Lakeway City Council to meet April 5 via online conference

Lakeway City Council will meet via video conference April 5. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Lakeway City Council will meet via video conference April 5. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Lakeway City Council will meet via video conference April 5. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Lakeway City Council will meet via online video conference April 5 at 6:30 p.m. and is scheduled to discuss two key property developments that are expected to eventually go a long way toward defining how traffic flows through the city.

Up first will be an update from Stratus Properties concerning its portion of undeveloped land behind The Oaks at Lakeway shopping center. Any development at this location is considered key to the extension of Main Street from Medical Drive toward Lohmans Crossing and a second connection to Lohmans Spur.

Mayor Sandy Cox said extending Main is critical to relieving traffic congestion on RM 620 and would be especially important to have in place once widening of RM 620 by the Texas Department of Transportation begins.

Transportation and safe roads have been named as key issues by Alain Babin and Tom Kilgore, the two candidates running to replace Cox as mayor. Lakeway voters will go to polls May 1 to decide that question. Early voting begins April 19.

Also on the agenda for April 5 is a traffic study completed by Huitt-Zollars for Flint Rock Road. Lakeway council members voted last month to delay zoning a housing development at Flint Rock and Wild Cherry Drive as a planned unit development, or PUD. The council did so, in part, to hear more information about the Huitt-Zollars study.


Other items scheduled for council discussion include:

  • a proposed license for property owned by the Lakeway Municipal Utility District that the city currently uses as the site of a public restroom. The restroom serves The Canyonlands public trail system, according to city documents;

  • the requested appointment of Harold Copher Jr. as Lakeway treasurer; and

  • a proposed budget amendment allowing for the use of $180,000 to fund city employee merit and base salary increases. Such increases were delayed by council at the time the current city budget was adopted last year due to the uncertainty around the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to city documents.

By Greg Perliski
Greg edits Community Impact Newspaper's Lakeway/Lake Travis and Northwest Austin editions. During the course of his diverse career, he has written for newspapers, online publications and corporate communications teams. He earned a journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin. You can reach him at gperliski@communityimpact.com


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