Fiscal court discusses issues at Clifty Creek

The Clifty Creek area was one of the major topics of the Russell County Fiscal Court meeting earlier this week with Dr. Barrett Bernard and Constable Paula Mann coming before the court to ask about possible solutions to issues of littering and illegal parking in the area.

The area has become a popular spot for swimmers, and with that, traffic in the area has increased. With little parking in the area, residents complained about cars parking on the side of the road, blocking driveways and boat ramps, along with speeding issues as well as littering.

Residents were told to call in issues of blocked driveways or cars on their property to 911 to get the issues recorded. There was also some discussion about adding extra signage in the area to warn people coming in that cars will be towed if they are illegally parked.

The county is also adding extra signage on the road to warn motorists that the road ends in water, which became an issue after a recent tragedy in which a 17-year-old from Somerset was traveling on the road at night and drowned after his car went into the water.

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