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Page 4D 4- BUSINESS Hays Free Press April 17, 2013 + Public Notices continued + Y Kyle Sales & Use Tax Collection. Monthly Actual FYs 2009-2013 $450,000 .............. m ~40O,000 $350,00O $300,000 ~ $250,000 ,~ $2OO,OOO ~$150,0O0 ~$100,0O0 $50,000 October November December Jaam7 February M~h April May June ~ A,.~ S~emb~" Buda Sales & Use Tax Collection. Monthly Actual FYs 2009-2013 $450,00o ; i ! i m $400,000 $350,0O0 i $500,000 ~ $250,000 $2OO,0O0 ~ $150,00O 0 ~ $10O,0O0 $50,000 $- October November December Janua~ F~mry ~ Apt~ MayJune July Sales Taxes: Kyle, Buda see double digit increases Continued from pg. 1 D I Buda, too, has seen a jump hand, only saw a single-digit a double-digit jump in 2013 in sales tax revenue from increase in its April sales tax payments to date, compared January to April of this year, collections compared to the to its 2012 collections. compared to its 2012 num- previous year. From January to April, bers. Buda has reportedly Hays County collected Hays County has collect- accepted $1,377,698 a 14.93 $912,424 in sales tax revenue ed $4,328,535 in 2013, an percent increase from the for April, a 7.49 percent in- 11.56 percent jump from the same reporting period last crease from 2012. But in keep- $3,879,800 it collected in the year. ing with Kyle and Buda's trend, same reporting period in Hays County, on the other the county has experienced 2012. Financial Focus: Reduce Investment Stress Continued from pg. 1D ter chanCe of weathering the ups and downs of the market. (Keep in mind, though, that while diversification may help you reduce the effects of vola- tility, it can't prevent losses or guarantee profits.) Think long term. If you only measure your invest- ment success by short-term results, you can feel frustrated and stressed. But when you stop to consider your objec- tives, you may find that the most important ones, such as a comfortable retirement, are all long-term in nature. Consequently, it makes more sense to measure the prog- ress you're making with your investments in periods of years, or even decades, rather than days or months. Instead of fretting over your monthly investment statements, compare where you are today versus where you were 10 or 15 years ago. The results may well surprise and help "de- stress" you. Stress Awareness Month will come and go. But by mak- ing the right moves, you can help take some of the stress out of investing for a long time to come. MUD v Property Rights: Environmental concems raised Continued from pg. 1D McMeans said of great con- was going to widely distribute ganized and lawfully regulated cern to the region is the deple- the letter." manner.'" tion of water if the ranch is In it, Conley said there is Isaac emphasized his sup- developed. The land could a tradition of asking for local port of private property rights, potentially have up to 1,800 support of MUDs. He indicat- saying, "I believe that people homes on it, according to Mc- ed that if Isaac went forward have a right to manage their Means. with the legislation, it would own property within the limits While the conservationease- brake that tradition, of the law. The public, through ment sounds good, he said no Cobb wrote in his letter that government owned property, document has been seen indi- "this court supports local con- owns about 30 percent of the cating LaMantia would follow trol and autonomy when that land in this country." through, control is within the law." He "We don't have the right On April 5, Isaac and Camp- went on to say that he does to tell someone who owns a bell introduced companion not believe Lamantia has done beach lot that he can't build on bills in the house and senate - anything wrong. He indicated it because we like the view as named the "Needmore Ranch he was more concerned about we drive by on the highway." Municipal Utility District #1" the methods used by lsaac and Isaac held firm in his be- - to create the MUD. Campbell than the creation of lief that protection of private Isaac said a representative the MUD. t property is a basic American of Lamantia contacted him CARD had concerns aboutright. and asked if he would carry a the bill's power of eminent do- In a follow-up response to MUD for the property, main. Yet in Isaac's bill, it spe- questions from the Hays Free "I was able to add some lan- cifically states in Sec. 8471.103, Press, Isaac said, "I'm not go- guage to ensure protection and "NO EMINENT DOMAIN ing to tell someone what they conservation of the natural POWER. The district may not can or can not do on their land resources within the district," exercise the power of eminent as long as they are complying Isaac said. domain." with the law. And I'll defend He added that the Lamantia In a written response to why those property rights for the family has contributed to his he supports the MUD, Isaac people I serve whether they campaign in the past. wrote, "The conservation and own 5,000 acres or .5 acres, Regarding Conley's