City Council votes to delay street transfer
by Hawkins Teague
Sep 13, 2006 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Cadiz City Council has voted to hold off on making a decision on whether or not to deed city streets on both sides of the courthouse for the Justice Center project.

Trigg County Project Development Board member C. A. Woodall III presented a proposal to the council on their Sept. 5 meeting to deed roughly 10 feet of Monroe Street and 18 to 19 feet of Court Street. He said this amount to about 6/100 of an acre on Monroe and 9/100 of acre on Court. Both streets would remain one-way streets. Several on the council asked about parking and Woodall said there would be quite a few spaces taken away and it remained to be seen how those would be replaced. One possibility would be if the county was to buy the jail site and pave a small lot there.

Woodall told the council that the Justice Center project’s architect, Dennis Arthur, was planning to report at the PDB’s Sept. 13 meeting that he had overestimated the project’s budget by $2.5 million. He said that Arthur had told the board that they would need to go to the city to ask them to deed part of the streets to allow for the necessary space. Woodall said that a representative for the Administrative Office of the Courts told them that this type of procedure was often done.

After Woodall’s presentation, Councilmember Jim Ricks started to make a motion to deed the streets, but Susan Bryant said she would like some time to think about it and maybe measure the streets for herself. Manuel Brown seconded Ricks’ motion, but the other three members agreed with Bryant, saying they shouldn’t jump to a quick decision.

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