McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK


December 16, 2013

Commissioners discuss road closure

McALESTER — A Pittsburg County resident addressed the commissioners about closing a county road during the commissioners regular meeting on Monday.

The Pittsburg County commissioners met Monday at the Pittsburg County Courthouse.

Pittsburg County resident Rhonda Martin said she would like to close First Street in Morrison Acres and place a sign in the county right-of-way.

District 2 Commissioner Kevin Smith told Martin that in order to have a road closed she would need to file a petition signed by local residents.

“That would be a great first step,” Smith said.

“They don’t have to live on the street but they need to reside in the general area.”

He said once the petition is filed an agenda item would be added for the following meeting for a public forum to be held.

“It’s the legal way to do that,” Smith said.

He said after the petition has been filed and the public has been informed the commissioners would then have the closure request put on the agenda for approval by the commissioners.

“Then we can vote to leave it open or to close it,” Smith said.

Also attending Monday’s meeting was District 1 Commissioner Gene Rogers and District 3 Commissioner Trent Myers.

Pittsburg County commissioners meet Mondays at 9 a.m. in the commissioner’s conference room at the Pittsburg County Courthouse.

The meetings are open to the public.

Contact Jeanne LeFlore

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Seasonal Content
AP Video
US Ready to Slap New Sanctions on Russia Kerry: Not Worried About Israeli Criticism Boater Rescued From Edge of Kentucky Dam Girl Struck by Plane on Florida Beach Dies Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating
NDN Video
'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Sneak Peek NOW TRENDING: Peyton Manning dancing at practice Chapter Two: Designing for Naomi Watts "The Bachelorette" Makes Her Decision Thieves pick the wrong gas station to rob Golden Sisters on '50 Shades' trailer: 'Look At That Chest!' Staten Island Man's Emotional Dunk Over NYPD Car - @TheBuzzeronFOX GMA: Dog passes out from excitment to see owner Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Florida Keys Webcam Captures Turtles Hatching Morgan Freeman Sucks Down Helium on 'Tonight Show' Robin Wright Can Dance! (WATCH) She's Back! See Paris Hilton's New Carl's Jr. Ad Big Weekend For Atlanta Braves In Cooperstown - @TheBuzzeronFox Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director What's Got Jack Black Freaking Out at Comic-Con? Doctors Remove 232 Teeth From Teen's Mouth Bradley Cooper Explains His Voice in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Deja vu: Another NYPD officer choke-holding a suspect 'Fifty Shades of Grey': Watch the Super Sexy First Trailer Now!

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.