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2011-12-21 / Front Page

Petition Rally for Community Center/Library gains support

SUE BROWN
EDITOR


Judy Havins (left) and Sue Samsel (right) help a supporter sign a petition which would allow voters to decide the fate of the Community Center/Library plans and partial closure of Main Street. 
SUE BROWN | PLEASANTON EXPRESS Judy Havins (left) and Sue Samsel (right) help a supporter sign a petition which would allow voters to decide the fate of the Community Center/Library plans and partial closure of Main Street. SUE BROWN | PLEASANTON EXPRESS The cool temperatures, breeze and Christmas shopping kept people from coming out in full force for the Community Center/Library Petition Rally this past Saturday.

“We may not have gotten as many signatures as we wanted today, but we are well on our way of obtaining the 500 needed for the petition,” stated Sue Samsel, a supporter of keeping the original design for the two buildings. Over 40 people dropped by to show their support.

That design would necessitate the partial closure of Main Street (from the proposed library building to the intersection at Goodwin Street.) The group hopes to add a plaza in front of the structures when funds are raised.

Samsel also added, “I have to say that we have a very friendly and cordial town. I saw lots of thumbs up, honking of horns in support. Even 18-wheelers were waving to us.”

The petition will allow the voters of Pleasanton decide if the street should be partially closed.

Texas Department of Transportation sent a letter to City of Pleasanton Mayor Clint Powell recommending the removal of the traffic light on Main St. and Goodwin (FM3350) to aid in the flow of traffic, converting the 5-legged intersection to a 4-legged one.

Signs showing support and opposition were sprinkled around the downtown area.

Petitions are still circulating and may be obtained by contacting Ray or Sue Samsel at 830-281-5903 or 210-288- 0265.



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