Weather Follow-Up: Resources; Yard Waste; Facility Updates
Mayor Sandy Cox gave a live update yesterday afternoon related to the winter storm recovery and latest on COVID-19 vaccination efforts. Click here to watch that video.

The State of Texas has opened a call center to help residents, especially those with limited or no internet access with completing the State of Texas Assessment Tool (iSTAT). Filling out the iSTAT will help the state identify damages and help emergency management officials gain an understanding of damages that occurred during the recent severe winter weather event. It will also help provide information to FEMA and highlight the need for federal disaster assistance for individuals. Click here to connect to the iSTAT survey form if you received damage. Click here to connect to more state resources regarding the weather event from last week. If you need assistance filling out the form, you can call (844) 844-3089 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. seven days a week.

WATER:
If you're still in need of fresh drinking water due to a busted or broken pipe, a water filling station is available by appt. only through Lakeway MUD at the Lakeway Commons Shopping Center. Click here for that information. If you still need water delivered, please fill out this form if you have a need. There is currently no boil water notice in effect for Lakeway residents at this time through the water districts.

TREE LIMBS/YARD WASTE:
If you have brush and fallen tree limbs to get rid of, you can still recycle those at Public Works Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. next week. Click here for more details. Waste Connections will continue to pick up extra trash, but is trying to limit each household to no more than 8 bags of yard waste and 3'X3' as well through next week. If you have additional bulky items, please contact our solid waste team by calling (512) 314-7514.

SWIM CENTER:
The Swim Center is back open now after being shut down the past few weeks due to the winter weather and some repair work that followed. Some classes resumed this morning. Keep in mind the locker room toilets are out of order and being worked on, but the center does have a single bathroom available on the outside of the facility facing the skatepark. Click here for more on the Swim Center.

PARKS:
If you plan to visit some of the area parks, please be careful for fallen tree limbs. Hamilton Greenbelt was closed temporarily due to downed tree limbs, but is back open now. Repair work is currently still being done on facilities in the park. There is one toilet operational, but the sink and water fountains in the park are undergoing repair at this time.

POWER:
If you still have an issues with your power, please reach out to your energy provider:

  • Austin Energy: (512) 322-9100
  • PEC: (888) 883-3379


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:




Storm Repair Work: Do I Need A Permit?
While cleanup continues following the winter weather storms, it's important to know when you need a permit, when you don't need one, and also when you just want to get one to ensure your safety. Some emergency repairs your home will require should be inspected. Those are the times you would need and want a permit. Emergency remediation such as pulling out carpets, flooring and drywall can proceed prior to receiving a building permit.

If you have a busted or broken pipe and require a plumbing permit, please contact your water provider and take out a permit through their office.

ITEMS NOT REQUIRING A PERMIT:
  • Aesthetic Changes: like painting, flooring, new cabinets, counters.
  • Re-roofing: when replacing like-for-like materials and no structural changes.
  • Fencing: when replacing like-for-like fencing, including the materials, height & location.
  • Gutters
  • Carpet/Floor Tile

ITEMS THAT NEED A PERMIT:
  • Remodels: if walls/structural changes, removing drywall for replacement.
  • Re-roofing: If it is a different type of roofing materials or changes to pitch of roof.
  • Fencing: If the fence is new or differs in height, design, materials or location.
  • New Siding/Siding Replacement
  • New Construction: additions to your home.
  • Retaining Walls
  • Framing Modifications
  • Structural Changes
  • Foundation Repair
  • HVAC Additions
  • Electrical: replacing outlets, wiring, repairs or alterations.

For more information, please visit our Building and Development Services website by clicking here.
COVID-19 Update
Cases and hospitalizations continue to trend down. Due to the recent winter storms, data was not updated from Austin Public Health last week therefore there is no weekly comparison this week.

A total of 75,047 cases have been reported to date in Travis County, with 1,177 active cases at this time and 285 hospitalized in the region. Click here to review the COVID-19 case dashboard, which includes an interactive map to see cases by your zip code. Click here for more details on hospitalizations. Click here for details on vaccine distributions.

Travis County remains in Stage 4 of the risk-based guidelines. Whether you have or have not received a vaccine, please continue to social/physical distance between individuals not in your household, wear a proper face covering, and wash your hands regularly. Thank you for continuing to follow these guidelines.



NEW: City Job Openings

The City of Lakeway has several open positions available, including lead accountant, senior planner, custodian, police officer, emergency management coordinator, fleet maintenance coordinator, code compliance officer, accounting specialist and several positions at the Lakeway Swim Center. If you're interested in learning more and/or applying, please visit our city employment page by clicking here.
NEW: Compass Treasure Hunt

The Compass Treasure Hunt will kick off Monday at Lakeway City Park. Participants will use a compass (either a physical one or downloaded from a phone app) that will help lead to hidden treasure. Participants then submit a photo with their find to events@lakeway-tx.gov to be entered into a prize drawing! The hunt runs from March 1 to March 21, with a drawing on March 22. Click here for more information.
Now thru March 15 (All Day)
Monday, March 1 @ 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 2 @ 6:30 p.m.