position, protection of natural resourc- living the district or out of the Isaac said he and the commis- es in the area are important district." sioner discussed the MUD. to me, and I believe that this He went on to say, "I am "Initially, CommissionerMUD will help to ensure that choosing the harder right over Conleytold me that he couldn't the land is managed responsi- the easier wrong." support the MUD, but that bly with an emphasis on con- McMeans said circumvent- he wouldn't oppose the MUD servation. Here's why: there is ing the convention of localres- either," Isaac said. "Much to language in the proposed bill olutions to create a MUD with- my surprise, on April 9th, I re- that is not standard language out the approval of city and ceived a letter of opposition for a MUD. The bill states that county governments "does not from Commissioner Conleythe district will'provide for the pass the smell test." His orga- addressed to Senator Donna preservation and conserva- nization is calling for a public Campbell and myself. Since tion of the natural resources meeting on the issue. then, I have received nearly a within the district, while pro- A call to L&F Distributors in dozen emails from constitu- tecfing private property rights MCAIlen asking to speak with ents that included a copy of to develop and beneficially Greg LaMantia was not re- his letter. I was not aware he use those resources in an or- turned by press time. NOTI(~E OF PUBLIC SALE mattresses, futon, kid's bikes, chasing Office (512/268-2141 Chapter 59 Texas Property filing cabinet, 3 computer ext 6035) between the hours Code. They will conduct a Pub- chairs, car cover, floor fan, of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., lic Sale to the Highest Bidder boxes. Monday through Friday. Bid for cash on their premises. This Unit #71 Adjustable ladder, responses must be returned to sale is being listed below, aluminum ladder, 2 push mow- the HCISD Purchasing Office, The Company reserves the ers, 2 wheel barrows, mailbox, 21003 IH 35, Kyle, TX 78640, right to reject any bid and tools and chain saw. by the date and time indi- withdraw any unit from the sale Unit #166 3 IV's, dish ware, cated above. Late bids will be at any time. clothes, returned unopened. The HCISD Date: April 20, 2013 Unit #260 Vortex bicycleBoard of Trustees reserves the River Road Self Storage Unit #279 Movie camera, right to reject any and/or all wishes to avail themselves of T.V., large picture, flat ware, tri- bids and waive all formalities in the Texas Provision of chapter pod, crock pot, radio, cassette the bid process. 59 of the Texas Property Code. player and furniture. This sale is listed below: BID NOTICE Time: 10:00 a.m. HAYS CISD IS PLUM CREEK CONSERVA- Location: River Road Self REQUESTING BIDS TION DISTRICT is accepting Storage, 880 River Road, San Hays CISD is Requesting bids for the removal of approxi- Marcos, Tx. 78666 Bids for Bid #18-041304SP for mately 9,100 feet of fence and Unit #4 Rod n Reels, heater Fencing Installation Services. replacement of approximately and household goods. Bids will be accepted until April 6,700 feet of fence around one Unit #54 2 TV's, lamps, fold- 20, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. local of its flood control structures. ing chairs, couch and mahoga- time. Bids are also being ac- Bids are due by noon March ny dresser, cepted for Bid#18-041305SP 19th, 2013 at P.O. Box 328 Unit #64 Couch, antique doll for HVAC Filter Services. Bids Lockhart, Texas 78644. For house, bed frames, "iV and big will be accepted until April 18, more information, please call chair. 2013 at 2:00 pm. Specifications 512-398-2383. Monday-Friday, Unit #68 Computer Desk, are available in the HCISD Pur- 8a.m.-5 p.m. TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF APPLICATION AND INTENT TO OBTAIN WATER QUALITY PERMIT RENEWAL PERMIT NO. WQoo14488oo2 APPLICATION. City of Dripping Springs, P.O. Box 384, Dripping Springs, Texas 78620, has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to renew wastewater disposal Permit No. WQoo14488oo2 to authorize the disposal of treated wastewater at a volume not to exceed a daily average flow of 25o,ooo gallons per day via subsurface area drip dispersal on 57.39 acres. The domestic wastewater treatment facility will be located within the Scenic Greens development, located approximately 4.4 miles west of Dripping Springs along U.S. Highway 290 in Hays County, Texas 78620. The subsurface disposal site will be located in various locations throughout the Scenic Greens development in Hays County, Texas. TCEQ received this application on February 28, 2013. The permit application is available for viewing and copying at the Drippings Springs Community Library, 5or Sportsplex Drive, Dripping Springs, Texas. This link to an electronic map of the site or facility's general location is provided as a public courtesy and not part of the application or notice. For exact location, refer to application. ~t~j/w- w~w:~*x~tex~7*~g~Y/~s~(~t.~j~l1b~j~t~hb-6-1.