Bee Cave has many exciting events and developments in the works to support the people who help make this community so wonderful. On Thursday, we’re rolling out a gas card program that will help small business owners retain employees who travel to Bee Cave more than 15 miles each way to work at our restaurants, retail stores and other businesses.
This program evolved from an idea posed during our last business roundtable and we are thrilled to partner with the Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce on this initiative. The Bee Cave Economic Development Council has agreed to donate up to $15,000 to the fund and we are giving community members a chance to contribute through a GoFundMe campaign. We have already raised almost $4,000 from businesses in the community who want to help and we know our generous residents will help us reach the $15,000 goal in no time. Contributions can be made at this link: gofund.me/2198b4b2.
Speaking of community, we want to thank everyone who came out for our “Bee Sweet” Ice Cream Party in early August to benefit our teachers in the Lake Travis School District. Thanks to contributions from residents and a major contribution from the Hill Country Galleria, LTISD received nearly $8,000 in gift cards to distribute to teachers during the first week of school. Additionally, to support our teachers, at the August 23 city council meeting, we signed a proclamation officially recognizing October 5 as World Teachers’ Day. This international movement aims to help communities around the world give the recognition and gratitude that our teachers deserve. Head to Bee Cave Town Hall at the end of September to pick up a free thank you card for a teacher in your life.
Also in October, we have some fun events you’ll want to make sure to attend: the Bee Cave Public Library Car Show and our annual Haunted Trail. Be on the lookout for dates in the coming weeks on our website. You may also notice construction in front of City Hall towards the end of October, when our holiday rink is being built and installed. The rink will be in place in November and December and we expect it to be a huge hit with our residents and visitors. Between the ice rink, the holiday market on the lawn of the Hill Country Galleria and all our fabulous shops and restaurants, Bee Cave will be the Hill Country holiday destination this year.
City Council is expected to approve a new budget in September and as a sales tax funded city we are pleased to be able to provide so many services and amenities to residents without having to raise property taxes and while having one lowest property tax rates in the state. One of our most valuable resources is our wonderful police service and the council recently approved the acceptance of bids for the construction of a new police station which will house our force and provide officers with the resources they need. need.
To stay up to date on all community events and opportunities in the city, please follow us on our social media pages and visit our website: beecavetexas.gov. Speaking of the website, expect a new one to go live next month.
Kara King is the mayor of Bee Cave.