From the Sept. 6, 1978 News Record:
Improvement of Lakeway Road, commonly called the Cut-Across Road, may depend on passage of the Optional 1 Percent Sales Tax in November. County Commissioner Jack McClelland said Tuesday he would be willing to pledge part of the county’s share of tax revenues to help improve the road. The money now in the sales tax fund has been pledged, but McClelland said he would agree to commit “whatever was needed” out of the 1 Percent money if it passes on the general election ballot in November. Commissioner Bill Fitch, however, said he was not certain about the legality of using county money on a street that had been annexed in to the city. The third member of the commission, Harry Underwood, was not present at the meeting Tuesday. City officials asked the commissioners for the money to improve Lakeway Road at a meeting Tuesday.