The Ashland Parks and Recreation board decided to delay the naming of a city-owned lake just east of U.S. 63.

Cecil Payne, who resides on Kimberly Drive east of the lake, presented small concerns over activity affecting residents if the lake were to be named and a park were to be added. Payne suggested that the lake be named for C.L. Richardson, whose wife owns land directly west of the lake and was an active member in the community.

Despite the concerns presented and the recent approval of development north of the lake, board members decided against naming the lake at the present time. Board member Ernie Wren thought community input on the name would be beneficial.

“I think it’s way premature,” Wren said. “I think we need to find out what’s going on with that property. We’re not going to have any money to do anything until we receive the park tax.”

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By Briley Eilers