Yesterday afternoon was a little interesting. First, because a child was hit at the corner of Brown and Collins a school crossing was proposed and passed on the first reading. My concern about this crossing is that traffic would be limited to 35 mph north of Brown on Collins all the time, even when the school zone is not in affect. This concerned me because Collins/Brown is a major thoroughfare in our city, and I didn’t want to see further congestion in
. Normally changing this wouldn’t be a big deal, but since FM 157 is a state road, then we have to comply with state regulations. I coupled our efforts with the traffic staff and we were able to remedy this situation, while complying with state regulation, without much change. Arlington
The second item of interest is that I put the subject of a senior recreation center on the floor as a future agenda item. What I am trying to accomplish is to put this subject to the voters on the May 2015 ballot. Funding for this center would be a 1/8th or 1/4 cent sales tax increase. This would allow the center to be paid off in 3 yrs. or 1 ½ yrs. respectively. The Citizen’s Bond Committee had little interest in this subject because it was not on the Parks Master Plan and of course who presents to that committee, Parks and Recreation. So I will try to get this subject on the ballot for the people to decide if they want a facility like the
Summit in . I want you to know about this subject and get organized and vocal if this addition to our community interests you. Grand Prairie
Last night there was an issue concerning a storage facility in the south 360 area. Planning and Zoning put certain stipulations on the development and Councilman Shepard added to that list. The vote was unanimous with the stipulations in place, however it is unclear whether the applicant will want to comply with those requests.
There will be a budget town hall meeting this Thursday night at the South Police Station at 6:00. I suggest that anyone who is passionate about next year’s budget be there so that our City Manager Trey Yelverton can explain the budget and answer all of your questions.