Hwy 66 to split Downtown Royse City
Not Mine

United States

#81 Mar 1, 2013
RC Citizen wrote:
Yeah, it was informative. Engineers offered info contradicting what city officials are telling people.
Yes. Do tell
RC Citizen

Terrell, TX

#82 Mar 3, 2013
Information received came from the mayor at this forum since there were no other city counsel members present. He indicated all residents affected by the change had received a letter from the city before the council meeting. No resident on Church St. received any correspondence from the city. Residences received notice from TX DOT. Church St will become Highway 66 west bound, proposed by our city, not the state. Mayor indicated it was cost efficient cause it would only affect 4 families. When it was called to his attention that more than 4 families live on Church, he responded "So? The residents on Church should be proud, because they will get a new paved street. The construction will not cause anyone to lose any land." After discussion with the engineers, the engineers told residents on Church St. the construction would be taking 10 feet of land on each side of the street. Either our mayor has little integrity, or perhaps he is simply ignorant of what it will take with the city counsel's plans, which, by the way, effect the Heritage District adopted by the city many years ago. At this point, the Heritage District Committee has a hard job in store, but competent individuals for the task. There was more than one Church St resident present during this conversation, and the Mayor seemed to take an offensive stance to any questions regarding city decisions.
Not Mine

United States

#83 Mar 3, 2013
RC Citizen wrote:
Information received came from the mayor at this forum since there were no other city counsel members present. He indicated all residents affected by the change had received a letter from the city before the council meeting. No resident on Church St. received any correspondence from the city. Residences received notice from TX DOT. Church St will become Highway 66 west bound, proposed by our city, not the state. Mayor indicated it was cost efficient cause it would only affect 4 families. When it was called to his attention that more than 4 families live on Church, he responded "So? The residents on Church should be proud, because they will get a new paved street. The construction will not cause anyone to lose any land." After discussion with the engineers, the engineers told residents on Church St. the construction would be taking 10 feet of land on each side of the street. Either our mayor has little integrity, or perhaps he is simply ignorant of what it will take with the city counsel's plans, which, by the way, effect the Heritage District adopted by the city many years ago. At this point, the Heritage District Committee has a hard job in store, but competent individuals for the task. There was more than one Church St resident present during this conversation, and the Mayor seemed to take an offensive stance to any questions regarding city decisions.
I recommend talking to someone other than the mayor.
mee

United States

#84 Mar 5, 2013
This has been a long process, I hope all comes out good for everyone.
Samuel

Royse City, TX

#85 Mar 7, 2013
I'm very concerned and worried about those living on Church Street. Some will lose their home, others will lose half of their front yard. The Methodist Church will have most of their parking removed completely. These homes are 100 or more years old. Now this is all coming out and the deadline to run against our city officials has past. Mr Burks is renovating a historical home and it could be demolished. Eminent Domain will or could become a big factor. Our County Commissioner should be able to help divert this travesty, but he may have known this for years already. The state said it will be done, but our mayor and council may have approved the Church Street route. Every individual property owner needs a personal explanation from every person involved in this decision. Now those living within a hundred yards of Church Street will hear traffic, including 18 wheelers, all hours of the day and night as well as be affected by all of the polluted air. This could very well be the most harmful event in our cities history. This is a very sad situation. My prayers go out to all of those citizens affected. I really pray that someone will hear your plea and stop this process now. We really do need new city leadership, especially after this. However I will pray for them as well, because i'm sure an enormous amount of money has already been spent just in these planning phases and it will be difficult for them to swallow their pride and do what is right for these citizens.
Samuel

Royse City, TX

#86 Mar 7, 2013
I'm wondering if it went down County Line, would the Mayor and Council members on that street object?
Samuel

Royse City, TX

#87 Mar 7, 2013
RC Citizen wrote:
Yeah, it was informative. Engineers offered info contradicting what city officials are telling people.
A question to the City Officials...Why?
Mee

United States

#88 Mar 8, 2013
all they will say is it is not there doing!!! its the State....:(
Not Mine

United States

#89 Mar 8, 2013
Mee wrote:
all they will say is it is not there doing!!! its the State....:(
Well it is a state highway
Sorry

Dallas, TX

#90 Mar 8, 2013
People crack me up. Always wanting to blame people and not deal with reality. The state determines where it is going. The city wanted it to go down Burton and they said no. Then the city asked abou going down the south side of the railroad tracks and they said no. That only leaves one option. Church Street. End of discussion.

