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Dangerous Road
« on: April 20, 2007, 06:11:51 PM »

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Who do I contact regarding the poor condition of a road?

The road in question is Texas Road, the paved part just after Country Oaks Estates all the way down the hill.  This road has potholes that are nearing a foot deep in places.  The edges of this road are also being eroded away making the road more narrow in places.  The problem is that this is a high traffic road with cars and large trucks flying up and down the road trying to dodge all the potholes etc and this section of road is one long blind section. 

Somebody is going to get seriously hurt because this road is not safe.  Efforts to quick patch the road are only effective for a few weeks then they become bad again.  Drainage and pavement seriously need to be reassessed. 
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Re: Dangerous Road
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2007, 06:26:49 PM »
Trust me.  That road has been like that for years and years.  Wait until it floods down there, then see what happens.  It's going to take a LOT to get something going to fix that mess. 
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Re: Dangerous Road
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2007, 06:52:29 PM »
You should contact Bill Farnham the Eastern Commissioner.  His phone number is 528-2691.

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« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2007, 08:08:07 PM »
If people would just slow down through there it would make things better. Ive posted about the speeding on our road many times and just got blasted.
the speed limit is 25 but youd think it was 50. I have came head on with folks daily flying down the hill and dodging the main pothole from hell in the middle of the hill. I also fear for that kid on the white 4 wheeler that flies up and down that hill.hes going to meet one day with one of those people flying through there and its not going to be good.
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Re: Dangerous Road
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2007, 08:21:52 PM »
Yeh, the flooding is bad.  Ive lived there for a few years and grew up just around the corner from there.

I can live with the flooding, it usually goes down to a passable level in an hour or two.
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Re: Dangerous Road
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2007, 09:06:41 PM »
My buddy lives on Misty Mountain and he said they fixed it to where it wont flood anymore. I hope so.
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« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2007, 09:20:53 PM »
The widened the area just before the concrete bridge to hold more water.  During a heavy rain or snow melt, our road still floods, it just isn't as bad further down the road.  I laughed when Baker built that house on the corner of Twilight; it is right in the flood zone. 

Hey, the tar patch junk slows the cars down...I know we crawl through that stuff.  Maybe THAT is the solution...
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Re: Dangerous Road
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2007, 10:42:59 PM »
I have lived down here for a lot of years, and the road was much better when it was still gravel, and people didn't act like they had to drive it like it's Indy. The rough spots weren't near as rough, the gravel helped you get up the hill, and you didn't fall into a foot deep hole and ruin a tire and rim.
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Re: Dangerous Road
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2007, 01:30:51 PM »
This road just keeps getting smaller and smaller. There are barely 2 cars wide. Then when you add dodging potholes on top of it all it is a accident waiting to happen. Guess no commissioners live down that way.

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Re: Dangerous Road
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2007, 09:19:35 PM »
There was a person hurt on misty mountain yesterday I believe from another 4 wheeler wreck. out by the old quarry. The fire dept was up and down through there last night too.
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Re: Dangerous Road
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2007, 11:20:32 PM »
Various departments have been up and down the road this afternoon also, running code both ways. Why? And I am not talking about the tankers, I am talking about the various chief trucks and rescue units.
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Re: Dangerous Road
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2007, 12:51:08 AM »
nice weather.  brings out the kooks (me included) I heard of one fire Sat and two in Sunday. 
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Re: Dangerous Road
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2007, 06:44:17 PM »
Nice, big thumbs up to our county officials.  Thanks for taking the steps to repair the road.  Every little bit helps.
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Re: Dangerous Road
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2007, 11:39:02 PM »
I think the cause of the roads going so bad is because of all the large construction trucks and epuipment that are using it.  Lots of new houses being built outside the city limits and on down texas rd.  I work out there and I have to dodge those pot holes every morning.  Plus if a large truck comes the other way there is a drop off of about 6 inches to get out of their way.  Needs to be fixed.

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Re: Dangerous Road
« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2007, 05:11:58 PM »
they came through there yesterday and patched up the really bad areas. I hope it lasts a while.
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Re: Dangerous Road
« Reply #15 on: June 05, 2007, 02:02:09 AM »
I also live on a so called road, it is in poor shape also, i keep getting the run around about who is responsible for the up keep. Can't the sheriffs dept and ems complain to county about roads? It would probably save quite a bit on repairs to vehicles. I feel sorry and worry about our deputies and ems that have to go down these roads. God Bless them all
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« Reply #16 on: June 05, 2007, 02:14:01 AM »
I also live on a so called road, it is in poor shape also, i keep getting the run around about who is responsible for the up keep. Can't the sheriffs dept and ems complain to county about roads? It would probably save quite a bit on repairs to vehicles. I feel sorry and worry about our deputies and ems that have to go down these roads. God Bless them all
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Re: Dangerous Road
« Reply #17 on: June 05, 2007, 07:40:14 AM »
my prayers are with the sheriff and his deputies. I will support the LE tax, this county definitely needs it. As for the roads, who knows.
Thank you so much for letting me post this.
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« Reply #18 on: June 05, 2007, 07:47:12 AM »
my prayers are with the sheriff and his deputies. I will support the LE tax, this county definitely needs it. As for the roads, who knows.
Thank you so much for letting me post this.
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Re: Dangerous Road
« Reply #19 on: June 05, 2007, 11:11:04 PM »
Higher taxes or better roads? Hmmm....

The cost of doing even a so-so road like that one is amazingly high - especially with petroleum products having gone through the roof. Who should pay for it?
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Re: Dangerous Road
« Reply #20 on: June 06, 2007, 01:45:03 PM »
Shouldn't it be Better Roads = Higher Taxes ??? If your talking paving a road the residents should have to pave it themselves just like he other subdivisions that got sucked into the NID process had too and then after so many years be taken over by the County, if higher taxes are part of the process.

