Good evening! It's Sunday evening and I'm over a week behind! It was nice to take a week off but it's time to get back to business.
It turns out Council's decision to allow the Lakeway Vet Clinic to remain open 24 hours a day for emergencies was a good call. It turns out Dr. Doyle and his staff are averaging about 6 emergencies a day last week - that is a GREAT service for pet owners! I appreciate the doctors enthusiasm to keep animals happy and healthy - Thanks!
Stop by City Hall and check out Sylvial Brazell's watercolor paintings. They will be on display through Feb. 27 at the Lakeway City Hall Art Gallery. Here is a link to more info.
The City Secretary has been accepting applications for the upcoming election in May. There are two council seats up - one from Jim Powell who is termed out and the other from Keith Trecker who is running for re-election. Steve Smith has signed up to run also. So far two candidates have signed up for the Mayor's position, Sandy Cox who was a previous Council Member and on the Tex Arts Board and Tiffany McMillan who lost the council election last May.
Last week a developer came in with a proposal to finish the development of Lakeway Medical Village. I understand he will come to ZAPCO with a plan in March.
It looks like SpawGlass has been busy on the Police Station project and has cleared the site of cedar. They have their construction trailer in place on site and are rough grading including leveling the building pad and cutting the street and driveways. They will give an update at the Council meeting Monday evening.
The Center for Child Protection opened a new facility in Lakeway this week on Lohmans Crossing. This is a nationally accredited children's advocacy center. They are the first stop for children in Travis County that are suspected victims of sexual abuse, physical abuse and neglect.
A permit was issued for work on the Bee Creek extension. This will bring Bee Creek road to the traffic circle and enlarge the circle to accommodate the extension.
TxDOT has been working on traffic signal timing in recent months. New plans were installed on SH 71 and 620 in November - they have been making adjustments since then. TxDOT also purchased and installed new controllers for the signals - they are hoping this will improve throughput on RM 620.
From the Chief:
LPD Officers conducted 323 traffic stops, responded to 7 alarm calls, responded to 18 animal calls, handled 8 collisions, answered 15 suspicious circumstances calls and handled 101 other types of calls for service for a total of 472.
Routine traffic stops resulted in the following charges, Out of Jurisdiction Warrant X 1, Lakeway Warrants X 2, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia X 1.
Officers responded to a RR 620 S. business in reference to an intoxicated person. Upon arrival, officers found a suspect matching the description outside of the building. After investigation the officers found the subject to be intoxicated. The suspect was placed under arrest and transported to the Travis County Jail.
Officers responded to a Belforte Ave. address for an assist EMS call. Officers found that an elderly lady was a welfare concern for her family. Officers were advised a subject was having trouble contacting his mother. The elderly woman was found to be confused and in poor health. She was transported to Baylor, Scott & White for treatment.
Detectives were assigned to investigate a report of a Forgery in the 3200 block of RR620 South. According to the complainant, a subject attempted to cash a forged check at this location. Using the information provided in conjunction with the video surveillance footage, Detectives were able to positively identify the suspect. Detectives have since obtained an arrest warrant (Forgery, State Jail Felony) for the suspect and will be working with Federal Parole Officers to apprehend the suspect.
Detectives were assigned to investigate a report of a Theft in the 5300 block of Serene Hills Drive. According to the victim, who resides out-of-state, he purchased merchandise from the suspect (via the internet), but never received the items. Detectives discovered the suspect has a history of similar activities and are in the process of collecting additional evidence in the case.
Council will meet in both Special Session at 5:30 and Regular Session at 6:30 Monday the 29th. Information can be found on those agendas on a previous post.
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