Rooftop report: All that land clearing east of Delany Road, between state Highway 6 and FM 1765 in La Marque, is to make way for the rise of 450 houses in another phase of Salt Grass Crossing, reports Alex Getty, executive director of La Marque’s Economic Development Corp. When completely built, Salt Grass Crossing will consist of a little more than 800 homes. When all the residential development at Salt Grass Crossing, Painted Meadows and Delany Cove is tallied, about 1,500 rooftops are in the works in La Marque, Mayor Bobby Hocking said.

As the dirt turns: In other land-clearing news, readers are wondering and worrying about all that activity east of The Home Depot, 3200 Interstate 45 in League City. The property is at the Dickinson/League City line bordering on the freeway frontage road. Rumors have been flying for months that developers planned an RV park at the site. A new an intriguing rumor is making the rounds that a movie theater operator is scouting the site. City officials this week said the property owner is grubbing the land in hopes of marketing it to potential developers. But no one has submitted plans to the city for a particular use for the site. Zoning laws would require a developer to secure a specific-use permit from the city council for an RV park at the site. Residential neighbors to the property are concerned about noise and potential flooding during construction, one reader emailed to say. Stay tuned.

Reach reporter Laura Elder at 409-683-5248 or laura.elder@galvnews.com.

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Mike Trube

This appears all well and good. But, I'd like to know how La Marque is managing to supply water to all these new homes when the city is losing approximately 64% of the fresh water we are paying for. I'd like a report on how the replacement of water and sewer lines is coming along? I still get calls of water leaks all over town as well as raw sewage leaking into places and from places it should not be leaking. There's already been talk of moving city hall, public works, fire and PD to the west side of town. But I think before that happens, there should be discussion of expanding the water treatment plant to be able to handle all these new homes coming in, as well as the hones that are already established here. Just saying....

Connie

PS Robbins

Laura is that land-clearing news, readers are wondering and worrying about all that activity east of The Home Depot technically in Dickinson or LC city limits? It is South of 646 - Theater would be ideal. By RV park presume you were referring to long term RVers not vacationers [wink]

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Laura Elder

I'm not sure what kind of RV park it would be. No one has submitted plans. But I'll keep my eye on it. That's a good point.

sheryl tillson

Connie, On Feb 21st, I requested the information regarding the water/sewer lines replacement project , but to date, I have not heard back from Mr. Rumburg.

Mike Trube

Thanks Sheryl. I guess it's 'out of sight, out of mind', except for a few who are concerned. Good luck getting your request.

Connie

Leonard T. Payne

The entire City of La Marque Staff and our so called elected leaders, City Manager all know we have major water and sewer leaks all over the East half of La Marque, they just don't give a damn. I myself personally have shown them both water and sewer leaks, after some hell raising they got fixed. There still are leaks in the sewer system thru the golf course area but nobody with authority will look for them.
This City is following LMISD down the drain. NUFF said.

Lois J Carelock

I can't help but recall the words of the Mayor when he replied to objections to council recently about changing from two council meeting a month to one meeting a month.

Those words were: "It's all on me..."

Yes, Mayor, it's all on you. What's happening in and to our city...is all on you!

It was interesting to see how many city trucks and workers were in the area of Salt Grass and Delaney Cove yesterday. Looks like that area along with the city parks are getting all the attention these days.

sheryl tillson

The inter city of La Marque is being neglected. It will soon be the slums. Property values continue to fall! As I was leaving COM I just saw a LM city truck turning off Westward on to Monticello. Wonder why he is in West Texas City? Just driving around killing time?

Leonard T. Payne

I just this morning showed the City where they have a major water leak, leaking tens of thousands of gallons every day for a year now.
I will now sit back and see how long it takes them to repair this leak.

Leaking enough to fill a large swimming pool everyday.
GDN contact me, I will gladly show your reporter and camera person where it is.

