Annual Meeting - October 2, 2021
Formation of Lake Worth Regional Coordinating Committee (LWRCC)
Installation of safety wall in center of Jacksboro Highway bridge.
TXDot Mess on Jacksboro Highway - former gravel storage.
Casino Beach Traffic on Watercress - Casino Beach Project cancelled.
Jacksboro Highway Corridor Annexation - The area has been divided between the two cities.
Love Circle Park revitalization
Love Circle water and sewer Installation and Watercress water
Unified park hours around lake - sunrise to sunset
Water and sewer installation
Love Circle deeding process
1) Bike Trails
2) Sunset Park and Peninsula Club Preservation
We continue trying to get a discussion with the Parks Department about master planning.
3) Completion of Highway 199 (Jacksboro Highway) between Confederate Parkway and Loop 820
In the last session, Texas lawmakers liberated the diverted highway funds from gas taxes back to highway projects. Our representative, Charlie Geren, has committed that funds will be used to complete the raised highway portion of Hwy 199 from Confederate Parkway to Loop 820. Instead of a traffic light, Surfside will have a bridge and ramps.
4) Crime Fighting Efforts - Working toward a comprehensive plan.
Coordinated Security Plan for Lake Worth
Lake Worth ENFORCE Committee
(City employees are currently working on implementing the plan)
(Go to ScenicShores.net to see the entire plan.)
Purpose of plan: To implement a set of achievable, measurable, and economically feasible goals to enhance the security and safety for lake residents and lake guests.
Security issues: In addition to crime issues common to the entire city, the lake experiences an additional layer of issues. These issues include the vandalism and dumping issues to the extensive park properties, theft of water-specific equipment such as boats and tackle, drowning and injury from lake use, and the increase of all types of crime due to the numerous guests who visit the lake. These issues not only affect the residents of the lake but also the guests who wish to enjoy the lake. For the safety of all citizens, the security in and around the lake is critically important.
Evaluation of infrastructure - Each neighborhood needs to evaluate its infrastructure for needed additions and/or repairs. Infrastructure improvements would include:
Fencing / cabling - Fencing and cabling could be used in a variety of ways including discouraging lake guests from infringing on private property, reducing illegal dumping, and controlling traffic damage to natural areas. Much has already been installed.
Park hours signage - Clearly marked park hours will help policing of the area and reduce undesirable activities which could result in injury or crime. Many have already been installed.
Enforcing park hours - Patrols clear parks at sundown.
“On lake” and park location markers - Clearly marked “location signs” would help guests and residents communicate with law enforcement as to the specific location needing service. Location markers would be put in strategic locations in and around the lake.
ENFORCE Committee - Neighborhood leaders and law enforcement meet periodically to address security issues around the lake.
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