The Rockwall County Commissioners Court met for a brief special meeting last Tuesday morning, approving a Cinco de Mayo celebration on the Historic Courthouse steps, and discussing a major building request.

The Cinco de Mayo celebration and show, which was  last Saturday, was to help kick off Downtown Rockwall summer activities, including the Farmer’s Market. 

The court also addressed a property use request for a tract of land on FM 1411, to use the property for a self-storage facility utilizing cargo containers. 

Precinct 3 Commissioner Cliff Sevier said the property has been the subject of two usage requests since it was sold in 2016, first for an RV park and second for a housing development, both of which were rejected because the tract wasn’t large enough to support the necessary infrastructure for such businesses. 

According to Sevier, any county desire to stop the progress of the storage facility or to stipulate aesthetic conditions is limited to safety regulations, such as county fire code or the findings of a hydrology study.

Discussion was left with a desire to seek legal opinion on the matter in executive session, and with hope that the city of Rockwall would explore options to enforce regulations in its extraterritorial jurisdiction.

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