City of Willow Park
City of Willow ParkTonight's public hearing at the Willow Park Planning and Zoning Commission meeting has been canceled.
The commission was to discuss an area of the city behind the Brookshire's grocery store that involved the development of a high-end apartment complex. After an estimated 100 citizens were going to attend tonight's meeting opposing the apartments, the property owner, based in San Francisco, withdrew the application.
Willow Park Century 21 Realtor Paul Scharbach, who is handling the establishment of the land locally, said that pursuing the complex project and attending tonight's meeting would be like "walking into a bee hive."
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12:15 a.m.-No action taken in executive session. Meeting adjourned.
12:07 a.m.-Council remains in executive session.
10:04 p.m.-Council is in executive session.
9:57 p.m.-Brown moves to combine items I, J and K and take no action on the items and postponing them. Martin was to present the items.
9:55 p.m.-Council will have a workshop Nov. 8.
9:50 p.m.-Hawkins suggests a workshop for early November. The mayor says he would like to discuss certain items before they are voted upon in an actual meeting.
Dominic Genetti/The Community NewsWillow Park Mayor Ken Hawkins signs off on one of the many documents that finalizes the sale of the Deer Creek and Dyegard water systems to the cities of Hudson Oaks and Annetta.
Ownership becomes official Friday Oct. 1 at the start of the new fiscal year.
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10:19 p.m.-No action in Executive Session. Meeting adjourned.
9:35 p.m.-Motion passes. Council is in Executive Session.
9:33 p.m.-Hickerson makes the motion, Alderman seconds, for the finalization to move the sale forward.
9:31 p.m.-Council is discussing the acquisition of the Deer Creek and Dyegard water systems. The ETJ boundaries play a major role in the sale that is officially finalized on Oct. 1 (the first day of the 2010 fiscal year budget)
9:17 p.m.-Next item: Willow Park's extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ). Rider Scott is addressing the council.
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11:51p.m.-No action taken in executive session. Meeting adjourned.
10:46p.m. After short discussions, the council goes into executive session.
10:37p.m.-The Pyle and Fawcett additions are new developments coming to Willow Park. Hawkins just said that Gordon Swift is the engineer for the developer of that project who is out of San Francisco. Because Swift is also the Senior City Engineer, it would be a conflict of interest for him to review the plats on behalf of the city. Hawkins then raised questions as to how the city could afford a consulting engineer given next year's budget.
Willow Park City HallDue to the construction along Stagecoach Trail, Willow Park's annual celebration ParkFest has been cancelled. Sources tell The Community News that no other location could be found in the city to hold the event.
Steering Committee Member Kay Davis issued the following statement:
With deep regret members of the Willow Park ParkFest ’10 Steering Committee feel it is in the best interest of all involved to cancel ParkFest ’10 due to unforeseen circumstances beyond control. The original date was set for Saturday, October 9.
Willow Park City HallLess than a month after former Willow Park Planning and Zoning Secretary Becky Stokes was laid off because of "budget constraints," another layoff has come to Willow Park City Hall.
Deborah Hall, municipal court clerk, has been laid off effective the end of the 2009 fiscal year (Sept. 30), according to a reliable source speaking on the condition of anonymity.
Hall was made aware of her dismissal Tuesday afternoon.
Deputy Court Clerk Ester Diaz is expected to take over as municipal court clerk Oct. 1.
10:30 p.m. No action in executive session. Meeting adjourned.
9:44 p.m. No action taken on the use of two engineers. The council is in executive session. They are slated to discuss personnel matters.
9:23 p.m. Hawkins is defending City Engineer Gordon Swift in regard to talks of conflict of interest. Currently the city has been using another engineering firm to review Swift's work. The council is expected to discuss whether or not the use of another engineering firm is needed.
9:20 p.m. Council authorizes Hawkins to authorize Petty to move forward with water piping in a new developmental area along Bankhead Highway.
9:01 p.m. The council has decided to take no action on changing the salaried pay period schedule.
WILLOW PARK CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING
101 STAGECOACH TRAIL, WILLOW PARK, TEXAS 76087
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2010
IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE BUDGET WORKSHOP
I. Call to Order
II. Quorum Check
III. Invocation by
IV. Pledge of Allegiance
V. Community Announcements
VI. Citizen Presentations
VII. Mayor’s Update
6 city cooperation
VIII. New Business
A. Discussion/Action - To consider and take action on pay period policy of City of Willow Park (Mayor Hawkins)
B. Discussion/Action – To consider and take action on Willow crossing East construction or infrastructure project (Mayor Hawkins)
C. Discussion/Action – To consider and take action on having one Engineering Firm review other firm work (Mayor Hawkins)
IX. Recess To Executive Session
WILLOW PARK CITY COUNCIL WORKSHOP
101 STAGECOACH TRAIL, WILLOW PARK TX 76087
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 13, 2010 at 7:00 P.M.
1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call
3. Items for Discussion
A. Review of Budgets for all funds for Fiscal Years 2009-2010, 2010-2011 and
discussion of all matters pertaining thereto.
I certify that the above notice of the meeting was posted on the bulletin board at the Municipal Building of the City of Willow Park, Texas on the 10th of September 2010 at 5:00 P.M.
City of Willow Park