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[CALL TO ORDER]

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ON, WE'RE GOING TO KICK THIS MEETING OFF, UM, ON FEBRUARY 16TH, DOWN AT CITY HALL, UH, ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION AND THE FIRST ITEM WE'LL ACTUALLY, LET'S DO ROLL CALL.

UH, AND I'M JUST GOING TO GO THROUGH HERE.

UM, COMMISSIONER BARRETT, PRESENT COMMISSIONER QURESHI HERE.

COMMISSIONER BRISTOL, COMMISSIONER THOMPSON HERE.

COMMISSIONER PERRY.

I CAN'T SEE ANYBODY ANYMORE.

UH, COMMISSIONER PERRY HERE.

COMMISSIONER SCOTT COMMISSIONER.

BRIMER HERE MADAM CHAIR.

AND THIS IS RAMBERT GUM HERE.

UH, WE'RE GOING

[3.a. Recognize Linda Guerrero for six years of service on the Environmental Commission (10 minutes)]

TO MOVE ON TO THE FIRST ITEM OF THE, OF THE AGENDA, UM, WHICH IS TO RECOGNIZE, UM, CHAIR GUERRERO FOR HER YEARS OF SERVICE.

UM, LET ME JUST START WITH, UH, YOU, YOU HAVE DEFINITELY BEEN A MODEL TO ME ON THIS COMMISSION AS I CAME IN, UM, ON HOW TO NAVIGATE THE PROCESS OF BEING A MASTER OF OUR ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP HERE.

AND I VERY MUCH APPRECIATE THE ROLE MODEL YOU HAVE BEEN FOR ALL OF US, UM, AND FOR THE CITIZENS OF THIS COMMUNITY ON, ON, ON MANAGING THAT YOU HAVE DONE A GREAT JOB, UM, AND IT WILL BE, IT WILL BE DIFFICULT FOR ANY ONE OF US TO TRY TO, UH, EMULATE THAT.

SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR SERVICE.

AND I KNOW WE HAVE COUNCIL MEMBER TOBO, UH, ON ONLINE HERE TO SEE A FEW WORDS AS WELL.

THANK YOU ALL.

THANK YOU ALL.

SO VERY MUCH.

I'M COUNCIL MEMBER, KATHY TOVO AND I HAVE THE REAL HONOR OF, OF, UM, HAVING NOMINATED, UM, CHAIR CARERO TO THIS POSITION.

AND I WANT TO JUST STEP BACK AND SAY, LINDA, I'VE KNOWN YOU FOR A VERY LONG TIME NOW AND THERE JUST, HASN'T BEEN ONE ACTIVITY THAT YOU'VE PUT YOUR ENERGY TOWARD, THAT YOU HAVEN'T DONE JUST EXCEPTIONALLY WELL FROM YOUR TIME ON THE PARKS BOARD, TO SO MANY OTHER COMMUNITY EFFORTS, YOU HAVE SHOWN SUCH EXTRAORDINARY LEADERSHIP FOR THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

SOME OF YOUR COLLEAGUES ON THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION MAY NOT KNOW THAT THAT WHEN I APPOINTED YOU, I DID SO, UM, TO FILL, TO, TO STEP IN, UM, AFTER OUR BELOVED MARY KAY XML PASSED, UM, AND LINDA AGREED TO SERVE ON THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION FOR A BRIEF PERIOD OF TIME.

UM, AND HERE WE ARE SIX YEARS LATER, AND LINDA, YOU HAVE BEEN JUST, UM, YOU KNOW, AS YOUR COLLEAGUE SAID, AN EXTRAORDINARY LEADER ON THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION, AS YOU HAVE BEEN IN SO MANY OTHER, OTHER, UM, EFFORTS AT THE CITY OF AUSTIN, I'M SO SORRY THAT I'M NOT ABLE TO BE THERE IN PERSON.

I HAD ANOTHER MEETING, SO THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING DATA TO KIND OF POP ON YOUR, ON YOUR SCREEN HERE TO DO IT.

THE, THE REAL PROCLAMATION IS THERE IN THE CHAMBERS.

AND SO I HOPE I HOPE YOU ARE AS WELL TO RECEIVE IT.

UM, BUT NOW I HAVE THE HONOR OF PRESENTING YOU WITH THIS DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD ON BEHALF OF THE MAYOR AND THE ENTIRE CITY COUNCIL, VIETNAM, THAT FOR HER EXTENSIVE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE CITY OF AUSTIN, LINDA H. GUERRERO IS DESERVING OF PUBLIC ACCLAIM AND RECOGNITION FOR HER STEADFAST SERVICE AND PASSIONATE COMMITMENT TO PROTECTING AUSTIN'S ENVIRONMENT DURING HER SIX YEARS AS A DEDICATED MEMBER AND CHAIR OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION, THE CITY COUNCIL, COMMENDS, LINDA GUERRERO, AND HER PUBLIC SERVICE AND THE SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION SHE HAS MADE TO THE CITY OF AUSTIN AND TO THE BROADER COMMUNITY WITH THIS DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD PRESENTED AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND APPRECIATION THEREOF.

THE 16TH DAY OF FEBRUARY IN THE YEAR, 2022 BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF AUSTIN, TEXAS, LINDA, CONGRATULATIONS, AND HUGE AND VERY SINCERE.

THANKS.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU SO MUCH, COUNCIL MEMBER.

UH, I'LL PASS IT OFF TO DIRECTOR MIRALIS TO SAY A FEW WORDS.

THANK YOU, KATIE COMMISSIONER, UH, COMMISSIONERS AND CHAIR, GET A LITTLE THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.

UM, WE TRULY ARE A PUBLIC SERVANT AND I AM VERY GRATEFUL FROM THE DAY I MET YOU, YOU KNOW, FROM BEING ON A SELECTION PANEL WHEN I APPLIED FROM THE CURRENT ROLE AND JUST INTERACTING WITH YOU AND CHECKING IN WITH YOU, YOU'RE JUST A WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE.

AND I REALLY APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY.

I GOT TO KNOW YOU, AND I HOPE YOU WILL STAY IN TOUCH BECAUSE YOU HAVE HELPED ME SO MUCH.

I LOVE THE ENERGY AND WHAT YOU BRING, UH, AS A, AS A COMMUNITY MEMBER.

AND SO THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SERVICE.

AND I LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING THAT RELATIONSHIP.

THANK YOU, JORGE.

I CERTAINLY WILL BE IN TOUCH.

UH, I'M I'M YOUR LAST PERSON HERE? UH, I MEAN, UNLESS OTHER COMMISSIONERS WANT TO SPEAK

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AND I COULD GET A LITTLE CHOKED UP SPEAKING, UH, ABOUT YOUR YOU STEPPING DOWN, YOU'VE BEEN A MENTOR AND A ROLE MODEL TO ME AS I WAS ON ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION AND MOVED INTO THIS NEW ROLE, AND I KNOW YOU'LL CONTINUE TO BE, UM, BUT IT'S, IT'S WITH A HEAVY HEART THAT WE SAY GOODBYE.

AND, UH, I JUST CAN'T THANK YOU ENOUGH FOR YOUR SERVICE AND FOR YOUR FRIENDSHIP WITH ME.

THANKS KATIE.

CAN YOU COME DOWN? OH, AND WHILE YOU COME DOWN, I ALSO WANT IT TO SAY IT IS TRADITIONAL FOR WATERSHED EMPLOYEES WHO RETIRE AND COMMISSIONERS WHO ARE, UM, WHO HAVE DEDICATED SO MUCH TIME, SUCH AS YOU TO, UH, HAVE A WALKING STICK.

IT IS, UH, IN RECOGNITION OF YOUR SERVICE PROTECTING AUSTIN'S ENVIRONMENT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH WORKING AT MITSUI.

THANKS.

THANKS FELLOW COMMISSIONERS.

CERTAINLY DO APPRECIATE IT.

KEEP WRITING THE WRONG, KEEP FIGHTING THE FIGHT YOU DO ANY OTHER COMMISSIONERS WANT TO MAKE A BRIEF COMMENT? YEAH, I'LL JUST SAY REAL TEARS, YOU KNOW, ALSO THANK YOU.

UH, YOU KNOW, MADAM CHAIR, GUERRERO FOR, YOU KNOW, GRACIOUSLY ACCEPTING US AND TRYING TO TEACH US ABOUT ALL THE STUFF THAT, UH, YOU KNOW ABOUT THAT WE DON'T.

SO, YOU KNOW, DEFINITELY APPRECIATE YOU COMMISSIONER SCOTT.

YES.

I, UH, UH, THE SAME, I DIDN'T KNOW.

I DIDN'T KNOW THAT YOU WERE STEPPING DOWN, UH, LINDA SAYS TAKE A, I'M SURPRISED AND SHOCKED AND, UH, GONNA MISS YOU.

AND THANKS FOR PUTTING UP WITH ME AND TEACHING ME, UH, KINDA HOW TO, HOW TO GET GOING NOW, LIKE ON THE COMMISSION.

THAT'S, UH, IT'S, IT'S A TOUGH JOB, UM, FOR ALL OF US IN, UM, IN HAVING SOMEBODY LIKE YOU THAT IS SO EXPERIENCED.

UH, I MEAN, AND I LOVE THE WAY YOU KEEP HAVE KEPT THE MEETINGS GOING.

UH, I MEAN, THINGS THAT COULD HAVE TAKEN HOURS, THANKS TO YOU, UH, WERE MUCH SHORTER.

AND I, I APPRECIATE THAT.

I THINK WE ALL DO, AND I WISH YOU ALL THE BEST AND, UH, AND WHATEVER ELSE IS COMING UP FOR YOU.

YES.

UH, COMMISSIONER GROSS.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

UH, YOU APPRECIATE YOUR TIME, UH, IN SERVICE AND, UH, YOU KNOW, IN TEACHING ME WHAT, UH, WHAT, UH, YOU WERE ABLE TO PASS ON AND, UH, WISH YOU BEST OF LUCK GOING FORWARD.

THANK YOU, THOMPSON.

HEY LINDA, THANKS A LOT FOR EVERYTHING.

AND I MEAN, WHAT CAN I SAY? WE ELECTED YOUR CHAIR, SO YOU'D HAVE TO STAY A LITTLE MORE THAN A MINUTE, BUT ANYWAY, STRATEGY WORK FOR AWHILE.

THANKS SO MUCH, MISS YOU.

OKAY.

UH, JUST WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HELP AND BEING WELCOMING AND JUST, UM, BEING, UH, OPEN-MINDED AND THOUGHTFUL AND, UH, ALL THAT GOOD STUFF.

AND THANKS FOR WELCOMING EVERYONE.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

MA'AM ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

LET'S GET DOWN TO BUSINESS.

