Lakeway voters approve LTYA bond proposal

Updated Nov. 5, 12:40 p.m. CST

According to unofficial results, voters approved Lakeway's Proposition 1, a $3.765 million bond proposal to fund the property purchase for a new youth athletics complex. 56.78 percent, or 2,709 voters, supported the proposition and 43.22 percent, or 2,062 voters, opposed it.

"I'm really happy that the people of Lakeway saw the value of adding this Field of Dreams to our portfolio of amenities," Mayor Dave DeOme said. "I think they will, over time, really understand how this [project] will add to the quality of life in Lakeway."

All results are unofficial until canvassed.

Posted 7:26 p.m. CST

According to early voting results, 53.94 percent, or 1,649 voters, are in favor of the city of Lakeway's $3.765 million bond proposal to fund the land purchase for a youth athletics complex. 46.06 percent, or 1,408 voters, do not support this proposition.

The proposal would allow the city to purchase 70 acres of land on Bee Creek Road adjacent to Lake Travis Middle School. This property would be leased to the Lake Travis Youth Association for a sports complex the organization would operate and maintain.

The project is a joint effort among the city, Travis County and LTYA in which the county would fund the athletic improvements on the property—including soccer and football fields, sand volleyball courts and indoor courts—with proceeds from a 2015 bond election. LTYA will also contribute proceeds from the sale of its Bee Cave site to the project.

"If this [project] comes to fruition, it's going to be one of the most rewarding things this council has ever voted on," Lakeway City Manager Steve Jones said.