The Scottsboro City Council designated Cecil Street as a truck route at a meeting in August, and residents of the street are asking the council to reconsider.
Cecil Street resident Billy Jack Kirby attended the city council meeting on Monday night to represent the citizens and property owners of Cecil Street. He presented a letter to the council that read:
“We the people of Cecil Street respectfully request that the Council reconsider their decision of naming our street as the official truck route. The application to the state for grant money to upgrade Porter Road says that the primary purpose for asking for the grant was the diversion of truck traffic away from Cecil Street, yet you did the opposite of what the grant specified.”
Eight residents of Cecil Street signed the letter given to the Scottsboro City Council. Kirby said there are 13 houses on Cecil Street, and all residents have to back out onto the street to leave their homes. Kirby said one lady’s vehicle was totaled by a truck and trailer.
This week, Kirby saw a truck traveling down Broad Street, and he decided to follow it. He said the truck went all the way down to Scottsboro City Hall, turned onto Appletree Street, tried to turn onto Houston Street and could not. He said the truck went all the down to Cedar Hill Drive and stopped traffic by turning onto Cedar Hill.
Kirby asked that the council would reconsider its decision.