UM, CITIZENS COMMUNICATION IS GOING TO BE POSTPONED RIGHT NOW BECAUSE WE HAVE HAD A POSTPONEMENT REQUEST ON FOUR

[4.b. Name: 7715 1/2 West State Highway 71, C14-85-288.23(RCA) Applicant: Amanda Swor, Drenner Group Location: 7712 Oak Forest Lane, Austin TX 78736 Council District: District 8 Staff: Liz Johnston, Deputy Environmental Officer, Watershed Protection Department and Leslie Lilly, Environmental Program Coordinator Watershed: Williamson Creek, Barton Springs Zone (Contributing Zone), Drinking Water Protection Zone Request: Conduct a public hearing and approve a restrictive covenant amendment Staff Recommendation: To grant an amendment to the restrictive covenant (30 minutes)]

WE'RE NOW GOING TO GET A MOTION AND A SECOND TO POSTPONE FOR B W, WHICH IS AT 77, 15 AND A HALF WEST STATE HIGHWAY 71, C 14 DASH 85 DASH 8, 2 8 8 DASH 23 R C A A LOCATION AT 77, 12 0 4, SLAIN AUSTIN, TEXAS 7 8 7 3 6, DISTRICT EIGHT.

I MOVED TO POSTPONE TO A FURTHER MEETING.

I HAVE A MOTION.

SECOND FROM SPOT EVAN.

WE HAVEN'T DONE THE MINUTES OF WE'RE MOVING THE AGENDA AROUND TODAY.

WE'RE GOING TO HAVE THIS POSTPONEMENT AND THEN WE'RE GOING TO MAKE ANOTHER ANNOUNCEMENT AND THEN WE'RE GOING TO MOVE THE AGENDA AROUND.

OKAY.

OKAY.

SO WHEN DID YOU MAKE YOUR SECOND? OUR SECOND I'LL SECOND.

OKAY, BARBARA.

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ALL RIGHT.

ALL IN FAVOR.

SAY AYE.

BY RAISING YOUR HAND, IT LOOKS LIKE IT'S UNANIMOUS CARRIES A NINE.

OH, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THE OTHER ANNOUNCEMENT WE HAVE THIS EVENING IS THAT WE ARE GOING TO HAVE, UM, THE 87TH LEGISLATIVE UPDATE CANCELED FOR THIS EVENING, AND IT WILL BE RESCHEDULED AT ANOTHER TIME.

SO THOUGH THOSE WERE TWO THINGS WE NEEDED TO GET OUT OF THE WAY NEXT.

WE HAVE GENERAL COMMUNICATION, WHICH I DON'T THINK WE HAVE ANYONE, EVERYONE SIGNED UP FOR SOMETHING VERY SPECIFIC.

CORRECT.

[1.a. Approval of the February 2, 2022 Environmental Commission Regular Meeting Minutes (5 minutes)]

ALL RIGHT.

NOW WE'RE GOING TO GO TO OUR MINUTES.

UH, WE'RE GOING TO APPROVE THE FEBRUARY 2ND, 2022 GENERAL MEETING WITH, FOR THE ENVIRONMENTAL PERMISSION.

UM, MOVE TO APPROVE THE MINUTES.

AMBER MAKES THE MOTION.

YEAH, I THINK, I THINK THOMPSON DID THAT ALL IN FAVOR.

SAY AYE.

ANY, ANY ADDITIONS, ANYTHING CHANGED EDITS.

THANK YOU.

COMMISSIONER SCOTT, WHERE ARE YOU VOTING FOR OR ABSTAINING? I'M NOT.

I, I SPENT TWO HOURS TRYING TO GET ONLINE AND WAS UNABLE TO, AND I, UH, I APOLOGIZE.

MY, UH, MY, UH, UM, MY WEB WENT DOWN, MY WEBSITE WENT DOWN, EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING WAS A PROBLEM.

SO, UH, UH, I'M AT MY SISTER'S HOUSE TONIGHT, CAUSE I KNOW, I KNOW SHE HAS RELIABLE, UH, WEB SERVICE.

UH, SO, UH, I HOPE THAT I'LL BE POPPING UP IN THE FUTURE.

OKAY.

YOU CAN, YOU CAN STILL VOTE FOR IT, EVEN THOUGH YOU HAD TROUBLE GETTING ONLINE.

IT'S UP TO YOU.

I HAD A CAUSE I, I DIDN'T NOTICE, UH, IN THE LAST TWO MEETINGS, IT SEEMS TO BE THAT, UM, IT SHOWS IN THE MINUTES THAT THERE WERE UPDATES ON, UH, FROM, UM, COMMISSIONS AND I DON'T ACTUALLY RECALL THERE BEING UPDATES.

UM, AND WAS I JUST ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL? UH, OR, UH, IS THAT CORRECT THAT THERE WERE UPDATES OR DID, OR DID SOMEBODY JUST FILL IT OUT WHO WAS DOING THE MINUTES THESE DAYS? UM, AS COMMISSIONER RAMBERT, ROMBERG.

I REMEMBER BRIEF UPDATES ON A COUPLE OF THE, THE, UH, THE SUBCOMMITTEES.

THIS IS DOUBLE CHECKING TAKES.

I GO, I OKAY.

MOTION CARRIES NINE.

OH, OKAY.

SO THEN NEXT WE'RE STILL MOVING THE, UM, UH, DIFFERENT AGENDA IDEAS AROUND.

SO WE'RE NEXT GOING

[4.c. Name: Iglesia Pentecostal Emanuel, Inc., SP-2020-0324C Applicant: Bill Graham, IT Gonzalez Engineers Location: 6300 Moonglow Dr., Austin, TX 78724 Council District: District 1 Staff: Pamela Abee-Taulli, Environmental Program Coordinator, Development Services Department Watershed: Walnut Creek Watershed, Suburban Classification, Desired Development Zone Request: Request to vary from LDC 25-8-261 to allow development of a portion of a driveway in the Critical Water Quality Zone. Staff Recommendation: Recommended with conditions (30 minutes)]

TO GO TO FOUR C IGLESIA PENTECOSTAL EMMANUELLE, INC.

APPLICANT IS BILL GRAHAM.

UH, THIS IS A 30 6300 MOONGLOW DRIVE, AUSTIN, TEXAS 7 8 7 2 4 DISTRICT ONE.

WE HAVE STAFF HERE TO PRESENT MS. AB TALI.

IS SHE ONLINE FROM ONLINE AND I HAVE A PRESENTATION HARRY.

OH, GREAT.

OKAY, GREAT.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

SO, UH, AGAIN, PAMELA AB TALI ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM COORDINATOR AND THE DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

AND, UH, AS SAID, THIS IS A GLASSY OF PENTECOSTAL AND INC 5,300 MOONGLOW DRIVE.

IT'S LIKE PLAN NUMBER 20 20 0 3 2 4 C.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO THIS IS LOCATED OUT ON THE EAST SIDE OF TOWN.

IT'S AT THE VERY EDGE OF THE AUSTIN FULL PURPOSE CITY LIMITS RIGHT THERE, WHERE IT RUNS INTO THE ETJ.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, JUST FOR ORIENTATION.

THE BLUE STAR THERE SHOWS LIKE WHERE THE CAPITOL IS AND THEN THE FREEWAY IS GOING FROM LEFT.

WE HAVE NO PACK AND THEN 35 AND THEN, UH, 180 3.

AND, UH, OUR SITE IS THERE TO THE EAST OF 180 3 WEST OF DECKER LAKE.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE ZOOMING IN JUST A LITTLE BIT MORE.

WE CAN SEE THERE'S 180 3 ON THE LEFT.

WE'RE KIND OF OFF FROM THE CORNER OF JOHNNY MORRIS AND DECKER LAKE ROAD.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO THIS PROPERTY IS IN THE WALNUT CREEK WATERSHED, WHICH IS CLASSIFIED AS A SUBURBAN WATERSHED IT'S IN THE FULL PURPOSE JURISDICTION.

IT IS NOT LOCATED OVER THE EDWARDS AQUIFER RECHARGE ZONE IT'S IN COUNCIL DISTRICT ONE

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DOES HAVE A CRITICAL WATER QUALITY ZONE BUFFER ON IT, AS WELL AS A CRITICAL ENVIRONMENTAL FEATURE, WHICH IS A WETLAND.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO THE DEVELOPMENT PROPOSES TO CONSTRUCT A RELIGIOUS ASSEMBLY WITH ASSOCIATED IMPROVEMENTS.

THE BARRIER TO COMPLIANCE WITH THE LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE IS THAT THE ONLY POSSIBLE ACCESS TO THE SITE IS THROUGH A CRITICAL WATER QUALITY ZONE BUFFER.

SO THE VARIOUS REQUEST IS TO VARY FROM LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE 25, 8 TO 61 TO ALLOW CONSTRUCTION OF A DRIVE IN A CRITICAL WATER QUALITY ZONE TO PROVIDE SITE ACCESS.

NEXT SLIDE ON THIS SLIDE, THE PROPERTY IS OUTLINED IN RED, AND YOU CAN SEE ON THE EAST BORDER OF THE PROPERTY THAT BLUE PALE BLUE DOTTED LINE SHOWS THE CREEKS, THAT CENTER LINE.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE NORMALLY, ON A PROPERTY LIKE THIS, YOU WOULD TAKE ACCESS OFF OF SAND SOFT DRIVE.

HOWEVER THAT LITTLE PINK SLIVER THERE IS, UH, A SEPARATE LOT SO THAT THIS LAW DOESN'T ACTUALLY REACH SENDOFF DRIVE.

AND THAT LOT IS, UH, UH, OPEN SPACE EASEMENT PARCEL ACROSS WHICH ACCESS IS PROHIBITED.

THEREFORE, UH, NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THE ONLY PLACE THAT THEY CAN GET TO THE SITE IS FROM MOONGLOW DRIVE WHERE THE, WHERE THE START IS NEXT SLIDE.

SO AS YOU CAN SEE, UH, MOONGLOW DRIVE IS IN THE MIDDLE OF A LARGE CRITICAL WATER QUALITY ZONE BUFFER.

YOU MIGHT WONDER WHAT ALL THOSE HOUSES ARE DOING IN THAT CRITICAL WATER QUALITY ZONE BUFFER.

AND THE CHASE IS THAT THOSE WERE, WOULD HAVE BEEN BUILT.

THAT SUBDIVISION WOULD HAVE BEEN BUILT BEFORE, UH, THE REGULATIONS THAT MADE THIS A BUFFER.

SO, HOWEVER, UNDER CURRENT REGULATIONS, THIS IS A BUFFER AND THEREFORE WE CAN'T JUST, UH, PUT DRAGWAYS IN IT.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

AS I SAID, THE SITE ALSO HAS A CF IN THERE.

IT'S WHERE IT'S LOCATED OVER THERE ON THE LEFT.

THAT'S A LITTLE WETLAND.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

ALL RIGHT.

