Bee Cave votes to disannex portion of Vail Divide Drive as part of interlocal agreement with Travis County

Bee Cave City Council voted unanimously to disannex the .84-acre portion of the road located west of Hamilton Pool Road and south of the new LTISD Middle School 3 during a special meeting Aug. 15. n

Bee Cave City Council voted unanimously to disannex the .84-acre portion of the road located west of Hamilton Pool Road and south of the new LTISD Middle School 3 during a special meeting Aug. 15. n

Continuing the trajectory of an interlocal agreement between the city of Bee Cave and Travis County, officials voted to disannex a portion of Vail Divide Road during a special meeting.

Bee Cave City Council voted unanimously to disannex the .84-acre portion of the road located west of Hamilton Pool Road and south of the new LTISD Middle School 3 during a special meeting Aug. 15.

The interlocal agreement with Travis County will put the county-maintained portion of a low water crossing on Great Divide Drive in city jurisdiction, and has resulted in the city carrying out the disannexation of a stretch of property where a potential extension of Vail Divide Drive would go.

Though not billed on the title of the interlocal agreement, Lake Travis ISD is another major player affected by the land trade.

LTISD Superintendent Dr. Brad Lancaster submitted a letter July 31 to Bee Cave Mayor Monty Parker requesting the disannexation of Vail Divide to help facilitate the extension of the roadway. Officials working on the agreement said the extension will help ease traffic near one of the district's newest schools.

"As you know, the Lake Travis Independent School District (LTISD) has expanded substantial efforts and resources toward the construction of a public road from the new Middle School No. 3 campus to Hamilton Pool Road," Lancaster's letter states. "On Feb. 27, 2019, LTISD purchased the last parcel of land that would be needed for the construction of the Vail Divide Southern Extension."

Later during the Aug. 15 meeting, Council acted on the other major aspect of the interlocal agreement and voted to initiate annexation proceedings on the roughly .46-acre area of Great Divide Drive where the low water crossing lies.

City documents state the Travis County Commissioners Court approved a motion that effectively requested Bee Cave's annexation of that section of Great Divide.

Bee Cave Planning and Development Director Lindsey Oskoui said Bee Cave's next steps pertaining to the interlocal agreement will be to hold a public hearing and consider an ordinance to annex the land, both of which could happen at the same meeting projected for the second Tuesday of September.
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.


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