Kellyville Town Attorney resigns, new housing development going in north of town

Kellyville’s Town Attorney Clay Fees tendered his resignation Tuesday evening at the monthly town meeting. He began in October of 2019, and said he “wanted to bring order” during a tumultuous time in the town’s leadership.
Fees told Sapulpa Times that he is full-time with the Oklahoma National Guard, where he serves as a judge advocate and as Chief of Administrative Law and the State Family Program Director. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in the Army last summer, which requires a substantial increase in military responsibility, in part because the position involves a lot of travel. “In light of that I regret I won’t have the time” to continue as the town’s legal counsel, he told the Board. While he has enjoyed his time in Kellyville, he must “dedicate [his] life to the military” and says he “wouldn’t’ be doing the town a favor” if he were to remain.

Local builder and developer Greg Hurst presented a preliminary plat on behalf of Legacy Collective, LLC for its new housing development Baron’s Crossing, about a mile north of town behind Williams Machining Specialists, just west of Farley Road on 141st Street South. It is annexed in the Town of Kellyville.

“This is one I’m pretty excited about,” said Hurst, who is also the senior pastor at the Church at Dripping Springs and has lived in the area since 1973.

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Partners in the development include Hurst’s son Chase and businessman Wiley Smith of Sapulpa.

Legacy Collective has purchased 30 acres for the development which will contain 30-31 lots with 1,400 to 1,600 square foot homes, depending on lot size, including some spec homes. Hurst said that it is “important to have good-sized yards” in Baron’s Crossing and answered “yes” when Fees asked if they would require restrictive covenants. He said that those have not been decided upon yet, but “as investors, we don’t want to build something that won’t be taken care of and that will decrease property values.” He further stated that the infrastructure will include drainage ditches and concrete and blacktop streets.

There was a brief discussion between Board member Cliff Barnes and Hurst of the “fairly new” sewer line on 141st Street. Hurst said that “it’s a perfect set up with the sewer line” and that the planned amount of homes “won’t over-stress the system.”

Barnes commented, “I’m glad someone’s stepping up to do this—it’ll be good for the community.” Mayor Terry Voss agreed, saying, “This will help the town grow.”

The development is currently in Phase I and Hurst told Sapulpa Times they hope to start on the infrastructure within a month or two. The project was unanimously approved by the board.

Legacy Collective, LLC was also unanimously approved to reposition four empty lots on the southeast corner of East Allen Street (also known as West 151st Street South) and North Maple Drive into three new tracts, one of which will face south towards Allen, and two of which will face east towards Maple. This is just southwest of Kellyville High School. The homes will be 1,300 to 1,400 square feet apiece with attached two-car garages.