THE CODE PROVIDES SOMETHING CALLED BUFFER AVERAGING, WHICH ALLOWS YOU TO BUILD THE GOAL OF IT AS IS WRITTEN DOWN THERE IS TO RESHAPE THE CRITICAL WATER QUALITY ZONE SO THAT DEVELOPMENT CAN BE REMOVED FROM THE CRITICAL WATER QUALITY ZONE.

AND I'M JUST GOING TO PAUSE A MOMENT FOR YOU GUYS TOO.

SO YOU CAN READ THAT TOP PARAGRAPH, WHICH IS THE CODE ABOUT BUFFER AVERAGING SO THE CONSTRAINT FOR THIS SITE IS THAT THE THERE'S, THIS IS A, THE CRITICAL WATER QUALITY IS ON THE QUESTION IS A MAJOR CRITICAL WATER QUALITY ZONE, AND YOU CAN'T REDUCE YOUR BUFFER AVERAGING.

YOU CAN'T REDUCE THE CRITICAL BUFFER TO ANY LESS THAN 150 FEET FROM THE CENTER LINE.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO THERE'S A LITTLE BLACK DOTTED LINE ON THERE NOW, WHICH SHOWS YOU THE MINIMUM CRITICAL WATER QUALITY ZONE BUFFER, WHICH IS AT 150 FEET FROM THE CENTER LINE.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THIS SHOWS THE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT.

YOU CAN SEE IT'S FAIRLY CONSTRAINED ON THE SITE HERE.

UH, UH, THERE'S PARKING, THERE'S A BUILDING, THERE'S A POND, UH, THREE DIVISION WATER QUALITY POND.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

AND YOU CAN SEE THERE, THE DRIVEWAY CONNECTING TO MOONGLOW DRIVE.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO THIS KIND OF BUFF COLOR SHOWS WHERE THE BUFFER AVERAGING IS I'M SHOWING YOU HERE KIND OF THE COMBINATION OF THE CRITICAL WATER QUALITY ZONE BUFFER, AVERAGING WITH THE EXPANDED CDF SETBACK.

SO ALL OF THAT THEN IS NOT DEVELOPABLE.

IT'S ALL BUFFER.

UM, NEXT, EXCUSE ME.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

THANK YOU.

UH, SO YOU HAVE THIS LITTLE, UH, MINIMUM CRITICAL WATER QUALITIES ON BUFFER AND THE BLACK DOTTED LINE.

UM, THIS DRIVEWAY, UH, OVERLAPS WITH THAT WHERE THAT LITTLE BLUE SHARD IS THAT'S 478 FEET.

UH, I'M SORRY, SQUARE FEET.

I SHOULDN'T, I HAVE DONE THAT ONE 470 SQUARE FEET OF DRIVEWAY THAT IS INSIDE THE CRITICAL WATER QUALITY ZONE BUFFER THE MINIMUM BUFFER.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THEREFORE, WE HAVE TO HAVE A VARIANCE TO ALLOW THAT BIT OF DRIVEWAY IN THE CRITICAL WATER QUALITY ZONE BUFFER.

SO

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THE VARIANCE, AGAIN, AS STATED IS TO VARY FROM 25, 8 TO 61 TO ALLOW CONSTRUCTION OF A DRIVE AND A CRITICAL WATER QUALITY ZONE TO PROVIDE SITE ACCESS.

STAFF FINDS THAT THE FINDINGS HAVE BEEN MET AND THEREFORE RECOMMENDS APPROVAL.

UH, THE CONDITION IS THAT THE APPLICANT WILL PROVIDE BOLLARDS AT THE APPROPRIATE LOCATIONS, ADJACENT TO THE DRIVEWAY AND PARKING AREA TO PREVENT VEHICLE PARKING OFF OF THE PAVEMENT IN THE PRESERVED AREA.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE CONCLUDES MY PRESENTATION.

DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? YES.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRESENTATIONS.

WE'RE GOING TO GO DOWN AND SEE WHO HAS A QUESTION? UH, WE HAVE MR. BRISTOL.

I SAW YOURS UP FIRST.

GO AHEAD.

THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR.

UM, I DIDN'T SEE THE PRESENTATION AND I WAS TRYING TO FIND IT IN THE BACK.

I'VE GOT MATERIAL.

HOW MANY WHAT'S THE ANCHORAGE OF THIS SITE? AND THEN ALSO, CAN YOU TELL US WHAT'S THE PERCENTAGE OF LAND THAT WILL BE USED IN, IN PREVIOUS COVER, UH, VERSUS NOT.

I'M GOING TO DEFER TO BILL GRAHAM.

WHO'S THE APPLICANT WHO IS ON THE LINE FOR THOSE NUMBERS.

BILL, DO YOU HAVE THAT INFORMATION? UH, YES.

UH, GOOD EVENING COMMISSIONERS BILL GRAHAM, WOULD IT, GONZALEZ ENGINEERS DECIDE IS 4.51 ACRES AND WE'RE WE HAVE 16% IMPERVIOUS COVER ON THE SIDE.

UH THAT'S THAT'S TOTAL STOOP 0.7, TWO ACRES OF IMPERVIOUS COVER.

AND, UH, THAT WILL TAKE CARE OF, OF, UH, PEAK FLOWS WITH THE RSM P AND WE HAVE A BIOFILTRATION POND.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER THOMPSON.

I SAW YOUR HAND UP.

OKAY.

UM, THANK YOU.

UM, COULD YOU EXPLAIN WHY THERE'S A LOT AND THE BEGINNING OF, UM, THIS PROPERTY ON THE STREET THAT GENERALLY SHOULD HAVE ACCESS? I BELIEVE IT'S SAYING SHOT SHAW DRIVE PHIL.

I'LL LET YOU TAKE THAT.

DO YOU? I DON'T THINK ANYBODY KNOWS THE ANSWER TO THAT, BUT I THINK THAT'S WHY WE, WE, WE NEVER FIGURED OUT WHY, WHY IT HAS A LITTLE OPENING EASEMENT LOT.

THERE THERE'S AN OPEN EASEMENT LOUD ON THE OTHER SIDE OF SHANNON SHAW ALSO IT'S BIGGER.

SO I DON'T KNOW WHAT, WHAT SENSE IT MAKES TO HAVE THEM.

THERE IT'S CONTROLS THE WHOLE LOT.

I DON'T KNOW WHY, UH, WHY THE, UH, OWNER OF THAT LOT WOULD BE GIVEN THE PRIVILEGE OF CONTROLLING ACCESS TO THIS LOT, BUT THAT'S THE WAY IT IS.

AND YOU TELL ME WHEN IT WAS FORMED THIS SLOT.

I WAS, UH, UH, RECENTLY I THINK IT WAS 2007.

IT WAS 2007.

UH, AND IT'S THAT IT'S LOW INCOME HOUSING HABITAT FOR HUMANITY IS A ACTUALLY WHO OWNS THAT PROPERTY, AUSTIN HABITAT FOR HUMANITY.

RIGHT.

OKAY.

UM, LET'S SEE.

CAN YOU TELL ME THE NUMBER OF PARKING PLACES THAT YOU PROPOSE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT? UH, NOT ON THE TOP OF MY HEAD.

I MEAN, IT'S, IT'S, IT'S ONE OVER THE MINIMUM, I THINK, OR ONE OR TWO OVER THE MINIMUM, SO, OKAY.

I'M TRYING TO UNDERSTAND HOW MANY CARS ARE GOING TO BE GOING DOWN A RESIDENTIAL STREET.

UM, I UNDERSTAND THAT THERE ARE HOUSES ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STREET, SO THAT WILL BUFFER THE CREEK A LITTLE BIT.

UM, DOES ANYBODY HAVE THE ANSWER TO THAT? I DO NOT.

I'M SORRY, MR. THOMPSON.

OKAY.

SO CAN YOU TELL ME IF THERE'S EVER BEEN FLOODING IN THIS AREA BECAUSE WALNUT CREEK HAS FLOODED MANY TIMES.

UH, WE, WE HAVE, UH, BEEN APPROVED FOR OUR SMP.

SO TO BE APPROVED YOU ACTUALLY, UH, WITH THE, UH, UH, THIRD FILTRATION POND AND WHATNOT, THAT ACTUALLY DECREASING THE FLOODING CHANCES.

SO, NO, I'M, I'M ASKING ABOUT THE CREEK, UH, COMING UP AS OPPOSED TO YOUR AAND.

SO THE WATERS OF THAT TRIBUTARY HAVE NEVER FLOODED THE HOMES THEY'RE BEHIND THE HOUSE THAT WE KNOW OF.

UH, I DON'T KNOW.

I DON'T, I DON'T KNOW.

I MEAN, I KNOW WE'RE

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NOT, WE'RE NOT MAKING THE SITUATION WORSE THOUGH.

WE'RE, WE'RE ACTUALLY HELPING THE SITUATION.

OKAY.

UM, LET'S SEE.

4.5, ONE ACRES IT'S 16% IMPERVIOUS COVER.

IS THAT CORRECT? OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

THANKS.

UM, COMMISSIONER SCOTT, UM, CAN YOU EXPLAIN, UH, WHAT YOU MEAN WHEN YOU SAY THAT YOU'RE ACTUALLY IMPROVING THAT SITUATION? I DON'T, I I'M, I DON'T FOLLOW YOU.

WHAT IS THAT AS TO HOW THIS IMPROVES THE SITUATION? OKAY.

IT IMPROVES THE SITUATION BY DECREASING THE PEAK FLOW DOWNSTREAM.

THAT'S ONE OF THE BASIC REQUIREMENTS ARE AS IN T BECAUSE OF THE BIO FILTRATION UPON.

YES, BUT DOESN'T THAT POND ALSO, UH, UH, CRITICAL HABITAT, UH, BY THAT AMOUNT AS WELL? UH, I MEAN, I'M, I'M, I'M, THIS IS FRANKLY NEW TO ME AND I, UM, SOMEHOW I, I, I JUST CONCEPTUALLY HAVE TROUBLE SEEING HOW ANY DEVELOPMENT IN A CRITICAL HABITAT AREA CAN BE IMPROVED BY DEVELOP.

UM, AND IF YOU CAN, IF YOU'RE GOING TO EXPLAIN THAT TO ME, SO IT MAKES SENSE I WOULD, UH, BE FULL BECAUSE APPARENTLY THE STAFF HAS THIS, UM, HI COMMISSIONER.

THIS IS LIZ JOHNSTON, DEPUTY ENVIRONMENTAL OFFICER, UM, ALL SITE PLANS THAT, UM, PRIOR TO APPROVAL MUST BE REVIEWED BY ENGINEERING STAFF FOR WATER QUALITY AND DETENTION REQUIREMENTS.

UM, IN THIS PARTICULAR CASE, THEY WERE, UM, APPROVED TO, UM, UH, UM, JOIN THE RSM PIECE OF REGIONAL STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM WITHIN, UM, WATERSHED.

