Proposed marina’s lack of land access raises concern
The measure passed by the commissioners is a recommendation to the Lower Colorado River Authority, which must approve plans for the marina.
“We’re always happy to hear from the commissioners and we appreciate their support on so many issues,” LCRA spokeswoman Clara Tuma said. “We’ll take their recommendation into consideration.”
Commissioners also said that they must OK the proposed marina, and that they were concerned about the lack of access for emergency vehicles, noting that the plans didn’t comply with the international fire code.
“The county determined that its subdivision regulations apply on the land owned by the developer. So the county can apply regula- tory authority,” Commissioner Sarah Eckhardt said Tuesday.
John Durham, assistant fire chief for Travis County Emergency Services District No. 6 Lake Travis Fire Rescue, where the proposed marina would be located, has said the district adopted a fire code that requires road accessibility for emer- gency vehicles and equipment. He and nearby residents said they also were concerned about the fact that roads would not reach the marina.
Last week, Jim Richardson, manager of water service management for LCRA, said LCRA officials would begin a review of the marina proposal after a Jan. 4 deadline to receive written comments about the project.
The proposal is a scaled-back version of a plan for a resort that would have included floating homes. After public opposition, county commissioners last year banned new floating habitable structures on Lake Travis, and last fall, LCRA officials banned floating homes on most Highland Lakes, including Travis. they will need fellow medical professionals such as a anesthesiologist and a surgical center to donate its services as well.
Even before people read about Bolaños’ story in Season for Caring and began to offer help, Bolaños always has remained optimistic.
“I have faith in God that everything will work out,” she said. “I just want to walk again, be able to cook for myself and go back to volunteering and helping others.”
While Bolaños’ biggest need is the knee surgery, she would like help with cleaning services, gift cards to H-E-B, Wal-Mart and Target, Capital Metro bus passes and clothing.
For more about Bolaños or to donate to her wish list, contact Family Eldercare, 4500844, www.familyeldercare.org. was right,” Van Winkle said. “He followed the law, even if he didn’t always like where that ended.”
One of a handful of lawyers around the courthouse Lynch knows isn’t a fan of his is defense attorney Jon Evans, with whom Lynch had a dispute over compensation in a death penalty case years ago. Ask Evans and you’ll get colorful but unprintable responses.
Lynch knows you can’t please them all.
“I know Jon is still unhappy with me about a matter that occurred a number of years ago and I’m sorry he feels that way,” Lynch said.
For his part, Lynch is just ready to look back on a career that turned out to be much more varied than he’d planned. He initially thought he’d be a defense lawyer his whole career. Didn’t work out that way.
“I can’t tell you which job I enjoyed more,” he said. “I did each one at the right time.” per-acre-foot of water in the plan would be $205. Right now, it costs cities and power plants $151 an acre-foot for available during drought. Desalinization projects and comprehensive groundwater pumping and piping projects cost far more, starting at $1,260 per acre-foot.
With an eye on the future, McCluskey also recommended that the LCRA close a deal on land near Eagle Lake, in Colorado County. The LCRA announced it was looking at that parcel in August.
María González Bolaños, 71, has trouble walking and needs knee surgery.