By Chris Edwards
WOODVILLE – In a special-called meeting on Monday morning, the Tyler County Commissioners Court approved a pair of items pertaining to the Lakeland Ranch subdivision.
The subdivision, which will be located in the southern part of the county, is on land that was owned by the late attorney Walter Umphrey.
The subdivision is being developed by Legacy International, an Austin-based realty firm that specializes in developing different types of communities. Clayton Signor, of Austin, is the property owner. The developers are offering potential buyers lots that range from half an acre to 11 acres.
They released properties for sale to the public in December and used the “wide open spaces” and proximity to the Woodlands and Houston in marketing to potential buyers.
Pct. 1 Commissioner Joe Blacksher spoke about the first item up for approval on the six-item agenda, which was to consider for approval or disapproval the Lakeland Ranch section one subdivision.
He said it was the recommendation of the county’s engineer to approve the measure.
The next item, which was to approve or disapprove the Lakeland play application, was also approved. Blacksher read a letter addressed to County Judge Jacques Blanchette from Goodwin-Lasiter-Strong, which recommended the plat approval.
The plat application provided to the commissioners contained a schedule of work for Lakeland’s section one construction. The timetable, after approval, is for the water utilities work to the subdivision be completed within 24 months, or by Feb. 25, 2024, which is the expiration date of the letter of credit.
Also, with the approval of the plat, the court specified that financial guarantees for maintenance measures will be provided for the streets, roads, drainage structures and ditches in accordance with existing county subdivision regulations. Lakeland Ranch, LLC, is responsible for paying all of its water improvements to supply water from the county’s Special Utility District.
SKG Engineering, LLC, of San Angelo, is handling the construction for the subdivision.