The household employed an engineer who stated there are many alternate options to the proposed carry station.
SAN ANTONIO — KENS 5 has discovered a few plan by San Antonio Water System to take over land owned by a neighborhood enterprise for greater than half a century. SAWS desires to construct a carry station on personal property that belongs to Piedras Negras de Noche restaurant.
The proprietor, Juan Rodriguez Sr. stated the restaurant situated on S. Laredo is greater than a family-owned restaurant.
“It is all I have been doing since I got here out of the service within the service for years within the Navy, in Vietnam,” Rodriguez Sr. stated.
The household, in addition to supporters, spoke throughout public remark on the month-to-month SAWS Board Assembly.
Rocky Aranda, President and Proprietor of Milcon Building stated he is been a long-time patron.
“Morcilla. That is my favourite,” Aranda stated of his favourite dish. He stated as he spoke in favor of the household’s enterprise Tuesday.
Additionally in attendance, Mary Alice Cisneros. She is the previous councilwoman for District 1. She additionally stated she enjoys the restaurant and stated the house owners are like household.
“The chile rellenos in fact,” Cisneros stated of her favourite dish. She stated what is going on to the Rodriguez household is in contrast to San Antonio, particularly for a enterprise that has been round for therefore lengthy.
“They’re human. They acquired that human component and it makes that makes the meals style so a lot better,” Aranda stated.
The house owners, the Rodriguez household, fear their beloved restaurant received’t be round for for much longer.
“Town can do some issues and never verify the sensitivity of the individuals. It isn’t proper,” Rodriguez Sr. stated.
SAWS stated it wants a portion of the household’s property for his or her carry station venture. The plan is to position a sewer major and carry station close to IH-35 and S. Laredo road
The proposed station can be situated within the restaurant’s car parking zone close to the entrance of the constructing.
The Rodriguez household is nervous six months of building will drive away clients, and produce with it a horrible odor.
“Will probably be the demise of my household’s legacy,” Juan’s son and lawyer, John Rodriguez Jr., stated.
The household feels as if their small enterprise is being attacked, when there’s a McDonalds and Shell fuel station situated subsequent door, they ask, why not construct there?
So that they’ve employed an engineer. Marc Lengthy is associate and proprietor at SRB Engineering and stated there are many alternate options.
“We really feel like taking a look at another alongside the identical San Pedro creek proper of manner space would permit for a gravity sewer to be put in after which a carry station that will be much less intrusive to all the events,” Lengthy stated.
Robert Puente, President and CEO of SAWS stated they’ve met with the household a number of occasions, and stated it’s a federal requirement to switch the sewer strains. He stated it could take up a mere two parking areas and take lower than six months to construct with no odor.
Puente added a fuel line prevents them from constructing on the aforementioned properties.
“One thing as massive as your digicam protruding of the bottom, that is all it’s,” Puente stated in reference to a KENS 5 video digicam on a tripod.
Puente went on to say the proposed location was really the household’s thought, and the household has recognized in regards to the venture for a 12 months.
“They gave us 10 completely different suggestions to not do what we have been initially planning on doing. So this got here straight from their civil engineer,” Puente stated.
The unique location for the station would have been situated at the back of the car parking zone and adjoining to McDonald’s. The Rodriguez household stated they opposed the unique plan on account of parking issues whereas building is going down.
SAWS opted to desk a decision that will permit the utility to take all acceptable motion to acquire the easements.
And whereas the household says they’re glad the decision has been tabled for a number of weeks, they concern their struggle isn’t over.