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Highland Village council approves new subdivision

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The Highland Village City Council on July 22 unanimously approved the preliminary plat for a new single-family subdivision.

The proposed development is 18.708 acres along and east of Sellmeyer Lane south of Wichita Forest.

The developer and owner, Jaramco Investments, Inc., proposes 39 residential lots, six common areas, a ten-foot wide extension of City Trail and sidewalks through the subdivision. The development will maintain its current zoning of SF-10.  The preliminary plat also includes a second access into the proposed subdivision with the dedication of a public street over land presently owned by the city.

The preliminary plat and tree plan was presented to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and the Planning & Zoning Commission and approved unanimously by both entities. Council and staff will continue discussion with the property owner and developer to address final platting, drainage, safe access and roadway systems.

Also at the meeting, council approved a resolution establishing Independent Bank as the city’s depository. Independent Bank met all the criteria to serve as the city’s bank depository. Independent Bank has been in Highland Village for 16 years.

During the Mayor’s announcements, Mayor Pro Tem Michelle Schwolert recognized winners of the Highland Village Lions Club Poster contest. The winners, students at Highland Village schools, submitted poster drawings depicting the 27th Annual Balloon Festival. The festival will take place the weekend of August 15-17 at Unity Park in Highland Village. Event details can be found at www.lionsballoonfest.com.

The City Secretary’s office is accepting applications for boards and commissions to serve as advisory groups to Council and staff. The City Secretary’s Office accepts applications from interested citizens who would like to volunteer their time to the City.  All volunteers must be residents of Highland Village and qualified voters. All applications are considered by City Council when they make their annual appointments in September.  Applications are available on the City website and must be returned to the City Secretary by August 15, 2014.

The HVTV Update informed residents of the Highland Village Lions Club Balloon Festival, Kids Kamp, and the call for applications for appointment to boards and commissions. The HVBA Spotlight video focused on NTX Family Fitness.

The City Council early work session is now available on HVTV (Time Warner 15; Verizon 43) and via the website streaming by clicking HVTV. The meetings are also available for on-demand viewing on the city website.

Source: City of Highland Village

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