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Newsletter - October 10, 2017 - YOUR Association Needs You!
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Movie Night to support Community First! Village
Movie night graphic Bring your family to join your BOMA Family and raise money for a great organization with movie, food, and raffle prizes! Thursday, October 12th at Community First! Village's Alamo Draft House Amphitheater.
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Audit reveals why so many Austin projects go over budget (Austin American-Statesman)
City of Austin photoAustin officials initially priced the Shoal Creek storm drain improvement project at about a $1 million. But when the final bill was paid, the project actually cost Austin taxpayers about $7 million.

The renovations to City Hall and the City Council chambers to make room for the larger, 11-member council that took office in 2015 was originally priced at $1.4 million. The costs soared to $6.4 million.

Those two projects were just a few in a recent audit of Austin’s Public Works Department that found almost one-third — 29 percent — of the 48 projects it reviewed had costs balloon at least 50 percent higher than staff’s original estimates.

“The City often did not prepare accurate project cost estimates or collect reliable data to do so,” the audit said.
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Don’t leave money on the table!
Rebate graphicWant that capital project paid for or improve the bottom line for your ownership? Join the Sustainability Committee on October 12th as they host Austin Energy and Austin Water to share with you the latest rebate information along with other low or no cost items that help you reduce your water and electricity cost. Hear firsthand how these have been used by properties and what it did to their bottom line. This seminar will have lots of helpful information for the new or seasoned property manager or engineer.
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Can't take a mental health day? Try this instead...
Mental Health graphicIf you're feeling signs of chronic stress, taking a mental health day might be a good decision. If that's not possible, take short breaks to walk outside regularly, which changes your environment and helps to ease built-up tension, says therapist Marianne Clyde.
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Sign Up Your Team! Shooter and Ranch House Games!
BOMA shootout logoThe Shoot Out will be here before you know it! Get your team together now! Don't Shoot? Remember there are teams for Ranch House Games as well!

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Austin Veteran's day Parade - volunteers needed
Veterans Day graphicThe Austin Veteran's day Parade Committee is finalizing the plans for the 2017 parade. We are looking for Parade Volunteer Guides to help participants register and find their assigned parade positions for Saturday, November 11, 2017.

Please contact Bob Franks if you would like to volunteer this year.

Bob Franks
Volunteer Coordinator
[512] 483-1652

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