On Jun. 3, the City of Dripping Springs put a stop work order on a portion of the Mark Black wedding venue, which is being built at 130 W. Concord Circle in Driftwood. The stop order was issued by a city inspector after he and a city engineer determined “the work being done did not match the approved site plan,” during a visit to the property.
From: Aaron Reed <areed@cityofdrippingsprings.
Date: May 15, 2019 at 8:42:06 AM CDT
I visited the site at Mark Black Wedding Venue yesterday afternoon. I arrived shortly after James Slone of TCEQ had left. TCEQ has put a stop to the dewatering of the foundation excavation which was leading to sediment leaving the site. The contractor is to submit a dewatering plan to TCEQ and it must be approved by TCEQ before any dewatering can continue. TCEQ will also be requiring the contractor to clean up the creek. I am not sure what the schedule is for that cleanup. For that information you will need to contact TCEQ.
If you have any other questions regarding this matter please feel free to email or call me at City Hall 512-858-4725.
Please understand that any citizen complaints must be directed through City Hall via email or phone so records can be kept.
No rainfall today.
All photos taken by Dr. Carlos Torres-Verdin in the morning, Tuesday May 14, 2019, as he stood on his property, looking into the creek that runs between the Mark Black Wedding Venue project and Ila Creek.
If you’d like to let TCEQ know what you think, or to ask simply “what is going on with our creek? what is in that water? why is this the second time this is happening?” etc. then:
- Here’s the TCEQ online complaint form we have been told to use, which can be used anonymously if you prefer: https://www.tceq.texas.gov/
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- Here’s the TCEQ phone number for same, toll-free (888) 777-3186
- If you send TCEQ any email, please consider a cc: secretary@friendshipalliance.
org so we can keep track of what’s what
- Be sure to include this information in your communications with TCEQ:
Upstream photo below, taken 11:35am on May 14, 2019, by Jeanine Christensen, while standing in the Radiance community greenbelt:
All photos taken by Dr. Carlos Torres-Verdin in the morning, Tuesday May 7, 2019, as he stood on his property, looking into the creek that runs between the Mark Black Wedding Venue project and Ila Creek.
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The Black family, behind Terry Black’s barbeque in Austin, has purchased property near Dripping Springs with the hopes of turning it into a large wedding venue. Neighbors have fought the project before, but now they have filed a lawsuit.
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