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Sale of water systems finally completed

January 18, 2010 by Lori Cope

Deer Creek Waterworks System and Dyegard Water System in eastern Parker County have new owners now that the final agreement to dissolve a five-year conflict has been signed by all parties.

A court-ordered mediation on Nov. 13 generated the final agreement, but further conflicts stalled the signing of the document.

The coalition of cities and water system ratepayers that had sued the City of Willow Park over the water systems had signed a final agreement on Dec. 11, but interjected clauses not cleared by the City of Willow Park kept a completed transaction at bay. On Jan. 15, Willow Park Mayor Ken Hawkins said with the clauses were cleared and he signed the agreement document.

The agreement has The City of Willow Park selling the Deer Creek Waterworks System to the City of Annetta for $6.1 million plus cash in the Enterprise Funds held by Willow Park, and Dyegard Water System and the portion of the ETJ in the Dyegard’s CCN area of service to the City of Hudson Oaks for $2.8 million plus cash in the Enterprise Fund.

With the agreement, the ratepayers and coalition of cities have agreed to dismiss all Texas Commission on Environmental Quality cases and lawsuits against the City of Willow Park.

The final agreement stipulates the water system purchasers escrow $150,000 with American Title Company as earnest money that would not refundable if the transaction does not close for any reason by fault of either purchaser.

Comments

About time!

January 18, 2010 by aledoneighbor, 4 years 47 weeks ago
Comment: 8

I am glad to see that the Mayor of Willow Park finally made good on what he promised. After the mediation was finalized, and he agreed to the terms, he wrote a long piece in the newspaper that was obviously intended to portray himself as the "good guy" in the entire deal - only trying to look out for the poor people in Willow Park - when in fact, it was HIS actions that had continued to drag out the settlement. It was also filled with biblical references and talk about answered prayers - again, intended to paint himself as a godly man just trying to do the right thing. And then, he had the AUDACITY to refuse to sign the agreement that EVERY OTHER mayor had signed and had stated that it was IN FACT what had been agreed upon. There are many wonderful, Christian men and women in this county, who truly do the right thing, and don't want public attention for it. Maybe they can find one to serve as their Mayor next time around.

Sports Calendar

Friday, December 19

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Joshua at Aledo High School, A 8 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 6:30 p.m., *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Joshua at Aledo High School, Freshmen 6:30 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 8 p.m., *District Game

Monday, December 29

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Moritz Auto Group Holiday Classic, Aledo

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at Fibermax Caprock Classic, Lubbock

Friday, January 2

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Maypearl at Aledo High School, A 4:00 pm and JV 5:30 pm.

Saturday, January 3

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Joshua/Cleburne (Dark) at Cleburne, B 12:00 pm.

  • Aledo Soccer Alumni Game at Bearcat Stadium, Ladycats 12:00 pm and Bearcats 2:00 pm.

Tuesday, January 6

  • Aledo Bearcats at Burleson Centennial, JV 5:00 pm, Varsity 6:30 pm and A 8:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats at Burleson Centennial, JV 5:00 pm, Freshmen 6:30 pm and Varsity 8:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats at Boswell, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm.

Thursday, January 8

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Waxahachie 287 Tournament

  • Aledo Ladycats vs The Colony at Waxahachie Tournament, 7:30 pm. January 9 & 10 opponenet and time TBA.

  • Aledo Middle School Ladycats at Brewer. 7th Grade C 5:00 pm, B 6:00 pm and A 7:00 pm. 8th Grade C 5:00 pm, B 6:00 pm and A 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Middle School Bearcats vs Brewer Middle School. 7th at Aledo Gym 1, C 5:00 pm, B 6:00 pm and A 7:00 pm. 8th at Aledo MPC, C 5:00 pm, B 6:00 pm and A 7:00 pm. *District Game

Friday, January 9

  • Aledo Middle School Bearcats 7th & 8th A at Azle Junior High School Tournament.

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