By Heather Clower
The Parsons Advocate
Emotions inside the City Council meeting were running as high as the temperature outside as the agenda listed the potential rescinding of the motion to close sections of Sugar Maple Lane. Last month, after running in the paper several times alerting the residents of the potential vote to close the alley, residents attended the meeting upset about the unanimous vote to close this alley. This lead to discussion amongst the council to consider rescinding the motion, even though there were other locals appreciative of their decision. At one point, there was disagreement between neighbors that lead to Chief T.D. Roberts stepping in to end the dispute and regain order to the meeting.
After discussion subsided, a motion was made by Councilman Tim Auvil to rescind the motion and re-open the alley with stipulation it was going to be graveled and/or paved and maintained. It was also noted that the alley must remain passable and if it…