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TipSheet: Travis County Commissioners 7.14.15

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 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.

Items of interest include:

18. Consider and take appropriate action on the following requests in Precinct One: a. A plat for recording: Presidential Meadows Section Six Final Plat (Long Form Final Plat – 92 total lots – Abraham Lincoln Street – City of Manor ETJ); and b. Approve a Travis County Subdivision Construction Agreement with KB Home Lone Star, Incorporated. (Commissioner Davis)

Monitor’s Take: A measured study of Tuesday’s agenda doesn’t yield any issues that lend themselves to recognizable controversy. However, Item 18 is notable in that, by facilitating 92 brand new residential lots in Manor, it fits into larger conversations about growth, affordability, gentrification, sprawl, and traffic.

26. Approve Modification No. 3 to Contract No. 4400001499, Stantec, for North East Metro Park BMX Track Design. (Judge Eckhardt)

Monitor’s Take: This is also likely won’t face strong political headwinds but the contract modification at hand is worth $20,000. If approved, it would pay for the construction of a children’s dirt bike track at Northeast Metro Park. Based on Commissioner Brigid Shea’s Twitter account, she either went up there this weekend on a fact-finding mission or to simply execute some wicked inverted nose bones.

27. Approve Interlocal Agreement No. 4400002525, Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Capital Metro) for Flex Bus Route Services. (Judge Eckhardt)

Monitor’s Take: Purchasing Agent Cyd Grimes has endorsed this plan to request public transit service on Loyola Avenue that would serve residents of the Colony Park neighborhood as well as Mobile Loaves and Fishes’ Community First! Village on Hog Eye Road. The county would put up $41,000 to cover costs of the service that would connect riders to three other Capital Metro routes at Springdale Shopping Center.

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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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