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Burnet, Texas : ! i ;,: / . ~ :/.? :,? : Burner Bulletin News Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Page 3A Kim Green/Burnet Bulletin Flood water encroaches on the RM 1431 bridge in Kingsland Tuesday morning. From Page 1A and canceled extracurricular activities, including Burner CISD, Marble Falls ISD, Faith Academy, Marble Falls First Baptist Christian School, Packsaddle Elementary in Kingsland and Kingsland Charter School. Flooding also prompted evacuations of residents of Lighthouse Drive in The Cape in Horseshoe Bay. As a result of the flash flooding, authorities asked anyone living within a quarter mile of waterways to evacuate immediately to higher ground. Residents in Meadowlakes and Pecan Valley were especially hard hit close to the lake and many million dollar lakeside homes lining Lake Marble Falls and Lake LBJ found themselves amidst rising water. Temporary evacuation shelters were set up at the Kingsland Community Center, Marble Falls Middle School and Church at Horseshoe Bay (later consolidated to First Baptist Church Marble Falls), Meadowlakes City Hall, Burnet Community Center and Cottonwood Shores Civic Center and Camp Peniel. Motorists were being encouraged to avoid flooded areas. The vast majority of low- water crossings in the Llano County area are impassable. Runoff is also occurring in creeks, streams and low-lying areas. Overnight Monday, Oct. 15, into Tuesday, Oct. 16, the Lower Colorado River Authority opened all floodgates on Wirtz Dam and Max Starcke Dam to pass through floodwaters, however, lakeside resident reported high water flooding into structures and causing property damage. Savanna Gregg, Lew K. Cohn and Kim Green contributed to this report. From Page 1A At the meeting's end, the council also had on its agenda possible action to take on VCilson, who recently was charged with several indictments, including official oppression, aggravated perjury and misuse of official information. He recently told Bumel Bulletin reporter Connie Swinney that the charges are "a witch hunt." However, after meeting in closed session for Teresa Logsdon spoke the council regarding their work with feral felines. Long, who Works with Hill Country Cats (a trap, neuter, and return organization that serves Burnet, Llano, and parts of Travis County, along with Spicewood), told the council members that prohibiting the feeding of feral cats is actually counterproductive. "In order to trap and therefore neuter or spade, you must feed regularly at a set spot every day," she said. "You can't just put a trap out and expect random cats to go into the trap. It's not going approximately20 minutes, the ,:to happen. By not feeding or council chose not to take any not allowing these people to further action. Feral cat ordinance repealed After hearing testimony from people who work with cats, the Bertram City Council voted to repeal Ordinance 72- 032117, which prohibits the feeding of feral cats. Both Laurie Long and feed the cats, the cats aren't going away. They'll just eat mice or bugs and still be here. You can't run them off by not feeding them." Tammy Scott of Bertram, who volunteers with the organization, said allowing the organization to feed cats while trapping, neutering, and releasing them will " adually reduce the population. "Otherwise, they'll just multiply and you'll have the opposite 'effect," she said. Carol Freeman of Hill Country Cats estimates her organization in the past 10 years has spaded or neutered more than 10,000 cats. After the ordinance was rescinded, the council members announced that a new ordinance would be drafted. Back in black Financially, things are looking good for Bertram as City Secretary Georgina Hemandez reported that the city has $665,80K16 in its general operating fund and $1,026,997 14 in its enterprise or utility operating accounts. "We closed out the fiscal year in the black, Hernandez said. "We're under budget in our expenses and over budget in our revenue. We're preparing for the upcoming audit." 12'X21'X8' s ;3 5 O~enalfloor K/t $597 "~ Optional flaor Kit $415 OptJonal FImr Kit $1,200 "~ :~ IZX18" "s3; 5 From Page 1A same time last year an increase of 1.72 percent. Horseshoe Bay's sales tax receipts grew again, but revenue for October, receiving $23,543.18 compared to $25,665.36 received in October 2017. For the year, the city is up 4.78 percent from $256,130.01 to $268,378.90. Cottonwood Shores saw not by the double-digit gains an increase of 14.01 percent witnessed earlier in the year. in October 2018, up from In October 2018, the city $14,068.70 last October to received $101,432.84, up 2.69 percent from $98,767.28. For the year, the city, which straddles the Burnet and Llano county line, leads all cities in Burnet County in percentage increase with a 18.14 percent gain over last year. Through this month, Horseshoe Bay has brought in $1,075,713.67, up from $910,502.30 through the same time period last year. Granite Shoals saw a 8.26 percent decrease in sales tax $16,040.36 this October. For the year, Cottonwood Shores is up 4.43 percent to $151,291.88, after receiving $144,867.99 through the same point last year. Three cities in Burnet County -- Marble Falls, Burnet and Granite Shoals collect the maximum allowable sales tax rate of two percent, while Bertram and Horseshoe Bay collect 1.75 percent and Cottonwood Shores collects 1.5 percent. 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