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Neighborhood concerns reach council

Cari Doutre

Leader Correspondent

An increase in crime, traffic and trash prompted a group of concerned homeowners to voice their concerns to the Tremonton City Council.

Several residents in the River Valley subdivision in the western part of Tremonton are not only concerned with empty lots full of construction debris but also with the increased traffic, trash and crime from neighboring apartment buildings.

“I love Tremonton but I’m afraid to let my girls go outside,” Kylee Wilson said.

A major concern was the increase in traffic through their neighborhood from residents in the apartments. They feel the traffic is unnecessary and are worried about speeding on their streets. Residents in the apartments do have a separate entrance in and out of the complex, but cut across the subdivision instead.

The Tremonton City Council sympathized with their concerns but added there wasn’t much they could do about the traffic since drivers are free to use any road they want.

Other concerns from residents included the empty lots overcome with weeds, trash and construction debris. Jay Stocking, owner of Sierra Homes, built most of the homes in the subdivision and is responsible for the leftover construction debris. The owner of the lots with the weeds is responsible for keeping them controlled and the city has sent out nuisance warnings to them. If the warnings are ignored the city will hire someone to cut them down and bill lot owners.

One resident reported when they first moved into the subdivision they were told that the area was only zoned for six apartment buildings but now there are many more. They are also worried about the fact that there are nine registered sex offenders living in the apartments with more than 50 elementary school age children living in the apartments.

“It was suppose to be such a nice place to live,” said resident Angie Hamblin. “It’s been such a disappointment and I’m sad.”

For  more on this story pick up a copy of this week’s Leader.


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