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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Town Statement Regarding Plowing of Private Roads

"Having consulted with our town attorney, it is our understanding that the law does not allow for the use of public funds to pay for plowing private roadways. This is also the opinion of the attorney for Laconia, which is also investigating the issue. The Board is actively exploring current statutory options that may be available, and, in cooperation with the City of Laconia's attorney, the legal staff at the NHMA and others, the possibility of seeking the creation of new legislation that may permit the use of funds for such a purpose under certain circumstances."


Anonymous said...

Excerpt from the October 27, 2016 Board of Selectmen’s meeting:

“The Board addressed the concerns expressed by the DPW Director regarding the winter maintenance of private roads and the legality and liability surrounding this practice. The Board unanimously agreed to have Town Counsel and the Town’s insurance carrier review the matter, and based on that information, to take the question to continue the winter maintenance of private roads to the voters at the 2017 Town Meeting.”

The Town Statement posted by the Blogger does not provide any detail. Why is the issue not going to the 2017 Town Meeting as was unanimously voted to do?

Anonymous said...

So basically the only service I receive from the town is no longer a service. Great job Moultonborough. How many miles of roads in the town are private and what % of the town lives on these roads? This is pure unadulterated cr*p, pure and simple.

Moultonboro Blogger said...

The BoS have made it clear that we are not discontinuing plowing private roads.