By Bonnie Guy
Johnson County Commissions November meeting came to order with two county residents signed up to address the commissioners. Lyle Habermehl from Red Tail Mountain was up first and gave a detailed report of ongoing upgrades happening at the Red Tail Golf Course.
Improvements made this year include making the community gated, improved driving and putting greens, a game room, tennis courts, and a new swimming pool. Future plans include the building of hiking and horse trails and an indoor equestrian arena. It is the goal to make Red Tail Golf Course a top 10 golf destinations for the East. Habermehl also explained that Red Tail had recently purchased the Stone Mountain property primarily as an environmental impact project with no real plans for any major construction projects, only hiking and horse trails. Habermehl, as well as Danny Herman who owns 500 plus acres adjacent to the 5,002 acres owned by Red Tail, are requesting that the name of the property as a whole be recognized as Red Tail Mountain. This would be advantageous for advertising online because Google Earth would bring up images of Johnson County and the Red Tail Mountain property. Habermehl had already spoken to both federal and state authorities including the Geographic Information System and all are onboard with the change pending county approval. After an in depth question and answer session between commissioners and Habermehl, a motion was made that all involved parties with the boundaries owned by Red Tail and Danny Herman would sign a petition stating they approve being called Red Tail Mountain. Once the petition is received, approval will be given. The designation of Red Tail Mountain does not include any properties with radio or cell towers south east of Grover Reece Road. This motion was passed unanimously.
Earl Trivette spoke to commissioners concerning the speed limit on Trivette Road. Trivette requested the speed limit be reduced from 30 mph to 20 mph. Darrell Reece from the highway department agreed that because the road was so narrow and curvy a 20 mph speed limit would be safer for those living and traveling this road. A motion was made and approved unanimously to reduce the speed limit. Sign changes will be made as soon as possible.
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By Bonnie Guy