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Letter to the Editor
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 • Posted June 6, 2014

Dear Editor,

I recently attended a very interesting neighborhood meeting at Middle Creek Ranch concerning the proposed development of a Bridge over the creek. Most those attending, were not in favor of building the bridge for many legitimate concerns and issues.

Paul Grandberg attended this meeting and gave his justification for building the bridge, which seemed to mostly concern his view of our safety. The Commissioner noted that landowners in favor of the bridge, Ms. Lane and The Franklin Ranch, have agreed to donate a portion of their ranch land so the bridge could be built.

After hearing all the concerns of the neighborhood the Commissioner said he was still going to approve the bridge. So much for citizen input. I have little doubt that the bridge will be built given the political support it apparently has. Is this the Obama Bridge?

But I do have one simple road safety recommendation. About a quarter of a mile down the creek road, there is a sign exclaiming that truckers should not follow this road etc.

Tour Buses and 18-wheelers can not get across the creek and there is no place for them to turn around. So once on the road and discovering the county sign they have to back up all the way through several curves to 290 West or CR 165. I would suggest putting the sign right at the intersections of Middle Creek road and the above roads. To me there just seems to be no sense in having a sign in the middle of the lake that says “no swimming”.

James Karhan

Blanco, Tx

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