Pflugerville City Council unanimously voted in favor of reducing the extent of the lake’s improvements during council's Dec. 10 meeting, following an initial discussion held during its Nov. 26 meeting. Under the minimized scope, the city’s proposed parking lot for the North Beach portion of the lake would be moved further south and remove the proposed western trail near Silent Harbor Loop from the plan.
During council’s Nov. 26 meeting, City Manager Sereniah Breland also pointed to areas of the plan that could be cut, including the $400,000 new restroom facility on the western end of the lake. Breland suggested allocating some of that funding to help improve the lake’s current restrooms instead.
Breland also proposed to council tabling renovations on the Biehle House property which, if approved, would have cost approximately $300,000 in maintenance and improvements.
Council initially approved Phase 1 of Lake Pflugerville's improvements during its June 25 meeting. The original scope of the project, prior to its reduction, was designed to close out the $25 million parks and recreation bond voted on in 2014.
During the June 25 meeting, Parks Department Director Shane Mize estimated the projected costs of Phase 1 as approximately $3.8 million, with recommendations based on the necessity of upgraded infrastructure to meet current demands.