New Highland Haven City Secretary!

The City of Highland Haven as a new City Secretary! Jeff Lederer was sworn in by Municipal Judge, Don Adams, on Tuesday, July 29th at the Board of Aldermen Meeting. His first day on the job will be July 26th.

Jeff has a BS in Accounting, as well as an MBA in Strategic Management from the University of North Texas. He has almost 30 years of comprehensive program development, leadership and management experience which will be of great benefit to our City.

The City Secretary responsibilities include support for the Board of Aldermen, Planning & Zoning Commission, as well as, assisting with finance, budget development, public information and public record management. Jeff’s experience includes working with governmental laws and regulations which will be beneficial for maintaining our compliance with State regulations and assisting with planning for our City’s future. His duties will also include directing City elections, serving as the Municipal Court Clerk and Notary Public.

Jeff and his wife Angie currently reside in Kingsland and have 6 adult children.

Jeff is excited to get started and we look forward to working with him. Be sure to introduce yourself when you are at City Hall.


Bob Williamson Visitation

RIP

Bob Williamson

1946-2021

Visitation is Tuesday, July 20, from 5-7

At Clements-Wilcox funeral home in Marble Falls

Funeral is Wednesday, July 21 at 10:30

At Highland Lakes United Methodist Church


June 14, 2021 – ERCOT requests everyone reduce electric use as much as possible through Friday.

Tight grid conditions expected due to high number of forced generation outages

Grid operator requests energy conservation

AUSTIN, TX, June 14, 2021 – The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) is asking Texans to reduce electric use as much as possible today through Friday, June 18. A significant number of forced generation outages combined with potential record electric use for the month of June has resulted in tight grid conditions.

Generator owners have reported approximately 11,000 MW of generation is on forced outage for repairs; of that, approximately 8,000 MW is thermal and the rest is intermittent resources. According to the summer Seasonal Assessment of Resource Adequacy, a typical range of thermal generation outages on hot summer days is around 3,600 MW. One MW typically powers around 200 homes on a summer day.

“We will be conducting a thorough analysis with generation owners to determine why so many units are out of service,” said ERCOT Vice President of Grid Planning and Operations Woody Rickerson. “This is unusual for this early in the summer season.”

According to generation owners, the number of outages should decrease throughout the week.

Wind output for today is expected to be 3,500 to 6,000 MW between 3 and 9 p.m. This is roughly 1,500 MW lower than what is typically available for peak conditions. Wind output is expected to increase as the week goes on.

Today’s peak load forecast may exceed 73,000 MW. The peak demand record for June is 69,123 MW set on June 27, 2018 between 4 and 5 p.m.

Please take these simple actions to help reduce electric use:

  • Set your thermostat to 78 degrees or higher – every degree of cooling increases your energy use by six to eight percent.
  • Turn off lights and pool pumps and avoid using large appliances like ovens, washing machines and dryers.
  • If you don’t need something – we are asking you to turn it off and unplug it if possible.

 Visit the Power to Save website or your electric provider for more ways to conserve.

How to track electricity demand

  • View daily peak demand forecast, current load and available generation at http://www.ercot.com.
  • Follow ERCOT on Twitter (@ERCOT_ISO) and Facebook (Electric Reliability Council of Texas).
  • Sign up for the ERCOT mobile app (available for download at the Apple App Store and Google Play).
  • Subscribe to the EmergencyAlerts list on http://lists.ercot.com.

Consumer assistance Public Utility Commission of Texas Hotline – 1-888-782-8477


LCRA, PEDERNALES ELECTRIC CO-OP AWARD $8,000 GRANT TO CITY OF HIGHLAND HAVEN
May 26, 2021  
New roof, repairs will help protect official records, beautify City Hall  
LCRA and Pedernales Electric Cooperative representatives present an $8,000 grant to the City of Highland Haven for repairs at City Hall. The grant is part of LCRA’s Community Development Partnership Program. Pictured, from left to right, are: Susan Patten, LCRA Regional Affairs representative; Jared Fields, PEC public affairs representative; James Oakley, Burnet County judge and PEC board member; Olan Kelley, Mayor of Highland Haven; and Lynn Smith, City Treasurer.  

HIGHLAND HAVEN, Texas – An $8,000 grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority and Pedernales Electric Cooperative will help the City of Highland Haven replace the roof and make other needed repairs at City Hall.

The Community Development Partnership Program grant, along with $2,000 in matching funds, will help replace the roof and other damaged wood, update paint, and install new gutters.

“City Hall is very visible to everyone that enters the city,” said Olan Kelley, mayor of Highland Haven. “The new roof and repairs will help beautify a place often visited by community members and visitors.”

Kelley said the building is critical for city business. Replacing the roof will help Highland Haven safeguard city records and provide a safe working environment for city staff. Highland Haven uses City Hall during business hours, on nights and weekends, and as the base for emergency operations when needed.

“Highland Haven prides itself on being a well-maintained community,” Kelley said. “These improvements will help City Hall set the example and create a welcoming place for everyone.”

The community grant is one of 25 grants awarded recently through LCRA’s Community Development Partnership Program, which helps volunteer fire departments, local governments, emergency responders and nonprofit organizations fund capital improvement projects in LCRA’s wholesale electric, water and transmission service areas. The program is part of LCRA’s effort to give back to the communities it serves. Pedernales Electric Cooperative is one of LCRA’s wholesale electric customers and is a partner in the grant program.

Applications for the next round of grants will be accepted in July. More information is available at lcra.org/cdpp.   About LCRA
The Lower Colorado River Authority serves customers and communities throughout Texas by managing the lower Colorado River; generating and transmitting electric power; providing a clean, reliable water supply; and offering outdoor adventures at more than 40 parks along the Colorado River from the Texas Hill Country to the Gulf Coast. LCRA and its employees are committed to fulfilling our mission to enhance the quality of life of the Texans we serve through water stewardship, energy and community service. LCRA was created by the Texas Legislature in 1934 and receives no state appropriations. For more information, visit lcra.org.
 
About PEC
Founded in 1938 by then-Congressman Lyndon B. Johnson, Pedernales Electric Cooperative Inc. is a member-owned electric cooperative serving more than 350,000 accounts across Central Texas. An industry-recognized leader providing outstanding member service and reliable electricity, PEC conducts its business via a transparent and democratic process and highly encourages member participation.
  

Zebra Mussels in Highland Haven in Boat Slips and Irrigation System Intakes

City Hall has received reports from residents that they are finding zebra mussels in their boat slips and in their irrigation system intakes.  We included information in past newsletters, including March 2021, regarding this invasive species.  Please visit these websites to get more information regarding zebra mussels.

https://www.lcra.org/water/quality/zebra-mussels/

https://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/wild/species/exotic/zebramusselmap.phtml

Residents should also consider getting more information regarding blue-green algae and its toxic effect on dogs.

https://www.lcra.org/water/quality/algae-in-the-highland-lakes/

A lot of research material is available on the Internet if you search “zebra mussels” and “blue-green algae”.

Olan Kelley

Mayor

City of Highland Haven TX

830-265-4366 office

512-413-9031 cell


Camp Champions Fireworks Schedule 2021

Camp Champions will be having fireworks this summer and invites Highland Haven to enjoy them also!

Fireworks will begin at dark and on the dates listed below:

June 12

June 26

July 3

July 4

July 10

July 24

August 7