1. Double Eagle Ranch Subdivision
Commissioners approved a 130-acre plat that would subdivide into a 99-lot subdivision with lots sizes between half an acre to five acres. The subdivision, called Double Eagle Ranch and owned by Double Eagle Estates, will be located along Old 71, west of McKinney Roughs Nature Park. The homes will receive water services from Aqua Water, electric services from Bluebonnet Electric, and will have on-site septic systems. On Monday, the Commissioners Court approved variances to certain lot dimension restrictions for specific lots.
2. Memorial marker
A memorial marker honoring Victoria Jade Zapalac will be placed along Davis Road in Bastrop County right-of-way. County commissioners received a letter from the Austin office of Mothers Against Drunk Driving and Zapalac family requesting a wooden cross memorial to be placed at the site of the crash where Victoria, then-7 years old, was killed in 2015.
3. City of Smithville water and wastewater improvements
Bastrop County joined the city of Smithville in a letter requesting a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to fund the construction of a water and wastewater line as part of a project to widen Texas 95 between Loop 230 and FM 535 from two lanes to three. The improvements, which have been in the works for several years, would make safety improvements and increase traffic capacity between the Smithville and its high school.
4. Renewed parking lot lease
Bastrop County and the city of Bastrop have renewed a lease for a parking lot located adjacent to the Bastrop County Courthouse for overflow parking. The lot is leased at $1,500 a month and the cost was split by the county, city and the Bastrop Economic Development Corp. But after the BEDC signed an agreement to lease space at 921 Main Street, the corporation has pulled out of the parking lot lease agreement, increasing the city's and county’s share to $750 each per month.
5. Sale of delinquent property
A Tahitian Village property that came into the county's and Bastrop school district’s ownership through tax delinquency will be put on the market for a second time after not receiving bids during a first attempt at sale. The property, about a third an acre in size at 116 Puu Waa Waa Lane, was on the market for the price of the delinquent taxes, combined with penalties and interest, but received no bids. Texas Property Tax Code allows the county to resale the property at a lesser amount.