Thursday, April 19, 2012
Road to Tara Oaks needs name
By SUE WATSON
A private road to the Tara Oaks Subdivision off the North Holly Springs bypass road is in need of a name for Enhanced-911 purposes.
The matter was discussed at a recent meeting of the Marshall County Board of Supervisors. The road, built as an entrance to the subdivision, does not meet the city of Holly Springs standards, so the city has refused to accept the road or recommend a name.
The road is platted on the subdivision plat as Tara Oaks Drive. Neighbors in the area who access Tara Road, a county road that enters off Highway 7 North, complained for many years that homeowners in the subdivision were using their driveway to get to their properties.
That was remedied when the developer built a road to the subdivision and the homeowners put a gate across their driveways to keep traffic out of their private side yards.
Charles Terry, District 1 supervisor, was asked by the board of supervisors to go to the city and request that something be done to label or name the road for emergency purposes – ambulance, fire, police access to the subdivision.
After discussing the matter with the Holly Springs Board of Aldermen, Terry reported back to supervisors that the city said it will not accept the private road until it meets city standards – sidewalks, curbs and gutters, etc.
Since the new bypass road is still in the county’s jurisdiction as the fuduciary agent and has not been turned over to the city of Holly Springs, the board voted unanimously to provide a sign off the bypass road that would show the direction to Tara Oaks Subdivision.
Attorney Kent Smith recommended the action, saying it would put emergency services at rest. He also suggested the board lift a moratorium on building of new houses in the subdivision, which has been in place a long while. The board did not act on the moratorium.
The subdivision is located in Marshall County’s jurisdiction and the private drive in the city.
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