SO THERE THEY, THEIR ENGINEERING REQUIREMENTS ENSURE THAT THEY WILL NOT PROVIDE ANY ADVERSE IMPACT TO DOWNSTREAM OR UPSTREAM NEIGHBORS BY THE PROPERTY THAT IS IT'S CODE COMPLIANT FOR THAT, OR IT WILL BE BEFORE IT'S, UH, UH, APPROVED, SORRY, JOEL, THEY'RE THINKING ABOUT THE MUTE CONTROL LIGHT, UM, BUT DON'T AND LOSE FIVE ACRES OF, UH, UH, NEARLY FIVE ACRES OF, UH, UH, CRITICAL, UH, HABITAT IN THE PROCESS OR, OR, OR IN MY MISSION, OR IS THAT, IS THAT PART ALREADY PUT, UNDERSTAND, PAMELA? DO YOU WANT TO EXPLAIN THE BUFFER AVERAGING PLEASE? YEAH, THANK YOU.

YEAH.

UM, SO THE WAY THAT BUFFER AVERAGING WORKS IS YOU HAVE TO, YOU HAVE TO PROVIDE THE SAME AMOUNT OF SPACE AS WHAT YOU'VE REMOVED.

SO, SO WHAT THEY'VE DONE IS THEY'VE, THEY'RE, THEY'RE ENCROACHING INTO THE, TO THE BUFFER, BUT THEY'VE SMUSHED THE BUFFER OVER TO WHERE THAT'S A CRITICAL ENVIRONMENTAL FEATURE.

IT IS SO THAT YOU HAVE ALL OF THE HYDROLOGIC CONNECTION THERE.

AND, UM, SO, SO THEY BASICALLY MOVED IT FROM ONE PLACE, BUT REPLACED IT IN ANOTHER.

AND JUST ALSO TO DIFFERENTIATE, THIS IS, UH, THIS IS A CRITICAL WATER QUALITY ZONE BUFFER, AND, UM, WHICH IS NOT QUITE THE SAME AS CRITICAL HABITAT.

THIS ISN'T LIKE, LIKE, YOU KNOW, UM, LIKE CAP VERIO HABITAT OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT.

IT'S JUST, IT'S THE, IT'S THE SPACE THAT WE TRY TO ALLOW, UH, ON BOTH SIDES OF A CREEK IN ORDER TO ALLOW, UH, INFILTRATION OF STORM WATER INTO THE CREEK TO MAINTAIN THE HYDROLOGIC LOW AND, AND ALL OF THAT KIND OF THING.

SO WE FEEL THAT, THAT, UH, THE AREA THAT WE'VE MOVED THIS, UH, BUFFER TO WILL ALL IS ALSO HYDROLOGICALLY CONNECTED TO THE UNDERGROUND WATER RECHARGE.

AND, UM, I DON'T THINK I SAID THAT EXACTLY RIGHT.

BUT ANYWAY, TO THE UNDERGROUND WATER FLOW AND

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THAT YOU WILL HAVE RECHARGED, UH, OF THE CREEK, UM, COMMENSURATE WITH WHAT YOU WOULD HAVE HAD IF THEY HAD MAINTAINED THE, THE, UH, SORT OF, UH, WATER QUALITIES OF WHERE IT WAS.

DOES THAT HELP ANSWER YOUR QUESTION? YES, IT DOES.

SO IN OTHER WORDS, IT'S NOT THAT THERE ARE, ARE, UM, ANIMALS, AMPHIBIANS, AND ET CETERA THAT ARE LIVING THERE THAT WE'RE PROTECTING.

IT'S JUST, IT'S JUST TRYING TO, IT'S, IT'S BASICALLY TRYING TO KEEP THE, THE, THE, UH, WALNUT CREEK FROM FLOODING THAT YOU HA IT'S A SPACE THERE, UH, IT THEN, AND TO DO THAT, TO DEVELOP, UH, SO THE, THE POINT OF THE CRITICAL WATER QUALITIES ON BUMPERS IS TO, UM, PRESERVE AREA AND AREA THAT ALLOWS, UH, VEGETATION TO GROW UP.

AND SO THAT YOU HAVE A HEALTHY RIPARIAN AREA.

SO THAT AREA THAT'S BEEN SET ASIDE NOW AS THE AVERAGE CRITICAL WATER QUALITY ZONE, THAT'S WHERE YOU'LL HAVE THE HEALTHY RIPARIAN AREA.

AND SO IT'S JUST A LITTLE BIT MOVED OVER, BUT, UH, AGAIN, THERE ARE NOT ANY SPECIFIC ANIMALS OR, UH, CREATURES THAT WERE, THAT WERE DISPLACING.

UM, IN FACT, AS, AS THAT AREA IS NOW BECOMES PRESERVED, WE'LL HAVE A LOT MORE CRITTERS, WE HOPE, BUT IN A LOT MORE VEGETATION, IS THERE ANY MORE QUESTIONS? YES, I HAVE REASONS.

ANOTHER ONE, ANOTHER QUESTION, UH, WHICH IS THAT, UM, THE CITY OF AUSTIN HAS NOT BEEN ABLE TO KEEP UP WITH, UM, UH, REMOVING, UH, UH, UH, A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF, UH, UH, GARBAGE, TRASH, UH, DEBRIS.

WHAT HAVE YOU FROM, UH, FROM OUR WATERWAYS, UH, AND, AND IT'S, UH, IT'S A, IT'S A SERIOUS PROBLEM.

I'M NOT SURE IF IT'S REACHED A CRITICAL POINT, BUT I, I JUST, I WANT TO BRING IT UP BECAUSE I, I JUST RAISED THE QUESTION OF WHETHER WE SHOULD ALLOW ANYTHING THAT IN, YOU KNOW, ANYTHING THAT COULD POTENTIALLY PEED, UH, THE, UH, WATERWAYS UNTIL WE CAN CLEAN UP THE CREEKS, UM, AND ADDRESS THAT ISSUE.

AND, AND, UH, I'VE BEEN WANTING TO MENTION THAT SINCE I CAME ON THE BOARD AND THERE HAS NOT BEEN AN OPPORTUNITY TO DO SO, SO, UM, BUT IT COMMISSIONER, COMMISSIONER, SCOTT, THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER SCOTT, THANK YOU.

THIS IS NOT THE TIME TO BRING THAT UP RIGHT NOW IN THE MIDDLE OF AN AGENDA, AND WE NEED TO STICK TO THIS AGENDA.

SO I GUESS I AM ON THE AGENDA, BUT I THINK I AM ON POINT, WHICH IS THAT I IS THAT IS THAT I THINK THAT ANYTHING THAT WE DO, UM, BEFORE WE CLEAN UP OUR WATERWAYS, UH, FURTHER AND DANGERS ARE, ARE, UH, IT PUTS US AT RISK FOR FLOODING.

SO IN THAT SENSE, I THINK IT IS, BUT, UH, BUT I'M GOING TO STOP BECAUSE I DON'T WANT TO GO ON AND WE UNDERSTAND YOUR POINT AND IT'S NOTED.

THANK YOU.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS AS WE MOVE FORWARD ON THIS AGENDA ITEM FROM ANY OF THE COMMISSIONERS? ALL RIGHT.

DO WE HAVE A MOTION FOR THIS, UH, ITEM INDEED, WE DO.

LET ME GET OVER HERE TO IT.

THIS IS, UM, FEBRUARY 16TH, 2022, THE INGLESIAS PENTECOSTAL EMMANUEL, UM, INC, UH, SP 20 20 0 3 2 4 C.

UH, WHEREAS ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION RECOGNIZED THE APPLICANT IS REQUESTING TO AMEND AN EXECUTIVE EXISTING PUD.

UM, THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION RECOGNIZES THE AMENDMENT INCLUDES VARIANTS.

A REQUEST IS AS FOLLOWS REQUEST TO VARY FROM LDC TWO, FIVE DASH EIGHT DASH 2 6 1 TO ALLOW DEVELOPMENT OF A PORTION OF A DRIVEWAY IN THE CRITICAL WATER QUALITY ZONE TO PROVIDE SITE ACCESS.

UH, WHEREAS THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION RECOGNIZES THAT STAFF RECOMMENDS THIS VARIANCE, HAVING DETERMINED THAT THE FINDING FINDINGS OF FACTS TO HAVE BEEN MET, THEREFORE THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION RECOMMENDS THE FOLLOWING STAFF CONDITIONS.

THE APPLICANT WILL PROVIDE BOLLARDS AT APPROPRIATE LOCATION, ADJACENT TO THE DRIVE AND PARKING AREA TO PREVENT VEHICLE PARKING OFF THE PAVEMENT.

AND THAT'S IT.

I JUST WANT TO CLARIFY THAT IT'S NOT TOO, UH, UH, THE ITEM IS OF AN ENVIRONMENTAL VARIANCE TO A SITE PLAN.

IT IS NOT TO AMEND

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A PUTT.

I JUST WANT TO READ THAT INTO THE ROOM.

OH, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

I'M GOING TO CHANGE THAT.

IS THERE A SECOND ON THIS MOTION? SECOND.

ALL RIGHT.

WE HAVE A MOTION.

WE HAVE A SECOND.

IS THERE ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION BEFORE A CALL? YES.

COMMISSIONER THOMPSON.

YOUR MIC.

YOUR MIC IS OFF COMMISSIONER THOMPSON.

SORRY.

OKAY.

I WILL NOT BE SUPPORTING THIS BECAUSE MY QUESTIONS COULD NOT BE ANSWERED.

AND SO IF ANYBODY WOULD LIKE TO, UH, PEZ FOUND THIS UNTIL THEY CAN COME BACK WITH THE ANSWERS TO MY QUESTIONS, UM, THAT WOULD BE MY AMENDMENT.

OTHERWISE I DON'T HAVE ONE.

I WOULD SAY I WOULD SECOND THAT AMENDMENT.

I, I, I WOULD, WOULD TEXT AMENDMENT FOR, UH, UH, UH, UH, TO THE, UH, MOTION FOR A POSTPONEMENT UNTIL LIKE THE, UH, UH, ANSWERED.

THIS IS COMMISSIONER REMMEBER.

I THINK WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND, UH, THAT IS ON THE TABLE IS THAT I GUESS THE COMMISSIONS, UM, AND, UH, WALK ME THROUGH THIS.

IF YOU DON'T MIND ENVIRONMENTAL OFFICER, UM, THERE'S A PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE, UH, MOTION THAT NEEDS TO BE VOTED ON PRIOR TO THAT AMENDMENT BEING ADDED, KATIE COYNE, ENVIRONMENTAL OFFICER, UH, I BELIEVE YOU NEED TO VOTE ON THE, UH, ON WHAT YOU, THE RECOMMENDATION THAT YOU HAVE A FIRST AND A SECOND, NONE, UH, AND PENDING THE RESULTS OF THAT, THEN YOU, YOU CAN ENTERTAIN A POST.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

YEAH.

SO, SO, SO BASED ON THAT, UM, YOU CAN HAVE A VOTE ON THE, ON THE MOTION AND THE SECOND, AND THEN IF IT DOES NOT PASS, UH, POINT OF ORDER.

