Water Service - Interruption Notice
UPDATE: Water service has been restored as of 1am Sunday.There is a water main break at Oasis Pass. WCID 17 has been working since mid-afternoon to resolve water main break. Service west of Oasis Pass is affected. Look for updates as available: Expect restoration Saturday evening or early Sunday morning.
The CTCA Holiday Party
The CTCA Holiday Party will be at the home of Joe and Donna Fowler at 13911 Panorama. It’s not official yet, but it will most likely be on Dec. 16th.
How to Care for Trees in the Drought
Texas Forest Service Video:
2011 Property Appraisals from Travis County
Table showing a summary of the 2010 TCAD appraisal results.
The process for preparing and filing a protest is described, including ways to review your 2011-2012 appraisal notice.
Approaches are given for reviewing your 2010 and 2011 (and future) Travis County tax notices.
Trash Recycling Guidelines from IESI / Water District 17
Table showing which materials are recyclable through IESI and what is not acceptedThrough Water District 17, IESI provides recycling service every Friday as part of the regular pickup of household trash. Residents on Mountain Trail and Panorama Drive recycle through TDS and should refer to the guidelines provided in a separate notice for the TDS rules.
Trash Recycling Guidelines from TDS
Table showing which materials are recyclable and what is not accepted by TDSResidents on Mountain Trail and Panorama Drive recycle household trash through Texas Disposal Services (TDS). TDS picks up trash for recycling on alternate Thursdays as part of their regular weekly service.
Fire Safety and the Proposed Cypress Creek Marina
As you may be aware (and if not, keep reading!) there is a very large marina (over 250 boats) planned for Cypress Creek Cove, to be located in part along the preserve just below and adjacent to our neighborhood. Setting aside for the moment the issues of crowding, changing levels and similar, there is a justified concern that such a marina, if built, would represent an extreme fire hazard to the residents of the Comanche Trail community.This calls into question the proposed marina: Since I have lived in Austin there have been multiple marina fires, with some marinas burning more than once! In all case, the marinas are generally total losses, and the fire is contained only because the marinas themselves are located on water and away from land other than at the access point to the marina. These marinas are directly accessible by vehicle, so fire fighting equipment can be brought in to control the fire and protect nearby land and buildings. The proposed marina, by comparison, can be reached only by boat and is bounded by the steep and rugged BCP, making land-based fire control difficult if not impossible.
Ready, Set, Go!
The fire season is now a year-round reality in many areas, requiring firefighters and residents to be on heightened alert for the threatof wildfire throughout the year.
The "Ready, Set, Go" prpgram has been developed to help you prepare for wildfires. Please download and review this prpgram, and set aside some time to practice and prepare.