Agenda 9.20.11



September 20, 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, September 20, 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) August 2011 – Fund Balance and Disbursement Reports

2) August 2011 – Budget Review

3) August 2011 – Investment and Capital Reserves Report

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

1) Freeman & Corbett, District Attorney

2) Pinnacle Texas Management Services, LLC

3) Judy Osborn, Attorney

4) Municipal Accounts and Consulting, LP

5) K Friese Associates

c. Approval of Minutes (Sertich)

1) August 23, 2011 Regular Board Meeting

d. Deed Restriction Enforcement Officer’s (DREO) August 2011 Report– (Emmons)

e. Approve Agreement with McCall Gibson Swedlund Barfoot PLLC for Audit Services (Clark)

f. Approve an Engagement Letter for legal services with Mitchell, Williams Selig Gates & Woodward PLLC (Clark)

g. Approve a Resolution granting inspection authority to Municipal Accounts & Consulting (MAC) on District financial accounts (Clark)

h. Approve trail and trailhead standards (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. Authorize Litigation:

  1. 6209 Bend of the River - Fence repair (Legal demand letter sent August 26, 2011)

  2. 1703 Lost Creek Blvd

  3. 6202 Turtle Point

b. Authorize Legal Demand Letters:

  1. 6110 Cape Coral - Basketball goal in the roadway

  2. 1147 Lost Creek Blvd - Lawn maintenance

  3. 1200 Quaker Ridge - Construction debris/material in the driveway

  4. 1506 Ben Crenshaw Way – Motor home parked in the roadway

  5. 1710 Ben Crenshaw – Property maintenance

  6. 6202 Lost Creek Circle – Unauthorized structure

  7. 6205 Lost Creek Circle – Equipment parked in driveway

  8. General Manager’s Report – (Clark)

a. City of Austin Criticality Assessment Update

b. Water Conservation Report – August 2011

c. Update on odor control measures at the wastewater plant

d. Update on PRV installations

e. Update on Lost Creek sidewalk project

f. Update on handrail and fence replacement at District trailheads

g. Update on Public Restroom Improvements in Lost Creek Blvd Park

h. Emergency Notification System (ENS)Cellular Phone Registry

i. Monthly Metrics – August

  1. Discussion and Possible Action On:

a. Consider implementing Stage III Water Conservation Restrictions and other water conservation measures as appropriate (Clark)

1) Meter replacement program

2) Public education program on water conservation methods

3) Notices to above average water users of possible plumbing or irrigation leaks

b. Personnel Matters (Clark)

1) Consider Employment of the General Manager

2) Aprrove employee salaries

3) Consider amendment to Personnel Policies

c. Consider a proposal from ST Environmental services for night and weekend standby operations (Clark)

d. Discussion and Action concerning Director Fee Reimbursement criteria (Clark)

f. Public Hearing concerning Tax Year 2011 Tax Rate (Clark)

g. Discussion and Action concerning Adoption of Final Tax Rate for Tax Year 2011 (Clark)

e. Discussion and Action concerning Adoption of Budget for 2011-2012 Fiscal Year (Clark)

h. Discussion and action concerning employing Rimrock Consulting to review new tiered water rates (Naeve)

i. Discussion and Action concerning amendment of retail water rates applicable to multifamily and commercial properties

j. Discussion and Action concerning purchase of real property (Clark)

  1. Status Reports:

a. Upcoming UPDATE Newsletter – (Davidson)

b. Limited District Update – (Castro)

c. Update on Resident Survey – (Castro)

  1. Set date and time for the November 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.

posted: Saturday, September 17, 2011