YES.

COMMISSIONER SCOTT.

UH, NO, UH, THE, UH, UNDERSTANDING OF, UH, ROBERT'S RULES IS THAT THE, UH, IS THAT WE VOTE, VOTE FIRST ON THE, UH, AMENDMENT TO THE MOTION BECAUSE, UM, UH, OTHERWISE IT MAKES ABSOLUTELY NO SENSE TO AMANDA MOTION.

UM, THIS ISN'T AN AMENDMENT TO AN EMOTION.

IT WOULD BE A POSTPONEMENT.

AND SO IF, UH, YOU CANNOT COME TO CONSENSUS, UH, ON, ON MOVING THIS FORWARD AND SOME FORM OF A RECOMMENDATION, AND YOU DECIDE TO POSTPONE THAT, THAT, THAT IS YOUR PREROGATIVE, BUT, UH, W W WHAT YOU WERE REFERRING TO IS AN AMENDMENT TO AN EXISTING, UH, RECOMMENDATION.

YEAH.

WE READY TO VOTE? YES.

OR READY TO VOTE.

ALL RIGHT.

UH, COMMISSIONER BEDFORD.

I VOTE, YES.

COMMISSIONER PRIMER.

I VOTE.

YES.

COMMISSIONER GUERRERO.

YAY.

COMMISSIONER.

LAMBERG YES.

COMMISSIONER BRISTOL.

YES.

COMMISSIONER BARRETT.

BIXLER.

NOW COMMISSIONER THOMPSON.

NO COMMISSIONER SCOTT.

NO COMMISSIONER.

.

OKAY.

SO THAT'S 6 66 BOATS.

ALL RIGHT.

MOTION CARRIES 6, 4, 3 AGAINST.

YES.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

ALRIGHT.

UH, COMMISSIONERS,

[4.a. Name: Violet Crown Water and Wastewater Service Extension Requests #5111 & #5112 Applicant: Jim Wittliff, Land Answers, Inc. Location: 10649 SH 71 Austin, Texas 78736 Council District: Austin 2-Mile Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Staff: Kaela Champlin, Environmental Program Coordinator, Watershed Protection Department Watershed: Barton Creek Watershed, Barton Springs Zone, Edwards Aquifer Contributing Zone, Drinking Water Protection Zone Request: Water and Wastewater Service Extension Staff Recommendation: Staff does not recommend approval of the water and wastewater service extension requests (30 minutes)]

WE ARE NOW READY TO TAKE ON I'D.

UM, FOR A, IT'S A PUBLIC HEARING, UH, VIOLET CROWN WATER AND WASTEWATER SERVICE EXTENSION REQUEST NUMBER 5, 1 1, 1, AND FIVE.

1 1 2 APPLICANT IS JIM WITLESS IS LOCATED AT 1 0 6, 4, NOW NINE, EXCUSE ME.

S S H 71, AUSTIN, TEXAS 7 8, 7 3 6, AUSTIN TO MALL EXTRA TERRITORIAL JURISDICTION.

OR WE HAVE STAFF HERE TO PRESENT BEFORE WE PRESENT STUFF.

I JUST WANT TO GET SOME CLARIFICATION.

IF YOU DON'T MIND, UH, COMMISSIONERS, WE HAVE, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE SEVERAL PEOPLE SPEAKING THIS EVENING ON THIS, AND

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WE'VE DIVIDED UP THE TIME.

UH, WE'RE GOING TO CALL OUT THE NAMES OF THE PEOPLE TO ENSURE THAT THEY'RE STILL HERE BEFORE YOU PRESENT SO THAT I CAN TAKE CARE OF THAT BUSINESS.

I ALSO WANT THE COMMISSIONERS TO LIMIT YOUR QUESTIONS TO TWO.

AFTER WE'VE HAD A ROUND, THEN YOU CAN COME BACK IF SOMETHING THAT YOU WANT FURTHER HAS NOT BEEN ADDRESSED.

AND SO PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT YOU HAVE TWO, UH, QUESTIONS PREPARED AFTER THE PRESENTATIONS.

AND THEN, UH, DO YOU MIND CALLING THESE PEOPLE OUT? JUST RAISE YOUR HAND, WE CALL OUT YOUR NAMES SO I CAN ENSURE YOU'RE HERE IN THE AUDIENCE, JOE CELLO.

THANK YOU, JOE.

CHRISTIE MUSE.

THANK YOU, PAULA JONES.

THANK YOU.

AND BRIAN, ZUBIK SUBJECT, SUBJECT.

I APOLOGIZE, BRIAN.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

AND SO, UM, IT FEEL, GO AHEAD WITH YOUR PRESENTATION.

GOOD EVENING.

COMMISSIONERS.

I'M KAYLA CHAMPLIN ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM COORDINATOR WITH THE WATERSHED PROTECTION DEPARTMENT.

TONIGHT'S STAFF ARE REQUESTING THAT THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION MAKE A RECOMMENDATION ON VIOLET, CROWN WATER AND WASTEWATER SERVICE, EXTENSION REQUESTS.

NUMBER 5, 1 1, 1 AND 5 1 1 2.

BEFORE I START THE PRESENTATION, I'M GOING TO GO DO A QUICK OVERVIEW OF WHAT A SERVICE EXTENSION REQUEST IS.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

OKAY.

SO A SERVICE EXTENSION REQUEST, OR AN S E R IS AN APPLICATION FOR CITY WATER OR WASTEWATER SERVICE FROM A PROPERTY OWNER OR DEVELOPER, SCRS ARE REQUIRED WHEN A PROPERTY IS LOCATED MORE THAN A HUNDRED FEET FROM AN ACCESSIBLE WATER OR WASTEWATER SYSTEM, OR ONE EXISTING INFRASTRUCTURE IS AN ADEQUATE FOR THE PROPOSED PROJECT.

DEMANDS SERVICE MAY INVOLVE THE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW LINE OR AN ASSOCIATE FACILITY OR UPGRADES TO AN EXISTING LINE OR FACILITIES.

THE APPLICANT PAYS FOR THE ASSOCIATED INFRASTRUCTURE AS OUTLINED IN THE SCR.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE PER THE LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE, SCRS REQUIRE COUNCIL APPROVAL.

IF THE PROPERTY IS LOCATED IN THE DRINKING WATER PROTECTION ZONE AND OUTSIDE OF THE CITY'S FULL PURPOSE JURISDICTION, THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION REVIEWS AND MAKES A RECOMMENDATION ON THE SCRS THAT REQUIRE COUNCIL APPROVAL.

SO FIRST IT'LL GO TO ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION FOR HER RECOMMENDATION.

THEN IT WILL GO TO WATER AND WASTEWATER COMMISSION FOR A RECOMMENDATION, AND THEN IT WILL GO TO COUNCIL FOR REVIEW AND APPROVAL OR DENIAL AS HE IS, AS HE, OURS ARE ALSO NOT CONDITIONAL.

SO YOU MUST EITHER VOTE TO RECOMMEND OR DENY, BUT YOU CANNOT PUT ANY CONDITIONS ON THAT RECOMMENDATION.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

OKAY.

SO FOR THIS CASE, THE APPLICANT IS REQUESTING BOTH WATER AND WASTEWATER SERVICE EXTENSION REQUESTS TO FOR ATTRAC OF APPROXIMATELY 70.95 ACRES LOCATED AT 1 0 6 4 9 SH 71 WEST.

THE SITE IS IN THE BARTON CREEK WATERSHED, THE BARTON SPRINGS ZONE, THE DRINKING WATER PROTECTION ZONE, THE EDWARDS AQUIFER CONTRIBUTING ZONE, AND IS ALSO SUBJECT TO THE SAVE OUR SPRINGS ORDINANCE.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO THIS SLIDE SHOWS WHAT THE PROJECT IS PROPOSING.

THE PROJECT PROPOSES A MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT, INCLUDING MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL OFFICE AND AMPHITHEATER, AND OTHER USES THIS CHART SUMMARIZES THE PROPOSED USES WITHIN THE DEVELOPMENT AND THE ASSOCIATED LAND USE EQUIVALENTS OR LUVS.

UH, THIS PROPERTY IS REQUESTING A TOTAL OF 766.

THE SERVICE EXTENSION REQUESTS ARE A SEPARATE APPLICATION FROM THE SITE PLAN APPLICATION, WHICH IS ALSO CURRENTLY IN REVIEW AT THIS TIME.

IT IS THE SAME OWNER MAKING SCR REQUESTS TO SERVE THE PROPOSED PROJECT UNDER THE SITE PLAN REVIEW, BUT THE APPROVAL OR DISAPPROVAL OF THE SAR IS NOT CONTINGENT UPON THE SITE PLAN BEING SUBSTANTIALLY REVIEW COMPLETE WITH ITS REVIEW.

SO THIS PUBLIC HEARING IS JUST TO DISCUSS THE MERITS OF THE WATER AND WASTEWATER SERVICE EXTENSION REQUESTS.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO THIS IS THE SITE IN THE CONTEXT OF THE CITY'S FULL PURPOSE, YOUR SPOOL JURISDICTION, AS YOU CAN SEE, IT'S SHOWING HERE WHERE THE EDWARDS AQUIFER CONTRIBUTING ZONE IS, AND ALSO WHERE THE RECHARGE ZONE IS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

AND THIS IS THE SITE LOCATION.

THE CONTEXT OF IMAGINE AUSTIN'S GROWTH CONCEPT MAP.

IT IS NOT LOCATED IN ONE OF THE CENTERS OR CORRIDORS WHERE THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN SEEKS TO, UM, DIRECT NEW DEVELOPMENT.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

UM, HERE YOU CAN SEE WHAT THE PROPERTY IS LOCATED IN THE TWO MILE, EXTRA TERRITORIAL JURISDICTION OR ETJ AND JASON TO THE LIMITED PURPOSE JURISDICTION.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

UM, SO HERE YOU CAN SEE THE PROPERTY HIGHLIGHTED IN RED.

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UH, THE PROPERTY DOES NOT CONTAIN ANY KNOWN CRITICAL ENVIRONMENTAL FEATURES, CRITICAL WATER QUALITY ZONE OR WATER QUALITY TRANSITION ZONE.

THE SITE ALSO DOES NOT DRAIN TO KNOWN, UM, OCCUPIED SALAMANDER HABITAT.

THERE ARE SIGNIFICANT SLOPES ON THE SITE THAT ARE GREATER THAN 15%, UM, AND DUE TO THE SLOPES LAND USE COMMISSION VARIANCES ARE ANTICIPATED FOR CUT AND FILL.

UM, I'M SORRY.

THEY, UM, THEY WILL BE REQUIRED.

SO WE HAVE SPOKEN WITH REVIEWER AND THEY WILL BE REQUIRED WITH THE ASSOCIATE, HIS SITE PLAN THAT ARE CURRENTLY IN THAT IS CURRENTLY IN REVIEWED.

