I have learned that the contractor is wanting to build the Blacklands very similar to the Bush toll way. That is, without service roads and access ramps. All they want to do is cross Rowlett without building the features that would provide any benefit to Rowlett. They don't want to spend the money.
Do you have to think longer than an instant to know what I think about that idea? Essentially, the Blacklands contractor wants to use Rowlett land to benefit themselves, but not offer Rowlett any benefits for crossing our municipality. They don't want to offer Rowlett anything because it costs additional money. Hell, with the Bush Toll Way, we didn't even get a road sign announcing that the driver was in Rowlett.
I wish I was setting at that negotiating table. If all best efforts of reasonable negotiations failed, I would inform the contractor (who apparently has imminent domain powers) that he is not going to like me very much. He would not like me because I would team up with the land owners and keep him and his Blacklands Corridor in the court house for many, many years. I would send them straight into interrogatory never-never land. They would have morning coffee with their lawyers for years. Be assured, the contractor would not like those words. Time is money to the profit motivated. A few years cooling their heels in the courthouse would chew up a lot of profit. Most assuredly, they really would not like me.
I can't believe they're trying this nonsense again. I hope Rowlett sends a good negotiator. It is time to send in the starting team.