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Mayor says no, council says go

by | Jun 20, 2019 | Latest

Signs have appeared downtown and on Hwy. 380 stating ‘No Green Route’ and ‘TxDOT Got it Right.’ It is unknown where the signs came from but they were put in place after last week’s city council meeting. (Wyndi Veigel/The Farmersville Times)

A resolution opposing the southern bypass route and asking for a modified green route for Highway 380 went into effect Monday, June 17 without the mayor’s signature.

In a Type A General Law city in Texas, the mayor has the power to object to a resolution by refusing to sign the document. The resolution must then sit on the city secretary’s desk for four days before it becomes enacted.

Rice stated that since TxDOT has been charged with expanding Hwy. 380 to move as many vehicles across the county as quickly and as safely as possible, the resolution was counter-intuitive to that goal.

“At the time in the future that the construction takes place, the population of eastern Collin County and western Hunt County will be more than many can imagine today. Speed limits will be at least 70 mph and could be 80 mph or more. The traffic problems created by choking down 380 could be catastrophic, if not deadly,” he added. “It is also contrary to the desires of most of the citizens of the City of Farmersville. I objected to Resolution No. 002 on behalf of those who live within the city limits; that is, those people to whom I am accountable.”

By Wyndi Veigel • News Editor • [email protected]

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