UM, ALTHOUGH THERE ARE NO SENSITIVE ENVIRONMENTAL FEATURES ON SITE.

THE PROPERTY IS LOCATED IN THE BARTON SPRINGS ZONE, WHICH IS AN ENVIRONMENTALLY SENSITIVE AREA.

AND THE PROPERTY IS ADJACENT TO THE BARTON CREEK HABITAT PRESERVE, WHICH YOU CAN SEE ACROSS THE HIGHWAY ON THIS MAP.

AND THIS PROVIDES HABITAT FOR MIGRATORY SONGBIRDS, INCLUDING THE ENDANGERED GOLDEN CHEEK WARBLER AND PROTECTS WATER QUALITY IN BARTON CREEK WATERSHED.

THE CITY OF AUSTIN ALSO RECENTLY PURCHASED A CONSERVATION EASTMAN FOR WATER QUALITY PROTECTION.

THE ADJACENT TO THIS SITE CONCERNS REGARDING IMPACTS ON WATER QUALITY BUILDING SIZE LIGHTING, OR NIGHT SKY ISSUES AND TRAFFIC ISSUES FROM THE DEVELOPMENT HAVE BEEN EXPRESSED TO WATERSHED STAFF FROM VESTED STAKEHOLDERS.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO THIS IS A MAP SHOWING THE PROPOSED WATER INFRASTRUCTURE FOR SCR 5 1 1 1.

IT INCLUDES CONSTRUCTION OF APPROXIMATELY 16,495 FEET OF 16 INCH WATER MAIN FROM THE EXISTING 12 INCH WATER MAIN LOCATED AT THE TRACT ON ACID ON SH 71 WEST.

AND THEN IT CONTINUES SOUTH ALONG 71 TO THOMAS SPRINGS ROAD.

NEXT SLIDE.

AND HERE'S A MAP CONTINUING THAT WEST SOUTHWEST ALONG THOMAS SPRINGS ROAD TO CIRCLE DRIVE.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THIS IS JUST ANOTHER MAP SHOWING THE FIRST SEGMENT OF THE WATER MAIN PROPOSED WATER MAIN AND WHERE IT CROSSES CRITICAL WATER QUALITY AND WATER QUALITY TRANSITION ZONES.

UM, THE PROPOSED WATER INFRASTRUCTURE NECESSARY TO BRING SERVICE TO THE SITE HAS SIGNIFICANT AND I, AND, UM, AS YOU CAN SEE HERE, WE HAVE, UH, BARTON CREEK.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

UH, THIS IS JUST THE LINE CONTINUING DOWN, SO IT DOESN'T CROSS ANY CRITICAL OR WATER QUALITY TRANSITION ZONES ALONG THOMAS SPRINGS ROAD.

UM, AT THIS TIME, THE PLAN FOR WHICH SIDE OF THE HIGHWAY, THE WATER AND WASTEWATER INFRASTRUCTURE WILL BE LOCATED, ARE NOT KNOWN.

SO THE LAYOUT OF THE PROPOSED WATER MAIN WOULD CROSS AT LEAST ONE OR POSSIBLY TWO CRITICAL WATER QUALITY ZONES AND WATER QUALITY TRANSITIONS, EXCUSE ME, TRANSITION ZONES FOR BARTON CREEK WHILE UNNECESSARY UTILITIES ARE ALLOWED TO CROSS CRITICAL WATER QUALITY ZONES.

IF CERTAIN CONDITIONS ARE MET AS AND CODE CRITICAL WATER QUALITY CROSSINGS OF UTILITY LINES WITHIN THE BARTON SPRINGS ZONE MUST ALSO BE APPROVED BY THE DIRECTOR OF THE WATERSHED PROTECTION DEPARTMENT.

AT THIS TIME, WE DON'T HAVE SUFFICIENT INFORMATION TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT A NECESSARY UTILITY CROSSING FOR THE WATER MAIN WOULD BE SUPPORTABLE BY OUR DEPARTMENT WHILE DRINKING WATER BREAKS.

DON'T TYPICALLY CAUSE THE SAME LEVEL OF ENVIRONMENTAL HARM AS WE SUPPORT OUR BREAKS.

DO CHLORINATED WATER DOES HAVE NEGATIVE EFFECTS ON AQUATIC.

LIFE IMPACTS TWO POTENTIAL CRITICAL ENVIRONMENTAL FEATURES THAT MAY BE ASSOCIATED WITH THESE CREEKS ARE ALSO NOT KNOWN AT THIS TIME.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

OKAY.

SO THIS IS, UH, A MAP OF JUST SHOWING THE WASTEWATER EXTENSION, WHICH IS NUMBER 5 1 1 2.

UM, SO THE PROPOSED WASTEWATER IMPROVEMENTS INCLUDE CONSTRUCTION OF A LIFT STATION AND 15,150 FEET OF FORCE MEME FROM THE PROPOSAL OF STATION EAST THROUGH THE SUBJECT TRACT TO WEST SH 71, AND THEN SOUTH SOUTHEAST ALONG 71 TO THE EXISTING WATER MAIN NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THE APPLICANT IS ALSO PROPOSING TO CONSTRUCT 1,950 FEET OF 12 INCH GRAVITY WASTEWATER MAIN FROM AN EXISTING 24 INCH WASTEWATER INTERCEPTOR INTERCEPTOR NORTHWEST ALONG 71, REPLACING THE EXISTING EIGHT INCH WATER MAIN WASTEWATER MAIN LOCATED ON THAT PATH.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO THE LA THE LAYOUT OF THE PROPOSED WASTEWATER MAIN AGAIN CROSSES AT LEAST ONE AND POSSIBLY TWO CRITICAL WATER QUALITY ZONES AND WATER QUALITY TRANSITION ZONES FOR BARTON CREEK.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

AND THEN FURTHER DOWN THE LINE, YOU SEE AT LEAST ONE AND POSSIBLY TWO CRITICAL WATER QUALITY ZONES AND WATER QUALITY TRANSITION ZONES FOR WILLIAMSON CREEK.

UM, CONSTRUCTION OF THE WASTEWATER MAIN AND LIFT STATION ARE REQUIRED BY LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE CHAPTER 25 8 TO BE LOCATED OUTSIDE OF THE WATER QUALITY TRANSITION ZONE AND CRITICAL WATER QUALITY ZONE, EXCEPT FOR NECESSARY UTILITY CROSSINGS

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AND WHILE NECESSARY UTILITIES ARE ALLOWED TO CROSS CRITICALS.

IF CERTAIN CONDITIONS ARE MET AS SET FORTH IN THE CODE, CRITICAL WATER QUALITY ZONE CROSSINGS OF UTILITY LINES WITHIN THE BARTON SPRINGS ZONES ALSO MUST BE APPROVED BY THE DIRECTOR OF THE DEVELOPMENT.

I'M SORRY, WATER QUALITY PROTECTION DEPARTMENT.

AND AT THIS TIME WE DON'T HAVE SUFFICIENT INFORMATION TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT WE WOULD SUPPORT THAT NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO THIS SLIDE TALKS ABOUT ALTERNATIVE WASTEWATER SERVICE.

IF THE WASTEWATER SER WERE NOT APPROVED.

SO, UM, THE SITE IS ALLOWED 20% NET SITE AREA IN PERVIOUS COVER.

IF SERVICE WERE NOT EXTENDED TO THE SITE AND WASTEWATER SPOUSAL'S REQUIRED, THEN THE APPLICANT WOULD LIKELY APPLY FOR TEXAS LAND APPLICATION PERMIT WORK A T LAP WITH THE TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY.

AND THAT WE, UH, ESTIMATED THAT THAT WOULD REQUIRE ROUGHLY 30 ACRES FOR WASTEWATER IRRIGATION.

AND THAT WOULD HAVE TO BE DEDUCTED FROM THEIR NET SITE AREA CALCULATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THEIR IMPERVIOUS COVER LIMITS.

AND THAT W BECAUSE THE SITE ALSO CONTAINS STEEP SLOPES, AND THIS MAY ALSO FURTHER LIMIT THE AMOUNT OF SUITABLE AREA FOR WASTEWATER IRRIGATION.

SO BASED ON THIS, THIS WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO DEVELOPMENT DEVELOP WITH THE SAME LEVEL OF INTENSITY IF THE WASTEWATER SCR IS NOT GRANTED.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO BASED ON OUR ANALYSIS, THE WATERSHED PROTECTION DEPARTMENT STAFF RECOMMENDS DENIAL OF THE VIOLET CROWN WATER AND WASTEWATER SERVICE EXTENSION REQUESTS.

THE IMPACTS FROM THE PROPOSED WATER AND WASTEWATER LINES WOULD REQUIRE SIGNIFICANT INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS IN AN ENVIRONMENTALLY SENSITIVE AREA THAT THE CITY OF AUSTIN IS CURRENTLY WORKING TO PROTECT FOR WATER QUALITY AND ENDANGERED SPECIES PROTECTION.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

UM, SO I'M HAPPY TO TAKE QUESTIONS AT THIS TIME.

WE ALSO HAVE THE APPLICANTS PHYSICALLY HERE AND ON THE PHONE, UH, W I WANT TO GIVE A PRESENTATION AND THEN WE HAVE LOTS OF RESIDENTS SIGNED UP TO SPEAK AS WELL.

THANK YOU.

UH, I THINK WE'LL MOVE TO THE APPLICANT AND I'D LIKE TO APPLICANT, AND NOW HE HAS A TOTAL OF 10 MINUTES, INCLUDING THE REBUTTAL.

SO IF YOU WANT US TO DIVIDE THIS UP IN ANY SPECIFIC WAY, LET US KNOW BEFORE THE TIMER STARTS, THE APPLICANT ON YES, SIR.

COME DOWN AND STATE YOUR NAME.

MA'AM DO YOU WANT ME TO KEEP THIS ON GOOD EVENING, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I AM CRAIG BRYAN.

I AM JOINED BY STEVE KEENAN.

HE'S MY CIVIL ENGINEER, AND A GENTLEMAN NAMED JIM WHITLAM.

HE IS ALSO ON THE CALL.

I'LL START OUT BY JUST KIND OF GIVING AN OVERVIEW OF THE GOAL AND PURPOSE OF THIS PROJECT.

THIS GOAL AND PURPOSE OF THIS PROJECT IS TO PROVIDE THE CITY OF AUSTIN WITH A VENUE THAT IS UNLIKE ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE WORLD.

UM, RED ROCKS HAS ITS, YOU KNOW, FEATHER IN ITS CAP.

AND SO DOES THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL, AND WE'RE TRYING TO BLEND THE TWO OF THEM IN A MANNER THAT IS ENVIRONMENTAL ENVIRONMENTALLY CONSCIOUS AS BEST WE CAN AND ABOVE WHAT IS REQUIRED IN ADDITION TO PROVIDING SOMETHING THAT THE CITY OF AUSTIN IS, IS IN DIRE NEED OF THAT SAID, THIS IS JUST KIND OF A QUICK OVERVIEW OF WHAT OUR PROJECT LOOKED LIKE.

