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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Milton Subdivision Wants Street For Gate

By DOUG NURSE The Atlanta Journal-Constitution www.ajc.com

The streets of the 600-plus home Crooked Creek subdivision in Milton are being used as cut-through routes, and the residents are tired of it.

On Monday, members of the subdivision's homeowners association asked the City Council to give them back the streets so they can become a gated community.
The council seemed willing, but doing so might require some changes in current city policy. One of those, requiring approval from 100 percent of the residents, was inherited from Fulton County.

City Attorney Ken Jarrard said the County Commission probably set the standard high because of concern there could be an epidemic of groups all over the county wanting the commission to abandon streets and then saddling unwilling residents with the costs of maintaining the streets.
The council held off on committing to the change, but asked Jarrard to meet with the Crooked Creek attorney to explore various options.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well, if that is the case, then I want a gate for Redd Road too. I am tired of all the people cutting through my road and neighborhood too.

Anonymous said...

Has someone moved from Wood or Landrum roads to Crooked Creek?

Give them gates and they'll be back for traffic lights and no telling what else.

Anonymous said...

If Milton fixed some of our traffic issues, I would not use it as a cut-thru.

Anonymous said...

If you want to solve Miltons traffic problems all we have to do is close the bridges on New Bull Pen Rd, and Hickory Flat Rd.Unfortunately GDOT wouldn't allow us to close Ga 372 at the city limits. Traffic seems to come because of a lack of East West Roads, because prior to growth everyone was traveling North South.

Anonymous said...

Suggestion...to help Crooked Creek, let's have Milton Day celebration, carry picnic lunch and help them build a wall, blocking exit to and from Francis Rd..... the cut-thru problem will be solved.

Anonymous said...

Why do we want to put up a gate that will make traffic even worse?

Anonymous said...

Shouldn't the title read
"Gate for Street?"

a shocked crooked creek resident said...

Everyone in Milton should be outraged that Council is even considering allowing a very small group of people to try to eliminate access to public roads. The developer didn't want it closed, Fulton County didn't want it closed, and the people in Crooked Creek haven't been asked whether even they want the roads closed. What is Milton's Council doing - how can they listen to two or three people and close roads that have been open over 13 years??
Is that Council's idea of 'self-governance?

Anonymous said...

If you weren't at the City Council meeting that night, then keep your FN mouth shut.

Anonymous said...

Surely you jest!!

Anonymous said...

Then why is Jan Jones' road closed? Wasn't that just a few people too on Brittle Road?

Closing Cowart Road is one thing, tho an Emergency hazard. Closing Brittle during rush hour seems like an abuse of power.

Anonymous said...

How dare you question the power and authority of JJ, the Sheriff of Milton.

Anonymous said...

Why is the comment 4 up from this one still there? No good comes from threats and people who can only use foul language to make their point.

Travis Allen said...

No good comes from threats and people who don't show up to City Council meetings and work sessions either...so I can see that person's point, although I don't necessarily agree with the language used in making the point...

Anonymous said...

Crooked Creek is built on grounds where for years horses pooped. Should not be concerned with exposure to radon, but watch where you step.

Anonymous said...

So Travis, if we don't come to a council meeting, we can't have an opinion?

That is an interesting perspective on how things should work.................

Travis Allen said...

Let me further define that...

I have an issue with someone posting about what the city council is supposedly doing unless they were there to hear it for themselves...I'm certainly interested in hearing opinions, but it's hard to respect an opinion based on hearsay...

Based on what I saw and heard, it appeared to me that the city council didn't express much interest at all in considering the idea of gating Crooked Creek...

Also, keep in mind that the city attorney expressed an opinion that it would have to be proved that Creek Club Drive wasn't of any public use...it's part of the Milton Bike / Ped Path...sounds like public use to me

Anonymous said...

Maybe someone should ask for a second opinion of what happened at council meeting.

Anonymous said...

Maybe everyone should stop posting anoymously and stand up for what you believe in...

Oops...me too!