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TipSheet: Travis County, 5.1.18

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

The Travis County Commissioners Court meets at 9 a.m. Tuesday. In the interest of space, we’ve decided not to post the entire agenda here. The County Clerk’s Office hosts a copy at its website.

1. Receive comments regarding the issuance of a mass gathering and outdoor music festival permit for Finding Euphoria to be held on May 12–13, 2018, at 9507 Sherman Road, Austin, Texas 78742. (Judge Eckhardt)

8. Consider and take appropriate action on the issuance of a mass gathering and outdoor music festival permit for Finding Euphoria to be held on May 12–13, 2018, at 9507 Sherman Road, Austin, Texas 78742. (Judge Eckhardt)

Monitor’s Take: The scaled-down version of what used to be known as Euphoria hit some turbulence when its permit came before the Commissioners Court last week. County staff reported that much of the planning and paperwork it expected from the organizers was incomplete or inadequate, raising the possibility that perhaps the weekend music and camping festival at Carson Creek Ranch might have its plug pulled.

16. Consider and take appropriate action on the issuance of a call for recommendations to name the existing County building located at 5501 Airport Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78751. (Commissioner Travillion)

Monitor’s Take: This item would initiate a process that could end up slapping a new name on the otherwise nameless building that houses the Travis County Tax Office and other services. A memorandum attached to the agenda suggests the call would be open to the public. Unfortunately, any recommendations for individual namesakes might require that the person in question has made a significant contribution to Travis County. Unless someone can come up with a compelling rationalization, the local dream of landmarking one of rock’s most iconic frontmen could be DOA once again.

21. Consider and take appropriate action on: a. Exemption from platting requirements for Cypress Cove at the Reserve at Lake Travis condominium project, 23 detached single-family homes/units in Precinct Three b. Condominium construction agreement with the Reserve at Lake Travis, LLC (Commissioner Daugherty)

Monitor’s Take: More homes are on their way to the shores of Lake Travis. Staff have found no hang-ups in the plan to add 23 new abodes to the Cypress Cove section of the community known as the Reserve at Lake Travis. Depending on how you count, that’s one full bend downriver from the county-owned Pace Bend Park. Nice country out there.

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Travis County Commissioners Court: The legislative body for Travis County. It includes representatives from the four Travis County Precincts, as well as the County Judge. The County Judge serves as the chair of the Court.

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