YOU CAN SEE A 20,000 PERSON AMPHITHEATER, TWO RESIDENTIAL TOWERS WITH SOME PARKING BELOW RETAIL ON THE BOTTOM AND TWO FLOORS OF OFFICE, A DRIVING RANGE, STYLE GOLF COURSE.

I'M GOING TO TOP GOLF AND TWO LARGE PARKING GARAGES OF WHICH WE CAN PULL OVER AROUND TWO THIRDS OF THE CARS OFF OF THE ROADS WITH THE TWO MILES OF THROAT INSIDE THE PROJECT TO ELIMINATE TRAFFIC AMONG OTHER MANY THINGS WE'RE DOING TO START WITH THERE'S FAINT FOUR MAJOR CONCERNS THAT ARE CONTINUALLY BROUGHT TO OUR ATTENTION.

NUMBER ONE IS TRAFFIC.

NUMBER TWO IS SOUND LIGHT AND ENVIRONMENT AND ENVIRONMENT.

WE'RE GOING TO SPEND SOME TIME LOOKING AT THAT, WHICH BOILS DOWN TO THE BARN CREEK WATERSHED, AND ALSO THE GOLDEN SHADE WARBLER.

UM, AT ANY TIME, IF ANYONE HAS ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE JOIN IN OR ASK ME, AND I'D BE HAPPY TO ANSWER THEM.

I WILL BE PASSING IT OFF OCCASIONALLY TO SOME OF MY OTHER PARTNERS AS WE GO THROUGH AT THIS TIME, I'D LIKE TO HAVE THE NEXT SLIDE PULL UP AND LET MR. WHITLAM IF HE IS ON SPEAK TO THIS POINT, AND IF HE IS NOT, I'LL GO AHEAD AND SPEAK TO IT.

AS YOU GUYS CAN SEE, UM, EARLIER THIS EXACT SLIDE WAS SHOWN WHERE IT SITS ON THE SITE, AND WE WILL GO AHEAD AND MOVE ON TO THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO FURTHER PICTURE OF THE FACILITY AND GO ON DOWN TO ABOUT THREE MORE SLIDES, SOMETHING I WANT TO MAKE A POINT ON IS THIS PROJECT AND CONTAINS AN ENDOWMENT AND THE ENDOWMENT IS THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

IT CONTAINS UP GYMS HERE.

THE LONGER LONGEST SORT OF IS WITH REGARD TO THIS ENDOWMENT.

IT TOUCHES ALL

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SWATHS OF THE SITE, BUT I WANT TO MAKE A FOCAL POINT THAT WE, AS A DEVELOPMENT GROUP AND ME PERSONALLY HAVE A LOVE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT I GREW UP IN COLORADO.

I SPENT MANY OF MY YOUTH HIKING AROUND THE MOUNTAINS.

I DON'T INTEND TO DO THIS PROJECT IN A WAY THAT'S NOT ABOVE BOARD AND WAVE MORE SO ABOVE A WAY THAT IS THE STANDARD.

I WANT TO MAKE THIS A CROWN JEWEL OF HOW TO DO SOMETHING, RIGHT, ESPECIALLY FROM AN ENVIRONMENTAL STANDPOINT IN A SENSITIVE SPACE.

SO WE BELIEVE IT'S SO MUCH IN WHAT THE ENVIRONMENT IS IMPORTANT TO US.

WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO GIVE MONEY TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS, REGARDLESS OF THIS OUTCOME.

IT IS SOMETHING WE BELIEVE IN AND WANT TO CONTRIBUTE AND CONTINUE TO MAKE THE CITY OF AUSTIN, WHICH I LOVE AND LIVE HERE AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE A PART OF THIS COMMUNITY.

UH, NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

I'M GONNA LET, UM, MR. EDENS SPEAK FOR A MOMENT ON SOME OF THOSE POINTS BROUGHT UP IN RELATION TO THE SLOPES AND THE GENERAL PLANNING OF THE LOCATION COMMISSIONERS.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME, STEVEN, AND WITH LOL ENGINEERING, UH, ONE OR TWO, UH, DISCUSS BRIEFLY SOME OF THE ISSUES WITH RESPECT TO THE PROJECT.

UM, THERE'S A LOT OF CONCERN ABOUT WATER QUALITY.

OF COURSE, THE PROJECT WILL COMPLY WITH SOS STANDARDS AND THEY, UH, GOAL OF THE SOS STANDARDS AND IS PROVEN TO BE, UM, VERY SUCCESSFUL IS TO PROVIDE A NON DEGREGATION, UH, RESULT.

AND SO DOWNSTREAM IT'LL BE AS IF THE PROJECT DIDN'T EVEN EXIST, THE PROJECT WILL COMPLY WITH ALL OF THOSE ASPECTS.

I ALSO WANTED TO POINT OUT TO EVERYONE THAT THE, THE WASTEWATER SYSTEMS WILL BE OWNED AND OPERATED BY THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

UM, AND THEY WILL BE DESIGNED TO MEET PUBLIC STANDARDS.

SO THEY'LL HAVE THE BACKUP SYSTEMS, THEY'LL HAVE THE, THE PROTECTIONS IN PLACE SO THAT, UH, AND WE WILL MAKE SURE BECAUSE THE CITY OF AUSTIN WILL BE OWNING AND MAINTAINING IT, THAT THEY WILL BE UP TO STANDARDS, UH, FOR IN PERPETUAL.

AND THEN ALSO I WANTED TO JUST POINT OUT BRIEFLY THAT THE CRITICAL WATER QUALITY ZONES AND WATER QUALITY IS TRANSITION ZONES, THAT, THAT ARE BASICALLY THE BASIS OF STAFF'S CONCERN ON THE PROJECT THEY'RE ALREADY LARGELY IMPACTED.

SO WE'RE GOING TO BE GOING RIGHT ALONG THE SIDE OF THE HIGHWAY, AND IT'S ALREADY A, YOU KNOW, A FIVE OR SIX LANE, UH, WIDE ROAD.

AND SO THE ADDITIONAL IMPACT OF CONSTRUCTING A WATER OR WASTEWATER LINE THROUGH THESE CRITICAL ZONES, UM, IS, IS NOT GOING TO HAVE ANY ADDITIONAL IMPACT AT ALL.

AND FINALLY, I WANTED TO POINT OUT THAT ONE OF THE EXHIBITS IS, IS SOMEWHAT MISLEADING.

UH, TONIGHT I NOTICED THAT IT LOOKS AS IF WE'RE ACTUALLY CROSSING BARTON CREEK AND WE ARE NOT ACTUALLY CROSSING BARTON CREEK IN ANY SITUATION.

UM, WE'RE CROSSING TRIBUTARIES.

AND THAT IS, THAT IS A FACT, UM, MR. IAN HAS ALSO WORKED AS A CIVIL ENGINEER ON THE BARTON CREEK, OR I'M SORRY, AT THE BK OF GALLERIA OF WHICH FROM MY UNDERSTANDING HAS NEVER HAD ANY LOSS OF WATER THROUGH THE WATER CONTROL MEASURES PLACED THERE.

SO HE HAS WORKED IN THE AREA AND KNOWS IT VERY WELL.

AND THAT'S WHY WE HIRED HIM ALONG WITH OTHER THIRD-PARTY CONSULTANTS TO CONFIRM THOSE EXACT POINTS SO THAT IT'S NOT JUST OUR EYES LOOKING AT IT.

IT'S THIRD PARTY CONSULTANTS VERIFYING WHAT WE'RE SAYING.

MR. WICKLIFFE, PLEASE.

UH, ADD YOUR PART.

THANK YOU.

I'M SORRY IF I WAS CUTTING IN, UM, I, UM, CHAIR, HOW MUCH TIME DO WE HAVE LEFT? FOUR MINUTES AND 30 SECONDS, JIM.

OKAY.

I'M GOING TO, I'M GOING TO HIT THIS AS QUICK AS I CAN.

UH, I'M JUST GONNA REFER TO A MEMORANDUM HERE, UH, FROM, UH, SHERRY KOOL THE ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCE OFFICER TO, UH, AUSTIN WATER AND WHY THEY'RE RECOMMENDING AGAINST THIS.

SHE'S SAYING THAT THERE'S GOING TO BE NOISY IMPACTS AND ADVERSE EFFECTS FOR THE GOLDEN CHEEK WARBLER.

WE CAN SHOW YOU THAT THAT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN, BUT YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO ASK ME ANY QUESTIONS I'M GOING TO RUN OUT OF THE TIME.

BIRD STRIKES TO RESIDENTIAL TOWERS.

UH, WE ARE DESIGNING THIS AND HAVE DESIGNED THIS FROM THE BEGINNING, UH, WORKING WITH THE AMERICAN BIRD CONSERVANCIES BIRD FRIENDLY BUILDING GUIDE.

WE WILL VASTLY EXCEED ALL OF THEIR REQUIREMENTS.

THIS WILL BE A VERY BUILT UP BIRD FRIENDLY, UH, UH, TOWERS ON THIS PROPERTY.

UM, THEY TALKED ABOUT BURTON MORTALITY FROM THE, UH, NETS AROUND THE GOLF DRIVING RANGE.

THEY WILL USE AVIARY NETTING.

EVERYONE USES AVIARY KNITTING.

NOW THAT IS NO LONGER A PROBLEM.

UH, STEVE ALREADY TALKED ABOUT STORMWATER MANAGEMENT AND SOMETHING THAT'S BEEN SAID HERE IS MUCH OF THE SITE IS, UH, 15 TO 20% SLOPES.

ACTUALLY THERE'S ONLY 9.7% OF THE SITE.

THAT'S 15 TO 20% SLOPES AND 79.7% OF THE SLOPES ARE LESS THAN FIVE PER FIFTH.

I'M SORRY, LESS THAN 15%.

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UM, REGARDING SOUND POLLUTION.

WE WILL COMPLY WITH ALL TRAVIS COUNTY AND STATE OF TEXAS SOUND ORDINANCES.

AND OUR SOUND ENGINEERS HAVE ASSURED US THAT THE MADRONES AND SPANISH OAKS, UH, NEIGHBORHOODS WILL NOT HAVE INCREASED SOUND AS A RESULT OF OUR PROJECT.

UH, WE HAVE A TRAFFIC IMPACT ANALYSIS THAT'S BEEN DONE.

I HOPE YOU'LL ASK ME QUESTIONS ABOUT THAT BECAUSE WE ARE NOT AF ADVERSELY IMPACTING TRAFFIC.

UH, AND, UH, THE GOLDEN CHEEK WARBLER WILL NOT BE IMPACTED.

WE'VE HIRED, UH, PAUL SUNBEAM FROM BC, UH, OR I'M SORRY, SWCA.

AND I CAN ASSURE YOU THAT THERE WON'T BE IMPACT ASKED ME ABOUT THAT.

