Council votes to vacate roads

Published 9:21 am Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Members of the Victoria Town Council voted to vacate several segments of road in the town during its meeting Aug. 14.

During the meeting, Town Manager Rodney Newton said “action was taken on four requests for abandonment and vacation of portions of unopened streets throughout town. All requests were approved.”

The four segments of road include a portion of 15th Street, located at an intersection with Washington Avenue; a portion of 10th Street between Poorhouse Road and Wilson Avenue; a portion of Ninth Street and Forest Avenue and a portion of Forest Avenue.

The request to vacate the unopened streets, according to Newton, “were generated by citizens that owned the property adjacent to the unopened streets.”

An unopened street was a street planned in the original plat of the town but never opened.

According to a previous public notice issued by the town, Victoria held a public hearing July 10 to determine whether the roads needed to be vacated.

Newton said citizens who spoke in July were some of the citizens who submitted the requests. He said no one spoke against the proposed action to vacate the roads.