|Early voting begins Monday, April 23 and runs through May 1. During Early Voting, registered voters may vote at any Denton County Polling site, including the Highland Village Municipal Complex. Early voting dates and times are:
Monday, April 23 - Saturday, April 28 from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday, April 30 - Tuesday, May 1 from 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
A groundbreaking event was held for Ladera Highland Village on Thursday. John and Steve Delin of Integrity Group, Commissioners Bobbie Mitchell and Andy Eads, Mayors Charlotte Wilcox and Sue Tejml, and I spoke to the future residents and others who attended the event. Ladera Highland Village, the City’s first 55 community, will provide 102 homes in an affordable price range for the active adult. The development will include an activity center, open spaces, and trails. The infrastructure is in place and new home construction will begin soon. Not only is the gated community an asset for the City, but the development brought about the completion of the Utility CIP program to loop water mains for fire flows by partnering with Integrity Group to install the last section of the water main from their development, under the KCS Railroad to Castlewood Boulevard. More noticeably to the future residents is the installation of a quiet zone railroad crossing on Chinn Chapel Road adjacent to the Ladera development. The road project, funded by Denton County, is complete and the quiet zone is constructed. The engineering firm is in the process of contacting the railroad and submitting the required application to activate the zone crossing.