Wildfire mitigation, raised medians down RM 620 and streamlined city functions: A breakdown of the Dec. 9 Lakeway special City Council meeting

Lakeway City Council held a special meeting at 2 p.m. Dec. 9. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
Lakeway City Council held a special meeting at 2 p.m. Dec. 9. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)

Lakeway City Council held a special meeting at 2 p.m. Dec. 9. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)

Lakeway City Council held a special meeting at 2 p.m. Dec. 9, during which officials received updates on transportation and safety initiatives. Council also approved a study that aims to streamline city functions moving forward.

Epi Gonzalez, Texas Department of Transportation engineer, updated Lakeway City Council on proposed raised medians that will run through a portion of the city along RM 620 during council’s special session Dec. 9.

According to city documents, the project, which will be funded by TxDOT, will place raised medians on RM 620’s center lane and span from Lohmans Crossing Boulevard on the southern portion to slightly past Bella Montangna Circle on the north end. Read the full story here.

Lakeway staff updated City Council on an ongoing wildfire prevention effort that has been prioritized by officials and involves a weighty volunteer presence, including a deal with a student group from the Lake Travis area called the Young Men’s Service League.

Lakeway City Forester Carrie Burns said Dec. 9 that so far, four work days have been completed on the project. Read the full story here.


Lakeway Interim City Manager Julie Oakley received a go-ahead from City Council to perform an organizational study that will provide a strategic plan for structuring city functions for optimal performance and be ready in time for the 2020 budget cycle. Read the full story here.
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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