City of Willow Park
The Willow Park City Council, in a special meeting on Tuesday, May 29, voted to deny the final plat for the apartments that were planned for Crown Pointe Boulevard.
The decision is the first to address the apartments since recent municipal elections changed the makeup of the council.
Only Councilmember Gene Martin voted against the denial and Mayor Marvin Glasgow admonished the council after the vote, pointing out that the city would now have to return a $250,000 deposit for water improvements from the prospective developer - Kyle Wilks.
For more on this story, look for the June 1 issue of The Community News.
Suchocki unseats Alderman in Willow Park
Aledo ISD Place 1 and 2 incumbents Jay Stringer and Johnny Campbell held on to their seats by large margins in tonight's school board elections.
Stringer defeated challenger Tracey Johnson 550 votes to 253. Campbell defeated challenger Richard Henderson 566-221.
The AISD Place 3 race to replace retiring board president Joe Dearing, Jr. is currently undecided. David Tillman received 307 votes to Gary Aguillard's 306. Tricia Haber received 236 votes. There are, however, eight mail-in ballots still outstanding which could play in Aguillard's favor. The final results will be certified before the next school board meeting on Monday, May 21.
Willow Park City Council
In the race for Willow Park City Council Place 4, Dan Stalling received 169 votes to 131 for Brian Thornburg.
Bernard Suchocki succeeded in unseating long-time board member Hale Alderman 194-120.
Annetta City Council
Larry Wood defeated Bill Lunsford 128-83 for Annetta Place 1. Bruce Moore won Place 2 over Mike Brasovan, 121-86.
Another apartment complex is being planned in the Willow Park area, Mayor Marvin Glasgow told the city council at the regular May meeting.
The location, across from the Willow Park Baptist Church at Bankhead Highway and Ranch House Road, is just outside the Willow Park City limits - but inside the CCN.
The location means that the city has little control to impose restrictions on the property, but will be legally required to provide water and sewer to the development.
For more on this story, see the May 11 issue of The Community News.
The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking public comment on a proposal made by the State of Texas to add the Circle Drive Groundwater Site to a list of National Priorities because of the health risks posed by a contamination of trichloroethene that was first discovered in 2006.
For more on this story, look for the March 16 issue of The Community News.
The City of Willow Park will consider the annexation of 23.189 acres adjacent to Willow Park Village at its regular meeting Tuesday, March 13 at 7 p.m.
No legal notice was received by The Community News to announce the annexation, which reports say would be developed for 80 or more single-family homes.
The Willow Park City Council meets at Willow Park City Hall, 516 Ranch House Road.
Esta Austin, a long-time resident of Willow Park, was sworn-in by Mayor Pro-Tem Gene Martin as an interim Councilmember in Place 4.
Austin's appointment fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Councilman Mark Hickerson on Feb. 17.
Martin said Hickerson's departure was a result of time constraints. He had been a councilmember for three years and a member of the Planning and Zoning Commitee for two years before that.
Austin's appointment will carry the council to the May 12 elections, when voters will decide on either Brian Thornburg or Daniel Stalling to be the new councilmember in Place 4.
Randy Keck/The Community News: Residents from the area visited the cafeteria at McCall Elementary School on Tuesday night, Jan. 24 to see the locations of the proposed ramp changes for Interstate 20. The west-bound exits for Ranch House Road and FM 5 are planned to be moved significantly westward.
More on the story can be found in the Jan. 27 issue of The Community News.
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will hold an open house public come-and-go meeting from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, at the McCall Elementary School Cafeteria to offer an opportunity to view and make comments on the proposed relocation of the exit ramps from westbound IH 20 to Ranch House Road (Exit 418) and westbound IH 20 to FM 5 (Exit 415).
Maps, drawings, and other information about the ramp relocations will be on display. Project personnel will be on hand to assist with orientation and interpretation of the displays and discuss the project.
All interested citizens are invited to attend this public meeting. A tape recorder will be available to document statements of those persons requesting to make oral comments. Written comments can be submitted at the meeting or mailed to the Texas Department of Transportation, Parker County Area Office at 1427 W. Bankhead, Weatherford, Texas 76086 on or before Feb. 3, 2012.
Willow Park’s bridge on Ranch House Rd. between Navajo Trail and Squaw Creek Rd. will be closed to thru traffic due to structural damage. The road closure will begin on Friday, Dec. 16 at 7 a.m. and continue until further notice. Ranch House Rd. detours will be posted for accessibility.
I. Call to Order
II. Quorum Check
IV. Pledge of Allegiance
V. Approval of Minutes
A. Regular Council Meeting of October 11, 2011
VI. Community Announcements
VII. Citizens Presentations
VII. Mayor's Update
IX. City Administrator Update
X. Planning and Zoning Update
XI. Old Business
A. Discussion/Action - To consider and take action on Ordinance No.___, an Ordinance changing and updating the Building Permit Fee Schedule to recover applicable administrative costs (Councilmember Podany)
XII. New Business
A. Discussion/Action - To consider and take action on a request to extend the hours of business operations according to Chapter 105 of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code (Mayor Glasgow)
Discussion/Action - To authorize the extension of the conditional certificate of occupancy to Carol S. Evans, dba DC Scrubs approved by Council on July 18, 2011 (Mayor Glasgow)
XVII. Recess To Executive Session
Pursuant to the Provision of Chapter 551, Government Code, Vernon's Texas Codes Annotated, in Accordance with Authority contained in...
A ... Section 551.071- Consultation with Attorney
1. Pending or Contemplated Litigation
2. Legal Advice from Counsel
B.... Section 551.074 - Personnel Matters
1. Performance of City Engineer or related staffing
Scope of work or contract options for City Engineer or related staffing
XVIII. Reconvene to Open Meeting