The Transfer Station Meeting at the Aledo Community Center is over. Attorneys have set future dates to move forward with the legal proceedings.
Aledo Mayor Kit Marshall and Willow Park Mayor Ken Hawkins have been officially been denied party status, Judge Richard R. Wilfong said.
Party status is when certain witnesses are approved to present things such as evidence and discovery at a later official hearing. Thus far land/property owners near the proposed transfer station site have been granted party status along with the Aledo ISD.
Keep checking community-news.com for the full story when it becomes available. You can also read it in the print edition Friday morning.
The first phase of a contested case hearing regarding Republic Waste's proposed waste transfer station in east Parker County will be held Wednesday, March 10 at 10 a.m. in the Aledo Community Center.
Republic Waste applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for a permit to build the Waste Transfer Station on Nu Energy Drive between Bankhead Hwy. and I-20 in 2008. The TCEQ ruled that Republic has met all technical requirements to be issued a preliminary permit.
Because of the proposed facility's proximity to Aledo High School and athletic complex, as well as proximity to other educational outlets, residents and public officials have protested the location of the facility. Parker County Judge Mark Riley, the Aledo Independent School District and the City of Aledo have all fought the application, so far to no avail.
The Wednesday hearing is the next step in the process for those who oppose the waste transfer station.
Weatherford, Texas 76086
BE IT KNOWN, the HONORABLE COMMISSIONERS COURT of PARKER COUNTY, TEXAS, will
convene in a SPECIAL MEETING at 9:00 A.M. on WEDNESDAY the 10th of MARCH in the
COMMISSIONERS COURTROOM on the FIRST FLOOR of the COURTHOUSE, ONE COURTHOUSE
SQUARE, WEATHERFORD, TEXAS,
TO CONSIDER, DISCUSS AND/OR ACT UPON THE FOLLOWING AGENDA ITEMS:
1. Approval of Final Plat:
a. For a subdivision to be known as Porter Subdivision, located on Naibara Trail in Precinct #2.
(Commissioner Brinkley/Leslie Coufal)
b. For a subdivision to be known as Stegall Estates, located on FM 51 in Precinct #2. (Commission
a. To begin the revision of Deer Ridge Estates, Phase 2, Block 2, Lots 22 & 23, located on Blacktail
Lane in Precinct #1. (Commissioner Conley/Leslie Coufal).
Weatherford, Texas 76086
BE IT KNOWN, the HONORABLE COMMISSIONERS COURT of PARKER COUNTY, TEXAS, will convene in a
REGULAR MEETING at 9:00 A.M. on MONDAY the 8th of MARCH 2010 in theCOMMISSIONERS
COURTROOM on the FIRST FLOOR of the COURTHOUSE, ONE COURTHOUSE SQUARE, WEATHERFORD,
TO CONSIDER, DISCUSS AND/OR ACT UPON THE FOLLOWING AGENDA ITEMS:
ROUTINE BUSINESS: (a.) Certification of revenues as presented by the auditor; (b). Line item budget adjustments as presented by the auditor; (c.) payment of routine bills as presented by the auditor; (d.) prior approval/disapproval of purchases; (e.) approval of payroll, payments for insurance, retirement; (f.) report from County Treasurer on balances of all funds “1 thru 999”; (g.) accept, renew or reject bids; (h.) authorization to advertise bids for purchases as listed; (i.) accept or release pledged securities.
g. ACCEPT, RENEW, OR REJECT BIDS: (Deena Nichols/Judge Riley)
1. TB09 2.12 Poolville Cutoff Road & Intersection (2.02/2.04/2.08).
a. Update on Transportation Bond implementation.(Judge Riley)
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
March 11, 2010
A meeting of the Board of Trustees of Weatherford College will be held on Thursday, March 11, 2010, beginning at 2 p.m. in the Strain Room of the Doss Student Center, located at 225 College Park Drive, Weatherford, Texas, to consider and act on the following agenda:
1. Call to Order and Invocation
2. Open Forum for Individuals Not on the Agenda
3. President’s Report
4. Approval of Minutes from February 11, 2010
5. Consideration and Possible Action: 2010-11 Tuition and Fees
6. Consideration and Possible Action: Budget/Facilities Workshop
7. Consideration and Possible Action: Policy Update DEC Local
8. Consideration and Possible Action: Policy Update DED Local
a. Financial Reports Ending January 31, 2010
b. Infrastructure Report
c. WC Foundation Annual Report
d. Program Review: Education and Learning Resources
10. Future Agenda Items or Meetings:
a. Wise County Academic Master Plan
b. Student Services Report on One-Stop-Shop
c. Title IX Update
Photo courtesy of Weatherford College Oak Leaf Yearbook staff
Weatherford College rodeo athlete Reese Riemer competes in a recent rodeo.