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« Reply #21 on: June 08, 2007, 03:36:23 AM »
Just think if the Le tax passed there could be more money in the budget for fixing the roads among other things.

Higher taxes or better roads? Hmmm....

The cost of doing even a so-so road like that one is amazingly high - especially with petroleum products having gone through the roof. Who should pay for it?
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Re: Dangerous Road
« Reply #22 on: June 08, 2007, 03:40:00 AM »
If you call the commisioners on a morning they are in a meeting and talk to them they will probably come and look at the problem and try to fix it.  I called them about a problem I was having where the water drains off the county road down my driveway and washes it out EVERY time it rains and they called me back almost a soon as they started the meeting.  I explained the problem and they said we would get togethar and look at it.  Remember that it takes a little while because all the roads are falling out due to all the ice we got in the beginning of the year. 
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Re: Dangerous Road
« Reply #23 on: June 08, 2007, 02:22:38 PM »
funny that when all these road were paved, they are just recycled road material from when they resurfaced Missouri avenue.  That and extremely poor drainage is what is casuing the roads to fail...and each home had to pay for that crap.  It improved the area so home values rose, therfore raising taxes, now the roads are falling apart and the taxes are still high. 
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Re: Dangerous Road
« Reply #24 on: June 09, 2007, 12:50:56 AM »
I live on a dirt road , i do not want it 'PAVED', that would only create a speeding problem worse than what it is already. All I would like is for a grader to grade it once in awhile. I feel sorry for the deputy that lives on this road. But as always , all i get is the political runaraound. Too long of a story to go into. Thanks for letting me vent.
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« Reply #25 on: July 05, 2007, 06:44:01 PM »
easement
I wish something could be done about Rocky Mount Lane in Buckhorn. We live at the very end of this road...well...technically that is where our mailbox is...however to get to our house, we have to travel a tad under 1/10 mile on a "private road" owned by Ted Williams...under an "easement clause" on our property deed.

here is a current definition of " easement " from Dictionary.com.
noun
1.  (law) the privilege of using something that is not your own (as using the land as a right of way to your own land) 

Now...not a problem, right ???? WRONG-O !!

County Road crews, when they have a mind to it....may run the grader down Rocky Mount Lane....but they only run to the end of the road by the mailboxes; they claim that the 1/10 mile to our house is the responsibility of Mr Williams. Mr Williams states emphatically that it is the COUNTY'S responsibility to keep that road graded...so you can see where we stand .

With the heavy rains of last week we have multiple ruts down near the mailboxes....one of which almost completely spans the width of the road...is almost a foot wide and almost as deep; we almost have to go up into a neighbor's yard to get to and from our house without tearing up the tires or suspension on our vehicles. There are multiple potholes and other road hazards from the mailboxes to our house.

We have made multiple polite requests to both Ted and Roger Williams to keep the road in reasonable repair; each time we are given empty promises...and nothing is done.

It is worse in the winter time if there are heavy snows; the plow from the County goes down to the bottom of the hill, turns around and the pile up of snow from the blades essentially blocking me in unless I get husband and son to run their pick up trucks with off road tires up and down the road many times to ": break track" so I can get my vehicle in and out for work, doctor's appointments and other errands. If there is a build up of ice from episodes of sleet and freezing rain that our part of Missouri is so famous for this pools up and the end of the road and makes getting to and from our house extremely treacherous at best or impossible sometimes for days at a time at worst.

I don't believe we should be responsible for the expense of having this part of the road graded ourselves either in equipment or in materials such as gravel and/or chat.

So....other than raising a big stink....and believe you me we have plenty and don't even get me going on that " man-made fishing lake" that Ted Williams promised everybody in the subdivision and a description of our property on the abstract even states " on the shore of a lake "...and it nothing but a big pit full of grass and debris from past construction projects and the like and no more holds water than the man in the moon.....I just don't know what else to do.

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Re: Dangerous Road
« Reply #26 on: July 06, 2007, 06:47:24 PM »
If it was me, I'd go see an attorney.  Some will do the first meeting free and maybe all it would take is an official letter letting them know if they don't abide by their easement, then further action may be necessary.  You can't wuss out on them even though none of us likes being ugly, you have to protect what's yours and since you already asked and they won't do anything...time to play hardball.
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« Reply #27 on: July 06, 2007, 08:20:35 PM »
I have lived on two different pieces of land that where locked with easement access.  If the easement is solely for access to your property than you will probably be responsible for the maintenance.  If the easement accesses several properties you can split the cost.  This advice given without knowledge of contracts signed or handshakes given.

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« Reply #28 on: July 06, 2007, 09:06:41 PM »
Be darned if I am going to pay to maintain 1/10 mile of road that doesn't even belong to me.....

The county states that this section of road belongs to Ted Williams and he should make at least a reasonable effort to maintain it; they have the equipment and often take it up and down the road past our house to do ...something....in the pit in back of Roger's house....how hard would it be to lower the blade on the bulldozer when running back past our house to his ??
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Re: Dangerous Road
« Reply #29 on: August 02, 2007, 12:34:39 AM »
I do not believe that they will ever fix the road past the city limits. If they want someone to fix it, talk to all the builders that are putting up houses, it is their large trucks that continue to make the road worse, or maybe the county should hire someone who knows how to fix roads, because the individuals that then send to do patch work are not very effective, they fill the holes and a couple days later it has returned, GOOD JOB. Property taxes are being raised for an area that is not being maintained. Where is the tax money going to?