County may discuss expanding road maintenance ordinance

To include mud, other hazards brought into the roadway, not just snow

COUNTY – Shelby County this week approved a first reading of an amendment to its winter road maintenance ordinance that, if approved, would spell out financial penalties for residents who push snow into the roadway.
    A second reading of the amendment will be presented at the county board of supervisors’ January 4 meeting.
    In essence, the amendment calls for penalties for rural residents who push snow from their lanes across the roadway, leaving windrows on the road, and drifts that may not be off the traveled portion of the road and in the ditch where it’s supposed to be piled.
    Penalties would be a warning for first offense, $50 for second offense, and $100 for third and subsequent offenses.



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