Posted Tuesday, January 28th 2014 @ 4am by Jim Forsyth
Sandy Oaks, which is an area in far southeast Bexar County near Loop 1604 and Interstate 37, is attempting to become the county’s newest incorporated community.
The 2.4 square mile area petitioned Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff on Monday to declare Sandy Oaks a town, the first new town in the county since Von Ormy was incorporated five years ago.
Sandy Oak resident Jim Clement says the issue to be able to form a police department for protection in the remote area, and bringing some sort of planning to the region.
“People were just coming in and putting a little travel trailer on a half acre lot,” he said. “Some of them were even putting in septic systems.”
He says Sandy Oaks is a logical place for incorporation.
“We decided that safety factors, to include eventually our own police department and fire department.
If Wolff rules that the petitions are valid, he will call an election on incorporation for May. An election for mayor and city council of the new town of Sandy Oaks Texas would follow this coming summer.
Under state law, everybody signing the incorporation petition has to be at least 18 years old, and has lived in the area to be incorporated for at least thirty days.
Sandy Oaks supporters say their new community would be larger than many established towns in Bexar County, including Hill Country Village and Balcones Heights.