Julie Oakley Named Interim City Manager
In a Special City Council Meeting this past Monday (September 9), Councilmembers voted unanimously to name Julie Oakley as Interim City Manager while City Council works on next steps to hire a new permanent City Manager. Previously, Oakley was selected as Acting City Manager following the resignation of Steve Jones in August. Oakley previously served as Assistant City Manager and Finance Director with the City of Lakeway prior to her current position.
Public Safety Day Tomorrow!
Around two dozen responder agencies from across Central Texas will join together for the 9 th annual Public Safety Day this Saturday (September 14) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lake Travis Elementary School located at 15303 Kollmeyer Drive in Lakeway.

This free event gives the public a chance to interact directly with first responders and learn more about their role in the community. Police, fire and emergency crews will be giving live demonstrations and important tips to keep your family safe. Participants will also get a chance to check out area patrol cars, motorcycle units, ladder trucks, ambulances, SWAT apparatus, wildfire mitigation equipment, patrol boats, horse patrols, K9 units and even the STAR Flight helicopter. There will be live music, food and Smokey Bear will even make an appearance. Come meet your local Lakeway police officers and other first responders this weekend.

Heritage Trail Tours Next Friday.
Limited Seats Available. Register Now!
Take a trip through time on Lakeway's Heritage Trail tours next Friday, September 20. There are a very limited amount of tickets left for all three tour times: 9:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m and 1:15 p.m. This free tour will be led by the Heritage Committee and bathrooms will be available on the bus.

One highlight of the tour is the historic Liebelt Cabin (pictured) adjacent to City Hall, which was a place Gwen Wunneburger lived for a time. She will be at the cabin during the tours to answer questions about her time in Lakeway and life living in the cabin without the amenities we're accustomed to today. Participants in the tour will also get a rare glimpse inside the cabin and view a storyboard of the move to City Hall from its original site.

NEW: Lakeway Wildfire Prevention

At the September 9 Special City Council Meeting, Lakeway's City Forester gave a detailed presentation regarding areas of Lakeway at highest risk for a potential wildfire. Based on the presentation, Hamilton Greenbelt was indicated as being the highest priority when it came to reducing the amount of potential 'fuel' in the nearly 100 acre parkland. The cleanup options include shaded fuel breaks on the outskirts of the park itself, cleanup around the trails and clean up of dead and downed wood throughout the park. Full cleanup of the park could cost over $300,000, but the City is currently working on finalizing the budget and determining the best method for paying for the project, which could take a year or more.

Homeowners can help reduce the chance of a fire on your property. Lake Travis Fire Rescue offers free wildfire preparedness assessments for residents of Lakeway. Email wildfire@ltfr.org for details.
NEW: School Crossing Guards Needed

Are you looking for a fun job with part-time hours? Want to help the children in your community? Then apply to be a school crossing guard! The City of Lakeway is looking for a positive, professional individual to help at Lakeway Elementary School.

Crossing guards play a vital role in keeping kids safe by helping them cross roadways and intersections in marked school zones. They are also responsible for reporting any malfunctioning equipment, such as school zone flashers and signal lights.

This position will require a commitment of two hours per weekday from 7:15 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Early release day hours will differ, but a schedule of these days will be provided.

To apply and see further details, please visit the City of Lakeway Human Resources Page.
Monday, Sept. 16 @ 6:30 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 20 (various times)
Saturday, Sept. 21 @ 8:00 a.m.