The city will seek public comment on the Rosewood Drive extension project Oct. 19 at the Killeen City Council chambers at City Hall.

According to the city, the proposed project would extend Rosewood Drive 0.6 miles from its current dead end at Riverstone Drive to Chaparral Road as a four-lane roadway with a continuous turn lane.

The project would traverse Trimmier Creek and include a 284-foot-long bridge.

Although additional right of way is required, no residential or nonresidential structures would be displaced, the city said.

Information on services and benefits available to affected property owners and the schedule for right-of-way acquisition can be obtained from city project manager Bert Holmstrom at 254-616-3151.

Exhibits showing aerial photography and plans of the proposed project will be displayed at the hearing, the city said. Representatives from the city, the Texas Department of Transportation and the consultant engineering team will be at the meeting.

Public comment is encouraged.

The project is part of the city’s 2015 Thoroughfare Plan with a cost of about $7 million. The project also includes the construction of the third and fourth segment of the Heritage Oaks Hike and Bike Trail.

According to county property records, the Rosewood extension will run primarily through a 133-acre parcel of land owned by the Killeen Chaparral Development LLC. Gary “Bubba” Purser Jr. is listed as the agent of record for the company.

Purser is also president of RSBP Developers Inc., which developed the Heritage Oaks planned unit development and White Rock Estates subdivision directly surrounding the project.

The proposed road will run within 200 meters of a Bell County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1 wastewater treatment plant to the east of the project.

The public hearing will begin at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at City Hall, 101 N. College St.

Information about the proposed project is available for inspection Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 3201-A S. W.S. Young Drive.

Written comments relevant to the project may be mailed to Bert Holmstrom, Project Manager, 3201-A South WS Young Drive, Killeen, TX, 76542.

All mail must be received by Nov. 4.

Written comments can also be submitted electronically to bholmstrom@killeentexas.gov.

kyleb@kdhnews.com | 254-501-7567

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Copy: 'The city will seek public comment on the Rosewood Drive extension project Oct. 19 at the Killeen City Council chambers at City Hall.'

Continuation of copy: 'The project is part of the city’s 2015 Thoroughfare Plan with a cost of about $7 million. The project also includes the construction of the third and fourth segment of the Heritage Oaks Hike and Bike Trail.'

Continuation of copy: 'According to county property records, the Rosewood extension will run primarily through a 133-acre parcel of land owned by the Killeen Chaparral Development LLC. Gary “Bubba” Purser Jr. is listed as the agent of record for the company.'

Continuation of copy: 'Purser is also president of RSBP Developers Inc., which developed the Heritage Oaks planned unit development and White Rock Estates subdivision directly surrounding the project.'

Continuation of copy: 'The proposed road will run within 200 meters of a Bell County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1 wastewater treatment plant to the east of the project.' End of copy.

From the beginning: Question: 'Was this part of the new physical budget that runs from October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018???? This is a most important part of the proposed budget, spending money that is allocated vs. money that is not allocated, or the spending of money which this city does not have. It is of utmost importance as this city has a history of 'spending more than it takes in', as evidenced in the past decade, or more, of 'not knowing how the money was spent, to whom the money was given, and worst of all, 'not keeping accurate records in which to trace this money'.

So I am one that likes to keep accurate records of my expenditures, what the money was spent on, and who was the precipitant of those funds'. This I feel has not materialized 'for a long time'.

So it is important that 'the budget that was presented did constitute of full and complete budget of what his city intends to do and complete in this next year'. Any deviations from this budget is going to be scrutinized very closely for any deviations.

Let's all be cognizant of the budget, what is being spent, of any deviations of/from the budget and what it is for, and just what, if any, budgetary problems that shall be of a 'non conformance type nature and flag them immediately.
Let's not give the land speculators a free rein in regards to the city's money for as you know, this money that is given to this city is our money and they should be on constant guard with the money and how it is spent'. So question these facts, attend this open session of public comment if you are able, ask questions when you do not understand what is being presented, and don't let this city council meeting bother you. When you don't know, ask questions. As I've said, 'this is your money that they are spending so keep close guard of your/this city's money. It is in your best interest, not theirs.

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