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Wilson County alleges ‘Grande’ silence from FEDC
Wilson County NewsAugust 15, 2012 | 1,500 views | 3 comments
Challenges related to the Floresville Economic Development Corp.’s (FEDC) El Rancho Grande Industrial Park continue for the Wilson County Development Review Committee and the FEDC. Following the committee’s Aug. 2 meeting, Chairman Edwin Baker said the problem is the “lack of paperwork being submitted” by the corporation with regard to drainage.
Storm water runoff was one of several concerns raised by the committee at its May 8 meeting, when FEDC Executive Director Jesse Perez was informed that the corporation must have a drainage study performed. This is because the county has a “zero impact” rule that prohibits any new development from increasing area storm water flow. The results of the study would determine whether a detention or retention pond will need to be dug at El Rancho Grande.
Despite the lack of paperwork being submitted, construction of buildings and roads within the more-than-300-acre complex on F.M. 537 continues. This is why Baker said the committee decided to refer the issue to the Wilson County Commissioners Court for further action.
Perez was unavailable for comment as of press time Aug. 13.
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