By David Tuma, The Belton Journal
The plat for a new 20 acre subdivision was approved by the Morgan’s Point Resort city council in the David Compton Survey at the intersection of Sobrante and Morgan’s Point Roads. It will be an upscale subdivision with 32 homes. Early next week the council will call to vote on the annexation of the property.
MPR is currently installing state of the art water meters across the community. The meters pay for themselves in labor costs. The meters were approved by the council earlier this year and the final delivery of the meters in question needed to be paid. The council unanimously approved a budget amendment of $175,000 to complete the order. The Utilities Department currently has 1.6 million in retained earnings.
One of the older outdoor warning systems sirens stopped functioning and cannot be repaired. The council approved the purchase of a new siren not to exceed $30,000. They are also looking into the possibility of adding either an additional siren or purchasing sirens that cover a greater area. MPR’s current system is outdated and does not cover some areas of the community.
As MPR began rehabilitating some of the existing streets it was discovered that a portion of Driftwood Drive over the years had been shifted onto private property. One of those areas is at the intersection or near the intersection of Driftwood and MPR Blvd. The council approved an initiative to curb and gutter a portion of Driftwood and align the road correctly. This should improve the intersection.
An easement was granted to Eric Worley leading to a planned home on Pine Court. The easement would lead to a 5,000 sq. ft. home he plans to build.
Utilities have been installed and street cuts being made at the Campus at Lakewood Ranches in MPR. Plans are being developed for storm water improvements. This project is part of the community’s master plan that was developed. Streets are being rehabilitated as part of that same plan. Improvements to water tower #2 are being developed. The water tower for whatever reason can not be used to full capacity. The council is looking to correct this issue, if possible.
Quarry Lakes subdivision has been renamed Rancho Del Lago. Preliminary plat and annexation requests have been submitted.
The MPR Police Department received 1,407 calls in May. A DWI arrest was made when the person in question drove their vehicle into Lake Belton at Rodgers Park.
hree men drinking beer at the Marina and throwing cans on the ground was settled by the police. Westcliff Park had a vehicle in the lake.
New accounting software should be completely functional by the tomorrow. The Marina Lights have been delivered but part of the parking lot is deep underwater. The pool is open and Kids Swim is Tues.-Fri. 10:30 a.m. till noon ages 0-8. Water aerobics is Tues. and Thurs. from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Proceeds raised by the water aerobics class go to the MPR Fire Department.