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Call to Order

CALL TO ORDER

Item 4A

Approve the minutes of the Environmental Board regular meeting of September 17, 2014.

Item 4B

Environmental Officer’s report on hot topics and past Board actions – Chuck Lesniak, Watershed Protection Department. i. Update on SH45 SW ii. Bouldin Court Subdivision

Item 6A

Update on the implementation status of the Watershed Protection Department Master Plan – Jean Drew, and Matt Hollon Watershed Protection Department

Item 5

PUBLIC HEARINGS & POSSIBLE ACTION Name: Tabrizi Subdivision C8-2013-0177.0A Applicant: Bennett Consulting (Agent Jim Bennett) Location: 4316 Far West Blvd. Staff Reviewer: Jim Dymkowski, Planning and Development Review Department Watershed: Bull Creek Watershed Lake Austin (Water Supply Suburban), Drinking Water Protection Zone

Request: 1. To allow the construction of a building on a slope greater than 25%. LDC Section 25-8-302 (A) (1). 2. To allow the construction of a driveway on a slope greater than 15%. LDC 25-8-301. 3. To allow for the reduction of the buffer zone established around a critical environmental feature from the code required 150 feet to the following: CEF (Seep) to 75 feet. LDC 25-8-281 (C) (1) (a). 4. To allow impervious cover great than the 30% of the net site area (.0072 acres/313 square feet) allowed in a Water Supply Suburban watershed not to exceed 293% (.0702 acres / 3,058 square feet). LDC 25-8-423(B) (1). Staff Recommendation: Recommends denial of all variances.

Item 6B

Briefing on possible options to allow human swimming and/or off-leash dogs in Barton Creek between Barton Springs and Lady Bird Lake - April Tedford, Parks and Recreation Department

Item 6C (Part 1 of 2)

Lightsey 2 Subdivision Preliminary Plan, C8 2013-0118: Discuss and consider a recommendation to the Planning Commission regarding tree protection, water quality, and drainage. Michael Embesi, Planning & Development Review Department

Item 6C (Part 2 of 2)

Lightsey 2 Subdivision Preliminary Plan, C8 2013-0118: Discuss and consider a recommendation to the Planning Commission regarding tree protection, water quality, and drainage. Michael Embesi, Planning & Development Review Department

Item 3

BOARD BUSINESS AND POSSIBLE ACTION a. Environmental Board Officer Elections b. Discuss the transition period for Environmental Board c. Discuss the Environmental Board Retreat scheduled for 11/5/2014 d. Discuss the Environmental Board Handbook e. Review the draft 2015 Environmental Board meeting schedule.

Items 7 - 9

7. COMMITTEE REPORTS a. Update on the Joint Environmental/Parks Board Subcommittee – Mary Ann Neely, Jennifer Walker, and James Schissler, P.E. No report this week. b. Urban Growth Policy Committee – Mary Gay Maxwell, James Schissler, P. E., and Marisa Perales. No report this week. c. Water Treatment Plant #4 Committee – Mary Gay Maxwell, and Mary Ann Neely – No report this week. d. Development Committee –Mary Gay Maxwell, Marisa Perales, Robert Deegan, and James Schissler, P.E. - No report this week. e. Water Quality Regulations Committee – Mary Ann Neely, and Chair, Brian Smith. No report this week. f. Watershed Protection Budget Committee – Mary Gay Maxwell Marisa Perales, and Mary Ann Neely. No report this week. g. Air Quality Committee – Mary Ann Neely and Ruthie Redmond No report this week. h. Other reports from Board members

8. NEW BUSINESS - Future agenda items

9. ADJOURNMENT
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