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Electric Work Underway Along Vinson Road

04/17/2018

Directional Services Inc., a licensed electrical and utility contractor based out of Hope Mills, will be doing some electrical work for the Town of Clayton along Vinson Road this month.

On and off for the next two weeks, drivers and residents may see crews using machines to bore underground holes in the public right-of-way along the edge of Vinson Road, between Neuse Ridge and Heathgreen Drives.

These crews are installing underground conduit, or piping, which will later be used to run Clayton Public Power electrical lines through.  

To work safely, there will be times that crews will need to close a lane of traffic along Vinson Road. Those crews will help direct vehicles safely around these temporary lane closures.

We thank everyone in advance for their patience as Clayton Public Power takes on these underground electric system improvements.

The Town has received several questions from residents in the Windsor Green neighborhood. Windsor Green does not lie within the Town of Clayton town limits, nor does it fall within the ETJ, or extra territorial jurisdiction of the Town.

Residents may type their address into this map to find where they lie in regard to town limits and ETJ boundaries. address will not be found in the Town limits. Click here to see a PDF of the Town of Clayton town limit and ETJ boundaries. 

ETJ expansion means that property will come under the Town’s land use ordinances; i.e. zoning, subdivision, and building codes and regulations and persons would come to Clayton obtain permits. Whereas, when a property is annexed into the Town, it follows all the Town Code of Ordinances.

One of the most frequently heard comments is that ETJ means the land will be annexed into the Town. The last Town of Clayton initiated annexation was in May 1992 when properties were annexed in order to provide much needed water and sewer services. ETJ expansion does not mean property will be annexed and, in fact, ETJ has no legal relationship to annexation whatsoever.  The Town of Clayton is not working to annex land in this area.  In fact, House Bill 925, passed into law in 2012 by the General Assembly, put several protections into place against this. It requires 1) that a city provide at least one year advance public notice of its intent to annex, 2) notify affected residents directly by mail of its desire to annex property, and 3) hold a referendum on the proposed annexation during the next election.  Now, if a town or city wants to annex nearby properties (for whatever reason) it must receive a majority vote of approval by the people who are affected in order to proceed. If a majority of the residents don’t approve the annexation request, it does not go forward and the town or city is prohibited from trying to annex the same area again for 36 months.

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