Hutto to bring suit against Star Ranch developer over alleged memorandum of understanding violation

Hutto City Council voted 6-0 to bring suit against Star Ranch developer Tim Timmerman following an alleged violation of the two partie' memorandum of understanding, or MOU, agreement. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Hutto City Council voted 6-0 to bring suit against Star Ranch developer Tim Timmerman following an alleged violation of the two partie' memorandum of understanding, or MOU, agreement. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)

Hutto City Council voted 6-0 to bring suit against Star Ranch developer Tim Timmerman following an alleged violation of the two partie' memorandum of understanding, or MOU, agreement. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)

The city of Hutto will pursue legal action against Star Ranch developer Tim Timmerman, with Hutto City Council unanimously voting 6-0 and directing its city attorney to bring suit over the alleged termination of the two parties' memorandum of understanding, or MOU, agreement. Council Member Mike Snyder recused himself from the discussion and subsequent vote due to a business involvement with Timmerman at a Pflugerville property.

City Attorney Michael Shaunessy spoke before council at its Feb. 6 meeting and said that Timmerman issued notice that he would be terminating the MOU, dated February 1, 2018. Shaunessy alleged the city performed its obligations and that Timmerman is not looking to fulfill his side of the agreement's obligations.


Following question from Council Member Tanner Rose on what the MOU outlined for Timmerman, Shaunessy said Star Ranch development was required to adhere to the following obligations: all construction within the development must be consistent with city code; the development must have its work inspected by the city; and Timmerman must pay city inspection fees.


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