Madison County commissioners have established guidelines on what people must do before their private road can be considered for adoption by the county.
County commissioners approved the following list Monday on “Things that are needed before a dirt road can be accepted into the county system”:
•Rights of way (60 feet) — documentation
•Utilities moved (paid by property owners)
•Fencing (paid by property owners)
•Drive way piping (D.O.T. approved and installed)
•Creek piping (necessary size for creek, paid by property owners)
•Fords of creek (E.P.D. approved)
•Cross drain piping (D.O.T. approved and installed)
•Sub grade-compaction test, E.P.D.E.S. permits.
•Shoulders worked and grassed by property owners
Board members emphasized that completion of the checklist doesn’t guarantee that the road will be adopted. But the group members said they wanted to establish minimum guidelines on what’s expected before a road is adopted.