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Cemetery Road Problems

  

Our cemetery road has a long history of problems. Back some 10 years or so ago, Rowe Byers offered to let us use the bottom portion of his property going from Blue Bluff Road over to the back of our cemetery - some 800’ feet or so - to put in a road wide enough for two lanes. It’s fairly level and seemed like an ideal solution even with having to clear the land of trees and brush. The problem lay in the fact that while Blue Bluff Road is on the maps as a road, it is actually a private city easement, is but a track and is locked at the entrance to FM 969 with numerous locks. It goes to the city facility at the river. This left us with no alternative except to look at what we can do to keep our road passable.
 

Our cemetery road is about 1750’ or so long based on measurements from the Travis CAD map. For most of it, it’s in fairly decent shape. It’s getting ruts with grass growing in the middle but keeping that mowed in addition to the care of our cemetery would be costly.  


We are currently looking to get a wider easement to pave it for a two-lane road than the current single lane.
 

We need donations to cover the cost. If you can help in any way, even a small amount, please send your check payable to Hornsby Cemetery to our Cemetery Board’s Treasurer at:
 

          Steve Platt

          P. O. Box 357

          Rosanky, TX 78953
 

Thank you for any assistance you can give.
 

Dorothy Landoll

President,

Hornsby Cemetery Board of Governors