Prairie Lea stop signs still a concern for some


By Kyle Mooty

LPR Editor

A Prairie Lea resident repeated his disappointment to Caldwell County Commissioners Tuesday morning regarding stop signs in the community he claims are more of a hinderance than good.

The stop signs were placed in Prairie Lea eight years ago, and traffic studies were performed in 2021 and2022. Andrew McClish said engineers reported the stop signs were not warranted.

“Some cars will not stop at all,” McClish said. “It’s an accident waiting to happen, and it will, sooner or later. The top signs are supposed to be used as a right-of-way, but it’s hard to figure out the right-of-way.”

Commissioner Rusty Horne of Precinct 2 said some people obviously do not like the stop signs, but they still respect them.

“Citizens have told me they (stop signs) have helped,” Horne said.

County Judge Hoppy Haden said the court would look further into the Prairie Lea situation.

In other business:

Caldwell County Emergency Management Chief Hector Rangel recommended that the burn ban remain off for another two weeks.

Commissioners approved additional a float day (8 hours personal leave) as an incentive for employees who volunteer during the CAPCOG Solid Waste Tire Collection Event on Saturday, June 8.

Commissioners approved the purchasing of a F250 Crew Cab truck for $66,796 and a F550 Crew Cab truck for $154,274 for Unit Road.

A new generator for the Caldwell County Jail was approved for purchase for $97,601.23.

Also approved were plats for the following:

* A Preliminary Plat for Spanish Oaks, Phase 2 consisting of 12 residential lots on about 20.1 acres located on the corner of Old Colony Line Road and Spanish Oaks Road.

* A Short Form Plat for Longoria Acres consisting of four residential lots on about 18.61 acres located on Williamson Road.

* The Final Plat for Sunset Oaks Commercial Block A, Lots 1-3 consisting of 3 lots on about 25.26 acres located east of SH-21 and south of FM 1966.

* The Plat for Lively Stone, Phase One consisting of 30 residential lots on about 36.13 acres located on Lively Stone Road and Morning Mist.

* The Preliminary Plat for FM 672 Acres consisting of 9 residential lots on about 19.47 acres located on FM 672, Chamberlin Road and Dale Lane.

County Judge Hoppy Haden read a proclamation designating May 2024 as Community Action, Inc. of Central Texas Month.


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