Bee Cave regulates use of city’s rights of way

Bee Cave staff discussed regulation of the city's rights-of-ways during the Nov. 12 City Council meeting. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
Bee Cave staff discussed regulation of the city's rights-of-ways during the Nov. 12 City Council meeting. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)

Bee Cave staff discussed regulation of the city's rights-of-ways during the Nov. 12 City Council meeting. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)

Bee Cave officials established an application and approval process for use of its rights of way during the Nov. 12 regular City Council meeting.

City documents state Bee Cave did not have an outline in place for the basic process within its code of ordinances “for submittal and approval of a license agreement for use of its right-of-way.”

Local municipalities have regulatory authority over their roadways and associated rights of way according to state law, and city information also states the new ordinance would address a safety concern for drivers as well as financial concerns regarding potential damage to public infrastructure.

The new ordinance states no encroachments can be placed within a right of way without consent from the city and creates a framework for how to submit a license agreement to applicable Bee Cave staff members.

Any agreements for use of a right of way lasting up to 30 days may be approved by the city manager, and agreements longer than 30 days must come before City Council for a vote, according to the ordinance.


One example of the need for the ordinance described by city staff involves a home owners association requesting the decoration of signage along a city right of way.
By 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.


MOST RECENT

Bee Cave Council Member Bill Goodwin filed suit against the city's mayor and council members. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
Removed Council Member Bill Goodwin files suit against city of Bee Cave

The suit, filed June 29, comes following a May 12 vote from council to remove him from office for alleged violations against Bee Cave's Home Rule Charter.

The mayor’s broadcast began an hour after Gov. Greg Abbott issued a statewide order mandating the use of face masks. (Screenshot courtesy Facebook Live)
Pong Fest, Vanilla Ice make for unique address from Lakeway mayor

Since March, Lakeway Mayor Sandy Cox has been updating the community on the coronavirus pandemic through weekly Facebook live broadcasts.

Overall in Travis County there has been a total of 10,695 cases since mid-March.. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Travis County adds 571 COVID-19 cases; new restriction put in place ahead of holiday weekend

Overall in Travis County there has been a total of 10,695 cases since mid-March.

The First Street Foundation's dataset includes a forecast models that anticipate the effects of climate change and sea level rise. (Screenshot via First Street Foundation)
Analysis: FEMA may be undercounting national total flood risk by as much as 70%

The new dataset includes an interactive Flood Factor dashboard that anyone can use to assess the risk of flooding over a 30-year period for any address.

A photo of a person wearing a medical mask
Travis County Judge supports state masking order, says county will enforce

After Gov. Greg Abbot's statewise mandate to wear masks that cover mouth and nose, Travis County Judge Sam Biscoe voiced his support.

A statue of Willie Nelson sits in front of ACL Live at the Moody Theater at the corner of Lavaca and Second streets.
Austin police will no longer arrest for low-level marijuana possession

Austin police will no longer arrest or issue citations for most marijuana possession offenses under 4 ounces.

Gov. Greg Abbott
Gov. Greg Abbott: Texans must wear masks in public starting July 3

"COVID-19 is not going away," Gov. Abbott said. "In fact, it is getting worse."

When interest rates are low, homeowners may look to save money by refinancing, which means getting a new mortgage with a better term or interest rate to lower payments. (Source: Matt Frankel/Community Impact Newspaper)
'Refinancing isn't free:' How to navigate refinancing a mortgage

When interest rates are low, homeowners may look to save money by refinancing, which means getting a new mortgage with a better term or interest rate to lower payments.

Episcopal Health Foundation
Survey: Texans support emphasis on improving economy, safety, pollution to address overall health

“COVID-19 is clearly showing what Texans already know: the state needs to address underlying, non-medical conditions that have a dramatic impact on their health,” Episcopal Health Foundation President and CEO Elena Marks said.

In the course of a month, the number of patients admitted to the hospital due to COVID-19 has increased more than fivefold, according to Austin Public Health data. (Design by Shelby Savage/Community Impact Newspaper)
Deluge of new COVID-19 cases forces Austin-area health officials to limit testing, shift tracing strategy

Fighting antiquated fax machines and a sharp rise in the demand for testing, officials said contact tracers are not able to get in touch with residents quickly enough to prevent the spread of the virus.

Baylor Scott & White has opened a new clinic in Bee Cave. (Phyllis Campos/Community Impact Newspaper)
Baylor Scott & White Clinic—Bee Cave is now open

The full-service primary care clinic was designed to serve the growing medical needs of the Bee Cave and West Austin communities, according to a press release from Baylor Scott & White.

CommunityCare Health Centers drive-up coronavirus testing site
CommUnityCare will no longer test asymptomatic people for COVID-19 as testing demand swells

CommUnityCare Health Centers is now only testing individuals who show symptoms, those who have a known exposure to the coronavirus or those with other existing health conditions.