City Council suspends deer trapping for 1 year
Based on a recommendation by the Lakeway Wildlife Advisory Committee, the City Council voted unanimously to temporarily suspend the city's deer control program for one year.
The action, which is effectively immediately, will allow the city time to hire a wildlife biologist to review current methods for trapping deer and research other alternatives.
Nov. 6 council election
draws candidate crowd
The filing deadline for two Lakeway City Council positions on the Nov. 6, 2018 ballot ended Monday with Glenda Foreman Engert, Betty Haley, Laurie Higginbotham, Louis Mastrangelo, and Wendi Severance submitting applications.
The top two vote getters will fill Dwight Haley's and Jean Hennagin's seats on council.
City plans to get public input on development
City Council is leading the way in garnering resident input on future development. Council members Dwight Haley and Steve Smith will create a draft process for the September council meeting. Town halls and surveys will sure to be part of the plan. If you want your voice heard, sign up for City News to register your email for the pending electronic surveys.
The Lakeway Municipal Court Presiding Judge Kevin Madison swore in Eric Taylor as the new city marshal on Aug. 16.
Taylor previously served as an an officer for six years with Lakeway Police Department.
City marshals provide security to court personnel and serve all warrants and legal process issued by the court.
The City Council also took steps on Monday to open all standing committees for public participation. Councilmembers changed and standardized the city's meeting procedures to move all committee meetings to City Hall, post meeting times and agendas, audio record, and publish minutes. We encourage citizens to attend meetings and share their ideas.
Aug. 24 & 25