by Eric Matthews, Councilman, Place 2
I received an email from the City Manager’s Office stating that TXDOT will be depositing funds in the amount of $745,514.31 electronically into the City of Weatherford Bank Account. This is reimbursement of some of the money we will be receiving in accordance with the Pass Through Toll Agreement for our roads.
This is great news for our City. The expeditious processing of this reimbursement would not have been possible had it not been for the hard work of your City Staff and City Council behind the scenes. The City Council and the City Staff will continue to ensure as our roads are completed that reimbursements from TxDOT in accordance with our agreement with TxDOT continue to be done in a timely manner until full reimbursement under the agreement has been received.
Keeping your taxes low and our city debt to a manageable level is our #1 priority for Weatherford.
Thanks for all your patience and support during this process.
by Sid Johnson
South Main from Bethel Road/College Park Drive to IH-20 reconstruction problem:
At the Weatherford City Council Meeting Tuesday December 14, 2010, 6:30 p.m., the next to last item on the agenda (the policy of this Council is to put off residents/taxpayers until the very last) was a discussion with residents/taxpayers, business persons/tax generators and the City Council/paid city staff concerning problems with the proposed construction of the afore-mentioned section of South Main.
The businesses’ concern is a raised center median in the roadway to restrict vehicles turning across the street to gain access to the businesses. The problem is not no left turns but the very limited number of left turns planned. Residents/taxpayers want more turns for easier access to the businesses on either side of South Main, whether traveling north or south. Business operators need access for customers to be able to patronize their businesses.
Our current Mayor did not seem to be overly concerned about this perceived problem. He reminded those in attendance this South Main project has been on-going since 2006. His only reply to those asking about changes or making suggestions: “Did you attend any of the public hearings in 2007 about this project?” Continue reading →
Private firm reaps extra profits from transportation contracts
by DAVID SCHECHTER / WFAA-TV
Posted on February 11, 2010 at 10:55 PM