Budgets and bonds: 6 things to know in Lake Travis/Westlake this week, Aug. 21-24

Catch up on the latest news and plan for the week ahead with these 6 things to know in the Lake Travis/Westlake area this week.

1. Partial solar eclipse visible in Austin area Monday

Check out this guide to find nearby eclipse events and learn how to safely view the eclipse.

2. Eanes ISD board meets to discuss tax rate Monday

Eanes ISD’s board of trustees meets at 6 p.m. Monday at S. Don Rogers Administration Building, 601 Camp Craft Road. The board will have an opportunity lower the district’s overall tax rate from $1.2125 to $1.20 per $100 valuation for fiscal year 2017-18 at its meeting Monday afternoon, Superintendent Tom Leonard said. Read the meeting agenda here.

3. Lakeway City Council holds special session Monday

Lakeway City Council meets for a special session at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Lakeway City Hall, 1102 Lohmans Crossing, Lakeway. The special session will address a proposed mixed-use development on 80 acres in City Center, according to the meeting agenda. A regular City Council meeting immediately follows the special session at 6:30 p.m. Find the regular session agenda here.

4. River Hills neighborhood named a Dark Sky Friendly Development of Distinction

The International Dark-Sky Association named River Hills, a small neighborhood in the Westlake area, a Dark Sky Friendly Development of Distinction on Tuesday. The distinction honors subdivisions and unincorporated neighborhoods that actively plan to reduce light pollution and promote the night sky, according to the International Dark-Sky Association’s website. Learn more here.

5. West Lake Hills City Council to discuss city budget, salaries Wednesday

West Lake Hills City Council meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the West Lake Hills Municipal Building, 911 Westlake Drive, West Lake Hills. According to the meeting agenda, the council will discuss the city budget, staff salaries and insurance costs.

6. Leander ISD trustees call for $454 million bond election

The Leander ISD board of trustees set a Nov. 7 bond election for a $454 million bond package during its Aug. 17 meeting. Read about some of the projects the bond will address.
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