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Business Owner Wants Clayton Street Repairs on 2018 TSPLOST List

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The Athens-Clarke County government will approve the final TSPLOST projects on August 1st, and an Athens business owner would like to see a downtown hub added the list.

Business owner and attorney Russell Edwards says downtown is a major contributor the economic health of Athens. He thinks Clayton Street should be added to the list of 2018 TSPLOST projects recommended by the Citizens Advisory Committee.

“Clayton Street is in terrible condition. No meaningful storm water infrastructure, so every time it rains there’s enormous puddles that cover up the sidewalks, I’ve seen this myself during AthFest."

Edwards says that’s just one of many items in need of repair on Clayton.

“The sidewalks themselves are in poor condition, with varying slopes and broken concrete, and then the planters are falling apart. We’ve removed some of the trees, but the stumps remain.”

While his business is located elsewhere downtown, Edwards does own a building on Clayton Street.

Public input is still being accepted, both online and in person at the Mayor and Commission meetings in July.