I feel that it is very important that you all are aware of two upcoming meetings that have to do with the planned creation of a deep water intake in Lake Travis by the cities of Round Rock, Leander, and Cedar Park.
As you all are aware, the citizens of Volente have been rallying since we first found out about this project in 2007. There have been a number of meetings held over the past two years to allow the BCRUA (the utility formed by the three cities) to address the concerned citizens of our area, and this subject has been the main topic for several Village and Volente public meetings. Two very important meetings are happening in the next two weeks.
On Wednesday December 10th at 7:00 pm in the Volente Fire Hall, the Village of Volente Council will meet with elected leaders of the three cities involved. This meeting is the result of an earlier failed attempt to bring our elected officials together to openly discuss the issues surrounding the BCRUA's actions and plans to bring the deep water intake, a pumping station, and a very large pipeline through and into Volente. This will be the first formal meeting of these individuals to address this topic. The agenda for this joint meeting can be found at http://villageofvolente-tx.gov . While the public is invited to attend and to observe, there will be no opportunity for public or staff participation in this meeting. Therefore it is imperative that our Village Council understand clearly the feelings and desires of its constituents.
Therefore, on Saturday December 6th at 3:00 pm in the Volente Fire Hall, the Village of Volente Council will hold a special called meeting for the Council to hear the opinions and inputs from the residents of Volente and the Volente area so as to be well prepared to represent their constituents in the meeting to be held four days later on Wednesday.
These meetings are vital to our future. Please be aware of them, put them on your calendars, and plan to attend. If attending and wanting to speak on December 6th, give some thought to the opinions that you want to express. Write your thoughts down and try to make them concise as you will have a limited amount of time to speak.
Ken Beck, President
Volente Neighborhood Association