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Commissioners Court News Briefs

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Court supports resolution

The Liberty County Commissioners Court approved a resolution on Tuesday in support of transferring Plum Grove Road to the Farm to Market System. That was simply a vote of support, as that process will take some time. State Senator Robert Nichols is spearheading the effort.

If the transfer does happen, it would mean that Texas would take over and maintain the roadway.

“I’m glad the Liberty County Commissioners Court approved a resolution in support of adopting Plum Grove Road into the state’s farm to market road system. This part of Liberty County is undergoing tremendous growth, especially with the imminent completion of the Grand Parkway. The area needs a high quality, state-supported through road to compensate for future traffic increases. The existing road struggles to handle the current traffic levels between the state roads it connects and would undoubtedly have growing pains with the influx in traffic. It is also closed to through traffic, so school buses that need to use it are unable to do so. Including Plum Grove Road into the state’s farm to market road system would alleviate congestion and adequately support the growth there.” - Sen. Robert Nichols

Economic Development in Colony Ridge

A pair of plats were rezoned by commissioners from residential to commercial in the Colony Ridge development. Both properties are set to have a new service station and strip mall at both locations.

Clerk closes Cleveland Office

According to Liberty County Clerk Lee Haidusek Chambers, she has temporarily closed the Clerk’s office at the County Annex building in Cleveland due to COVID19 issues, forcing the office closure.

The Clerks office at the Courthouse is still available for regular business and can be reached at 936- 334-4670.