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Aug 02

First 60 Days: Many 'Firsts'

Posted on August 2, 2018 at 3:25 PM by Devin Monk

By SANDY COX

My term as Mayor has started out with many “Firsts” — the first woman mayor, the first mayor with a one-year term, and the first 48-year-old mayor, which is the youngest in Lakeway’s history. And, I’m also willing to bet that I’m the first Lakeway mayor to provide remarks after a successful Chicken Auction (congratulations to the Rotary club for raising over $1,000).

WEB - Lakeway Connection - logo2The first 60 days have been fast-paced and eventful. During this short time, we have appointed over 40 residents to our boards, commissions, and committees. We have re-instated the Parks and Recreation Committee, re-tasked our deer committee to include all wildlife (now the Wildlife Advisory Committee), and standardized the formation and procedures of our committees. We executed a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) process to find our next City Attorney and have sworn in Cobby Caputo from Bickerstaff Heath Delgado Acosta LLP. as our attorney.

Our new e-newsletter, The Lake Way, is publishing its eighth edition this week with over 80 percent approval from our residents. The newly formed Public Engagement Advisory Committee (PEAC) is working to find better ways of communicating to and engaging with our residents. Stay tuned for our first town hall and satisfaction survey.

Our wonderful staff, community organizations, and volunteers have hosted our quintessential Lakeway events: the Memorial Day celebration, the Quarter-Century Club Luncheon, and the July 4th Celebration parade and Pageantry of Flags. These events are very popular and so important in maintaining our culture as we continue to grow. I’m thankful for the hundreds of volunteers who support our city. Without them, these events would not occur.

The City is in the midst of the budget planning process for next year. There are a series of public meetings planned in the next eight weeks in order to receive input from our residents. This process is the single most influential process your City Council will undertake. This process will decide the level of service the city will provide for our community and the tax rate we will pay to support those services.

In September, we will start the revision of the Comprehensive Plan - our 15-year vision for Lakeway. I expect that work will take approximately a year to complete. There will be ample time for community input into the Plan. When completed, this document will include the vision for the future, operational plans to achieve the vision, and a financial plan to support the work.

In the coming months we will revise our residential sign ordinance, review our code enforcement procedures and ordinances, and begin a process to review our building code ordinances. We will continuously improve our services to support a thriving Lakeway.

I’m proud to lead our amazing city through this next chapter. Together, we can maintain our small town charm, yet evolve with the inevitable growth. Thank you for your support!

Sandy Cox is mayor of the City of Lakeway.
Dec 12

Mayor spells out success for students

Posted on December 12, 2017 at 3:19 PM by Devin Monk

Lakeway Mayor Joe Bain joins parents and staff in congratulating Serene Hills Elementary School’s annual Spelling Bee winner Cole Nguyen, fifth grade (No. 15), and runner-up Luke Brown, fourth grade (No. 4), after calling the Spelling Bee for his third year in a row.

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Sep 09

Ride for the Badge raises funds for Hurricane Harvey relief

Posted on September 9, 2017 at 2:04 PM by Devin Monk

The Lakeway Police Foundation and Blue Knights of Texas Chapter XIII rolled out this morning for the 2nd Annual Ride for the Badge fund-raiser for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

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