Conroe, February 12 – Montgomery County Republican Party Precinct Chairs have gathered the necessary signatures and called for an emergency meeting of the County Republican Executive Committee next Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at 7:30 p.m., at the Commissioners Court meeting room on the fourth floor of the Alan B. Sadler Building in Conroe to pass a resolution demanding removal of “the tolls on the 242 flyover and end[ing] the double taxation of Montgomery County citizens.”
Precinct 50 Chairman Reagan Reed and other conservatives coordinated the gathering of the signatures which triggers a meeting of the Executive Committee, pursuant to Article V, Section 3, of the Bylaws of the Party, which provides:
Article V, Section 3. The Executive Committee shall meet at the call of the Chairman, except that meetings may also be called by petition of twenty-five (25%) per cent of its membership to the responsible officer.
Reed told The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, “We have the necessary signatures required to trigger the meeting…I’ll be sending it in to Wally [Wilkerson] and announcing publicly…”
“We, as precinct chairs and members of the Montgomery County Republican Executive Committee, formally call for a meeting of the CEC under MCRP Bylaws, Article V, Sec. 3, to consider the resolution attached calling for the removal of the tolls on the 242 flyover.“The meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 20, at 7:30 PM, in the commissioners courtroom, on the fourth floor of the Alan B. Sadler building. If that location is not available, the meeting will be held at the MCRP Headquarters.“Toll roads are an issue of vital concern to the citizens of Montgomery County and around Texas. Far too often, we hear that once the toll road is paid for, the tolls will be removed. Our party platform specifically calls for tolls to be removed once the road is paid for. We now have a chance to hold our Republican officials accountable.“The bond debt has been entirely defeased on the 242 flyover. As a result, at least one commissioner is calling for the tolls to be removed. This is a hot button issue right now, and it is absolutely critical for MCRP to strike now while the iron is hot and weigh in on this issue as soon as possible.“The Republican Party needs to send a strong message that we stand with the taxpayers. No more toll roads in Montgomery County!”