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Posted on: March 23, 2017

Council seats, police facility, road tax on May 6 ballot

This is an artist's rendering of the proposed Lakeway police facility project at Lohmans Crossing and Lohmans Spur.
The City of Lakeway will have a City Council election and two propositions on the ballot for the May 6 election this year.
City Council candidates Bridge Bertram, Ron Massa and Tiffany McMillan are running for two council seats. Bertram and Massa are incumbents. The two candidates with the most votes will be elected to serve a three-year term.
Proposition 1 is for the issuance of $23,065,000 in tax bonds for public safety facilities to include a new police facility project, which would be at the corner of Lohmans Crossing and Lohmans Spur.
The city will host three town halls on March 27, April 6 and April 20 for the public to learn more about the police facility project. All three town halls will be at 6:30 p.m. at Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek.
For more information about the project, please visit www.lakeway-tx.gov/policefacilityproject.
Proposition 2 is for the reauthorization of a 1/4% local sales and use tax to provide revenue for maintenance and repair of city streets. This revenue comes from sales taxes; it is not property tax-based.
The Tax Code authorizes cities to assess a special sales tax to fund maintenance of their streets and roads.
Lakeway receives in excess of $500,000 per year from this revenue source, and the revenue is used solely to fund street maintenance; primarily fresh asphalt overlays.  In fiscal year 2013, the city used $477,728 to fund street overlays.  In 2014, $438,269 was used for street overlay and drainage maintenance.  The revenue from 2015 and 2016 was combined to fund an overlay of Lakeway Boulevard for $904,147.  
This summer, the city plans to spend in excess of $500,000 to repair and overlay Hurst Creek Road.  
“The city uses these funds to maintain and repair its streets,” Lakeway City Manager Steve Jones said. “We are required by law to put this referendum before voters every four years in order for the city to continue to receive this revenue.”
Early voting is April 24-May 2, and Election Day is May 6.
For information, visit www.lakeway.tx.gov/elections.

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