|Update on Strickland Pond|
We have received a number of requests for an update on how the Strickland family of Bullick Hollow Rd has fared in their attempt to keep the pond they created on their own property. As a reminder, City of Austin and Travis County have both engaged in a legal battle to force the family to destroy the dam the family constructed on Bullick Hollow Creek. (See links in sidebar)
John Strickland tells the e-News that the family has so far been forced to spend over $60,000 in legal and consultant fees with no positive resolution in sight. In fact, the Stricklands just received word that Travis County has filed for a summary judgement to force destruction of the pond and dam and payment of over $37,000 to the County for legal fees. This could be in addition to demands by City of Austin, which threatened the family with fines of $2,000 per day dating back to June of 2009.
The Stricklands feel the pond threatens no one and has provided a refuge for wildlife. They would like to keep it but are looking for a solution that does not involve paying fines and fees to Travis County and City of Austin.
The Stricklands are appreciate of any support readers can provide.