What just happened in Bartonville?
Today the Town of Bartonville called a special meeting–yeah, on a Sunday–to relinquish some property in the Bartonville ETJ. Yes, that’s right. The Town of Bartonville called a “special meeting” on a Sunday and they had an attorney present–that had to be expensive. The purpose of the meeting:
To “discuss and consider an ordinance relinquishing certain property withing the town’s ETJ…”
Yeah, you read that right. The Town of Bartonville is relinquishing 167 acres of property.
No discussion, no comment but there will be a press release at noon.
This was a greatly subdued mayor from the guy who has tried repeatedly to intimidate a local hero, Runner Susan.
UPDATE: Denton Record Chronicle article.
Motive missing as town sheds ETJ
Bartonville council abandons 167 acres in special meeting
August 23, 2010
By Candace Carlisle
When Robertson was asked what council members needed the city attorney to advise them on, he said, “We [Bartonville] are limited in what we can do to enforce a property by general law mandated by the state. Flower Mound isn’t.”
Apparently Williams is at the root of this and it seems that Flower Mound doesn’t want the 167 acres either because Williams is planning something big and nasty there.
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Now municipalities are giving up ETJ all due to Williams, someone please stop the insanity. I guess Williams is going for the bad press award for the week. First a spill and now this.