Colorado River gets new bridge

New bridge construction underway...

A new bridge is being built by Reece Albert crews on CR 337. The road connects Hwy. 163 and Hwy. 208 in the county and is commonly known as 16-mile road.

Fire burns mobile home

Structure was being used as storage...

A fire burned a mobile home on county road near lake last Friday. A trash pile was set on fire too close to the structure that was being used as storage.

Franco Pavilion dedicated to family

Paredes Park gets new monument during reunion

Nearly 600 members of the Franco family attended the annual reunion in Paredes Park last weekend. A dedication ceremony officially named the pavilion after the family that has done so much for the park.

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City codes enforced in ETJ

city limits signChanges may be coming your way if you live within 5000 feet of the city limits of Colorado City. During the last city council meeting, it was approved by the council to begin enforcement of city codes on property located along the entrances to the city.
City Manager David Hoover said that it is already a state law that municipalities can enforce codes on all Extra Territorial Jurisdiction properties. Now, it has been made a city ordinance as well.
Chapters 42 and 43 of the Texas Local Government Code deals with ETJ. According to the Municipal Annexation Act, the legislature declares it the policy of the state to designate certain areas as the Extra Territorial Jurisdiction of municipalities to promote and protect the general health, safety and welfare of persons residing in and adjacent to the municipalities.
Properties adjacent to city limits can prove dangerous to city residents when they are not maintained properly. Hoover said that there are lots where old tires have been piled, and he’s seen plumes of mosquitoes swarming out of the tires. Also, tall grass and weeds can be dangerous as they increase the risk of fires and provide shelter for varmints.
As of now, the city charges a fee for tires to be taken at the landfill. Hoover said he is working on a new use for tires at the garbage facility, and if all goes well, the city may be able to make taking tires to the landfill free for all Colorado City citizens.
Besides reducing danger, proper maintenance of entryways into the City of Colorado City creates a more attractive sight for visitors and those thinking of moving here.
Code enforcement officers Misty Rich and Rick Goodney will be visiting with residents who live within the city’s ETJ, asking that cleanup efforts begin. After a reasonable amount of time, the same steps will be taken to enforce codes with ETJ residents as are taken with citizens living inside the city limits.
First, citizens are notified by mail that they need to make efforts to clean up their property. If the letter is ignored, code enforcement officers will issue citations with fines that must be paid or landowners risk going to jail. On properties with out-of-town owners, the same rules and principles apply. If the city has to go in and clean up the property, owners are responsible for paying the cleanup fees.
Hoover is hoping that everyone will work together to get the entryways into town cleaned up, making life safer for all. “If everybody pulls together, it should make things easier,” he said.

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