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Re: Midlothian’s FM 663

I would like to make my concerns known regarding FM 663 in Midlothian. Perhaps others can relate to this. I have seen how to turn a quiet farm-to-market road into a "Central Expressway" of Ellis County.

Now the roar of the road has made the countryside from a pastoral scene into a freeway setting. With it comes all the danger of the big city and the noise of a race track.

Surely I am not alone in saying you are taking your life in your own hands when you enter onto 663. From the time you enter 663 from Bluebonnet Lane, looking south, the moment you see a car coming around the curve, it is upon you in four to five seconds.

I know change is inevitable, but this is ridiculous if all the growth south has to go off 663!

Currently our street is in the county, but the implication in the paper is that the City of Midlothian is considering annexing us without any of the city’s amenities.

The only promise is our taxes will go up, and we will have all the city restrictions that go along with it.

Being retired, we certainly do not need that.

If FM 663 is any indication of the considerations that go into the planning, I personally do not want any part of it!

Currently we pay for our fire protection, sheriff protection and good water from the Mountain Peak Water Department.

We pay school and county taxes (we have not had a child in the Midlothian school system in 32 years).

In my opinion, whoever approves these developments should stop approving housing developments off 663 until new roads can be constructed.

Robert Latimer


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