OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) - A meeting that is sure to generate some controversy will be held Wednesday night at 6 p.m. at Ocean Springs City Hall. The subject will be the majestic live oaks that line the sides of Lovers Lane.
One resident on the thin, winding road has sent a letter to the city questioning the ability of fire trucks to traverse the street in the event of a fire or medical emergency. Fire Chief Jeff Ponson also has concerns about response times.
Many of the limbs from the oak trees hang over the street. Some of the residents we talked with today say people knew what they were buying when they purchased homes on Lovers Lane, but others say they are concerned about adequate fire protection.
City building officials say the city could be held liable in the event of a fire that cannot be reached because a truck gets stuck on one of the trees. They are suggesting that some of the trees be trimmed, and at least one be removed.
Doug Walker is taking a look at the story and will have more later today on WLOX News and on WLOX.com.