Signal Light at the intersection of FM 1431 and Highland Drive

A number of folks have been calling about the signal light construction at Hwy 1431 and Highland Drive.  The light is going to be a flashing amber light, not a full signal light.  This is a safety issue that Highland Haven has been requesting from TxDOT for several years.  Be sure to pass along your thanks to James Oakley, Burnet County Judge, Jim Luther, Burnet County Commissioner Pct. 1 and Cathy Kratz, TxDOT Area Engineer, who have been working to improve the safety at this intersection as well as others in Burnet County.

Olan Kelley

Mayor

Highland Haven TX

830-265-4366 office

512-413-9031 cell


Information from LCRA on Zebra Mussel monitoring

With the recent discovery of zebra mussels in Lake Travis, we are encouraging all customers to keep a close eye on intakes and other structures in the Highland Lakes. Zebra mussels have the potential to clog intakes, so early detection and removal is important. Check structures monthly in Lake Travis and every other month in the other Highland Lakes.

There are several ways to monitor for zebra mussels, including visually inspecting intakes or docks, or placing a zebra monitoring settlement sampler in the water. The attached document includes instructions on how to build a sampler for less than $10.

For more information on zebra mussels and what they mean for the Highland Lakes, contact Lisa Benton, LCRA Water Quality senior coordinator, at 512-578-2151 or lisa.benton@lcra.org.

Click here on how to How_to_build_a_zebra_mussel_settlement_sampler.


Potluck Dinner – July 25th – School Supply Collection and raffle.

A lot’s going on at Potluck this month on July 25th

SCHOOL SUPPLY COLLECTION

The Ladies Club will be collecting school supplies for local elementary schools at the JULY Potluck this year, so we can get them to the schools before school starts.  This has proven to be a tremendously successful project.  The Ladies Club thanks you for the way you always step-up to support our causes for our neighbors and local communities.

RAFFLE

We will also be raffling a BARN QUILT handcrafted and donated by Don Pullen.  A Barn Quilt is a large piece of wood that is hand painted to look like a quilt block.  The earliest versions have been around for hundreds of years.  There was a resurgence of them in the early 2000s.  Want to learn more about them, go to  www.craftsy.com/blog/2013/what-are-barn-quilts/

AND Don will be giving you a choice!

Tickets will be $5.00 each.  Be sure to bring your money.  GOOD LUCK!!

The Ladies Club would like to thank our talented residents for donating items and all of you for contributing to our fund-raising efforts by purchasing raffle tickets.  So far, we have raised $165.00. Watch for future raffles!!

See you there!


Update from Mayor Kelley – June 29, 2017

From Mayor Kelley

Thursday, June 29, 2017

 Please remind your guests and family members that a BURN BAN is in effect and fireworks are prohibited.

  1. Don’t forget the annual 4th of July Parade and Ice Cream Social.  Parade lineup is 8:00 a.m. with the parade beginning at 8:30.  Ice Cream and awards ceremony immediately follow the parade in the community center.  Volunteers are needed for ice cream donations and serving.
  2. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Lower Colorado River Authority announced that zebra mussels have been found in Lake Travis.

    Though this is not good news, it’s not devastating either. The drinking water in the lake remains safe, and the lake remains a great destination for visitors from across the country.

    The discovery underscores the need for all of us to do everything we can to prevent zebra mussels from spreading.

  • For boaters, that means cleaning, draining and drying boats before moving to a different lake.
  • Owners of boats, boat ramps, marinas and infrastructure on Lake Travis should inspect any assets in the water (pipes, boat hulls, etc.) regularly, and remove any attached zebra mussels.

For more information, visit lcra.org/zebramussels or download this fact sheet. If you have questions, please contact Bryan Cook, manager of Water Quality Protection, at bryan.cook@lcra.org or 512-578-3258, or Lisa Benton, senior water quality coordinator, at lisa.benton@lcra.org or 512-578-2151.

From the Editor Highland Haven Newsletter CORRECTION

Camp Champions firework shows are best observed from SWAN PARK (not Dove Park).

July 13, 16 (short show), 27

August 10

… and possibly July 4th


Highland Haven is now under a Burn Ban.

Highland Haven is now under a Burn Ban.  Outdoor burning is prohibited.  For more information check out these web links to the Burnet County website and Highland Haven Ordinance #27, Regulating Outdoor Burning and Fireworks.

http://www.burnetcountytexas.org/default.aspx?name=environ.burn

http://highlandhaventx.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Ord027.pdf

 

Olan Kelley

Mayor

Highland Haven TX

830-265-4366 office

512-413-9031 cell


Monthly Potluck Dinner – May 30th

Join us for social time at 6:00 pm with dinner at 6:30.

This month’s raffle drawing is for a patriotic wreath.  Raffle tickets are are $5.00 and purchases truly voluntary!


Public Gathering Notice – May 25, 2017 at 10:00 am

HIGHLAND HAVEN BOARD OF ALDERMEN and HIGHLAND HAVEN PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION
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NOTICE
HIGHLAND HAVEN BOARD OF ALDERMEN and PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION
PUBLIC GATHERING(S)

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Section 551.041 of the Texas Government Code, that members of the City of Highland Haven Board of Aldermen and/or the City of Highland Haven Planning and Zoning Commission may attend the below referenced meeting(s) at the below listed location, date and time.

Although a majority of the City of Highland Haven Board of Aldermen and/or Planning and Zoning Commission may be present, and City business may be discussed, there will be no action taken on any matters by either the Board of Aldermen or the Planning and Zoning Commission in this open meeting/public gathering(s).

• Granite Shoals Fire Dept. Demonstration
Thursday, May 25 at 10:00 a.m. at Highland Haven Swan Park

Olan Kelley, Mayor


2017 May

City Hall has recently received a number of complaints from contractors and homeowners who are building/remodeling homes in Highland Haven regarding unauthorized dumping.

Dumpsters and trash trailers are not for public use.

Lawn, shrub and tree trimmings should not be dumped on vacant lots or lots with homes under construction/remodeling.

Please pass along this information to repair and lawn contractors performing work for you.

Olan Kelley

Mayor

Highland Haven TX

830-265-4366 office

512-413-9031 cell


2017- May – Zika Virus Information

Annually, as part of the State of Texas emergency management program, the Texas Health and Human Services Department sends out public information about the Zika Virus.  Below is a link to a website that provides the latest information about the Zika Virus.  Please take some time to review this information and survey your property for any standing water that might attract and provide a breeding environment for mosquitos.

Texas Zika Prevention