CLAYTON — The town council has approved a developers request to lay sidewalk on just one side of a street in a subdivision in Claytons extraterritorial jurisdiction, or ETJ.
Last month, developer Alsey Gilbert asked the town council to amend a policy that requires sidewalks on both sides of streets in subdivisions in the ETJ. The ETJ is the area outside of the town limits but within the towns planning jurisdiction. Under the policy, developers who choose not to install sidewalks have to pay a fee to the town.
Gilbert is working with a client to develop Old Fields, a 12-lot subdivision on Corbett Road near U.S. 70. At its June 3 meeting, the council agreed to allow Gilbert to put sidewalk on just one side of the street in the subdivision. Also, the sidewalk will end before the cul-de-sac. The developer will pay a fee to the town for the side of the street without sidewalk.
Gilberts request last month led to a discussion about whether Clayton should apply the same development rules in the ETJ as it does inside the town limits.
Previously, Gilbert had asked the council to rethink the ordinance that allows just one house per acre when the houses use septic tanks. He asked the council to allow more houses per acre so landowners can get the most out of the properties they choose to develop.