The Murphy City Council has refused to close FM 544 for at least three days to allow Kansas City Southern to improve its railroad crossing. Following a work session, council rejected the plan at its regular meeting Tuesday, Jan. 17. The project, which would have forced the detour of 30,000 vehicles a day, also would have included the construction of east-west sidewalks across the tracks.
In other business, council agreed with a Planning & Zoning Commission recommendation allowing swimming pool decking and pool equipment to be located three feet from a property line. Pool structures will continue to have a 5-foot setback.
To read the full story by reporter Bob Wieland, see the Jan. 26 edition of the Murphy Monitor.