Council gives Rough Hollow citizens right to vote on ESD
Should the Travis County Commissioners Court call for an election, about 150 property owners in a portion of Rough Hollow will have the right to vote to decide whether they want be included in a new emergency services district.
At its regular meeting Jan. 22, Lakeway City Council passed a resolution consenting to the creation of what would become Travis County Emergency Services District No. 16, subject to voter approval.
The new district would be an overlay that would assess up to 10 cents per $100 property valuation to help fund emergency medical services within the boundaries of Travis County Emergency Services District No. 8, which petitioned Lakeway City Council to adopt the resolution.
The council’s action does not form the district. Creation of the new district is contingent upon voter approval if Travis County calls the election for qualified voters within the boundaries of the proposed district.
Sports complex is rezoned
Lakeway City Council voted unanimously on Jan. 22 to rezone 70 acres on Bee Creek Road from agricultural to parkland for the future Bee Creek Sports Complex.
Plans include batting cages, multi-use areas for baseball, softball and soccer, restrooms, trails, pavilion, playground, and soccer fields for public use.
The council action follows a unanimous recommendation for approval by the Lakeway Zoning and Planning Commission.
City shifting to code compliance
The new year is full of change for the City of Lakeway Code Enforcement Department as it moves to a code compliance culture.
Efforts are under way to amend the city’s Code of Ordinances regarding right-of-entry language throughout the code. In addition, the Code Enforcement Department is undergoing a department makeover with several process changes and ordinance updates.
New Lakeway Associate Judge Michele Locke, center, took the oath of office at the Lakeway City Council meeting Jan. 22.
Welcoming her to the new position at Lakeway Municipal Court were Lakeway Judge Kevin Madison and Mayor Sandy Cox, right.
Locke previously worked as an attorney at two Austin law firms and served as an associate judge at the County of El Paso and City of El Paso. She also worked as an assistant city attorney at the City of El Paso.
She earned her J.D. from Texas Tech University in 2002 and BBA Finance degree in 1999 from the University of Texas at Austin.
In 2006, Locke was honored as a Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star.
Entries are still coming in as the deadline approaches for the contest to rename the city’s blog.
The Public Engagement Advisory Committee and Communications Coordinator Devin Monk will review submissions and select one winner.
The winner will receive a gift basket of City of Lakeway promotional items, and one copy of Lewis H. Carlson’s history book, “Lakeway: A Hill Country Community.”
Email news@lakeway-tx.gov with your blog name submission limited to a few words by 5 p.m. Feb. 1. Please include BLOG NAME in the subject line as well as your name and contact phone number. The winner will be notified by phone after the committee's Feb. 6 meeting.
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