BRUSH RECYCLING FINAL UPDATE
Crews completed the curbside brush pick-up service early in April, collecting 1,367 large truck loads of tree limbs throughout the community. Most of the limbs were grinded down to large chipped wood piles at the Public Works facility over the last few months, totaling about 23,923 cubic yards of chipped material. If one inch of the mulch were laid out, it could cover about 135 football fields (CHECK OUT THIS DRONE FOOTAGE FROM PUBLIC WORKS ON APRIL 5, 2023). Public Works will remain CLOSED until all of the chipped wood has been safely moved out of the facility. The City of Lakeway is looking at options to provide some of the mulched material to residents sometime this month at another location. Once we have those details, we will be sure to update the public. Our hard-working crews really appreciate your patience during this process. If you still have any questions, feel free to email us at [email protected]
OAK WILT PREVENTION
The Disaster Declaration below allows for cutting of trees for clean-up. Trees that have incurred damage and need some type of mitigation can be trimmed past our oak wilt ordinance date (which started Feb. 1) at the moment. We just ask residents to please trim them as soon as safely possible and spray paint on fresh cuts immediately after trimming (see link below for painting tips). Any breaks that occurred as a result of the ice storm do not need to be sprayed with paint since its ineffective to paint wounds that are a day or so old. We also recommend that if a tree company is trimming multiple oak trees that they sanitize their equipment between trees to help prevent the spread of oak wilt. Here are some helpful links:
REPORTING PROPERTY DAMAGE
The Texas Division of Emergency Management encourages residents to self-report damages sustained to their homes and/or businesses as a result of the ice storm via the included iSTAT link. The objective of the survey is to identify damages and support emergency management officials across the state to gain an understanding of damages that have occurred during the recent severe weather event. Within the survey, you will have the opportunity to upload photos of your damages. Please ensure photos are clear and depict disaster-related damages. This survey is available in both English and Spanish. Reporting damages here is NOT a substitute for reporting damage to your insurance company , and DOES NOT guarantee disaster relief assistance: https://damage.tdem.texas.gov/
CITY DISASTER DECLARATION
Mayor Tom Kilgore signed a Disaster Declaration Friday, Feb. 3, 2023 for the City of Lakeway due to the severe winter weather that caused widespread and prolonged property damage due to prolonged freezing temperatures and freezing rain. See link below for details on the Disaster Declaration. Governor Abbott also issued a Disaster Order related to the Ice Storm on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023. CLICK HERE for those details.