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WHERE Would the RVs Go? Billy Huckaby Says Now on County Land Instead of Next to the City Water Treatment
 


11 April 2010 at 3:44:45 PM
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seconded by Pam Miller. In case you haven't been following this, here's the background. The CVB (Conventions and Visitor's Bureaus) made an RFP to host a rodeo in 2011 and 2012. The deal was so good to the rodeo that they said, you can have it also in 2010 but we need to have 100 RV spaces on site at the Expo Center grounds. Because both the county and city are very cognizant of not wanting to compete with local RV park owners, it has been an ongoing conversation. There's also another piece to that, in that, although the Expo Center is county owned, Somervell County did not budget for the money to build out RV spaces for 2010; therefore, Mike Dooley came to the 4b committee and asked them to fund him. The 4b committee voted on a recommendation the other night to give (him? the county? who?) an interim loan to do the RV spaces. Now, on Monday upcoming, the City Council has to vote on whether to approve the 4b's recommendation.

Because the city had been asked by Dooley/Huckaby to put the RVs on the city land that is part of the water treatment plant (next to the Expo Center on one side and the Comfort Inn on the other), the subject came up again on Saturday morning about the land use. Billy Huckaby and Pam Miller both said they had heard that the county is planning to put the spaces on county land (must be in the Industrical park somewhere). However, this is really gossip, yes? because this has not come up in the Somervell County commissioner's court yet and had a vote taken on it.  I see that it IS on the agenda for tomorrow at commissioner's court.(On the other hand, it's good to see it discussed in open court, wish someone had defined that the county has not discussed and voted on this.)

More than that, I continue to wonder why the 4b committee would, with so many nebulous unknowns regarding this possible transfer of money, want to give a loan to Somervell County, without having an application from  Mike Dooley as requested,  without knowing if you can even MAKE an interim loan with the county, and without more specifics of how it would be paid back? We already know, in a different context, that the Glen Rose Medical Foundation was supposed to pay back the certificates of obligation that THEY wanted for hospital expansion and now they don't have to anymore since the Foundation is no more (or almost no more) and GRMC is public. Mayor Miller (and her son Connally Miller on the 4b) both brought up how tax revenues are dropping and indeed, I have seen an news article lately from the Texas Comptroller that said statewide sales tax revenues have dropped. Connally Miller and Chris Bryant voted against giving 4b money to the county for the RV spaces.

Further, and I don't know why this was said, Huckaby said at a recent meeting there wasn't any rush on the spaces.

Dooley, who contracts with the county to run the Expo and Amphitheater but is not a county employee, does want the spaces now. Why the variation? If  there is no rush to get them put in, then can't the county, if they decide to do the spaces, just budget for it for 2011 and 2012?

UPDATE: Here's what Judge Maynard said at the county commissioner meeting on April 12


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