The Lamar City Council met for its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, June 12.
A public hearing was held regarding proposed annexation of real property located at 708 North Main Street in Lamar, the TL Tucker property.
The public hearing was set in place to solicit comments from the public, either in favor or in opposition. Tim McConnell with Drexel, Barrell & Co. and Bill Mulligan, Vice President of Development for Pilot Flying J, were in attendance at the meeting and McConnell briefed the council on his involvement.
The property was requested for annexation into the city of Lamar before the purchase of the land would be completed. Pilot Flying J is the buyer and will be putting in a Pilot Travel Center.
Drexel, Barrell and Co. is an engineering firm that prepared the annexation plat and they are currently preparing the build plan for the property.
Councilmember Kirk Crespin asked McConnell about a concern regarding the truck traffic on Avenue Colonia, the entry way to the Pilot Travel Center.
“I work at the bank that is directly across the street from this location, and there was just some concern in question because right now we kind of had a bottleneck there at Love’s with the truck traffic as it is,” commented Crespin.
The councilmember further noted that what he has seen from the drawings, the only entry way for semi truck traffic is through Avenue Colonia. Crespin said the concern is that it would increase that bottleneck.
McConnell said they have been working with CDOT to widen Avenue Colonia to the north of the canal on the property. He said there would be a larger turning…
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