Grayson City Council met in regular session last Tuesday night to discuss potential livestock sales at the former fairground property and ongoing traffic flow issues.
County Extension Agent Myron Evans petitioned the Council for approval of short-term livestock sales at the old fairgrounds should the opportunity present itself in the future.
“It may not happen at all, but it’s been something we’ve looked at, so we wanted to get Council approval before we decided to do anything,” said Evans.
According to Evans, the possibility of renovating the livestock stalls on the property has been considered for some time now. He also stated that, if livestock sales eventually are held, they would be limited to only a few times a year.
Council unanimously approved Evans’ request.
Council also unanimously voted to hire an engineer to develop a traffic flow plan for the city’s streets.
The measure came from discussion centering on making Fourth and Fifth streets open to two-way traffic once again.
“I think if you do that you’re going to add even more congestion to Carol Malone Boulevard,” said Police Chief Kevin McDavid.
In other street-related business, Mayor George Steele asked the Council to approve a new entrance plan for the 34-acre park property situated next to the county jail.
Originally, the city had expressed interested in extending Crossbar Road to use as an entrance but that idea encountered resistance from the previous county administration.
The two sides eventually compromised, with an easement granted to the city for use of a road behind the current ambulance barracks.
Steele believes the current county administration, however, might be more accepting of the city’s original plan.
“I’ve spoken with the county judge and he has agreed to discuss it with the Fiscal Court. I think they will be agreeable,” he said.
Council voted 5-1 in favor of a motion amending the property deed to reflect a new easement on Crossbar Road, pending Fiscal Court approval.
Council member Pearl Crum was the lone opposing vote.
“I’m not sure we can do this before the Fiscal Court approves it,” said Crum.
Grayson City Council will next meet in regular session at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 9, at city hall.