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EPA proposes cleanup of Circle Court groundwater site

March 13, 2012 by Katie Martinez

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.

City to consider annexation at Tuesday meeting

March 12, 2012 by Randy Keck

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.

New Councilmember sworn-in

March 8, 2012 by Katie Martinez

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.

Citizens view ramp proposal

January 25, 2012 by Randy Keck

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.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.

Willow Park exit ramp meeting Tuesday

January 23, 2012 by Randy Keck

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 bridge closed

December 15, 2011 by Randy Keck

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.

Willow Park City Council Meeting November 7, 2011

November 6, 2011 by Randy Keck

AGENDA

I. Call to Order

II. Quorum Check

III. Invocation

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

Willow Park City Council Special Meeting Sept. 26, 2011

September 25, 2011 by Randy Keck

WILLOW PARK CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING
516 RANCH HOUSE ROAD WILLOW PARK, TEXAS 76087
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2011 AT 6:30 P.M.

AGENDA

I. Call to Order

II. Quorum Check

III. Invocation

IV. Pledge of Allegiance

V. Recess to Public Hearing

VI. Public Hearing on the Fiscal Year 2011-2012 Budget Pursuant to
Published Notice and Council Announcement September 19, 2011
Conclude Public Hearing

VII. Reconvene to Open Meeting

VIII .New Business
A. Discussion/Action – to consider and take action on disbursement of funds remaining in the Tourism Fund (Mayor Pro-tem Martin)

B. Discussion/Action – To consider and take action on request for funding from the Tourism Fund for the East Parker Library (Mary Lane)

Willow Park City Council Agenda August 15, 2011

August 12, 2011 by Randy Keck

WILLOW PARK CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING
516 RANCH HOUSE ROAD WILLOW PARK, TEXAS 76087
MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2011 AT 6:30 PM

I. Call to Order

II. Quorum Check

III. Invocation

IV. Pledge of Allegiance

V. Approval of Minutes
A. Regular Council Meeting of July 18, 2011
VI. Community Announcements

VII. Recess to Public Hearing
An application to rezone a 26.16 acre tract of land situated in the Wesley Franklin Survey, Abstract No. 468, City of Willow Park, Parker County, Texas and being a part of the Mit-Mar Land, LP tract as recorded in Volume 2630, Page 1889, Deed Records Parker Count, Texas
VIII. Close Public Hearing

IX. Reconvene to Open Meeting

X. Citizens Presentations

XI. Mayor's Update

XII. City Administrator's Update

City moves to Stage 5 rationing

August 3, 2011 by Randy Keck

From the City of Willow Park
The City of Willow Park has issued a stage 5 water restriction due to the extreme drought conditions we are experiencing. These conditions continue to lower the aquifer levels and are contributing to the loss of our reserves. Stage 5 restrictions are as follows: outside watering is prohibited at all times. Customers in violation will be issued a citation of up to $500 dollars. Stage 5 restrictions are effective immediately and will resume until our reserves have recovered. Thank you for your efforts to conserve water.

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