Agenda 08.23.2011



August 23, 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, August 23, 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. Announcements (Clark)

  4. Consent Agenda

a. Bookkeeper’s Reports – (MAC)

1) July 2011 – Fund Balance and Disbursement Reports

2) July 2011 – Budget Review

3) July 2011 – Investment and Capital Reserves Report

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

1) Freeman & Corbett, District Attorney

2) Pinnacle Texas Management Services, LLC

3) Judy Osborn, Attorney

4) Municipal Accounts and Consulting, LP

5) KFriese Associates

6) Fuquay Inc.

c. Approval of Minutes (Sertich)

1) July 19, 2011 Special Board Meeting

d. Deed Restriction Enforcement Officer’s (DREO) June and July 2011 Report– (Emmons)

e. Approve agreement with Don Wright & Associates for an odor study of the District’s wastewater treatment plant (Clark)

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

a. Consider a request from the Architectural Control Committee to authorize the District to enforce deed covenants in the Hills of Lost Creek Section 4 (Clark)

b. Authorize Litigation:

  1. 6209 Bend of the River - fence repair (Legal demand letter sent July 8, 2011)

  2. 1703 Lost Creek Blvd - property maintenance (Legal demand letter sent August 1, 2011)

  3. 6202 Turtle Point Drive – debris in the driveway (Legal demand letter sent July 12, 2011)

c. Authorize Legal Demand Letters:

  1. 1704 Ben Crenshaw Way - property maintenance

  2. 2304 Cypress Point West – boat in driveway

  3. General Manager’s Report – (Clark)

a. City of Austin Criticality Assessment Update

b. Water Conservation Report – July 2011

c. Update on handrail and fence replacement at District trailheads

d. Update on request for Lost Creek sidewalk project

e. Report on odor control measures at the wastewater plant

f. Update on coyote sightings

g. Monthly Metrics

  1. Discussion and Possible Action On:

a. Consider implementing Stage II Water Conservation restrictions (Clark)

b. Retain independent auditor to perform the FY 2012 Audit (Clark)

c. Consider changing May 2012 general election date pursuant to SB 100

d. Consider authorizing improvements to the restrooms in Lost Creek Park (Clark)

e. Consider proceeding with Phase II sidewalk engineering (Clark)

f. Consider installing 2-PRV’s to reduce high pressure in portions of the District’s water system (Clark)

g. Consider a request from the LCNA authorizing establishing a suite at 1305 Quaker Ridge for the receipt of mail (Clark)

h. Clarification of Director fee reimbursement criteria (Clark)

i. Personnel Matters (Clark)

1) Consider amendment to Personnel Policy Section 5.04 On-Call Duty to add on-call pay

2) Consider amending Section 6 Leave Time to allow Paid time Off in lieu of vacation and sick pay

3) Consider amending section 4.09 Annexation

4) Consider employment of the General Manager

j. Adoption of tiered residential water rate structure for the 2011-12 fiscal year.(Veregge and Sertich)

k. Review Draft Budget for 2011-2012 Fiscal Year (Clark)

l. Adopt Proposed Tax Rate for Tax Year 2011 (Clark)

m. Schedule Public Hearing for Adoption of Final Tax Rates, and authorize publication of notice of hearing (Clark)

n. Consider tree pruning by Austin Energy to maintain clearance around utility lines in Lost Creek

o. Consider adopting trail and trailhead standards (Clark)

p. Set a date for fall tree chipper service (Clark)

  1. Status Reports:

a. Limited District Update – (Castro)

b. Update on resident survey – (Castro)

  1. Set date and time for the October 2011 Regular Board meeting

  2. 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.

Tom Clark, General Manager

posted: Friday, August 19, 2011