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Questions over Mason Lane

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TOOL—During the regular council meeting held May 20 council and staff discussed the hole in the road on Mason Lane. The city is using their equipment to blockade the road impeding traffic to ensure the safety of their citizens but there is some debate on the ownership of the road. The county states that it is not their road, the city has paperwork showing it is not within their boundaries and Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) does not claim the road either. 
The City of Tool maintenance department has estimated that the culvert needed to repair the road would cost in the ballpark of $200,000. Tool is in communication with TRWD and Henderson County to reach a repair solution. A complete tear out and rebuild is anticipated, which will take some time. 
Council held general discussion on a request by Michael Miller of 1331 N. Tool Dr. to abandon a portion of the city right of way in the Royal Oaks Subdivision. Moving forward with this, the next step would be a property survey however surveyors are in high demand and about six weeks out. City Administrator Makenzie Lyons discussed with the council the option of adverse possession for the right of way. The right of way has been maintained by the city, providing them the ability to claim adverse possession. No action was taken on this agenda item, only discussion. 
In other business, council members:
• Approved minutes from April 15 meeting. 
• Approved consent agenda items to include monthly activity reports to include, municipal court, police, financial and expenditure, maintenance, building, code enforcement and animal control. 
• Approved a request by Rickie and Rhonda Hughes to replat lots 125 and 126 in the Westwood Beach Subdivision, creating one 0.64-acre lot to be named 125-R.
• Approved a request by Tommy and Joanne Salvato to replat lots 58 and 59-R in the Lakeway Estates Subdivision creating one 1.05-acre lot to be named 58-R. 
• Approved a request by Leisha and Jason Robbins to replat lot 2, lot 9 and a portion of lot 1 of the Isle of View Subdivision, creating one .42-acre lot to be named 2-R. 
• Approved a collection contract with the Henderson County Tax Office for 2021-2022 fiscal year.