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.