City to seek public input in
Parks & Recreation survey
Last fall, the City of Lakeway launched its first survey in four years. Green space and gathering points were clearly of great importance to our community. In addition, there were many comments about new programming, amenities, and extending hours at our facilities.
Having been tasked with the creation of our master parks and recreation plan, the Lakeway Parks and Recreation Committee is seeking further feedback on the specific park, activity center, and swim center questions.
The survey will launch on Feb. 11 and will be open two weeks. Please make your opinion heard at: www.surveymonkey.com/r/lakewayparks
The Parks and Recreation Committee and Public Engagement Advisory Committee members will attend the Brown Bag Luncheon Concert at noon Feb. 14 at with iPads to help fill out the survey at the Lakeway Activity Center. Thank you in advance for taking the time to help us mold the future of our parks.
Council gets 3rd look
at Square on Lohmans
At their special session Feb. 4, council members heard Legend Communities COO Bill Hayes outline a high-level preliminary concept for the Square on Lohmans.
The council asked for more data including traffic studies, plans that met zoning requirements, and the construction cost to build two additional lanes on Main Street (making it four lanes).
No decisions were made at the work session. The city will host some town hall meetings with Legend Communities to review the plans and receive public feedback on the proposed design.
Council briefed on hotel occupancy tax rules
As part of the city's process to develop a new Comprehensive Plan, city leaders will be creating a strategy for the use of Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) dollars.
Lakeway City Council started the process with an educational presentation at its Feb. 4 special session from Justin Bragiel of the Texas Hotel & Lodging Association about the legal usage of these monies by the city.
Lakeway City Secretary Jo Ann Touchstone recently earned her first recertification by the Texas Municipal Clerks Certification Program.
Certification and recertification are neither easy nor automatic. Original certification required successful completion of 200 hours of individual home study over a four-course curriculum, a comprehensive examination over those courses, and attendance at eight two-day professional development seminars.
Recertification requires 72 hours of classroom instruction and a selection of additional education options.
“Municipal clerk recertification is a rigorous process, and we applaud her commitment to her profession,” Lakeway City Manager Steve Jones said.
The Lakeway Heritage Committee’s history series continues with a free presentation about the World of Tennis and the city’s tennis history at 7 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Lake Travis Community Library, 1938 Lohmans Crossing.
Cliff Drysdale, top world-ranked tennis professional during the 1960s and ’70s and the World of Tennis’ first touring pro, will share his insights into this exciting time in Lakeway’s history.
“We are pleased to be working with Cliff Drysdale and Lake Travis Community Library to bring this part of the city’s history to the public,” said Bill Hawkins, Lakeway Heritage Committee member. “Come meet the pro who was instrumental in putting Lakeway on the tennis map.”
For more information, read the announcement.
11 a.m., Feb. 11
8 p.m., Feb. 11
12 p.m., Feb. 14