What's New in Weston?
At its March 12, 2019 meeting the City Council approved new zoning for what was formerly called The Parks of Honey Creek. The 1650 acre master planned community’s new name is WESTON TRAILS.
At its May 13, 2019 meeting the City Council approved a plat for Weston Trails’ first phases which will begin on the east side of Weston Rd. at the intersection of County Road 206.
The City is in the process of accepting the transfer of the Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP”). The plant will serve the 1650 acre WESTON TRAILS Development, as well as the possibility for additional sewer connections to the “downtown” area. Weston already has the sewer Certificate of Convenience and Necessity (“CCN”) from the state, and will own and operate the WWTP.
In addition to the 96 large lots in VAN BUREN ESTATES, two other estate size lot developments have begun in Weston’s ETJ (a half mile width band extension from the City’s city limits). CARTER LANDING, located on the NE corner of FM 2478, has 21 lots. HIDDEN CREEKS POINTE on the east side of CR 133 also has 21 lots. As the City grows in population to 1,000, which expands our ETJ from half a mile to one mile, these developments will be in Weston city limits.
Great news! A TxDOT contractor will be working to widen both the Honey Creek bridge and the Bilderback bridge on W FM 455. Work is scheduled to begin in six to eight weeks, providing weather permits on current projects.
Discussions between Weston and Weston Water Supply Corporation continue for the near future acquisition of the utility by the City. Board and Council approval will be the first step. Weston WSC members will vote on the agreement later this spring. The City will host a meeting at City Hall before the vote to allow all members to hear information and ask questions about the transfer.
Due to the increased traffic and excessive speed on Chicken, North and Short Streets since the City paved them, the City Council took action at its March meeting to improve safety. Stop signs will be placed at the intersection of Short St. and Chicken St., making it a three-way stop. An additional stop sign will be located at the northern intersection of North and Chicken Streets. Children at Play signs will also be installed at various locations in the downtown area.
The 2019 Red Balloon Run & Ride is schedule for Saturday, May 11, 2019. Riders/runners will come through Weston on Main St/Weston Rd. Please be aware.
The City Council adopted Ordinance 2019-02-04 at it's February 12, 2019 City Council meeting, rezoning all of WESTON TRAILS (formerly The Parks of Honey Creek) to PD (Planned Development). The Southern Tract (NE corner of Weston Road and CR 206) changes the existing zoning from Multi Family and Commercial to Residential. The Northern Tract (south of Main Street beginning behind the FirstBaptist Church) changes from Townhome and Multi Family to Residential.
The City has issued a Certificate of Completion for Van Buren Estates on Weston Road and CR 170. The 137 acre tract of one and three acre lot will have 96 custom homes.
GCEC has informed the City of a pending purchase of 8 acres north of Cowan Road. The land will be the site for an additional substation to accommodate the rapid development in the area.
Have you been wondering about what looks like a road of large logs beneath the Oncor electric transmission towers on Cowan Road? The City has been told they are to make maintenance easier in the flood plain of the East Fork of the Trinity River.
WESTON CITY COUNCIL ELECTION
Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Weston Community Center
Three At-Large Council Seats
As soon as weather permits, repairs will be made to the hole at North and Chicken Streets caused by a Weston WSC water line break.
An offshoot of Hugs Café in McKinney, the Hugs Greenhouse has taken root on CR 205 in Weston. The café and the greenhouse are 501(c)(3) Not for Profit Organizations. Both venues provide training and employment for special needs adults. They will offer annuals, perennials, ferns, grasses, ground covers and other bloomers. Watch for their opening at hugscafe.org/greenhouse. Welcome to Weston!
Weston Early Takeover of the Weston Water Supply Corporation???
Wording on the WWSC’s August meeting agenda made it sound that way. In fact, an agreement for such a transition has existed between the City and the Water Supply Corporation for more than 10 years. Changes to the agreement are being discussed as Weston anticipates construction of up to 96 homes in Van Buren Estates, thus increasing the demand for water for them, as well as for other developments. No changes will occur without public meetings. The Weston City Council is being proactive in pursuing additional sources of water for the future.
Downtown Sewer Connections???
Contrary to rumor, sewer connections for “downtown” Weston have not happened because they are part of the development agreement for the ±1650 ac. Parks of Honey Creek, which is still in the planning stages.
What is the large black cylinder on the east side of CR 134 near the Verizon tower? Atmos Energy’s natural gas pipeline there is being tested with the water in what looks like a huge above-ground swimming pool. Atmos purchases the water to fill the tank. When the process is complete, the tank will be gone.
Road Paving Week of June 25
Repairs will be made to the hole on North Chicken Street caused by a Weston WSC water line break.
A pothole in front of the Community Center, also due to a water line break will be repaired, as well as an asphalt skim coat in the parking area.
At its June 12, 2018 meeting, the City Council approved the employment of J. Martin Sanchez as Director of Development Services. Mr. Sanchez served as Weston’s City Planner from 2002 to 2004.
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CITY COUNCIL VISION STATEMENT
Our vision is to prepare for and to embrace the future while sustaining
and preserving the identity and heritage which makes Weston unique.
City Secretary | Susan Coffer
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