Weatherford Democrat

Aledo ExtrA

October 29, 2013

Aledo approves plans for subdivision, park

Water and sewer rates steady

BY JUDY SHERIDAN

The Aledo City Council negotiated a final concept plan for the Brookhollow subdivision, approved a water and sewer rate study with no rate increase and gave an enthusiastic thumbs up to a plan for the Aledo Trail “grounds” area — which includes a skate park — in action Thursday.

Brookhollow

Brookhollow, to be located on South FM 1187 next to the railroad tracks, won approval for its planned development concept plan — initially tabled by the council — after developer Kenny Ozee revised it according to council concerns.

Revisions included specifying tree locations and agreeing to a council-approved tree species list; leaving a 4-foot strip of land between the curb and the sidewalk; upgrading mailboxes; building an 8-foot — instead of a 6-foot — masonry wall along the railroad tracks; constructing a 6-foot stone and wood fence along the south property line; restricting lots that border the centrally-located open space to wrought iron fencing; installing carriage-style garage doors exclusively; varying home elevations; and varying garage setbacks. 

Ozee also employed surveyor Patrick Carter to find out whether Aledo-Bear Creek Road — south of Brookhollow — was public or private, responding to county resident Karen Zambrano. 

At an earlier council session, Zambrano asked if the “driveway” she and others have maintained would be blocked during construction.

Carter said deeds and maps show Aledo-Bear Creek to be the remains of a county road — not privately owned — but Ozee said he would not create another entry there. 

“I have no plans of blocking her drive or entering the subdivision using that road,” he said.

The developer did not increase narrow lot sizes, however, saying homeowners would prefer the neighborhood had a large open space instead.

 Ozee, whose development required the annexation of about 13 acres, pointed to his “significant investments” expanding city water and sewer services, saying it would open another 200 acres up for development.

Text Only
Aledo ExtrA
  • 0725 one arson.JPG Suspicious house fire under investigation

    The Weatherford fire marshal says a fire that damaged a house and killed two puppies Wednesday night is being investigated as a suspicious fire and a suspect is in jail on unrelated charges.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • CPS data.jpg Case overload

    Parker County Attorney John Forrest will ask county commissioners for additional funds as county budget discussions begin this year; he hopes to hire another attorney to help with an increase in Child Protective Services cases.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Richard Adams Sr. Firefighter arrested on child sex assault charges

    A volunteer Hudson Oaks firefighter is in the Parker County Jail on charges he repeatedly sexually assaulted two young relatives over a several year period. 

    Richard Frederick Adams Sr., 62, arrested Monday, faces two charges of continuous sexual abuse of a child under 14, a first-degree felony.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Developer withdraws site plan

    ANNETTA —A controversial 34-home subdivision proposed for a 41-acre tract on Duncan Road will not go forward as planned, according to action taken by both the proposed developer and the Annetta Town Council after a public hearing Thursday night.

    July 22, 2014

  • Aledo City Council to meet July 24

    The Aledo City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 24, in the Aledo Community Center, 104 Robinson Court, Aledo.

    July 22, 2014

  • oak leaf ladder shot.jpg Fires damage business, home

    Two separate fires around 2 p.m. July 15 damaged a Willow Park business and destroyed the home of a Weatherford family.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Letter to the Editor

    Dear Editor,
     Thursday night, July 17, I was present for a surprisingly interesting experience when State Representative candidate Matthew Britt addressed a small group of supporters, followed by a question and answer session.

    July 22, 2014

  • ESD 1, Annetta South close on fire station site

    Parker County Emergency Services District No. 1 and Annetta South officials said Tuesday that the ESD is homing in on a site for a new fire station to serve residents in the Annettas and surrounding areas. Annetta South is expected to consider a zoning change to accommodate a new station next month.

    July 22, 2014

  • Registration has begun for Aledo ISD

    Aledo ISD enrollment for the 2014-15 school year began yesterday, July 21, and students new to the district need to register before school begins, Monday, Aug. 25.

    July 22, 2014

  • County scrambling to fill elections post

    Former Parker County Assistant Elections Administrator Laura Watkins, who sought, but was not appointed to the post of Parker County Elections Administrator after Robert Parten retired, last week began work as assistant elections administrator for Palo Pinto County, Palo Pinto County Elections Administrator Judith Evans has confirmed.

    July 22, 2014

Must Read
House Ads
Top News
AP Video
Arizona Prison Chief: Execution Wasn't Botched Calif. Police Investigate Peacock Shooting Death Raw: Protesters, Soldiers Clash in West Bank Police: Doctor Who Shot Gunman 'Saved Lives' 'Modern Family' Star on Gay Athletes Coming Out MN Twins Debut Beer Vending Machine DA: Pa. Doctor Fired Back at Hospital Gunman Raw: Iowa Police Dash Cam Shows Wild Chase Obama Seeks Limits on US Company Mergers Abroad Large Family to Share NJ Lottery Winnings U.S. Flights to Israel Resume After Ban Lifted Official: Air Algerie Flight 'probably Crashed' TSA Administrator on Politics and Flight Bans Raw: National Guard Helps Battle WA Wildfires Raw: Ukraine's Donetsk Residents Flee Senators Push to End Hamas Threat in Cease-Fire A Young Victim's Premonition, Hug Before MH17 Raw: Deadly Storm Hits Virginia Campground Death Penalty Expert: 'This is a Turning Point' Raw: MH17 Victim's Bodies Arrive in Netherlands