group
Semmes Branch Library (15060 Judson Rd., 78247)
Saturday, November 12
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Join us this month for a discussion of "Wuthering Heights" by Emily Bronte.

Tobin Writers' Group
Tobin Library at Oakwell (4134 Harry Wurzbach Rd., 78209)
Saturday, November 12
10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Come join our writers' group for an opportunity to share, discuss and critique your work with fellow writers. All skill levels and ages are welcome.

Tobin Branch Library at Oakwell (4134 Harry Wurzbach Rd., 78209)
Sunday, November 13
Noon - 5 p.m.
Do you love the magic of Joss Whedon? Then this club is for you! Join other Joss Whedon fans to talk about our favorite writer/director.

For more information or additional events, visit the library website

Rain Barrel Coupon Now Available

Many of us have watched the rain pouring from our rooftops and wished we could save it for a drier day. Rain barrels offer a small-scale way to accomplish this, but each one can cost over $100. SAWS is now offering for a limited time (Application deadline Friday, Dec. 16, 2016) a coupon to reduce that price to only $40 per barrel. (NOTE: water collected in the barrel is not drinkable.) Rain Barrel Features can be found here
  • Coupon application period: Nov. 1, 2016 - Dec. 9, 2016.
  • Online purchase deadline: Dec. 16, 2016
  • Pickup date: Jan. 14, 2017
  • Pick-up locations: Eisenhower Park, San Antonio Botanical Garden or Mitchell Lake Audubon Center
Click here to open the Rain Barrel Coupon Online Application.

The San Antonio River Authority (SARA) is interested in your opinion. Please help us learn more about what is important to you, with regards to the San Antonio River Watershed, by answering the following questions. This survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete, and your answers will help us improve upon the services that we provide. You may access the survey here: http://conta.cc/2eBd36y.

Survey Deadline: Friday, November 18, 2016.

By leaving your name and email, you are entering a chance to win a GoPro, just for participating in the survey! 

Click the flyer to open the registration page. If you have questions or need more information, please contact Jennifer Kretzschmar at jkretzschmar@wellmed.net or call 210-871-7720. 

Eden Holiday Marketplace
Saturday, November 12, 10AM - 3PM
FREE and open to the public, this season's holiday gifts will dazzle you like never before during Eden's 2016 Holiday Marketplace!  Over 40 vendors (from A to Z) will be set up to offer a fun shopping opportunity to purchase unique gifts for those challenging names on your gift list.  Come enjoy this open air market and shop for the following:  Avon skin care;  handmade crafts such as pottery, pillows, blankets, books, crosses, hats, birdfeeders, wind chimes, seasonal wreaths, homemade jams, Pampered Chef, Premier Jewelry, Silpada Sterling Silver,  Tupperware, Younique Skin Care and ZAZ yard art (we did say A-Z).   There will also be a food truck and Pinks Popcorn on site to satisfy those "shop 'til you drop" hunger flashes! 

The Marketplace is a semi-annual fundraising event sponsored by the Eden Homeowners' Association.  Proceeds received from vendors for rental space of assigned booth space are vital income for the HOA to sustain rising costs for maintenance of this area.   So, if you are an Eden resident -- and you are not a member of the HOA -- we hope you will take this opportunity to stop by the Eden HOA booth and begin your membership.    If you are already a member, we extend a heartfelt thank you, and invite you to drop by the booth and say hello to the volunteers who give so much of their time and talents to help make events such as Marketplace a resounding success.    There are still a few spaces open for interested vendors.  For additional information, please contact event coordinator, Melva Rodriquez, 210-215-0539.  Follow Edennews247.com for HOA and Marketplace updates!

 Groundbreaking in District 10 

Please welcome Aerial Horizon as they build one of the only custom aerial studios in the United States. Aerial Horizon's new 3,000 SF studio will have 20-26' ceilings, 21+ rigging points, special features for wall running, an observation deck, and so much more! They will also be able to convert our studio into a performance space to provide more opportunities to San Antonio's performing artists.

The new location is at 6203 Krempen Ave, San Antonio, TX 78233 (I-35 and Judson, just before the rain road bridge).

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