Lakeway officials declare vacancy on City Council and other takeaways from the Feb. 19 meeting

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Lakeway officials unanimously passed a resolution during their Feb. 19 meeting, declaring a vacancy on City Council.

Council Member Bridge Bertram missed three of the last six regular monthly City Council meetings, the third of which was Jan. 22, effectively forfeiting her office by operation of the Lakeway City Charter, the resolution states.

The resolution also states Bertram’s seat will be filled at the next regular election May 4, and she is unable to run for re-election due to the term limits provision within the city charter.

Lakeway Police Department building nearly complete

The Lakeway Police Department issued a new schedule for the completion of its new building on Lohmans Crossing. The construction process is more than 90 percent complete, and so far more than $16 million has been billed toward the $23 million project.

“As of March 1 we’ll take over lock and key of that building, so it will be ours from that day,” Lakeway Police Chief Todd Radford said, adding one of his main concerns with the new building may be potential information technology issues, but overall he and his department are very excited.

The schedule shows the building’s back room will be set up by March 4; the furniture will be delivered and installed by March 11; the communications equipment will be installed by March 18, and the move-in date is scheduled for April 15.

The project broke ground in February 2018, and the 31,000-square-foot facility is expected to serve Lakeway for the next 25 years. Voters approved funding for the project in May 2017.

Lakeway to boost its medical businesses, facilities

Council approved a special-use permit allowing for a medical office for Vista Lohmans Crossing LTD, the owner of the property located at 1921 Lohmans Crossing, Ste. 150.

Council also approved a special-use permit allowing for a medical spa from Wellspring Aesthetics LLC, the owner of the property located at 1411 RM 620.

Because both properties abut land zoned for residential or school use, both businesses require a special-use permit to operate medical offices, according to a city document.

Adding to the medical facility presence in Lakeway, City Council approved a preliminary plan revision request from Optimized Engineering on behalf of Lee Jackson, owner of 6.145 acres of land on Medical Parkway known as Lakeway Medical Village.

The original plan calls for a two-story medical office building now under construction and an additional three-story medical office building. Documents from the city of Lakeway state the revision replaces the three-story medical office building with a four-story medical facility and includes a five-story parking garage to account for the increased square footage.

Jackson said the facility additions are meant to accommodate projected growth in Lakeway.

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Brian Rash
Brian has been a reporter and editor since 2012. He wrote about the music scene in Dallas-Fort Worth before becoming managing editor for the Graham Leader in Graham, Texas, in 2013. He relocated to Austin, Texas, in 2015 to work for Gatehouse Media's large design hub. He became the editor for the Lake Travis-Westlake publication of Community Impact in August 2018.
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