A neighborhood in Willow Park is due to get some stop signs, according to City Administrator Matt Shaffstall.
Shaffstall said folks in Stage Coach Estates have requested some stop signs. He said the residents expressed different concerns about traffic.
"The general feeling was that it was too fast and there are no stop signs," he said.
"The police department has stepped up enforcement in the neighborhood."
The decision was made at the recent Willow Park City Council meeting.
Shaffstall said the Willow Park Public Works and Police Departments reviewed the traffic control and made a recommendation. He said the next step is to update the traffic control ordinance to include the sign placement.
He said the Willow Park Public Works Department will install the signs.
Also at the meeting, city officials discussed a traffic control plan for the new road being constructed between the Interstate 20 service road and Deer Pond Drive.
"When the new road is built and accepted by the city the traffic control plan will be to keep traffic flowing to the access road and not into the neighborhood," said Shaffstall.
Aledo ISD pulls out of lawsuit
Aledo School Board President Jay Stringer said the board voted in executive session at its latest meeting to opt out of a lawsuit concerning waste transfer on Bankhead Highway.
The site is in the proximity of Coder Elementary, he said, and the controversy has been ongoing for several years.
Stringer said the Aledo ISD, City of Aledo and City of Willow Park were originally planning to work together to fight the placement of the transfer site. However, he said the other two entities had already decided not to pursue the situation any more.
"We don’t want it there with all the traffic and so close to kids, but if they’ve got their paperwork in order and it’s all satisfactory, it’s time to move on," said Stringer.
The board also approved upgrades to some technology equipment and repairs.
Hudson Oaks getting new police cars
The City of Hudson Oaks voted at its recent council meeting to purchase two new police cars, according to City Administrator Patrick Lawler.
"We replace patrol cars every four to six years, depending on mileage and maintenance cost," he said.
Lawler said the total cost for the two cars was $51,000. They purchased two Ford Explorer interceptor packages, he said.