The suit has been filed by Fruit Heights City claiming that Kaysville has refused to honor previous commitments to open a connector road between the two cities. The portion of Center Street in question has not been developed, and cars cannot drive from Fruit Heights to Kaysville using Center Street.
According to Scott Messel, Kaysville City Planner, many residents who live on Center Street do not want it to be a through street. They are concerned that the increased traffic would disrupt their neighborhood.
With Center Street impassable, vehicles are funneled to 200 North Street and 250 South Street as alternatives. This is a concern to some because many high school students from Fruit Heights drive past Burton Elementary on 250 South, creating safety issues for the elementary students, says Messel.
Fruit Heights city manager Brandon Green says, "Fruit Heights believes the proposed street vacation is not in the public interest and is damaging to the health, safety and convenience of the residents of both communities."
In other matters, the Kaysville City Council voted Tuesday to annex 13.2 acres of county land at 1788 West Phillips Street and zone it R-1-20 to make way for a housing development on the property.