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Neighbor Woes: What Rights Do I Have To Maintain A Private Road...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by zghorner, May 29, 2019.

  1. NightShade

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    Yeah, I think it was their son or son in law or something like that. I doubt he ever had to worry about attempting to move them again. From what I heard he was drunk anyway which really explains his attitude and actions... Some people should just stay home if they want to be on the sauce.
     
  2. okietool

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    Call the county commissioner.
     
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    It's a private road. The County Commissioner has no jurisdiction there.
    Just as the CC has no jurisdiction in your backyard.
     
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    When I was a kid (in Texas), our "driveway" was actually a county section line road that had been more/less abandoned. It crossed a creek farther along our property with a bridge that would occasionally wash out completely. The county replaced the bridge for many years, but they finally refused to do so.

    So, ya never know... but it won't hurt to ask. ;)
     
  5. SlugSlinger

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    Just curious if OP’s storage business is zoned commercial and if you are able to expense or capitalize the road maintenance.
     
  6. blake711

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    I also wonder if its worth looking into what it would take to convert the road to a county road? You may have to make improvements to their standards but then if you can transfer it to them. They will upkeep it and idiot neighbor will have to deal with them if he screws it up. Especially since you have a business at the end of it. They are collecting taxes I would imagine.
     
  7. okietool

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    That doesn't mean the county commissioner doesn't have influence. Or the sheriff.
    Sometimes jurisdiction isn't necessary.
     
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    I got into a tiff with a neighbor regarding how folks were (not) using the road on which I live. It's a privately maintained road.
    On part of the road, there where huge holes, due to the cabbagebrains down there not being willing to forgo one pizza a month to have money to contribute to a road fund.
    To avoid the giant hole(s), said cabbagebrains were driving around, onto my property.
    I installed t- posts to stop that behavior.

    One of the aforementioned cabbagebrains ran over one of the t-posts (on my property), and damaged their vehicle.
    That CB called the Sheriff. A Deputy came out. I spoke with him, showed him the property line. I inquired about pressing charges on folks destroying my property.
    The deputy agreed that I could press charges. The deputy informed the CB of same, and the deputy left.

    Next, the CB called the County Commissioner.

    The County Commissioner called me, and I stated to him "This is a privately maintained road. You have no jurisdiction here. You are not helping by trying to insert yourself."
    The CC agreed, and excused himself.
     
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    Man, you haven't lived in Oklahoma long enough if you think a county commissioner can't do something without jurisdiction.
     
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    it is and we write off any upkeep.

    Went to county on friday and they said they wouldnt touch it unless the city requested they do...which is highly unlikely.
     

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