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By LuAnn Schindler

No determination on who is responsible for right-of-way maintenance


September 23, 2021

LuAnn Schindler | Publisher

Following the law • Holt County Attorney Brent Kelly explains options available to supervisors, Thursday, during a public hearing about weeds, trees and undergrowth in the right of way on roads in Rock Falls Township. Supervisors did not make a decision about who is responsible for removal.

If a tree grows in the right of way, along a township road, and needs trimmed or removed, who is responsible for tree trimming? Holt County Supervisors listened to public comment on the topic, Thursday, during a public hearing held in the supervisors' room at the Holt County Courthouse in O'Neill.

While the hearing focused on written notices, sent by the county attorney's office, to landowners in Rock Falls Township,the question of responsibility first sprouted earlier this year, when the Emmett Township board presented a list of roads which were infringed on by rogue trees.

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