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October 10, 2012

Commissioners vote to leave road to 'fishing hole' open

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McALESTER —

Bill Hughes who said he lives about a half mile from the road said he used the road for many years until it was gated off  by property owners. 
He said the road was closed for about eight years until the gate was taken down earlier this year.
He said although you cannot drive a vehicle to the fishing hole you can walk a ‘johnny boat’ to the site.
 “I used the road for 30 years,” Hughes said.
Property owner Dr. Don Riley said  he has removed an enormous amount of trash from his property because people who use the road. 
“The commissioners are showing a terrible lack of leadership in keeping the road open.”
Also attending Monday’s meeting was District 2 Commissioner Kevin Smith and District 3 Commissioner Ronnie Young.
Pittsburg County Commissioners meet every Monday at 9 a.m. in the county commissioner’s conference room at the Pittsburg County Courthouse. The meetings are open to the public.

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