Council balks at taking over cemetery road plan

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A request by Flomaton Councilwoman Lillian Dean for the town to pave or repair the road at Pleasant Hill Cemetery failed to advance after Mayor Jim Johnson noted it was private property and that the town couldn't do anything on private property.

Dean told the council that the road into the cemetery was in terrible shape and limbs needed to be trimmed back.

Dean also said the property owners were willing to give the town the right-of-way for a new road.

Mayor Johnson again said the town cannot work on private property.

"What if they gave us the property?" Dean asked. "Then it would be ours."...

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