by Northlake Mayor Peter Dewing
Each month I will try to present at least two different topics that impact Northlake: The Good and Unpleasant. Here is the first attempt:
The Good: The Council approved the contract (under budget) to reconstruct Florance Rd from FM 407 to Strader Road. The contract to acquire the right of way to improve Cleveland-Gibbs Rd from just north of Westbridge Drive (Canyon Falls) to FM 1171 has been approved without any capital expenditure. The contract for water, sewer, and lighting improvements to Sam Lee Lane has been approved. Finally, the Town’s preliminary budget projections will keep the same tax rate that the Town has had for approximately 20 years.
The Unpleasant: Construction on Cleveland-Gibbs will not commence until all of right of way and easements are contacted and approved. We are still negotiating with the property owners; the delay is to ensure the Town spends your tax dollars efficiently and improves the road properly the first time; more to follow on this one, hopefully in the Good section.