Agenda 02.22.2011




February 22, 2011 - 6:30 p.m.


Notice is hereby given that the Board of Directors of Lost Creek Municipal Utility District of Travis County, Texas, will hold a regular meeting in the Community Meeting room of the Lost Creek MUD Office located at 1305 Quaker Ridge Drive, Austin, Texas, on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. to consider and act on the following matters:


  1. Board Convenes - Roll Call - Pledge of Allegiance

  2. Citizen Communications

  3. Consent Agenda

    a. Bookkeeper’s Reports – (MAC)

(1) January 2011 – Fund Balance and Disbursement Reports

(2) January 2011 – Budget Review

(3) January 2011 – Investment and Capital Reserves Report

b. January 2011 - Payment Approval List – (Clark)

c. Approval of Minutes

January 18,2011 Regular Board Meeting – (Sertich)

  1. Deed Restriction Matters

    a. Deed Restriction Enforcement Officer’s (DREO) January 2011 Report– (Emmons)

    b. Proposed Revision to Deed Restriction Enforcement Procedures – (Clark)

    c. Consider amending contract with Pinnacle Texas Management Services for additional services – (Clark)

    d. Architectural Control Committee (LCNA) new member volunteers – (JD Torian)

    e. Adopt Resolution Finding That Enforcement of Real Property Restrictions Not Necessary to Sustain Taxable Property Values for the following matters:

    (i) 1519 Ben Crenshaw - Construction of addition to residence during calendar year 2010 without ACC approval; and

    (ii) 1903 Big Canyon - Construction of fence during calendar year 2010 without ACC approval.

    f. Deed Restriction Enforcement Committee (DREC-Doege and Veregge)/Legal Counsel reports regarding deed restriction enforcement action/litigation for:

    (i) 6201 Augusta National Drive – McIntyre

    (ii) 2002 Ringtail Ridge – Gimbut

    (iii) 1508 Ben Crenshaw Way – Cole

    (iv) 1319 Lost Creek Blvd. – Bakshi

  2. Interim General Manager’s Report – (Clark)

    a. City of Austin Criticality Assessment Update

    b. Water Conservation Report – January 2011

    c. February 2, 2011 Freeze Event

    (i) Report Concerning Loss of Service;

    (ii) Weatherization of Facilities;

    (iii) Development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for freezing weather

    (iv) Development of Standard Operating Procedures for communicating possible emergency water outages

    d. Refund of meter fees by City of Austin for water meter overcharge in December paid by contractor at 916 S. Capital of Texas e. Status of insurance claim for fire hydrant damage at 6623 Whitemarsh Valley Walk

    f. Maintenance of water line at Plumbrook Drive

    g. Action related arson fire of District’s trash receptacles at low-water bridge

    h. Employee FICA Contribution Reduction

    i. Reminder: GM out of office: Monday, March. 2 to Wednesday, March 4 for Texas Water Utilities Association Annual meeting in Corpus Christi

    j. TRWA Annual Conference – March 23-25, 2011 Austin, Texas

    k. Report on recent complaints regarding coyotes in district greenbelts.

  3. Discussion and Possible Action On:

    a. Consider deleting the highest water usage month during wastewater averaging period of Dec – Feb 2011 due to low rainfall

    b. Consider Order declaring property surplus and approving sale thereof

    c. Consider a request from GM to declare property surplus.

    d. Consider proposal to cost share in construction of sidewalks within the District as part of the Travis County Capital Improvements program – November Bond Referendum

    e. Consider accepting proposal from K Friese & Associates engineers for engineering services related to sidewalk improvements – (Clark)

    f. Consider request from staff to negotiate an agreement with Crossroads Utility Services for contract services in response to future employee vacancies – (Clark)

    g. Consider a resolution to amend policy relating to the payment of Director fees - (Clark)

    h. Consider accepting proposal from K Friese & Associates engineers for engineering services related to installation of pressure reducing valves in certain areas of District – (Clark)

    i. Consider for waiver of water bill late fee at 1812 Ringtail Ridge

    j. Consider Adopting a Resolution Establishing Policy for Waiver of Late Fees

    k. Consider setting a date for a Board Planning Workshop

    l. Consider a request from LCNA for a Hazardous Waste Pickup day

    m. Consider employment of Tom Clark as General Manager

    n. Consider amendments to the Lost Creek Municipal Utility District Personnel policies

  4. Status Reports

    a. Resident Survey Update – (Castro) b. Status of UPDATE February newsletter -(Davidson)

    c. Copy of final 2009-10 approved audit received – (Clark)

  5. Set date and time for the April 2011 Regular Board meeting

  6. Adjourn

*The Board of Directors may go into Executive Session, if necessary, pursuant to the applicable section of Subchapter D, Chapter 551, Texas Government Code, of the Texas Open Meetings Act, on any of the above matters.

No final action, decision, or vote will be taken on any subject or matter in Executive Session

The District is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. Please call 327-6243 for further information.

posted: Friday, January 14, 2011