CITY COUNCIL MEETING RECAP
Lakeway City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023. Here is a brief recap from that meeting:
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Lakeway resident Kay Andrews formally received the 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award at Tuesday night's city council meeting. Kay is an active member of the Lakeway community. Over the years, she served on various boards throughout Lakeway. She is also a proud member of the Heritage Committee, and in recent years helped bring more attention to the Liebelt Cabin. CLICK HERE to read more about Kay and our other 2022 volunteer winners.
NEW CHIEF COURT CLERK
Lakeway City Council approved (7-0) the appointment of Lakeway's new chief court clerk (court administrator), Tamara Arguello. Tamara has been with the City of Lakeway for more than 5 years, most recently serving as deputy court clerk supervisor. Since early December, Tamara has been serving in the interim court administrator role following the departure of longtime court administrator, Ruth Sandoval.
CITY FINANCIAL REPORT
Lakeway Finance Director Aaron Daigle gave an update on the current state of the City of Lakeway's finances so far this fiscal year (which started on Oct. 1, 2022). Revenues are running behind budgeted expectations by $234,966 due mainly to a delay in the collection of property taxes from the county. There is a positive variance in expenditures in the amount of $430,794, mainly due to salary savings from some open positions.
NEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Lakeway City Council received a first reading of a development agreement with Lake Travis ISD for the creation of a new elementary school on Bee Creek Road next to the new Bee Creek Sports Complex and Lake Travis Middle School. LTISD approved the construction of its 8th elementary school due to the growth in the district. Following the presentation by civil engineers and representatives with the school district on Tuesday night, city council raised concerns of additional traffic to the area and requested more information about the traffic impacts and solutions to be presented at a future council meeting.
HOME OCCUPATION SPECIAL USE PERMIT
Lakeway City Council denied (4-3) the approval of a home occupation special use permit that would have allowed for a day care to operate at 702 Vanguard.
If you would like to view the video or agenda from Tuesday night's meeting, please CLICK HERE.