Property owners file restraining order against city
The City of Fredericksburg has been issued a 14-day temporary restraining order today, Monday, April 15, by the “E. 290 Owners’ Coalition,” an unincorporated nonprofit association opposed to the city’s annexation efforts.
The group, which consists of local property owners, filed the restraining order in response to the city’s efforts to annex 213.64 acres of land along U.S. 290 East.
According to court documents, the land “primarily consists of frontage properties located along U.S. 290 East, extending from the existing city limit line to the east approximately one mile to the city’s extraterritorial jurisdiction.”
Due to the lawsuit, the city is unable to conduct a second public hearing in regard to that property, as previously listed in the city council meeting agenda for Monday, April 15.
A hearing is set for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23 in the 216th District Courtroom at the Kerr County Courthouse.
City representatives are currently not allowed to discuss the matter publicly during the 14-day restraining order.
The order was filed by Mickey Poole, local hotel owner, on behalf of the E. 290 Owners’ Coalition.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.