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Shutdown stalls Poth report


Shutdown stalls Poth report
Life-sized Christmas cards constructed of plywood — a project of the Poth Economic Development Corp. — greeted motorists traveling through Poth on U.S. 181 during the 2013 holiday season.


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January 15, 2014
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POTH -- While to many it is a distant memory, the effects of a 15-day government shutdown that put the brakes on federal funds during the first half of October still is being felt by the Poth Economic Development Corp. (PEDC).

Following the PEDC’s Jan. 6 board meeting, President Chrystal Eckel said the University of Texas at San Antonio has cited the shutdown as its reason for delays in completing a report on the city’s vision plan. The university in 2007 helped the PEDC compile a similar plan, which guided improvements to the city’s parks and charted the course for the Poth Planning and Zoning Commission.

Eckel said that in the face of booming commercial and residential growth brought about by the opportunities that exist within the Eagle Ford shale region, the PEDC, the city council, and the Poth Independent School District (ISD) joined forces with the university to create an updated plan.

“When it comes to growth, we want to be very careful, very organized, and very forward thinking,” Eckel said. “Poth is a nice place to live, and we want that to continue.”

Poth ISD Superintendent Scott Caloss said the school district’s portion of the report already is complete. The report, he said, projects a gradual increase in enrollment over the next few years. These findings are being included in the district’s ongoing facilities plan discussions, which Caloss said will be a topic on the Jan. 15 board of trustees meeting agenda.

Also during the PEDC meeting, the board discussed the success of the 2013 Christmas Card display. Approximately 10 different life-sized wooden Christmas cards were on display in Railroad Park on U.S. 181 during the holiday season, Eckel said. She hopes that more cards will be included in next year’s display.
 

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