Highlander to host Granite Shoals candidate forum, city prepares for clean up Saturday

Glynis Crawford Smith/The Highlander

Granite Shoals drivers saw their first evidence of the $3 million road bond project this weekend when work took place on ranch property owned by James Peril on the east side of Phillips Ranch Road. Tonight, Tuesday, April 10, the city council will discuss a “Roadway Exchange Agreement and Temporary Construction Easement.” The goal of the eventual land swap is softening two curves on the thoroughfare where at least one fatality has taken place.

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander


The Highlander Candidate Forum, set for 10 a.m. Saturday, April 21, will be one item of interest on the Granite Shoals City Council agenda tonight, Tuesday, April 10.

Candidates in the May 5 city council election have been invited to the 10 a.m. forum at Marble Falls Fire Rescue, 8410 West Ranch to Market Road 1431.

Those candidates are Bruce A. Jones and incumbent Shirley King for Place 2, and Terry Scott and Ryan Wolters for Place 4. Will Skinner is uncontested for Place 6.

In the mean time, the council will be urging citizens to be ready Saturday, April 14, for the annual City Wide Clean Up.

The gates will open at the city hall entrance, 2221 North Phillips Ranch Road at 8 a.m. and refuse will be accepted until noon for disposal in Republic Service dumpsters on the municipal complex. A shredder service for important documents will go on only until 11 a.m.

Citizens should bring a water bill to verify eligibility. Besides bundles of branches and bagged leaves and trash, furniture and appliances (except those with Freon) will be accepted. Toilets, scrap metal and tires without rims also will be accepted.

Excluded are construction debris, cement and cinder blocks, rocks and dirt, batteries, hazardous chemicals, oil products, wet paint and dead animals.

Action items on tonight's agenda will include a land swap related to correct sharp curves in Phillips Ranch Road (part of the city's road bond project), possible modification of the city's recycling program, fee amendments for facility rental in city parks, an Environmental Resource Center Water Rate Study and modification of the city code regarding the description of the Board of Adjustments.

The council also will continue work toward recruiting a new city manager.

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