By CJ Vetter
BUDA – At the July 19 Buda city council meeting, numerous agreements and policy decisions were discussed regarding public improvement districts, alongside contracts with other organizations.
Discussion on creating a new PID policy for Buda kicked off the meeting as the council was presented with the current draft made. The goal of adopting a policy for PIDs would be to create a set of issues that would have to be addressed by the PID before the city could support it. While no policy has been accepted, the council made progress towards finalizing the draft.
The council also passed a motion that would create a professional agreement between the city and the Schluter Group, where Schluter Group would lobby in governmental affairs on behalf of the city of Buda. Schluter Group has familiarity with Buda, as the group who helped pass Buda’s aquifer storage recovery legislation, Texas Solutions Group, merged with Schluter Group in 2020.
Finally, the council approved a motion that would create a public improvement agreement between the city and Stream Realty. Under the agreement, Stream Realty would construct public improvements alongside its development, such as improving drainage and mitigating flooding.