As we head into the heat of summer, we can take comfort in the knowledge that all those hot, sunny days also bring forth everyone’s favorite summer vegetable – homegrown tomatoes! Whether tossed in a salad, sliced on a bun, or eaten on their own, tomatoes are nature’s reward for surviving the heat of June […]Read More Join Us for Tomato Time! – June 20th & 27th
We recently posted “Ten Things Everyone Should Know About the City’s Proposed Wastewater Permit.” If you have not had an opportunity to read that blog post, we encourage you to do so. It explains that the City’s plan from the beginning has been, not to discharge, but to reuse treated effluent so as to lessen […]Read More More Facts About The City’s Proposed Discharge Permit
Have you heard that the City of Dripping Springs is seeking a permit that would allow it to discharge 995,000 gallons of wastewater effluent per day into Onion Creek? If that concerns you or makes you wonder what the City is doing or why, we hope you will ask questions before deciding that the City […]Read More Ten Things Everyone Should Know About The City’s Proposed Discharge Permit
— Andrea Cunningham, City Secretary for the City of Dripping Springs What I love most about being a City Secretary is my engagement with the public. I enjoy putting citizens in touch with their local leaders and teaching them how their local government can work for them. In my capacity, I receive a myriad of […]Read More Public Hearings are a Powerful Tool for Citizens
The Hays Trinity Ground Water Conservation District recently provided the Onion Creek Preliminary Dye Trace Study Results to the City of Dripping Springs. Because the City was not asked to participate in the study, we do not have any more information at this time than what was provided to the press. However, our groundwater experts […]Read More Statement from Mayor Purcell on the Preliminary Dye Trace Study Results
— Kay Allen, Emergency Planning Coordinator As the Emergency Planning Coordinator for the City of Dripping Springs, my job is to find ways to deal with hazards and disasters that may affect our community. It’s a team effort that involves first responders (fire department, EMS, law enforcement), church groups, community civic groups and service organizations, […]Read More Planning for Emergencies
Some of the most common questions we receive about zoning and land development regulations are how they relate to new developments. The answers really depend on location. That’s because many regulations that apply within city limits, by law, do not apply in the city’s extraterritorial jurisdiction or ETJ. I’ll explain further along in this post. […]Read More What’s Regulated in the City Limits vs. Extraterritorial Jurisdiction?