With summer quickly approaching, Bartonville will be busy with many different projects. One of the largest projects we have committed to is the reconstruction of a major thoroughfare, West Jeter Rd (from Gibbons to Frenchtown). This street improvement project is being completed with additional assistance from County Commissioner Andy Eads; we are always thankful for him and his staff’s willingness to help Bartonville. We anticipate bidding this large scale project in late June.
The past month also brought the grand opening of the Kroger Marketplace located at 3400 FM 407 E. Kroger and their staff have been great neighbors to the town and we look forward to working with them for many years to come. With the increase in expected vehicular and pedestrian traffic, town staff and residents contacted TxDOT requesting a pedestrian crosswalk be installed to provide safe travel across FM 407. I am pleased to announce that plans for the crosswalk have been approved and we look forward to having a safe pedestrian intersection for our residents and visitors alike.
Kuddos to Officer Bobby Dowell and the Bartonville Police Department for securing a $25,000 grant from the CoServ Charitable Foundation to install new L3 Mobile Video Systems in our police patrol vehicles. This is a tremendous savings and benefit to the town. We are thankful for the hard work and dedication our officers provide our residents and businesses day in and day out.
I would also like to take the opportunity to congratulate council members Langford, Sams and Traylor on their election to the Bartonville Town Council. It has been a pleasure serving our community together; the town has benefited greatly from your wisdom and experience.
Enjoy the summer and stay safe!