Leonard T. Payne

I just this morning showed the City of LM a major water leak, leaking tens of thousands of gallons a day. Has been leaking over a year now.
Enough water to fill a large swimming pool every day.
GDN, contact me and I will gladly show your reporter and camera person this leak, if your interested.

Leonard T. Payne

Ooopps.
I'm getting old, what else can I say.
City of LM, get off your ass

sheryl tillson

I plan on contacting Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

Leonard T. Payne

La Marque new logo, "GATEWAY TO THE GULF " ( now that's funny, I don't care who you are.)

This logo was not put before the citizens of LM , for a vote, but chosen by a few individuals, some of which don't even live in LM.

The direction this city is headed, the logo should read one or all of the following.

City of La Marque,

(1) " GATEWAY TO SELF DESTRUCTION ".

(2) " BUMP IN THE ROAD BETWEEN HOUSTON AND GALVESTON ".

(3) " CITY WITH ALL THE EXCUSES AND NO SOLUTIONS ".

(4) " WE HAVE A SOLUTION, POLLUTION ".

(5) " WE LEARNED THE LMISD WAY ".

HELL NO I'm not mad.


Mike Trube

Actually, when you stop and think about it, the present logo that the mayor is given credit for, makes sense. There's nothing here for people to come here for. Might as well be a gate to Galveston.

sheryl tillson

Leonard - All of the logos are really great! It would be difficult choosing only one!

Leonard T. Payne

I contacted my Council person yesterday he said he would call and stop bye at 10:00am, this morning. I have what I consider very serious problems in his district which I live in Guess who didn't call or show up.

One of the problems could cause serious bodily injury, or death, if not corrected immediately, and the City has been notified, and as usual nothing done to correct.

Mike Trube

Perhaps a signed petition by residents living near by and presented publicly to council is needed. Demand something be done. This is a serious, long neglected issue. Just a thought.

Connie

sheryl tillson

That does not surprise me of the District representative. I wouldn't be surprised to see workers show up on Saturday so they can get overtime.

Mike Trube

There's been a special called meeting, it appears to address this very issue. Meeting will be Monday if anyone is interested in attending or watching it online or channel 16. I know I will be doing one of the 3. Hope the GDNs posts something in the paper afterwards.

Connie

Lois J Carelock

Connie:

I watched the 3-1/2 hour meeting on TV. What an embarrassment. It was like a three ring circus!

I can't imagine what the folks making their presentation must have thought about it...especially the rant that occurred, which seems to happen more frequently than ever. Some just have to be seen and heard.

I'm glad I wasn't there. [sad]

Mike Trube

Lois, I watched it as well. That was nothing more than a 'sell job' for $7 million we can't afford. I resent starting off trying to blame the residents for all that water loss. How about a previous meter reader that was not sent a water bill for 2 years? The fault lies elsewhere. Like the water line running to the Motco site that had never been capped? I brought that up years ago, but it fell on deft ears. I was told by a reliable source, that part of a subdivision behind Walmart that was never sent a water bill? I reported that, and never heard anything about it after that. I questioned why the fire department washed equipment every day. i was told that's how they inspected equipment. Really? They can't inspect without using so much water? And another point that no one discussed. Since the city is suppose to be sending out new water bills inside envelopes, contracted for another city to do that for us, how will the new water reading figures be sent to that other city? And when will the new bills be coming? And where did all that money go the city council vote on in budget workshops for the past several years? If it wasn't used for the new billing system, where was that money used? Just like the city manager saying the city was saving money by moving the meter readers to another dept.. No, you aren't saving money, you just shifted it. This is sounding too much like the school district. Giving people in city hall raises and new titles. But yet we can't afford to pay a decent wage to those in the utility department. Once again, it's too many chiefs and not enough Indians. And the talk of moving city hall, fire and police, and public works elsewhere, needs to stop till the water problem is solved! Common sense is so desperately needed here and now!! I wish the newspaper would have written an article about that meeting to let the citizens know what's going on. This is serious. Ok, off my soapbox for now.

Connie

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