on conversation with Joe Beal and Tom “Smitty” Smith:
I had a meeting scheduled to talk with Joe about utility issues
and as a side issue my concerns regarding
Hamilton Pool road. The following is a summary of my notes on the Hamilton
Pool road portion of that
Generally very positive meeting-- I feel like our efforts have paid
off and we can work with him- if we can
get a plan and standards together
How far out will lines go eventually?
He isn’t sure- depends on development- initially only to 12-
and the river on 71- but could go further-
he is aware that every other property along 71 is for sale to 281
Have they lost critical mass with part of Formby tract not being developed?
No- He is assuming interconnections with the existing subdivisions will make
up the demand;
Rebecca Hudson can self fund the line to the Bee Caves tank;
Other water districts are vying to serve the area
Water standards for other Western creeks?
Wants to develop standards- Open to suggestions on standards- would be
done as part of an NPS ordinance
like the one developed around the Highland lakes
Timing? Regional plan won’t be complete till
Regional plan needs to hurry up;
The board has set the December deadline,
the board will have to extend it
Community standards for development - Hamilton
Interested in hearing from us;
Would acccept sub regional plans from a
subset like the Hamilton Poll road
Was very intrigued by some of the ideas we’d had- such
as scenic corridor, trail, etc;
They have hired a facilitator Julie Fallows to do forums and meetings-
Joe offered her help on developing
the Hamilton pool road plan;
Said that many of the setback limits, commercial development standards
etc. would have to be done via
subdivision plat requirements or through county ordinances;
Thought that Gerald Dougherty had been impressed with the outpouring
of concern and saw that his stand
had political implications – and thus he might be more willing
to listen than I might think—he suggested
we visit with him.
Building standards as condition of hook- up- ie: greenbuilding, LEEDS?
Can’t be done on the electrical side since they have long term
contracts with their co-ops thru 2016 but they
are redoing some of them and they’d like to hear our ideas;
Might be able to do water related stuff on the water contract side
Rainwater utility service?
They have thought about it- and are looking into it- can’t
figure out some of the security issues and how to
do the financing;
Beers with community?
Like to – when?