Meeting was held at the Christian Family Baptist Church.
Present at the meeting were President Gabe Lara, Vice President Albert Siller, Treasurer Linda Patillo and Sergeant at Arms Richard Garza.
Also in attendance were County Commissioner, Precinct 1 Rebecca Clay Flores, and Tony Velasquez and Johnny Luna with the Bexar County Public Works.
Meeting was called to order at 7:30pm by President Gabe Lara.
The minutes for the February 21, 2023 meeting were read and approved.
The treasurer’s report was read and approved.
County Commissioner Rebecca Clay Flores gave an update on what projects are being worked on in Precinct 1.
They will be building a community park Tally road.
They will also be building a Bexar County Sheriff substation.
She and law enforcement representatives will be holding community meetings to get input from the public on what needs the communities may have.
She also mentioned that a change requiring that EDS (Emergency District Services) purchases over $20,000.00 would need commissioners’ approval was not passed.
Her office will be following up with the Sherriff’s department regarding the speeding on Silver Maple and people running the stop signs. The lack of sidewalks and speed bumps was also discussed. She will work with Tony Vasquez of the Bexar County Public Works on this issue as he was present and he indicated the budget for this fiscal year had already been approved. They will have to do a feasibility study for the sidewalks.
An update was given by Tony Vasquez on the traffic study that was done on Silver Maple and Bois Darc. The study showed that the average speed on silver Maple was 35 MPH
The recommendations were:
- Place LED lighters on the stop signs.
- Put in a mini roundabout at the intersection if there is enough right of way property to do it.
Mr. Vasquez indicated that they would be checking out these recommendations. Richard Garza will contact the owners of the properties at that intersection to obtain approval for the lights and then get with Mr. Vasquez.
The Coolcrest POA asked if there could be an exception to putting speed bumps on Silver Maple to slow the speeder down. They are going to look into it to see if it could be done as there are deep bar ditches at the sides.
He will also check into having the lane stripe repainted at the entrance and possibly installing a barrier to separate the lanes.
Pastor Rob Johnson from Christian Family Baptist Church gave us an update on the food pantry that they provide. They are opening a grocery store where the community could earn points by doing some type of community work to get points for groceries. They are looking at a budget of $6,000.00 per month for the church’s part totaling an annual budget of $72,000.00 to cover all the participants . He also thanked the Coolcrest POA for their support as well as the community.
Meeting adjourned at 9:04 pm.
Next meeting is on January 16, 2024.