Fiscal court wants more info before closing road
by Alan Reed
Jul 25, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A residentt's plea to keep Complex Road open adorns the sign for the Recreation Complex.
A residentt's plea to keep Complex Road open adorns the sign for the Recreation Complex.
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The Trigg County Fiscal Court took no action on a recommendation from the Recreation Complex Board of directors to close Complex Road.

Complex Road runs through the Trigg County Recreation Complex to Adams Mill Road.

Magistrate Kevin Terrell, who also serves as chairman of the Trigg County Recreation Complex Board said, “There is no action required from the court at this time, but closing the road is in the interests of the security of the complex. There is about $2.5 million of county equipment at the complex open to vandalism or theft. Though it is in the best interest of the complex, we are willing to listen to people in the community. Other ideas are welcome.”

Terrell added that since Complex Director Jerry Radford assumed his post, he noted $10,000 worth of damage to the complex. “We’ve had people with BB-guns and .22’s shooting out lights, people destroying bleachers, doing doughnuts in the parking lot, and other vandalism. The problem has to be addressed. I don’t know the best answer, but would like to see something done.”

“I would like to see the board look at measures to protect the property without closing the road,” said Magistrate Doug Taylor. “If we put in a gate, who would maintain it, and who would open and close it.”

Ex-officio Magistrate Matt Ledford asked if residents on Herndon Circle preferred using Complex Road or Adams Mill Road to reach their homes. “We need to know if closing the road would cause a problem for the sheriff, fire departments or ambulance access.”

Terrell said that after driving the two roads, he believed that the difference in the distance for drivers amounted to a tenth of a mile. He was unsure how many houses used Complex Road for access to and from Princeton Road.

Another Magistrate, Lacy Bush said he had received one call from a resident in the area requesting the road remain open.

Magistrate Barry Littlejohn said, “I’ve had several people call from Mr. Bush’s area that I know personally or work with. They have said that they would appreciate it if we not close the road. I think we need to look for some alternatives.”

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