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Developer seeking city’s OK for management district bill
Polk County Enterprise - March 2009
LIVINGSTON — City offi cials will hear a proposal from a developer to create Amanagement district that would include that area where a shopping center, extended stay hotel and restaurants are being planned at Tuesday’s regular meeting. Livingston City Council members will also hear a request from current cable television providers to transfer their franchise to another company. Frank Nuchereno, president of Anthony Properties Development, is seeking city council approval to fi le a special bill before the 81st Texas Legislature that would authorize the creation of Livingston Management District No. 1. Anthony Properties had a legal notice published in Thursday’s edition of the Polk County Enterprise that indicates the district would include 100 acres east of FM 350 and south of U.S. 190 approximately one mile west of U.S. 59. The bill would defi ne how the district would be administered, its powers, duties, operation and fi nancing, according to the legal notice. If the district is created, it could generate revenue by levying property taxes, but specifi cs on how this management district would be fi nanced were not available at press time Saturday. The council will also hold a public hearing and consider a request for transfer of the cable television franchise currently held by Rapid Communications LLC to RB3 LLC. Rapid Communications is based in Littleton, Col. and it provides cable television and high speed Internet access to rural communities in several U.S. states. According to news story by BNET, an online business and technology news service, Rapid Communications was selling its system that served two cities in Missouri in December 2008. Another website, CED, reported that Rapid sold systems in Virginia and West Virginia to another provider. Other than a notice of an FCC fi ling, an Internet search on RB3 yielded no information about the company. Other items on Tuesday’s agenda include: • An update from district and area staff with the Texas Department of Transportation on transportation projects and issues during Tuesday’s meeting. • Approval of the city’s annual dues payment to the Polk County Industrial Development Corporation. • An update on the recovery grant program being administered by the Office of Rural Community Affairs and the status of FEMA reimbursements for city expenses related to Hurricane Ike. The meeting will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, 200 West Church Street.