More than 30 residents from Spicewood and Spicewood II attended the meeting in the Fireside Room in the Sherwood Oaks Christian Church. The meeting started at 7:00 PM with an introduction of executive committee members. John Kennedy summarized some committee activities in the past few months including information about the Spicewood sign landscaping and the Little Free Library. The Library has been named the Eric M. Detwiler Memorial Library. The Spicewood yard sale will be held on June 11 and the picnic will be held late August or early September.

Tim Hemke gave a presentation on the development of The Lakes neighborhood at the corner of Sare and Rogers. He described the mix of housing and retail that will be built, the internal amenities, and the long term development plan. He expects that about 250 housing units will be built over the next 10 years.

Mayor John Hamilton gave a short presentation on some changes coming to the City but most of the meeting time was a Q&A with the mayor. Traffic issues on Sare Rd were discussed in depth. Spicewood residents raised concerns about the traffic conditions both for vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Many residents suggested that a sidewalk on the west side of Sare Rd from Spicewood to Buttonwood help alleviate the pedestrian problems. Many expressed concern that the continued growth south of Rogers, the plans for the County to significantly improve Fullerton Pike to Rhorer and Sare Rds, and the new hospital traffic would create more traffic problems on Sare Rd that would affect Spicewood residents.

The other major issue raised with the mayor was the need for more enforcement of the weed ordinance. One resident pointed out that the City has different ordinances for residential lots and for the tree plot that borders the street. A request was made to the mayor to more strictly enforce the ordinance related to the maintenance of the tree plot.

The meeting adjourned at 8:05.

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