Clay removes GVCC annexation from agenda
By Lee Weyhrich
The Clay City Council removed the potential annexation of Grayson Valley Country Club into the city limits of Clay from its agenda Tuesday night.
The annexation will likely come up for a vote at a future meeting.
The 18-hole golf course on Grayson Valley Drive, just off Chalkville Mountain Road, also features a pro shop, driving range, pool, tennis courts, dining facility and ballroom.
The country club is built on the original Carraway Dairy Farm, formed by Ronald J. Moore and Joseph F. Yarborough in the spring of 1976.
The city council on Tuesday voted 4-2 to annex three homes on Carraway Street — near the country club — into the city of Clay. Councilmen Ricky Baker and Kevin Small were the dissenting votes.
Annexation has been a popular discussion for the city council this year.
When the city council in July approved of purchasing three police cruisers from Irondale, the council agreed that additional deputy presence is needed as the city grows, something it hopes happens soon. The council hopes to annex the nearby Millington neighborhood on Chalkville Mountain Road. The Committee on Community Development and Annexations earlier this summer sent 87 letters to Millington residents, and have already received several responses, Councilman Mark Halstead said in July.