Minutes for Jan 12, 2016 POA Meeting

Meeting was held at the Christian Family Baptist Church and was called to order at 7:30 PM by President Frank Partee.

New Business

Presentations by various government entities were made first.

Tony Vasquez, Bexar County Public Works Division Chief, explained that a site analysis of our subdivision was done.  As a result of this study, there will be a four way stop installed at Silver Maple and Bois D’Arc.  Construction starts the end of the month.  A sign that flashes your car speed will be installed sometime after that on Silver Maple as you turn into the subdivision from Potranco Rd.  Also, American Lotus is being cut through to Grosenbacher which should relieve some of the traffic coming into the subdivision on Yellow Birch.  Any requests for a capital improvement project for sidewalks will need to be sent through the commissioner’s office but would be a lower priority due to other major issues in the county.  Enforcement of speed limits, stop signs, etc must be addressed with the Sheriff’s department.

State Representative Rick Galindo spoke next.  He is currently serving on the committees for Public Education, Mental Health, and  GTO (Government Transparency).  He lives in Amhurst and is aware of the problems out here and we are one of the fastest growing areas in the state.  If you have any concerns, contact his office at 210-922-1336.  He advised us of an upcoming Annexation Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, Jan 28. 2016, 7 PM at Hoffman Elementary Cafeteria.

TXDOT was represented by Christine Longoria and Marco Galindo.  They provided us with handouts on the major highway projects in our area -410/151 Interchange, 410/90 Interchange, and Loop 1604 expansions from Culebra to Hwy 90.

Bridell Miers spoke on Bexar County Capital Projects which includes expansion of Potranco Rd.  Waiting on TXDOT approval of contract, then it goes to Commisioner’s Court and construction to start in March, 2016.

Gabirel Lara, Coolcrest resident, is concerned about the length of time the county takes to get things done and is considering running as an independent for Commissioner Precinct 1.

Minutes from the Nov 10, 2015 meeting were read and approved.

Treasurer’s report was read and approved.  It was approved that the CDs coming up for renewal Feb 3, 2016 will be rolled into 13 month CDs.

Discussion held regarding the Fireworks stand at the old El Gato Tire Shop.  Owner of property will be contacted and told that no future fireworks stands will be allowed.  POA has previously voted that no fireworks will ever be allowed to be sold in the subdivision.

Open Forum

Sharon will get with the property owner of the lot across from Tink A Taco.  Kids are driving and spinning out in there and slinging mud onto Silver Maple.

House at corner of Silver Maple and Grapevine has been vacant a long time.  The yard was just recently mowed but parts of the roof have blown off.  Complaints have been made to the county.

Albert will get with Pastor Rob and Sylvia from Chico’s office to set a date for the dumpsters to be brought out.  It will be sometime after March 8.

Election of Officers

Nominations from the floor were made and seconded.  There were 17 property owners present who were eligible to vote (3 left prior to start of voting).

President  – Eldon Rhodes (unopposed)

V. Pres. – Albert Siller  8 votes and Kevin Pickering 6 votes

Secretary – Linda Patillo (unopposed)

Treasurer – Tracy Pickering 9 votes and Richard Garza 5 votes

Sgt. @ Arms – Richard Garza (unopposed)

Next Meeting is March 8, 2016

Meeting adjourned at 9:10 PM.


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