Commissioners consider moving trees
By LPR Staff
An area resident recently requested that the County Commissioners remove two “century oak” trees that are obstructing opportunities to develop County Road 201.
Morris Alexander made the request after speaking with a potential buyer of a tract of property on CR 201 that could not move a double-wide mobile home on to the p
roperty because of the presence of the trees.
“Both trees are in the middle of the right-of-way,” Alexander said. “You can”t get a mobile home in between them, and there are others that want to move mobile homes to that road behind those trees.”
The Commissioners seemed hesitant to remove the trees, and Caldwell County Unit Road suggested that, because the trees caused no real obstruction to traffic, there was no reason to do so.
Joan Pohly, the owner of an adjoining property stepped in to solve the problem, however.
“I”m not a tree-hugger in that sense,” she said, “but these are Century Oak trees we”re talking about. They”re more than 100 years old and we need to protect those trees.”
Pohly volunteered to grant temporary ingress through the property belonging to her and her father, provided the crews moving in the mobile homes would take down and reconstruct her fencing.
“We thank you for doing that,” said County Judge H.T. Wright. “We appreciate your willingness to help with this situation.”
In brief Court news:
The Commissioners opted to leave the outdoor burning ban off for at least one more week. However, Emergency Management Coordinator Jimmie Parker suggested that rising temperatures would dry most of the county out very quickly, increasing the risk for summer grass fires.
The Court recognized members of Caldwell County”s Adult and Juvenile Probation Departments in honor of Probation, Parole and Community Supervision Week.
The panel agreed to purchase a granite monument to add to the Flag Parade on the southwest corner of the Courthouse Lawn.
The County paid bills in the amount of $111,601.35, including $1,850 for indigent legal defense and $40,900 for inmate housing in Comal County.
The Caldwell County Commissioners meet on the second, third and fourth Monday of each month in Room 100 of the Caldwell County Courthouse.