SANDY OAKS— Voters in southeast Bexar County approved the creation of the City of Sandy Oaks at a special election called in May.
Sandy Oaks becomes the newest city in Bexar County, replacing Von Ormy for that distinction. It has a population of 4,600 in 2.4 square miles. Sandy Oaks becomes the 27th city in Bexar County.
In its historic first election residents of Sandy Oaks, Texas, elected their first Mayor and City Council at a special election held in August.
Sandy Oaks Mayor Jim Clement is a 29 year resident of area and a retired Air Force veteran who has prior service on the Bexar Met Water District.
Residents also elected a Board of Aldermen comprised of Earnest Gay, Micki Ball, Doug Tomasisni, Joel Ortega and David Trembly.
The election was canvassed by Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff, who declared the winners duly elected. The new Mayor and Council were sworn in by Von Ormy Judge Chris Marrou at a special meeting of Bexar County Commissioners Court.
Sandy Oaks leaders have publically stated that they were inspired by Von Ormy’s incorporation and success to create a city of their own.
Sandy Oaks faced opposition from the City of San Antonio during its limited purpose annexation of large portions of south Bexar County. By incorporating residents of Sandy Oaks were able to avoid annexation by San Antonio.
The new city will conduct meetings in the clubhouse of the Waterwood HOA.
Other communities are also seeking incorporation. The Atascosa County half of Savannah Heights will vote on incorporation this coming November. The Bexar County side of Savannah Heights is till negotiating with San Antonio. The communities of Kingsbury and Cowlick in Guadalupe Co. have also started the process of incorporation.