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Section A: General News


Eagle Ford: Commissioners seek to resolve dispute with FEDC


Eagle Ford: Commissioners seek to resolve dispute with FEDC
Wilson County Judge Marvin Quinney (left) presents a plaque to Dennis Hale of the Texas AgriLife Extension Service Aug. 27 in recognition of Hale’s retirement, which is effective Aug. 31.


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Wilson County News
August 29, 2012
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The Wilson County Commissioners Court is headed to alternate dispute resolution with the Floresville Economic Development Corp. (FEDC), following a unanimous vote by the commissioners at their Aug. 27 meeting.

County Attorney Russell Wilson recommended the commissioners either take this step or pursue litigation against the FEDC for ongoing non-compliance issues at the El Rancho Grande Industrial Park on F.M. 537. The park has been a bone of contention for the Wilson County Development Review Committee, which required that the corporation perform tasks at the park including the completion of a drainage study, the installation of roads, and the installation of a turning lane on F.M. 537.

Wilson said despite this, the corporation continues to sell property at the park, and allow construction of buildings there. On May 8, FEDC Executive Director Jesse Perez told the committee that drainage studies -- which are necessary to determine whether the proposed development at the park will have any negative impact to those downstream -- would be completed in 30 days. The county has received no correspondence that would indicate that the studies have been performed.

“They haven’t been fulfilling their promises,” said Wilson County Pct. 2 Commissioner Paul Pfeil.

Also during the meeting, the commissioners:

•Presented plaques to Dennis Hale of the Texas AgriLife Extension Office and former Wilson County Jail cook Grace Roth upon their retirements.

•Met in closed session with Howard Berger and Library Director Nicki Stohr regarding property negotiations related to the possible expansion of the Sam Fore Jr. Wilson County Public Library. No action was taken and no further information was made public as of press time Aug. 27.

•Witnessed as tokens of recognition were presented to Wilson County Sheriff Joe D. Tackitt Jr. and Pct. 1 Commissioner Albert Gamez Jr. by Fire Chief Ed Schriber and Emergency Medical Services Coordinator Shirley Schriber of the Eagle Creek Volunteer Emergency Services. The Schribers are retiring after more than 20 years of service Aug. 31.

•Set Oct. 8 as the date of a public hearing related to a takings impact assessment of regulating leased housing parks -- cabins -- as subdivisions.

**Wilson County Commissioners Court, Aug. 27 meeting
In attendance: Wilson County Judge Marvin Quinney and commissioners Albert Gamez Jr., Paul Pfeil, Ricky Morales, and Larry Wiley; County Clerk Eva Martinez, County Attorney Russell Wilson, interim County Auditor Verna Gorzell, Wilson County Sheriff Joe D. Tackitt Jr., County Treasurer Jan Hartl, Coordinator Edwin Baker of the Wilson County Health and Public Safety Office, Coordinator LeAnn Hosek of the Wilson County Emergency Management Agency, Library Director Nicki Stohr of the Sam Fore Jr. Wilson County Public Library, Assistant County Auditor Kristin Labus, and Pct. 3 Justice of the Peace Jim Burdette.
 

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The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
August 31, 2012 1:13pm
 
But Turbo, Floresville has the Non-Event Center and will have the Sports Complex, if the FEDC can stay out of jail long enough, and tons of debt to go with the corrupt city council. What more could a major job creator ask for.

 
Turbo  
Wilson County  
August 30, 2012 5:15pm
 
This is what you do if you are a member of the FEDC. You go to towns like Seguin and find out things like how they landed a caterpillar engine factory. Places like that employee people,and those people shop and eat at restaruants, ... More ›

 
Senior Citizen  
Wilson County  
August 29, 2012 12:56pm
 
Come on, commissioners ... how many months has the FEDC had to comply? They are playing you.

 
The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
August 29, 2012 8:48am
 
Commissioners should have learned from Jim Miller's playbook. Take them to court they fold. End of story. Crooks do not like to be put under oath. Even when their oath means nothing. It is long past time to quit handling these ... More ›

 
Airborne Trooper  
wilson cty  
August 29, 2012 8:42am
 
On May 8th the Kernel told them the drainage study would be done in 30 days. Its now almost 4 months, what are the commissioners waiting on to bring the heat on the Kernel? He doesnt have the money to pay for the study or roads, ... More ›

 
Senior Citizen  
Wilson County  
August 29, 2012 8:06am
 
Not to worry, Dots. Once everybody sees the wonderful new sports complex, they will forget all about turning lanes, safety, and water issues.

 
Connect the Dots  
Floresville  
August 29, 2012 7:56am
 
This is yet another thumb of the nose from the City/FEDC to the County. They have absolutely no intention of coming into compliance. And I bet you dollars to donuts that whatever is decided at a mediation will eventually have ... More ›

 
Mark  
Floresville  
August 29, 2012 5:40am
 
How could we expect the FEDC to attend to their proper business when they are spending so much time and money funding vanity projects for City officials?

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