AND I WANT TO JUST CLOSE BY SAYING THAT WHEN THE AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL ULTIMATELY HAS TO DECIDE WHETHER TO SERVICES, PROPERTY WITH COLLECTIVE WASTEWATER SERVICE, UH, I WANT TO POINT OUT WE ALREADY DO RECEIVE WATER SERVICE, EVEN THOUGH, UM, WE'RE GOING TO BE BUILDING A LARGER WATER LINE IF WE'RE APPROVED, BUT WE STRONGLY FEEL THAT PUMPING THIS WASTEWATER EFFLUENT INTO AUSTIN'S COLLECTIVE WASTEWATER SYSTEM IS BY FAR THE MOST ENVIRONMENTALLY SENSITIVE AND RESPONSIBLE ALTERNATIVE.

UH, AS KAYLA SAID EARLIER, IF THE CITY DENIES WASTEWATER SERVICE, WE HAVE TWO OTHER OPTIONS.

UH, WE CAN EITHER SEEK WASTEWATER SERVICE FROM A DIFFERENT PROVIDER AND THAT PROVIDER WOULD END UP SPRAYING IRRIGATING THE WASTEWATER EFFLUENT AFTER IT'S TREATED, OR WE WOULD GET A PERMIT TO BUILD AN ONSITE SYSTEM, AND THAT WOULD BE SPRAY IRRIGATED EITHER.

THOSE LAST TWO OPTIONS HAVE A HIGHER PROBABILITY OF POLLUTING BARTON CREEK THAN THE ONE THAT WE'VE ASKED FOR.

THANK YOU.

AND PLEASE ASK ME QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU, JIM.

FURTHER TO POINT OUT SOME DETAILS RELATING TO THE LIGHT AND THE SOUND.

UM, WE HAVE HIRED A LIGHTING ENGINEER TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH DARK SCAR, DARK SKY COMPLIANCE IN THE AREA, WHICH MATTERS TO NOT ONLY THE LOCAL NEIGHBORS, BUT ALSO WITH THE ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS MORE SO THAN JUST BEING DARK SKY COMPLIANT.

WE WERE STRIVING AND DESIGNING TO THE PURPOSE OF WINNING AN AWARD, WHICH WILL BE ONE OF SIX IN THE ENTIRE UNITED STATES TO MEET THOSE REQUIREMENTS THAT IS NOT A CHEAP ENDEAVOR.

AND WE FULLY UNDERSTAND THAT AND RUN TO BUILD IT TO THAT STANDARD REGARDING SOUND.

THE SOUND ENGINEERING THAT IS BEING DONE IS GOING TO BE GREATLY SHOWN HERE ON THIS PARTICULAR MAP FROM TEXAS A AND M WHEN THEY DID THEIR STUDY, THE SOUND THAT WILL ACTUALLY CARRY FROM THE VENUE WILL ACTUALLY BE THE SAME LEVEL OF SOUND THAT IS ALREADY PRODUCED BY HIGHWAY 71.

AND THAT GOES ON FOR 24 HOURS A DAY, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK, VERSUS THE SOUND COMING FROM THE AMPHITHEATER WILL BE ONLY DONE FROM 8:00 PM TO I BELIEVE, MIDNIGHT, WHATEVER THE AUSTIN SOUND ORDINANCE, WHICH WE ARE WE'LL ABIDE BY AS WELL.

WE'LL DO ONLY ON FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS DURING THAT POTENTIAL TIME OF MESSING SEASON IN THE SPRING FOR THE GOLDEN GATE WARBLERS THOUGH, OUR SITE DOES NOT SIT ON IT.

THANK YOU GUYS FOR YOUR TIME.

YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, RIGHT? I STAY HERE.

UM, I THINK WHAT WE'LL DO NEXT IS WE'RE GOING TO GO TO THE SPEAKERS, OTHER SPEAKERS, AND THEN WE'LL CALL BOTH OF Y'ALL UP FOR QUESTIONS IF THAT'S OKAY.

RIGHT.

THANK YOU GUYS.

THANK YOU, SIR.

CRAWFORD HAS NINE MINUTES, MIKE.

CLIFFORD, DO YOU HAVE NINE MINUTES? THANK YOU.

I'M MIKE CLIFFORD TECHNICAL DIRECTOR WITH THE GREATER EDWARDS AQUIFER ALLIANCE.

WE ARE RECOMMENDING A UNANIMOUS, NO VOTE FROM THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION ON THIS SCR.

NEXT SLIDE.

THIS IS THE LOCATION, AND THAT'S REALLY THE PROBLEM WITH THIS IS THE LOCATION.

I MEAN, THERE'S NOTHING WRONG WITH BUILDING AN AMPHITHEATER AND ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX.

THIS IS JUST THE WRONG PLACE TO PUT IT.

AS YOU CAN SEE NEXT CLICK, OUR GOOD FRIEND, THE GOLDEN CHEEK WARBLER IS IN THIS AREA.

IN FACT, ACCORDING TO THE NATURE CONSERVANCY, AND ACCORDING TO SOME OF THE TRAVIS AUDUBON ENGINEERS, THIS RED AREA IS ONE OF THEIR MOST POPULAR AREAS AND HAS THE HIGHEST DENSITY.

SO THOSE BIRDS WOULD BE CLEARED OUT.

UH, THEY WOULD CLEAR CUT SOME OF THOSE TREES THAT WOULD RUIN THEIR HABITAT.

SO LET'S JUST LOOK AT ALL THE THINGS THEY WANT TO PUT UP THERE.

KEEP CLICKING AMPHITHEATER, TWIN TOWERS, THREE NIGHTCLUBS, UH, TOP, TOP GOLF TYPE DRIVING RANGE.

KEEP GOING, UH, RESTAURANT POOL CLUB, UH, PARKING GARAGE, PROBABLY A SECOND PARKING GARAGE, A COMPUTER OR OFFICE SPACE.

AND WE'RE RUNNING OUT OF ROOM.

THERE'S ALSO A HELLA PAD, I BELIEVE IN THIS AS WELL.

SO, UH, NEXT SLIDE.

THIS IS THE REAL PROBLEM IS THE ELEVATION PROBLEM WITH THIS PROPERTY.

YOU SEE THE ELEVATION MAP IN THE WHITE AND THE RED.

THOSE

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ARE THE HIGH POINTS.

THE BLUE IS THE LOW POINTS.

SO YOU'VE GOT ALMOST A 250 FOOT ELEVATION DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BARTON CREEK AND WHERE THEY WOULD HAVE THIS AMPHITHEATER SITE.

AND IT'S CONNECTED BY A TRIBUTARY OF BARTON CREEK.

THERE'S ALSO, YOU CAN'T SEE ON THIS MAP, A SECOND TRIBUTARY THAT COMES AROUND AND DRAINS THE SOUTH SIDE.

SO BASICALLY ANY, ANYTHING THAT, YOU KNOW, ANY STORMWATER, WASTEWATER, TRASH, CONSTRUCTION, SEDIMENT, EVERYTHING LIKE THAT.

IT'S JUST GOING TO FLOW DOWNHILL INTO THE CREEK.

AND OH, BY THE WAY, IF YOU LOOK AT THE OTHER SIDE, AS THEY SAID, IF THEY RUN SEWER MAINS, THEY HAVE TO GO OVER FOUR DIFFERENT PART IN CREEK TRIBUTARIES THAT IS NOT SHOWN ON THIS MAP NEXT.

SO THIS IS HOW BARTON CREEK LOOKS IN THAT AREA TO ACTUAL, ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL STREAM.

JUST ON THE OTHER SIDE OF, THIS IS A SWIMMING HOLE.

THAT'S SEVEN FEET DEEP, AND YOU CAN SEE THE BOTTOM IS CREDITED.

AS YOU CAN SEE YOUR HAND, THE REASON IT'S SO CLEAR THERE THERE'S NO DEVELOPMENT UPSTREAM, UH, WHERE WE START TO FIND PROBLEMS ON BARTON CREEK IS WHEN THERE'S LOTS OF DEVELOPMENT.

WE HAD THE SCULPTURE FALLS, UH, SHUT DOWN WITH THE TOXICOLOGY, NOT BY COINCIDENCE, RIGHT UPSTREAM FROM THERE AS THE LOSS CREEK GOLF COURSE, PLUS THE LOST CREEK COUNTRY CLUB PLUS ALL OF THE DEVELOPMENT THAT'S GONE UP THERE.

SO WHEN YOU HAVE DEVELOPMENT, WHAT FOLLOWS IT IS EUTROPHICATION ALGAE.

YOU GET NITROGEN AND PHOSPHORUS IN THE WATER, AND IF IT GETS REALLY BAD AND THEIR CONDITIONS ARE RIGHT, IT CAN BECOME TOXIC ALGAE.

SO THESE ARE SOME OF OUR CONCERNS HERE.

NEXT SLIDE.

DURING THE CONSTRUCTION, THE SEDIMENT EROSION FROM THE CONSTRUCTION SITE IS GOING TO END UP IN BARTON CREEK AND ITS RIGHT PARENT AREAS, JUST BECAUSE OF THE ELEVATION DIFFERENCE.

THEY CAN USE SILK FENCES, THEY CAN DO ALL SORTS OF OTHER THINGS.

YOU GET A BIG FLOOD COMES ALONG.

IT'S JUST GOING TO WASH EVERYTHING DOWN AT THAT CREEK NEXT ALSO WHERE THEY'RE INTRODUCING VEHICLES AND IMPERVIOUS COVER.

THE IMPERVIOUS COVER WOULD NOT ONLY LEAD TO CREEK POLLUTION CAUSE YOU HAVE ENGINE OIL, ANTIFREEZE, GAS, OTHER AUTO FLUIDS.

NOW IN THIS COMPLEX, ALL WASHING DOWN, UH, ALL INTO THE ALL INTO BARTON CREEK.

AND BECAUSE THERE'S SO LITTLE IMPERVIOUS COVER IN THIS AREA, AND THEN YOU HAVE THIS DEVELOPMENT WITH LOTS OF IMPERVIOUS COVER, ALL OF THE SUDDEN YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE MUCH MORE FLOW GOING INTO BARTON CREEK.

SO THERE'S A FLOODING RISK AS WELL.

DOWNSTREAM.

IF THIS IS APPROVED, NEXT FERTILIZER OBVIOUSLY IS AN ISSUE.

YOU SAW ALL THE GRASS THAT THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT.

SO RIGHT NOW THAT GRASS ISN'T THERE, IT'S MOSTLY TREES.

THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT RIPPING DOWN TREES, PUTTING GRASS AND TEXAS SUMMERS.

YOU KNOW HOW GRASS DOES HERE.

SO LOTS OF FERTILIZER, LOTS OF NITROGEN PHOSPHORUS, AGAIN, GETTING INTO THE BARTON CREEK, WHICH WE DON'T NEED.

WHAT WE NEED IS LESS