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February 06, 2009

VVFD Election Results; Potluck Photos; BHR Work; Lost Dogs

VVFD Board Election Results

 
2009 Board President Scott SpurlinPhoto: Incoming Board President Scott Spurlin addresses residents at the Potluck Dinner, while former president Al Blunt looks on.
 
Results of the 1/30/09 VVFD Board Election:
President: Scott Spurlin
Vice President: Gary Potts
Secretary:  Jennifer Zufelt
Treasurer: Jeannie Shull
MEMBERS AT LARGE:
Ann Anderson
Mike Vandenack
Robert Nelson
David Gordon
John Torres
Photo: Former President Al Blunt receives an award from Chief Walter Groman. Al Blunt receives award from Chief Groman

Photos from Jan 30th Potluck Dinner are Posted

2009 Potluck Dinner photo 
The January 30th VVFD Potluck Dinner was a great success. The attendance and the food  were both excellent. Photos of the event are now posted at

Bullick Hollow Road - Tree Cutting and Other Work In Progress

 Don Ward of Travis County TNR with Peter Strickland
 
On Feb 6th, Don Ward (far left in photo) of Travis County's Roadway Maintenance Division met with Peter Strickland (center), other Strickland family members and Lonnie Moore discuss the tree trimming that has begun on Bullick Hollow Road. Mr. Ward explained that BHR has one of the highest accident rates in Travis County and the County is trying to improve line-of-sight, as well as preparing for some roadway improvements to begin in April. The County will be providing a surface treatment and restriping the roadway. Perhaps more important, Mr. Ward stated they now plan to improve the shoulders in a manner similar to what TXDOT did on FM 2769.
The Stricklands expressed concerns that the County might be cutting too aggressively, unncecessarily removing to much of the natural buffer that the trees provide to residents of BHR. At the end of the meeting, it appeared an understanding had been reached as to the level of clearing that would be achieved.
 

Two More Lost Dogs in Volente

MISSING 1/26/09
TWO GERMAN SHEPHERDS
LOST IN THE VICINITY OF 14223 FM 2769
Bandit and Pookie, missing German Shepherds

MALE- BANDIT
Wearing Blue & Black Collar

FEMALE- POOKIE
Wearing Pink & Brown Collar

REWARD
CONTACT Gail Hagood  258-6039
                   Gwen Hagood 345-5402

Coyotes In Volente

 
2008 National Night Out LogoFYI - I saw another coyote in my yard @ the corner of Davy & Debbie drive ~10:00 a.m.  I chased it away and it ran down the ravine toward the dry lake bed.
JM
 
For a description, see The Mammals of Texas - Online Edition, which is the source of this photo. Also see
http://www.volente.org/docs/coyotes.html