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WEB - Caroline MurphyBy Caroline Murphy

Bee Cave Mayor

The Bee Line

Bee Cave City Council began the year with a planning workshop to prioritize capital expenditures and other projects.

The Council endorsed immediately moving forward with several purchases dealing with security equipment such as cameras for Bee Cave Central Park and repairs to outdoor lighting for public buildings, back-up systems to ensure continued operations in the event of an extended power failure or other emergency and software programs to improve the permitting process and accounting functions.

The City Council also directed staff to validate that the number of inhabitants within the city limits exceeds 5,000 in order to initiate the process of becoming a Home Rule city. That validation was accomplished, a Home Rule Charter Commission of 15 citizens was appointed, the Commission drafted a proposed Charter that was accepted unanimously by the City Council and a special election for the citizens to vote on the charter was called for the May 11, 2013.

The proposed Charter is available on our website at beecavetexas.gov, and public information workshops are being scheduled.

What additional items will be coming before the City Council?

•Library space needs, both present and future, will be studied as the library continues to see an increased number of patrons.

• Lake Travis Youth Association’s Field of Dreams is for sale. This property is within the city limits and is subject to the city’s zoning ordinance. Because the property is zoned “public,” public hearings will be held regarding any request for a zoning change.

•The Friends of the Dog Park have requested a relocation of the dog park from its current location to elsewhere within Bee Cave Central Park. The Council will consider studying this request.

•Council will study connecting Bee Cave Central Park to RM 620 by extending the existing hike and bike trail. The city is working with Hill Country Galleria to extend HCG’s existing hike and bike trail along Bee Cave Parkway to RM 620.

Reminders:

•In order to receive area wide emergency notifications, please register your cell phone number with the Emergency Notification System for our area: wireless.capcog.org; Cell Phone Registry for ENS;

•In order to sign up to receive city of Bee Cave news, agendas and other announcements electronically, visit the city’s home page at beecavetexas.gov and enter your email address.

Please feel free to contact me, any of the elected officials or a city staff member or visit our website at beecavetexas.gov.

The City Council meets at Bee Cave City Hall at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. The public is welcome to attend.

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