Audio from City of Glen Rose Meeting July 13 2009


Audio from City of Glen Rose Meeting July 13 2009

14 July 2009 at 11:50:26 AM

MP3 Part 1   MP3 Part 2 (the meeting was about 1:45 mins so I chunked these into thirds;this second part is extremely interesting to listen to, about the look of the Riverwalk)  MP3 Part 3 -right click to download to your hard drive to listen.

Particularly pay attention to the part 2 about the Riverwalk. Seems that there has been some discussion somewhere about people's expectations about what the Riverwalk would be like-I got the idea that it was either a nature walk that would be somewhat contained but have some natural areas to attract wildlife OR it would be a manicured area. Margaret Drake explained that the intention of the Riverwalk committee from the start has been to have a nature walk. An issue came up with this that has to do with the trees that are along the side of the Paluxy and whether there should be additional action taken to prevent erosion of the sandy bank. The reason that this is an issue is that if the plans are to *slope* the bank, it will get rid not only of the smaller trees but some of the older more settled trees that currently provide shade and beauty. I liked Drake's comment that she wasn't an expert in knowing whether this was necessary but were there other ways to prevent erosion from taking place that wouldn't denude the trail of the trees (I'm paraphrasing her here, listen to the second MP3 for exact wording. I may try later today or tomorrow to go down to the Riverwalk and take some pictures and compare with some I took a couple of years ago. Meanwhile, here's a link to the Riverwalk blog that has a great picture of the trail that looks like it is near Heritage Park.  Just my opinion, and I too have no idea whether the proposed plan by the contractors is necessary, but I'd really hate to see some of the older, established trees taken out.

One more thing on the Riverwalk-there was a change order request on the agenda for about 19 thousand dollars and included *stamping* dinosaurs onto the concrete walkway. The council decided they would talk about this this weekend at their retreat.

On the first audio, there's a discussion of a zoning request done for the corner that may be the same one that the CPAC people want to have for the entrance to the downtown. The requester wants to put a three story apartment buliding there and I believe that's on Barnard Street near Higgenbothams. The issue was whether having tall buildings would detract from the historical atmosphere of Glen Rose, plus of course it's on the same corner as the entrance. Turned out that if P&Z had approved it (and they did) it didn't matter if City Council voted for it or not, more like whether there were enough votes to reject it.

Will put up a few small selected vid clips later on.

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1 - James   14 Jul 2009 @ 1:18:36 PM 

Quick note; They are cleaning out part of the river with heavy equipment, which has stirred up some wild life, skunks and snakes have been reported. Watch your step.

2 - humanbeing   14 Jul 2009 @ 10:04:47 PM 

 I'm wondering if the build-up of silt came from development along the river there (specifically, Stillwater). A creek here where I live has been seriously affected by development. I wonder if it will ever run again.

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3 - James   15 Jul 2009 @ 8:59:48 AM 

I don't think development has to much to do with it.   It's just part of the riverwalk, doing what I call homogenizing the Paluxy.  The next big rain will undo some of it.        We have a seasonal creek on some land in Bosque Co., people have put in stock tanks to the point where the creek doesn't seem to know which way to flow.  Don't like it, all I can do is keep water in a small part, for the wildlife.

4 - salon   15 Jul 2009 @ 9:04:02 AM 

@James-I like that -"homogenizing" the Paluxy. I just posted some pics we took last night on a different post. Frankly, I kind of wonder if the erosion that the contractors want to fix isn't caused in large part BY the machine construction they're doing.

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5 - James   15 Jul 2009 @ 9:54:56 AM 

Silly me, I thought they were just going to make a path to walk down, boat ramp?   My concern is more for the other side of the river, since it is private residences, and one big rain and you can say "washout" on all this work.  The Paluxy is seasonal at best, use per dollar just seems..... unwise.   Nature to me should be maintained not changed.

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