Special to The Community News
Many of the top college rodeo athletes in the nation will be in Weatherford Thursday through Saturday, March 4-6 for the WC National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA) Rodeo at the Parker County Sheriff’s Posse Grounds.
The Thursday event begins at 5 p.m.; Friday and Saturday’s performances begin at 7 p.m.
“After driving to Portales, Alpine, Borger and Vernon in the fall, it’s nice to start the spring at home,” said Mike Brown, WC head rodeo coach. “You’ll see some of the best talent in America. Many of these kids will be on the pro circuit after college.”
Fans will see bull riding, barrel racing, tie down roping, team roping, saddle bronc riding, bareback riding, steer wrestling, breakaway roping and goat tying.
The public is invited to a Candidate Forum for Parker County offices at the monthly luncheon meeting of the Parker County Republican Women. This forum had been planned for Feb. 11 but was postponed due to bad weather.
This rescheduled forum will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 19, at the Doss Heritage Center in Weatherford.
Forum will have candidates featured in the contested local races. This will include County Judge, Precinct 2 Commissioner, Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4 Commissioner, and Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace. Each candidate will be given two minutes to discuss his or her qualifications and platform.
For reservations call Nancy Klein at 817-683-1551 or email to ParkerCoRepublicanWomenRSVP@gmai.com.
Three people are seeking the job of Justice of the Peace for Parker County Precinct 4: Lynn Marie Johnson, Ron Miller, and Melvin Simons. All are running on the Republican ticket.
Johnson is a licensed attorney and is an equity owner in Law, Snakard & Gambill, P.C. Plus, she and her husband have a cow-calf ranching operation. Johnson also volunteers in several organizations, including Aledo Children’s AdvoCats, and she was on the committee that started the East Parker County Ten Court.
Miller is the principal of the Aledo ISD Learning Center. He has worked as a teacher, coach, counselor, and assistant principal on the high school level.
Simons, the race’s incumbent, has worked as the Justice of the Peace for Precinct 4 for the past 11 years.
Here are their responses:
Why do you want to be Justice of the Peace for Precinct 4?
Three people are seeking the County Commissioner job for Parker County Precinct 4: Dusty Renfro, Mason Wallis, and Jorden Wood. All are running on the Republican ticket.
Renfro is owner of GRIDIRON CAPITAL, LLC, a commercial real estate investments and development company. He has been a principal with NAI Huff Partrners and director for NAI Stoneleigh Huff Brous McDowell. Renfro has also served on the board of directors for BBVA Compass Bank, Weatherford.
Wallis is president of FRWS Inc., and has owned a sand and gravel business and was an equipment dealer.
Wood is an investor in real estate, oil, and gas and is serving on several boards of directors, including the Brazos Electric Co-op in Waco and Tri-County Electric Co-op in Azle. For eight years he was owner and general manager of Physical Therapy and Rehab in Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio, and Waco.
Here are the responses offered by the candidates to a questionnaire from The Community News.
Why do you want to be County Commissioner for Precinct 4?
Renfro: I want to serve my community and make it a better place for our children and the good people of Parker County.
Two people are seeking the County Judge for Parker County position: Cary McKay and Mark Riley. Both are on the Republican ticket.
McKay is a small business owner. Previous jobs that will assist in the position of county judge include being a business owner and real estate professional, and a business intern for Chick-Fil-A corporate.
Riley is the incumbent in the race. He has served as Parker County Judge for 11 years and Precinct 4 Commissioner from 1987-1994 and did not seek re-election. He was President of Weatherford Chamber of Commerce when elected County Judge in 1998. “I have extensive Judicial training and preside over Probate Court including guardianships and mental competency hearings. My background before holding elected office was in media,” he said.
Following are the questions posted to the two candidates and their responses:
Why do you want to be Parker county Judge?