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Residents voice concerns over proposal to ban items left in street

Posted August 4, 2010 12:15 a.m. EDT

— Dozens of Holly Springs residents voiced their concerns Tuesday to council members over a potential ban on items left in streets overnight.

The ban would include items like basketball hoops, mulch, bicycles and hockey goals.

Mayor Dick Sears said the town is only considering the ban after hearing residents complain that such items pose safety risks.

Other residents still expressed concerns.

"It seems like issues, with people leaving things in the street, if that is the real issue, than that really needs to be dealt with on a neighbor to neighbor basis, or homeowners association. It is not really up to the city to be parenting our children,” Holly Springs resident Alisa Haggard said.

Council members insist that no final decision has been made on the issue.