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Park and Rec welcomes new member

By Brandon Evans | Published Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Last Thursday Tim Richardson became the newest member of the Rhome Parks and Recreation Committee.

He was unanimously appointed after Robin Holmes turned in her resignation.

The Parks and Recreation Committee has been busy. Last month they organized the Pioneer Days festival. They are currently in the process of raising money through fundraiser events in the hopes of installing a splash pad at the Family Park located at 400 Virginia Lane.

The committee is also sponsoring an upcoming Trick or Treat from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, at the park.

CITY NOTES

  • The city council opted to not renew its membership with TEX-21. The organization describes itself as a “grassroots, national coalition made up of public and private entities that are committed to determining comprehensive solutions to the transportation challenges.”

    The organization is planning an upcoming fact-finding mission to the Panama Canal to hear Panamanian officials “share their passion for transportation excellence firsthand.”

    Rhome City Council saved $2,100 by deciding not to renew with the organization.

  • In order to make entry and exits safer at Chisholm Trail Middle School and Prairie View Elementary, the council voted to put up “no parking” signs for 20 feet on either side of front entrance driveways.
  • The council was unable to fulfill a request by developer Steve Moore to relinquish a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity (CCN) on a large area of property near Ramhorn Hill Road. A CCN is issued by Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), and authorizes a utility or municipality to provide continuous water and/or sewer service to a specific area.

    Request for changes to a CCN must go through TCEQ. Moore is working to put in a subdivision there that may eventually have up to 200 lots.

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