City & County
Lakeway MUD to sell 81-acre city tract
After declaring an 81-acre tract adjacent to the Oaks at Lakeway retail center as surplus to the Lakeway Municipal Utility District, the MUD’s board of directors agreed Nov. 18 to offer the property for sale.
City officials have said they would consider the area for a proposed performing arts center, and as a possible future roadway to access the Oaks at Lakeway from Lohmans Crossing Road.
Lakeway MUD General Manager Earl Foster said the district would retain a 1.043-acre section that includes the district’s water tank which it will continue to maintain.
Sealed bids on the property will be accepted through Jan. 27, and the tract will be offered “as is,” Foster said. The district will require earnest money totaling $100,000, he said.
The board debated whether to hire a real estate broker to market the property for sale.
“If we hire a broker, it will cause additional costs but we will get a greater return on our money,” Lakeway MUD Director Mel Neese said.
MUD directors agreed not to hire a real estate brokerage to market the property but the tract sale offering will be listed in news publications, Foster said.
Council swears in newest members
New Aldermen Michael Dyson and Bobby Dillard were sworn in by Mayor Thom Farrell Nov. 18. Farrell thanked former Alderwoman Amy Pattillo and former Alderman Jordan Scott for their service to Rollingwood. Pattillo will serve on the city’s Parks Commission, and Scott will serve on its Planning and Zoning Commission.
Lakeway joins regional Clean Air Coalition
Following a presentation Nov. 16 by Fred Blood, Central Texas Clean Air Coalition member, Lakeway City Council agreed to join the group of Central Texas municipalities who are part of the organization that aims to reduce air pollution. The nonprofit CTCAC is under the direction of the Capital Area Council of Governments, a regional planning organization.
The membership does not require the city to take action dictated by CTCAC, only a commitment to voluntarily act to reduce ozone levels affecting air-quality standards. City actions could include offering flexible work schedules, requiring tree planting in new developments, supporting resource recovery and recycling, practicing right-sizing of fleet vehicles, properly maintaining vehicles and vehicle emission controls, and promoting public education on ozone emission reduction.
Central Texas Clean Air Coalition members
Counties: Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis,Williamson
Cities: Austin, Bastrop, Bee Cave, Buda, Cedar Park, Elgin, Georgetown, Hutto, Lakeway, Leander, Lockhart, Luling, Round Rock, San Marcos, Sunset Valley, Taylor
West Lake Hills to transition to once-weekly trash pickup in 2016
Once-weekly trash pickup in West Lake Hills is set to begin in January. On Nov. 23, West Lake Hills City Council approved the transition from its biweekly trash pickup schedule to only one pickup per week.
The change will save the city approximately $65,000 annually, finance Officer Wendy Bates said.
Under the city’s contract with waste disposal provider Texas Disposal Systems, residents whose trash pickup is on Monday and Thursday will have pickup on only Monday, she said. Residents who have pickup on Tuesdays and Fridays will have pickup on Tuesdays only, she said.
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