Nominations due Friday for Cottonwood Shores Outstanding Citizen Award

BY GLYNIS CRAWFORD SMITH

THE HIGHLANDER

The deadline is Friday, July 15, for nominations for Outstanding Citizen of the Year in the City of Cottonwood Shores.

The city council made the call for nominations at their meeting Thursday, July 7.

“The nominations will be presented at the next council meeting on July 21, but we need them in advance,” said City Administrator Sheila C. Moore. “At the first meeting in August, an award presentation will be made. This is the second year we have had this procedure.”

A nominee must be a resident of Cottonwood Shores and someone who has shown tireless dedication to the city through volunteer work.

The meeting Thursday was lengthy because the council incorporated a preliminary budget workshop into their agenda, however council action pertained to only four other items.

Hiccup's Sports Bar and Grill at 4119 West Farm to Market Road (FM) 2147 was granted extended hours. Eric Razee and Chris Gordon made the request to remain open until 2 a.m., seven days a week.

Hill Country Community Theatre (HCCT), 4003 FM 2147, received approval for use of two lots on Cottonwood Drive for temporary overflow parking.

The action was the result of a sort of commercial musical chairs that is going on along West Farm to Market Road 2147.

Ground was broken in January for the new Century Oak Plaza retail center at 4141 FM 2147. Next to the oak tree for which the plaza is named will be the new home of Julie's Cocina, formerly at the 4005 address. Until construction is complete, Julie's is serving from the home of Saucy's Catering at 4119.

The result is the loss of parking spaces to Julie's diners that often had been given over to patrons of HCCT.

“The theater will be able to use lots 404 and 405 (on Cottonwood Drive) in the Scarlet Oaks Subdivision as soon ass they are ready,” said Moore.

In other action, the council authorized the Burnet County Joint Election Agreement for May 2017 elections and amended ordinances for development and water/wastewater permits.

“Permit holders have 180 days to complete construction,” said Moore. “If, at the end of that time, nothing has been done, they may request a refund of 60 percent of their permit fees.”

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