Soddy Daisy Commission Continues Discussion About What To Do With North Parkway; Looking Into Fireworks Sales

Thursday, March 20, 2014 - by Hollie Webb

In response to ongoing discussions about the city abandoning a right of way on North Parkway, Soddy Daisy City Manager Hardie Stulce said during a commission meeting that some of the residents living along the road had requested the city move the road if it decided to abandon the right of way.

Several residents were unhappy with how the land would be divided if the right of way were abandoned as it is now.

Because the road was constructed with the intention of eventually making it into a double road, there is an extra 30 feet on one side of the road. If it is to be abandoned, some residents who live on the opposite side of the road say it would be more fair if the road was moved to the middle. 

However, Mayor Janice Cagle said, "I don't think it's feasible for us to move the roads down there."

Commissioner Gene Shipley pointed out that moving the road would be an expensive process, saying he did not think it would be fair to make the rest of the taxpayers pay for something only benefiting a few people. 

Mayor Cagle also said, "I think we've set a precedent of having the property owners pay for this and I think we should keep that precedent."

In previous discussions, other residents along the road did not want the right of way to be abandoned at all. 

Also discussed during the commission meeting was the prospect of making it legal to sell fireworks in Soddy Daisy. The city of East Ridge went through this same process, and City Attorney Sam Elliott said he would check to see how it was accomplished there.


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