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Road Closure Near Airport Gets Ok

The Eagle Lake City Council met Tuesday, June 14 to discuss the possible road closure of Connor Avenue, demolition of 12 properties and to pass several resolutions.

The Texas Department of Transportation, Aviation Division, has advised that in order to proceed with the 2016-2017 grants, they need assurance that Connor Avenue will be closed to public traffic as it lines up with the runway and the runway protection zone.

Although they are requesting the commitment now, the road may remain open to all traffic until approximately June of 2017, when the progress of the grant would require the closure.

This item was approved unanimously by the council.

A public hearing took place regarding 12 properties that have been recommended for condemnation due to the condition of the properties.

Four of these 12 houses were given an opportunity to repair. These properties include: 1101 Connor, 402 Maple, 904 East C Street and 618 Stephens.

These buildings must be repaired in conformance with the requirements of the City’s building codes or demolished and the debris removed withing 90 days.

If the building is not repaired or demolished and the debris removed within said 90 days, the City shall demolish the building at its expense and place a lien on the property to recover costs.

The property located at 509 First was included in a property tax foreclosure sale held on June 7 through the Central Appraisal District.

This property was purchased and since it has a new owner will have to go through the process of receiving notice of demolition.

Other Business

--A number of resolutions were passed by council involving property demolition. To read the full resolutions see the Classifieds on pages 6 - 9.

--Lucy Capps addressed the council to thank them for the successful capture of the three stray dogs reportedly killing cats within the city.

--Thomas Skidmore addressed the council regarding a prorated utility bill, specifically water usage.

The next regular meeting of the Eagle Lake City Council will take place Tuesday, June 28 at 7 p.m.   [-end of story-]


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