County Commissioners Meet

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Lampasas County Commissioners Court met in a brief session on Monday morning and took care of business with four of the usual group present. Judge Wayne Boultinghouse was not in attendance so Precinct 4 Commissioner Mark Rainwater moderated the session.

Most of the time was spent looking at the request for approval of a final plat for the Cottonwood Mesa Subdivision.  The proposed subdivision is platted into 66, 3 to 5 acre lots, on a 346-acre tract of land along CR 3270 near Copperas Cove.  It will be a gated community with roads built by the developer, Lone Star Land Partners, and maintained by a Home Owner’s Association (HOA).  Cottonwood Mesa is located within Precinct 1, overseen by Commissioner Bobby Carroll.  Commissioner Carroll asked that a bond be posted by Lone Star Land Partners to assure roads were built according to agreed-upon specifications and guidelines, and that they would be maintained.  Jerry Feagan, an engineer presenting the proposed final plat, reported agreement with Kempner Water Supply to supply water for 35 of the lots.  The remaining 31 lots are at higher elevations and will require water supplied by wells. Test wells have reportedly shown the ground water is uncontaminated and safe.

Conditional approval for the plat was granted by the court, pending attachment prior to filing of the requested road bond, letters showing all current taxes have been paid and certified wastewater plans.  With final approval, construction is expected to begin November 10th.