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Hartselle approves '05-'06 paving list

By Deangelo McDaniel
DAILY Staff Writer 340-2469

HARTSELLE — If you live on Williams, Pattillo or Frost streets, you're probably going to get your street paved in the coming months. A unanimous council Tuesday night approved a list of streets for paving during the 2005-06 fiscal year. Williams Pattillo and Frost are at the top of the list.

The council has $135,000 to pave what is about 3 miles.

"Some of these streets desperately need paving," Street Department Superintendent Byron Turney said. "We hope to start in November with streets that are in the worst shape."

But where the city paves first depends on where Hartselle Utilities is working.

"We don't want to pave a street and they turn right around and make a cut in it," Turney said. "Hartselle Utilities knows where we want to pave, and they will be getting back to me."

Turney said homeowners in Tanner Heights Subdivision must wait until another paving cycle because of utility work in their area. These residents have been waiting at least five years for paving.

"I wanted to go there first, but I got assured that Hartselle Utilities would be working there until the spring time."

Foote Road is another paving project that didn't make the list, but for a different reason. The road leads to Hickory Heights Subdivision. Residents there have been waiting for at least 10 years to have that road paved.

Mayor Dwight Tankersley said he wants to see how the city's finances are in the spring and then look at Foote Road.

"The only way we can do this road is with the cooperation with people who live on the road," Tankersley said.

Part of the road is outside the city limits, and residents there have been reluctant to give city leaders rights of way.

If the city can acquire the necessary rights of way, Tankersley said, Hickory Heights developer and resident Jimmy Little has indicated that he would contribute financially to the paving project. The streets on the approved list include Williams, Pattillo, Frost, Curry, Day, Hickory, Mynatt, Sycamore, Martin, Enslen and Stewart streets and Crestline Drive.

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