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March 7, 2012 | 2,112 views | 15 comments

POTH -- As a possible solution to slow down traffic on Sutherland Street, Poth Police Chief Lambert Jendrzey has proposed the installation of a four-way stop at the intersection of Sutherland and Carroll streets. The proposal was made to the Poth City Council during its Feb. 21 meeting, according to Mayor Travis Pruski after the meeting.

With reduced visibility on the corner caused by the new Hunt Oil building, the stop is a way to protect drivers, mainly those on Carroll Street, who might not be seen.

The chief also suggested adding a stop next to the elementary school several blocks over. This would redirect traffic to Dickson Street and then to F.M. 541 to the traffic light, so traffic won’t flood directly onto U.S. 181, Jendrzey said.

The council did not act on the proposals, taking them under advisement, with possible action at a later date.

Continuing to address the needs of the growing community, the council set a workshop to discuss a project to renovate the streets of Poth, specifically to address potential repair issues on Voges Street. The workshop will allow residents to give input regarding pavement needs and insight into drainage issues.

“That’s our last big fish to fry,” Mayor Pruski said of the street updates. The Voges Street repairs are expected to be among the last in the project.

A completion date for the project has not been set. The city will engineer plans for updates with the information collected during the workshop; work may not start this summer. The workshop will take place at 6 p.m. April 16, an hour before the scheduled council meeting.

In the final steps to prepare for the upcoming elections, the council approved to formally join its election with that of the Poth Independent School District (ISD) board of trustees. This will allow both entities to cut down on the costs of equipment rental.

Although previously discussed by the council and Poth ISD, the Wilson Memorial Hospital Board will not join forces with them this year, as no election is due for members. The hospital board intends to share costs next time with the other two entities.

Whether an election takes place is dependent upon citizens applying for places on the ballot. The deadline to apply was March 5.

If an election is held, balloting will take place in the Poth ISD administration building instead of City Hall.
 

Your Opinions and Comments

 
Be Careful  
Floresville, TX  
March 12, 2012 6:33pm
 
Who-asked you, are sure you don't want a convention center or community ball or whatever the nitwits decided to call it. When events are held there and advertised in the paper I think I have seen at least 4 different names for ... More ›

 
Who—Asked You  
POTHole, Tx  
March 12, 2012 1:59pm
 
...lol...well, i guess there is no harm in that...i will start with the name game today; my kids would love that. I've done that - pictures, emails, the surveys in our water bill. And you are correct in saying that they are ... More ›

 
T-Bone Pickens  
Poth  
March 12, 2012 1:49pm
 
I guess you two must have moved here from somewhere else. Potholes are a way of life in Poth. Heck we used to name them - el grande, muy grande, super grande, rio grande, grand canyon grande... Anyway, your best bet is ... More ›

 
Citizen of wilson co.  
Wilson  
March 12, 2012 1:21pm
 
I agree Who-Asked You. I'd rather stay where I am, deal with the Feakin POTHOLES....Just like anywhere you live there's always ignorance and they eat @ Circle G where incidentally there are cockroaches.

 
Who—Asked You  
POTHole, Tx  
March 12, 2012 1:09pm
 
T-Bone...FYI ferrr jewww....been there..done that. Still, just get some potholes filled, some not. Oh, I did get a promise once...no, no...maybe just false hope that the subdivision would get paved this year. Maybe my next step ... More ›

 
T-Bone Pickens  
Poth  
March 12, 2012 12:26pm
 
You should focus your attention on Buck. Wait, another cool nickname. The buck stops with Buck. Nanner is just an Indian. Buck is the Chief. Thank you to Buck and Nanner for keeping the potholes around my ritzy neighborhood ... More ›

 
Who—Asked You  
POTHole, Tx  
March 12, 2012 12:11pm
 
Nanerd....Nanner...whatevvver his name is...Richter subdivision is full of potholes and when Nanner Bannaner and his crew fill them...it seems they too play "pothole ditch". I've never seemed to figure out their ... More ›

 
T-Bone Pickens  
Poth  
March 12, 2012 10:01am
 
Jerilee - its Nanner. Its a hybrid of banana. Such as Nanner Bananer. Peanut spent a lot of time coming up with this nickname. To get a nickname to stick in Poth and K-Town for 30+ years puts him in the same league as Justo, ... More ›

 
Jerilee  
Poth  
March 10, 2012 7:02pm
 
Poth has potholes everywhere all around town and its an ongoing issue that seems to never get fixed properly. The walking trail isn't perfect either, I'm on the trail about everyday and have to let Nanerd know about the sink ... More ›

 
The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
March 10, 2012 2:56pm
 
Calm down. Go up to the citypark and watch a free movie and then take a walk in the linear park on the walking path or go to the city park and watch the retaining wall being built for that walking path. See. No potholes. You ... More ›

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