~jind~x~htm~?~at=3~.2~5~2-q~ ADDITIONAL NOTICE. TCEQ's Executive Director has determined the application is administratively complete and will conduct a technical review of the application. After technical review of the application is complete, the Executive Director may prepare a draft permit and will issue a preliminary decision on the application. Notice of the Application and Preliminary Decision will be published and mailed to those who are on the county- wide mailing list and to those who are on the mailing list for this application. That notice will contain the deadline for submitting public comments. PUBLIC COMMENT / PUBLIC MEETING. You may submit public comments or request a public meeting on this application. The purpose of a public meeting is to provide the opportunity to submit comments or to ask questions about the application. TCEQ will hold a public meeting if the Executive Director determines that there is a significant degree of public interest in the application or if requested by a local legislator. A public meeting is not a contested case hearing. OPPORTUNITY FOR A CONTESTED CASE HEARING. After the deadline for submitting public comments, the Executive Director will consider all timely comments and prepare a response to all relevant and material, or significant public comments. Unless the application is directly referred for a contested case hearing, the response to comments, and the Executive Director's decision on the application, will be mailed to everyone who submitted public comments and to those persons who are on the mailing list for this application. If comments are received, the mailing will also provide instructions for requesting reconsideration of the Executive Director's decision and for requesting a contested case hearing. A contested case hearing is a legal proceeding similar to a civil trial in state district court. TO REQUEST A CONTESTED CASE HEARING, YOU MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING ITEMS IN YOUR REQUEST: your name, address, phone number; applicant's name and proposed permit number; the location and distance of your property/activities relative to the proposed facility; a specific description of how you would be adversely affected by the facility in a way not common to the general public; and, the statement "[I/we] request a contested case hearing." If the request for contested case hearing is filed on behalf of a group or association, the request must designate the group's representative for receiving future correspondence; identify an individual member of the group who would be adversely affected by the proposed facility or activity; provide the information discussed above regarding the affected member's location and distance from the facility or activity; explain how and why the member would be affected; and explain how the interests the group seeks to protect are relevant to the group's purpose. Following the close of all applicable comment and request periods, the Executive Director will forward the application and any requests for reconsideration or for a contested case hearing to the TCEQ Commissioners for their consideration at a scheduled Commission meeting. The Commission will only grant a contested case hearing on disputed issues of fact that are relevant and material to the Commission's decision on the application. Further, the Commission will only grant a hearing on issues that were raised in timely filed comments that were not subsequently withdrawn. TCEQ may act on an application to renew a permit for discharge ofwastewater without providing an opportunity for a contested case hearing if certain criteria are met. MAILING LIST. If you submit public comments, a request for a contested case hearing or a reconsideration of the Executive Director's decision, you will be added to the mailing list for this specific application to receive future public notices mailed by the Office of the Chief Clerk. In addition, you may request to be placed on: (1) the permanent mailing list for a specific applicant name and permit number; and/or (a) the mailing list for a specific county. If you wish to be placed on the permanent and/or the county mailing list, dearly specify which list(s) and send your request to TCEQ Office of the Chief Clerk at the address below. AGENCY CONTACTS AND INFORMATION. All written public comments and requests must be submitted to the Office of the Chief Clerk, MC lO5, TCEQ, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, 'IX 7871~-3o87. If you need more information about this permit application or the permitting process, please call TCEQ Public Education Program, Toll Free, at 1-8oo-687-4o4o. Si desea informaci6n en Espafiol, puede llamar al 1-8oo-687-4o4o. General information about TCEQ can be found at our web site at Www,!~.~t.t~x&s.A~ov. Further information may also be obtained from City of Dripping Springs at the address stated above or by calling Jenn Dermanci, P.E., Doucet & Associates, Inc., at (512) 583-26oo. Issuance Date: April 8, 2o13