Floodway property

This property on the south side of the Guadalupe west of downtown Center Point is in a floodway, which the county engineer said is a perilous place to build, but not illegal with the right permits. The property owner was accused of regrading the property without a permit and of partitioning and selling part of the property without obtaining the commissioners court’s approval of a final plat and subdivision plat. The property owner corrected the regrading problem, officials said, but the county judge wants the owner prosecuted for the other allegation, which is a class B misdemeanor punishable by as much as 180 days in the county jail and a $2,000 fine.  


The Kerr County Attorney’s Office will consider prosecuting a property owner after county officials said some riverfront land in Center Point was divided and sold in violation of local law. 

The criminal offense, a violation of Section 6 of the Kerr County Subdivision Regulations, is a class B misdemeanor punishable by as much as 180 days in the county jail and a $2,000 fine.   “I’m not trying to be overly punitive; I'm just trying to say you violated the law, you have to answer for it,” said Kerr County Judge Rob Kelly during a commissioners court meeting on Tuesday. 

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