Frankie Limmer’s Legacy

Posted in Williamson County at 8:28 pm by wcnews

This from yesterday’s AAS, Hutto sewage plant controversy centers around Limmer, or what’s the point of being a county commissioner if you can’t set yourself up for the future. This shouldn’t be a shock for anyone who’s lived in Williamson County for a while. Mr. Limmer’s been involved in a few shady deals in his day.

Limmer and his partners, including his wife, Judy, plan to develop the 548-acre water district property; a concept development plan shows the potential for 1,800 residential lots as well as retail. Limmer has said his land would benefit if a wastewater plant is built nearby; he also says he may pursue his own wastewater plant in the future.

If my family received a letter like this from the LCRA I wouldn’t be very comfortable with their excuse:

But the LCRA, after telling the Walther family their land was no longer considered, is now recommending the property for the wastewater treatment plant, counting it among its three preferred locations. No decision has been made, LCRA officials say.

“We feel that a public official, through this water district, pointed our property out, and this public official will benefit from this plant being on our property,” said Clayton Walther, one of three adult Walther family children. The family thinks their land should be removed from the process, he said.

An LCRA official sent the Walthers a letter May 17 saying the agency “has informed you of the need to acquire a portion of your property . . . for the construction, operation and maintenance of the referenced Lower Brushy Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant.”

The letter was a mistake, said Vic Ramirez, the LCRA’s associate general counsel.

“Obviously, no decision has been made” about sites, he said. “I’m aware of that letter, and it’s unfortunate because it’s a form, and they simply used the wrong form. It wasn’t the right letter to go out.”

LCRA senior real estate representative Connie Real, who sent the letter, said it was simply meant to get the family’s agreement to let LCRA officials onto the land to do further assessment and the property acquisition portion should have been removed.

“I failed to correct that, and that was my error,” Real said. “It was a very innocent, simple error. And it wasn’t meant in any way that it’s been taken.”

Another reason we need Democrats on the Commissioner’s Court.


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    July 19, 2006 at 3:10 pm

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