In an e-mail to Willow Park Mayor Ken Hawkins, the mayors of the cities of East Parker County and the media, Hudson Oaks Mayor Pat Deen is officially backing his city out of any discussions to merge Aledo, Hudson Oaks, Willow Park and the Annettas.
"The primary reason is the concern for the impact of property taxes, when we already have exceptional services provided to our residents without the need for property taxes," Deen said in his e-mail.
Following the Aledo City Council meeting Thursday night, Aledo Mayor Kit Marshall said she will not partake in any regional meetings that involve the merging of the six cities.
Hawkins said he will still advocate and lobby for his proposal.
Click to watch a video report on Hawkins' open forum:
Willow Park Mayor Ken Hawkins says the region would benefit if the six cities of East Parker County join and become one. The idea is causing mixed reviews and raising a lot of questions. Watch the video below and get the full story.
A dispute over a speeding ticket issued in Willow Park two months ago may or may not be going to trial.
Ashlee Michelle Mitchell, a Weatherford ISD school bus driver for Durham School Services, was ticketed for driving her bus 22 mph over the speed limit while on duty in Willow Park. According to court documents, children were on the bus when Mitchell was stopped by police.
Sources at Willow Park City Hall said it's not clear whether or not the children on the bus were students.
Mitchell will meet with Willow Park City Prosecutor Jim Minter tonight in municipal court. She could either take a plea deal which would put points on her chauffeur's license and cause her to pay a total of $173.10 in fees and fines or she could choose to take the case to court.
1-20 accident: A Willow Park firefighter cleans debris following an afternoon accident along I-20 near the Lake Weatherford exit Wednesday.
No one was injured in a three-car accident along eastbound Interstate-20 yesterday when a Ford Mustang did not stop in time while traveling in a construction zone.
The accident occurred near exit 415 (the Lake Weatherford exit) when the driver of a Ford Mustang slammed into the rear of a Chevrolet Avalanche which in turn sent the pickup into the pickup in front of it.
According to Willow Park Police Chief Brad Johnson, traffic was stop and go due to construction and the driver of the Mustang could not stop in time as traffic came to a halt.
An ordinance providing for the amendment of Chapter 2, “Animal Control” and Chapter 9, “subdivision” by amending certain articles, definitions, and sections to provide for the adequate and efficient enforcement of animal control laws by the city of Willow Park, Texas; and providing for publication and an effective date.
All Ordinances are available to be read in full at the City of Willow Park Municipal Complex, 516 Ranch House Road, Willow Park, Texas 76087
Yael Hoffman, City Secretary
City of Willow Park 06/18/2010