WB MUD Marquee Public Input Meeting September 1, 2015 • 5:30pm
WB Community Center • 2106 Klattenhoff Drive
The Wells Branch MUD Board is considering replacing the marquees in the district and wants your input at the next Board Meeting! They will be discussing the opportunity to replace the marquee signs at KF Park and the WB Recreation Center with new LED signs. The signs will provide the District with more flexibility for content while reducing labor cost.
Travis County Issues New Burn Ban
by Lisa Block, Travis County Emergency Services Public Information Officer
The Travis County Commissioners Court issued a new ban on outdoor burning in the unincorporated areas of the County. The previous burn ban was set to expire Aug. 26.
“While parts of the County have received rain, other areas have not,” said Travis County Fire Marshal Hershel Lee. “Fires easily start and spread in dry vegetation. Until we see widespread rain throughout the County, a burn ban will help reduce the risk of wildfire.”
The burn ban is scheduled to expire on Sept. 23, unless action is taken by the County Judge, Commissioners Court or Fire Marshal. Next Tuesday, Sept. 1, commissioners are scheduled to again consider and take appropriate action on outdoor burning.
This ban on outdoor burning does not affect a prescribed burn under the supervision of a prescription burn manager. It also does not affect outdoor hot work when done under the guidelines established by the Travis County Fire Marshal’s Office. Prescription burn managers and those in need of outdoor hot work permits must contact the Travis County Fire Marshal’s Office or the fire department in whose jurisdiction the work will be done.
Barbecuing in Travis County Parks and Parks managed by the County is allowed as long as the fire is within a closeable container or a container with a lid. You should also have water nearby in case the fire spreads. Call 9-1-1 immediately if a fire gets out of control.
If you have questions about the burn ban, please call the Fire Marshal’s Office at 512-854-4621, or contact your local fire department.
Your MUD Board has been busy! Follow the links below to learn about their latest actions.
Rain Water Collection information and Approval Guidelines
New detailed guidelines for rain water collection and approval process can be found here.
New WB MUD Board of Directors Online Message Board
The Wells Branch MUD has added a new feature to their webpage: wellsbranchmud.com. The Board of Directors has adopted a policy creating an online message board to be used by the Board to communicate and exchange information in a public online forum.
Also found on the MUD Home Page: New Rec. Center Hours (while under construction) and Mandatory Watering Schedule. Visit wellsbranchmud.comto learn more.
2nd Annual Day of Disc Golf for Veterans
Saturday, August 15
FREE! • Check in starts at 9:00am
This Saturday, August 15, the WB Disc Golf Club is hosting an event for veterans: The 2nd Annual Day of Disc Golf for Veterans. Check in starts at 9:00am and we’ll start playing at 10:00.
This event is free for all (veterans and supporters) and is held in partnership with Team Red, White, and Blue (http://www.teamrwb.org/), a non-profit with the mission of “enriching the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.”
The local disc golf group Women Throwing Frisbees will give a pre-round disc golf clinic to explain the rules of the game. Awards will be given in the veterans division. Family and friends of veterans can also participate in a “supporters” division. Loaner discs will be available for people new to the sport who want to play. Last year, over 30 veterans competed in this event, many of them playing the sport for the first time. The veterans appreciated the event, and supporters were honored to spend time with their veteran fathers, brothers, sisters, mothers, and friends. Please encourage the veterans you know to come out to the course and play.
Personally, I thought last year’s event was a lot of fun. I played with several veterans who were new to the sport. All I can say is, the veterans I played with knew how to aim and shoot! It was an privilege to spend the day in such good company.