San Marcos Greenbelt Alliance •  107 E. Hopkins St. Suite 121A; San Marcos, Texas 78666

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Windemere Update

Most of you already know the ongoing saga related to Windemere, a subdivision proposed directly across the creek from Springlake Preserve and fronting Lime Kiln Road (on the left just after the second crossing of Sink Creek on Lime Kiln Road -or just after the sewer line dig- as you drive out of town). The latest issue involves the developers coming before the city to get a portion of their property annexed and the approval of a service plan that outlines how the development will be connected to city services, including water and sewer. (Read more in this story from Sunday’s San Marcos Daily Record.)

Our concern is the likelihood of significant contribution to the non point source pollution flow into Spring Lake from rain water runoff over land and through the aquifer. SMGA strongly believes that the location for this annexation is one of the worst locations for development if we are truly committed to keeping our water running clear and clean in the San Marcos River. Here is the item as it is noted on the agenda for Tuesday night’s city council meeting:

18. Public Hearing to receive comments for and against Ordinance 2009-30, annexing to the City an area consisting of 22.5 acres, more or less, T.J. Chambers Survey A-2, located 1 mile northwest of Post Road at Lime Kiln Road; approving a service plan for this area; including procedural provisions; and declaring an emergency.

SMGA supports quality development in San Marcos, but pipes and paving in this most sensitive, flood-prone location is not quality development. If you have thoughts about the annexation you would like to share with your council members (don’t be shy) be sure to reference the item above on the agenda. You can email the mayor and council your thoughts using [email protected] or [email protected], but be sure to include the words “Mayor and Council, Windemere” in the subject and begin the text with “Dear Mayor and Council.”

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