Wastewater treatment, Lakeline Park funding: 3 stories from Cedar Park City Council on May 23

After swearing in new council members, Cedar Park City Council considered items related to wastewater treatment, parks and more during a meeting May 23.

After swearing in new council members, Cedar Park City Council considered items related to wastewater treatment, parks and more during a meeting May 23.

1. Wastewater treatment process to be improved

A portion of Cedar Park’s Water Reclamation Facility, which treats domestic wastewater so it can be reclaimed, is to see improvements.

Cedar Park City Council voted unanimously to allow the city to execute an agreement for the construction of the Water Reclamation Facility Headworks Rehabilitation Project during a May 23 meeting. The project aims to improve the headworks, or the first stage of the wastewater-treatment process that removes objects such as flushable wipes and grit. The goal of the project is to make wastewater treatment more efficient, reducing the amount of organic and inorganic solids entering the city’s Water Reclamation Facility, according to city documents.

Council authorized an agreement be made with Archer Western Construction LLC to complete the project for $471,080.

Reclaimed water can be used to water city parks as well as wash down vehicles and equipment, according to the city website.

2. City Council approves funding for Phase 1 of Lakeline Park design

The city is moving forward with the next stage of Lakeline Park.

City Council voted unanimously to allow the city to move forward with an agreement for the design of Lakeline Park, Phase 1.

Phase 1 will include a multipurpose pavilion, a great lawn, practice fields, a fishing pier, a kayak launch, wildflower meadows and a playground, according to city documents. The phase is also to include more than three miles of trails.

Council authorized an agreement be made with Halff Associates Inc. for $795,000 for the design of this phase. The total estimated cost for Phase 1 is $8.55 million, according to city documents. Funding is anticipated to come from general obligation bonds, the utility fund, a grant from the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department and the 4B Community Development Board.

The city approved the Lakeline Park Master Plan in December and in March chose what park features should be included in Phase 1.

3. Council gives go-ahead to PACE board for 'Pathway of Heroes' project

A new element may soon come to Veterans Memorial Park in Cedar Park.

Cedar Park City Council voted unanimously to give the Parks, Arts and Community Enrichment Advisory Board approval to move forward with a project naming a sidewalk at the park.

The project is to insert an engraved ribbon made of granite or another material with the words “Pathway of Heroes” near the front end of the pathway that leads to the Gold Star Families Monument and Memorial Plaza, according to city documents.

“We feel that naming the sidewalk would add another level of recognition and honor and dignity to the [park],” PACE board chairman Andy deBruyn said.

Public art funds will be used to fund the $2,500 project, according to city documents.

After council's approval, the PACE board will go forward with accepting submissions from vendors to complete the project, according to deBruyn. The final project will then come before council for approval.

By Marisa Charpentier

Reporter, Cedar Park | Leander

Marisa Charpentier joined Community Impact in September 2018. After working as an intern, she became a reporter for the Cedar Park | Leander edition in October 2018. Charpentier graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with degrees in journalism and Plan II Honors.


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