Town of Woodcreek – Information from our Neck of the Woods
Mayor’s Corner – August 2021
There is a lot to report concerning activities of your Town Council this Summer time.
We carry on the relentless struggle towards Covid-19 and the Delta Variant. The Metropolis of Woodcreek was the Very first Metropolis in Hays County to declare a point out of emergency. Mayor Whitehead issued a Protecting Purchase on March 17, 2020 which continues to be in influence. We continue on our day by day Covid-19 e-mails, article updates on the Web page, and difficulty advisory bulletins to inform the group on CDC guidelines and vaccine and screening facts. Many thanks to each individual citizen who aided their neighbors, stayed safely distanced, and limited travels. These secure procedures resulted in small quantities of bacterial infections and fatalities.
The Oaks, Solitary Family Neighborhood
At the July assembly of Council, the developers of The Oaks manufactured a presentation to rezone the assets and let a solitary-family community. Soon after input from citizens, we tabled the product, and the builders were asked to tackle impervious deal with, density, and current solutions for h2o conservation, like rainwater collection and xeriscaping.
The developers returned in August with a revised undertaking that decreases the quantity of single-family residences, complies with impervious deal with demands, supplies eco-friendly areas, and will increase stock of solitary-spouse and children properties for these households who want to make Woodcreek their house. The City’s Grasp Prepare, Eyesight 2030, involves us to strengthen and broaden housing inventory by encouraging new styles of housing by 2030. This task was analyzed underneath this requirement as very well as Part 155 of our Code of Ordinances, and it was uncovered to fulfill all demands, as qualified by our Metropolis Engineering company, an unbiased contractor. The Planning & Zoning Fee, voted 5- to recommend approval as it fulfilled all necessities. A Council the vast majority voted to approve the revised task and preliminary plat following complete thing to consider of citizens’ fears, town ordinances, condition legislation, and acquiring the information of the Metropolis Lawyer.
Parks & Recreation Board
Metropolis Council authorized rezoning of two city homes to be specified as Community Parks as the next phase in our implementation of the Parks Grasp Approach and the methods of our Vision 2030 Approach. The properties are situated at 28 Brookhollow Drive and 1 Champions Circle, at the start out of the strolling/bike trail. We have also submitted a Declaration of Intent to utilize for a Parks Grant with Hays County to get 75% of the funds required for park improvements.
The P & R Board Chair , Pat Rawlings, and the Volunteer Board customers have worked tirelessly to discover likely properties and gear and amenities suitable for youngsters, youthful grown ups, and our senior citizens.
Aim on Transparency
In 2020, the Metropolis improved its website and additional interactive characteristics for citizens to get latest information. The web page contains information and facts on present-day situations, newest news, community methods, and governmental functions. The site also enables citizens to finish and submit Metropolis varieties electronically, as very well as use a credit history/debit card to spend for any service fees associated.
The Town of Woodcreek supports mass conversation via e-mail and text. 496 residents are subscribed to the e-mail solutions for general news and 475 are subscribed for Covid-19 connected information. 144 inhabitants are subscribed to receive text messages. The user-welcoming structure of our web-site and the prosperity of details it helps make accessible to our citizens is the greatest method to transparency. On the website you can review earlier and existing assembly details connect to live video and audio of conferences access Ordinances and money data and converse with City team in a well timed fashion.
Continue the Woodcreek Winning Techniques,
Mayor Gloria Whitehead