Also, this is taking place over 15 years from now. Like the other poster said, sue all you want. You're just wasting your money.
Mee

United States

#91 Mar 9, 2013
Not Mine,, you are right , ThatÂ’s what I was referring to, Thanks
Not Mine

United States

#92 Mar 9, 2013
Its my understanding that the city wanted it to go by the railroad tracks but txdot said no it was to costly plus the railroad wont allow it. Then burton was ruled out because it would squeeze the building to close and kill main street. Then way up north on county line was rulled out because it was to costly cause of flood plain issues and having to build bridges. Then church was the last option. City didnt like it but txdot said they were the final decision anyway. With all this discussion this project is 15 years away so lots will change. Its way to early to get sideways. Hell it may never happen. You never know.
JustMe

Mckinney, TX

#93 Mar 9, 2013
Even if it is 10-15 years away, property value and marketability if affected TODAY. So it is not a "tomorrow" issue.
Not Mine

United States

#94 Mar 9, 2013
JustMe wrote:
Even if it is 10-15 years away, property value and marketability if affected TODAY. So it is not a "tomorrow" issue.
Actually it is because txdot does not have any put aside for it.
Sorry

Lockhart, TX

#95 Mar 9, 2013
JustMe wrote:
Even if it is 10-15 years away, property value and marketability if affected TODAY. So it is not a "tomorrow" issue.
So what viable solution do you propose? I'm guessing you don't have one.
Wow

Dallas, TX

#96 Mar 28, 2013
James Branch wrote:
The State is going to do this no matter what so what do you all want to see happen?
Im worried, I was elected to serve ALL of Royse City!! I do NOT pick and choose based on race,age or ethnic background. I am happy with my voting record.
I voted to lower taxes my first year and voted againist a tax increase my second year. I have been pushing for Walmart which is coming by the way.
I voted to give the Fire Department new bunker gear,a new truck,and training. I am also in favor of rebuilding and expanding the current fire department and building a new one south of town.
I have supported the Police Department and the new Chief. He is doing a great job and taking the PD to a level never before seen in this town. We have great officers and I will vote to add more.
I am very proud to say I live and Royse City and will continue to do my part to prepare for the future. I believe we have a great Council and Mayor and it has been an honor to serve with them all.
Who are you trying to convince, yourself or the citizens? The ONLY reason you're still on the council is because the City doesn't advertise when new elections are being held. My own dog would beat you hands down in an election. YOU support the FD and the PD??? Since when? YOU have been working hard to get us a walmart? YOU?? Quit blowing your own horn Branch
Wow

Dallas, TX

#97 Mar 28, 2013
Samuel wrote:
I'm very concerned and worried about those living on Church Street. Some will lose their home, others will lose half of their front yard. The Methodist Church will have most of their parking removed completely. These homes are 100 or more years old. Now this is all coming out and the deadline to run against our city officials has past. Mr Burks is renovating a historical home and it could be demolished. Eminent Domain will or could become a big factor. Our County Commissioner should be able to help divert this travesty, but he may have known this for years already. The state said it will be done, but our mayor and council may have approved the Church Street route. Every individual property owner needs a personal explanation from every person involved in this decision. Now those living within a hundred yards of Church Street will hear traffic, including 18 wheelers, all hours of the day and night as well as be affected by all of the polluted air. This could very well be the most harmful event in our cities history. This is a very sad situation. My prayers go out to all of those citizens affected. I really pray that someone will hear your plea and stop this process now. We really do need new city leadership, especially after this. However I will pray for them as well, because i'm sure an enormous amount of money has already been spent just in these planning phases and it will be difficult for them to swallow their pride and do what is right for these citizens.
I agree with Samuel. Burton St has but one Historical house on it....oh WAIT! That would also be Judge Bell and he sits on the council. Making highway 88 go down Church st is going to cause a lot of problems, specifically for those homeowners. RC just recently paid 50 grand to "save a historical home" on Houston, but now they dont' care about the historical homes people actually live in?
James Branch

United States

#98 Mar 29, 2013
Wow wrote:
<quoted text>Who are you trying to convince, yourself or the citizens? The ONLY reason you're still on the council is because the City doesn't advertise when new elections are being held. My own dog would beat you hands down in an election. YOU support the FD and the PD??? Since when? YOU have been working hard to get us a walmart? YOU?? Quit blowing your own horn Branch
Happy Good Friday to you. I am sorry your so angry.
really

United States

#99 Mar 29, 2013
James Branch wrote:
<quoted text>Happy Good Friday to you. I am sorry your so angry.
That's your reply? Really? As a representative of the city? Wow!
James Branch

United States

#100 Mar 29, 2013
really wrote:
<quoted text>That's your reply? Really? As a representative of the city? Wow!
How do you respond to that? I dont participate in name calling and belittling and negativity. If you want to discuss real issues I will be happy to do so. I work hard and volunteer my time to make our city better and teach my kids to do the same. Then to have somebody call me names. Please thats childish.

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