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Mayor schedules community forum

August 22, 2010 by Randy Keck

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.

Emails indicate violation

August 19, 2010 by Randy Keck

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.

According to the Texas Open Meetings Act, violations could be a misdemeanor offense punishable by a fine of no less than $100 or no more than $500, confinement in the county jail for not less than one month or more than six months, or both.

Click the link below for Hawkins' e-mail to the Willow Park City Council:

Willow Park Workshop Agenda August 16, 2010

August 16, 2010 by Randy Keck

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

4. Adjournment

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.

Yael Hoffman
City Secretary
City of Willow Park

Willow Park City Council August 16, 2010

August 16, 2010 by Randy Keck

MONDAY, AUGUST 16, at 7:00 P.M.


I. Call to Order

II. Quorum Check

III. Invocation

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)

Special City Council meeting in Willow Park tonight

August 9, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

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.

Councilman responds, proposes task force

August 5, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

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.

Area mayors follow Deen's lead

August 2, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

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.

Hawkins' Open Forum

July 23, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Mayors back out of proposal

July 23, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

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:

Mayor unedited Part I

July 19, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Sports Calendar

Tuesday, December 1

  • AHS Ladycats vs. Springtown at Aledo;

    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.
    JV, 5 p.m.
    9th, 5 p.m.

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