MIDLOTHIAN — The annexation of 3,080.29 acres into the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the City of Midlothian will be considered by its council at the Tuesday session Midlothian City Council.
Safety is the reason behind the voluntary annexation request submitted by Martin Marietta. Two public hearings were held on the request at the Sept. 26 city council meeting.
“The reason why we are considering this is that Martin Marietta has the right to quarry the area right up next to the houses in the Spring Brook addition. They would be crossing Tower Road and Water Works Road to get there,” said Midlothian City Manager Chris Dick at the Sept. 26 meeting. “We felt like the safety of the public and for efficient mining operations that we would relocate the road up closer to the Spring Brook addition. The main reason for this was a safety concern with heavy equipment crossing Tower and Water Works Roads continually.”
Dick stated that Martin Marietta has the legal right to mine up to about 100 feet to some of the homes located in the area.
According to Martin Marietta’s website, it is a leading supplier of aggregates and heavy building materials with operations spanning 26 states, Canada, the Bahamas and the Caribbean islands.
In other business the council,
• Will host a public hearing on an ordinance relating to the establishment of initial zoning classification of land located within the city’s ETJ as a planned development district. The property is located west of Farm-to-Market Road 663 between U.S. Highway 67 and Farm-to-Market 875.
• Will host a public hearing on an ordinance possibly granting a specific use permit for kennels or boarding on 2.38 acres located at 2438 Frances Lane.
• Will consider the purchase of a 2017 F-450 Road Rescue Metro Medic ambulance for $217,602.
• Will consider a 36-month lease with Dell Computers for 33 laptops and 49 desktop computers. The lease is part of the city’s computer replacement program.
• Will consider an agreement for professional services with Freese and Nichols, Inc. for engineering related services for the water demand update and water supply study, the water model update and 10-year capital improvement plan for a cost of $107,000.
• Will consider awarding a bid to Day Services LLC for water and sanitary sewer line replacement project on Stiles drive not to exceed $260,000.
• Will consider the purchase of a Peterbilt Model 348 14-yard dump truck from the Rush Truck Center of Fort Worth not to exceed $129,500.
• Will consider the nomination and appointment of members to a joint committee of the Midlothian Independent School District Board of Trustees for the purpose of discussing potential joint projects.
• Will consider a resolution authorizing the Southern Star Christmas Celebration to take place on Dec. 2.
• Will consider a resolution authorizing the Run for the Veterans 5K to take place Dec. 2.
• Will consider a resolution authorizing the Ellis County Toy Run that is set to take place on Dec. 10.
• Will consider a fourth amendment to the development agreement by and between Hawkins Midlothian Development, LLC as a successor in interest to Alluvium Development Inc. and the city.