By David Tuma, The Belton Journal
One of the longest, most drawn out, confusing and multiple changing meetings in Morgan’s Point Resort’s history ended with a civil agreement to raise the rates at the marina. Flotation at the MPR marina needs to be replaced with protected Styrofoam. Several of the docks have been replaced in the past few years. There are two of docks that are at the age limit.
The council and those in attendance discussed the rates and wording of the marina rules before the council voted. The rates increased around $20 per slip. This was far less than what was previously proposed at the first meeting in September. The fee of $40 per trailer per month was dropped. With the trailer fee, many boat owners were looking at an $80 a month increase in fees from the first proposal.
In other business, John Phillips was appointed as Fire Chief for Morgan’s Point Resort at the meeting. The council held a final plat hearing for the Sobrante Ridge subdivision. The infrastructure is in place to support several new subdivisions, including Sobrante Ridge. Sobrante Ridge subdivision was approved by the council. The prices of the homes will be in the $350,000 range.
The council approved an agreement with Extraco Technology for technology services. The agreement is for two years at the current price of $2,600 a month.
Street construction on the Campus at Lakewood Ranches subdivision should be completed in October. Rancho Del Lago, a proposed subdivision, has submitted the final plat for annexation. This request will come before the Zoning Commission in November.
Code enforcement corrected 30 violations in September.
The Fire Department responded to 60 calls in September. With the lack of rainfall, the department responded to 18 fires. A replacement for one of the fire trucks was found in Utah. The new truck will replace an aging engine and is included in this year’s budget.
More than 40 new books were added to the Mary Ruth Briggs Library, and 61 volunteer hours were recorded. The Maintenance Department replaced 23 street and stop signs around the community.
There were more than 1,800 calls made to the MPR Police Department. A disturbance involving 10 people was settled by police on Vista Lane. Two people were arrested with Temple Police Department warrants. The first poaching incident of the fall was recorded. An arrow was used to shoot the deer, and the case was turned over to the Game Warden.
The Utilities Department treated an average of 4,772 gallons of water a day. New water service was installed on Oakmont and Port Lane.