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  • Huntington Mills residents voice concerns about overgrown lots

  • Unkempt, overgrown lots and streets in need of paving were the main concerns raised by a group of Huntington Mills residents at Monday night’s Clayton Town Council meeting.


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  • Unkempt, overgrown lots and streets in need of paving were the main concerns raised by a group of Huntington Mills residents at Monday night’s Clayton Town Council meeting.
    Earl Brown, a resident of the neighborhood, said that Huntington Mills’ developer has been unresponsive to residents’ calls for action.
    About 30 vacant lots in the neighborhood are overgrown with high grass, he said.
    “It is becoming a safety issue,” said Crystal Jordan, vice president of the homeowners’ association. “Every summer, we are concerned about the children of Huntington Mills.”
    She said the grass has grown about waist-high at its worst.
    Jordan called on council to work with the residents and tackle the issue “as a collective front.”
    “We’re doing everything we can here to get your problem resolved,” said Councilman Wayne Stover.
    Preliminary plan for Ovations approved
    Council accepted the Planning Commission’s recommendation to approve the preliminary subdivision plan for Ovations, a 200-lot duplex and triplex development off of Clayton-Greenspring Road.
    The recommendation includes a fence on the property’s border with St. Joseph’s Center for Community Service and an enhanced landscape buffer between Ovations and Providence Creek Academy.
    Clayton Railroad Days participants thanked
    At Monday's meeting, Clayton Council reflected on the town’s first Clayton Railroad Days festival, held June 4.
    Council thanked the Clayton Fire Company for its participation, and event organizer Lisa Thomson thanked Town Council, the Clayton Police and town staff for their assistance with the festival.
    “We’re starting this week to plan next year’s,” Thomson said.
    The planning committee for the festival is looking for volunteers. Anyone interested can contact Lisa Thomson at 653-3464 or lmthomson@verizon.net.
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