CITY & COUNTY
News from Bee Cave, Rollingwood, Lakeway & West Lake Hills
QUOTE OF NOTE
City postpones request for changes to development
NUMBER TO KNOW Council approved to replace the police department’s automated external debrillators; the department has expired or non- functioning AEDs, which are used in cardiac emergencies. $12,260 The cost Bee Cave City CITY HIGHLIGHTS ROLLINGWOOD The council approved Ashley Wayman as the new city administrator on June 15. Wayman joined the city in 2019 as the city secretary, and became the assistant city administrator in 2020. WEST LAKE HILLS City Council signed an agreement with Travis County on June 22 for the Hazard Mitigation Plan, which seeks to minimize natural disaster risks. The city will be responsible for designating a representative, attending meetings and providing information related to past hazards. ROLLINGWOOD City Council is looking to a potential bond election in November to improve water systems, drainage and city-related infrastructure such as a combined the City Hall and police buildings. Following their June 15 meeting, council members requested information on the plans and cost of potential projects, and will reconsider the bond at their next meeting on July 20. “IT IS DIFFICULT FOR ME TO REASONABLY COMPLY WITH THE ORDINANCE AS IT DOES NOT ALLOW FOR ANY STORAGE OR DISPLAY RELATED TO HOME OCCUPATION.” BIANCA KING, HOME DAY CARE OWNER ON THE CITY’S HOME OCCUPATION ORDINANCE Bee Cave City Council Meets July 12, 26, Aug. 9 at 6 p.m. 512-767-6600 www.beecavetexas.gov Lakeway City Council Meets July 18 at 6:30 p.m. 512-314-7500 www.lakeway-tx.gov www.cityofrollingwood.com West Lake Hills City Council Meets July 27 and Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. 512-327-3628 www.westlakehills.org Instructions for meeting attendance are at each city’s website. Rollingwood City Council Meets July 20 at 6 p.m. 512-327-1838 MEETINGS WE COVER
BY JENNIFER SCHAEFER
BEE CAVE A request to repeal and replace two ordi- nances related to zoning and development standards for a parcel formerly known as The Terraces in Bee Cave at RM 620 and Bee Cave Parkway was tabled until a July 12 work- shop after council deliberated in chambers and then went into executive session to consult with the city attorney. The request was made by the Morgan Group, a luxury multifamily housing developer from Houston, that wants to develop The Pearl, a development made up of 10 build- ings that would include 340 multifamily luxury apartment units, 59 townhomes, a parking structure and a restaurant. The project summary submitted to the city also calls for an amenity building, a pool, public and private trails, and two public scenic overlooks. Council heard from residents as well as members of the Morgan Group before they went into executive session. “It sounds like a lovely project, but it contributes to the single most pressing issue that the city of Bee Cave deals with, and that is trac,” resident Paula Boyd said during public comment on the issue. She said with the size of the project the negatives outweighed any positive impact. “This does not meet current code with regard to
The Morgan Group wants to build The Pearl o Bee Cave Parkway.
RENDERING COURTESY THE MORGAN GROUP
density,” Boyd said. “The fact that this is a good design should not give it a through-vote.” Steve Albert, president of the city’s economic develop- ment board, also expressed concerns about revising the planned development district, or PDD. “I am disappointed to be standing here today, ve years after the original PDD was passed in the dead of night,” he said. “The revised PDD is incomplete and continues to [prolong] concerns. Important elements, like [trac impact analysis] and building height restrictions are missing—the most important element in terms of a PDD.”
City OKs revised new occupation ordinance
Lakeway City Manager Julie Oakley announces resignation in September
BY JENNIFER SCHAEFER
BY GRACE DICKENS
“I am proud of dedicating 12 years of my life to the city of Lakeway,” Oakley said. “I am truly proud of this Lakeway team. And while I am very excited for this next step in my professional jour- ney, I also know it will be dicult to move on from this amazing team, having worked with many city sta members for more than a decade.” In her time with the city, Oakley has worked with city sta to usher in new developments, enhance communication for residents, improve the city credit rating and keep taxes low while maintaining quality levels of service, she said.
LAKEWAY City Council amended its home occupation ordinance at its June 21 meeting but will look into adding a subsection to the ordinance specically relating to home day cares at its July meeting. This follows a monthslong admin- istrative and legal battle with local day care owner Bianca King. King operates a state-registered day care at her Lakeway home. She can care for up to four preschool chil- dren in addition to two of her own, according to the court document. She opened her business in January 2021 to support herself after she was laid o during the pandemic. Several of the rules for at-home businesses were claried by council during a discussion. One was to dene the term “nuisance” to align with state law. According to state law, nuisance is dened as a “condition that substantially interferes with the use and enjoyment of land by causing unreasonable discomfort or annoyance to persons of ordinary sensibilities attempting to use and enjoy it.”
LAKEWAY City Manager Julie Oakley has submitted her resig- nation, which will take eect in September, according to a press release from the city on July 6. Oakley has been with the city for 12 years in various capacities, including as nance director, assis- tant city manager and her current position, which she has served in since 2019. She will be moving on to work for a top national account- ing rm, and she will also be taking time to care for her mother in West Texas, who has been battling Alzheimer’s disease, Oakley said in the statement.
“I ALSO KNOW IT WILL BE DIFFICULT TO MOVE ON FROM THIS AMAZING TEAM, HAVING WORKED WITH MANY CITY STAFF MEMBERS FOR MORE THAN A DECADE.” JULIE OAKLEY, LAKEWAY CITY MANAGER
LAKE TRAVIS WESTLAKE EDITION • JULY 2022
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