City of Willow Park
Willow Park Mayor Ken Hawkins has scheduled an open forum on Tuesday, Willow Park City HallAug. 24. He plans to explain Willow Park's budget situation, update residents on Stagecoach Trail construction, and to address e-mails that were sent to and from council members during the time the city was negotiating to sell Deer Creek Waterworks. The forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Willow Park City Hall.
Ken HawkinsIn an e-mail sent to the members of the Willow Park City Council, obtained by The Community News through a public information request, Hawkins told the entire quorum on June 4, 2009; “I am afraid that we are not yet comparing apples to apples” in regards to the Deer Creek and Dyegard (spelled Digard in the e-mail) water systems.
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Click the link below for Hawkins' e-mail to the Willow Park City Council:
WILLOW PARK CITY COUNCIL WORKSHOP
516 RANCH HOUSE ROAD, WILLOW PARK TX 76087
MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 2010 at 6:00 P.M.
1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call
3. Items for Discussion
Review of Budgets for all funds for Fiscal Years 2009-2010, 2010-2011 and discussion of all matters pertaining thereto.
Review of municipal court fees
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 13th of August 2010 at 5:00 P.M.
City of Willow Park
WILLOW PARK CITY COUNCIL
516 RANCH HOUSE ROAD, WILLOW PARK, TEXAS 76087
MONDAY, AUGUST 16, at 7:00 P.M.
I. Call to Order
II. Quorum Check
IV. Pledge of Allegiance
V. Community Announcements
VI. Citizen Presentation
VII. Approval of Minutes
Regular City Council Meeting of July, 19 2010
Special City Council meeting of August, 9 2010
VIII. Mayor’s Update
Pitchfork Road Extension, Regional Wastewater Plant, Stagecoach Reconstruction, and Mayor’s Open Forum, and the ETJ boundary adjustments.
IX. New Business
A. Discussion/Action – To consider ant take action on appointment of David Fritz to the planning and zoning commission (Richard Neverdousky)
The Willow Park City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. tonight at city hall for seven agenda items and mayor's update from Ken Hawkins.
Amongst the number of new business items on tonight's agenda the council will consider assigning another attorney to the city's Planning and Zoning Commission, signage in construction zones, and a weight limit for Ranch House Road.
According to the agenda, Hawkins will have updates on the the city's extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) boundaries and surface water negotiations with the City of Fort Worth.
Bill YoungWeeks after Willow Park Mayor Ken Hawkins proposed that the six cities of East Parker County unite under one municipality with the Aledo name, another proposal has come forward.
Hudson Oaks City Councilman Bill Young, who Hawkins mentioned as a supporter at the town hall meeting last week, has written a full response to Hawkins' united cities proposal and is proposing a separate plan for the assumed growth coming to Aledo, Hudson Oaks, the Annettas and Willow Park.
Dominic Genetti/The Community News: Hudson Oaks Mayor Pat Deen was the first mayor to back out of the united cities proposal made by Mayor Ken Hawkins of Willow Park. The plan calls for the uniting of the six cities of East Parker County; Aledo, Hudson Oaks, the Annettas and Willow Park.
Six days after Willow Park Mayor Ken Hawkins officially proposed to the public that the six cities of East Parker County merge and become one, three area mayors have confirmed that they want their cities removed from discussions.
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: