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The Ellis County Press

WAXAHACHIE – A 4-1 vote Tuesday, Jan. 19 approved option "C"
as the best way to re-name Parks Schoolhouse Road.

Councilman Chuck Beatty was the lone opposing vote. After public hearings, meetings with various members of the city and weighing in all options, the council decided out of the four options available, option "C" was the best way to go.

"I am not against it [the re-naming project], but imagine if this was your street, it would be your home with this problem," said long-time Parks Schoolhouse Road resident Ronald Levingston.

Police Chief Charles Edge said costs to change your address with the Department of Public Safety is $10 .

"City worked with the electric company and for the sake of keeping it clean and simple I do appreciate everyone’s understanding for the disruption this will cause in your life and I hate that," said Councilman John Wray.

In a letter from Assistant City Manager Michael Scott sent out to the 16 home owners and the residents of the Grove Park Terrace Apartment Complex it states: One of the options under consideration is to name the entire length of the new boulevard from 287 Bypass to Main Street as the Parks Schoolhouse Road. Additionally, the portion of what is now Parks Schoolhouse Road that runs from Getzendaner Street to the new boulevard would be renamed Peters Street.

According to the letter, this option, "Option C" for the council, would alleviate an already confusing situation where Peters becomes Parks Schoolhouse Road and provides for a clear delineation of street names.

The council agreed this would be the best possible way to go about handling future confusion with travelers and emergency personnel.

"We are just going to have to bite the bullet now and not later and extend ourselves to these residents," said Councilman Joe Jenkins.

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