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Maine Alliance for Road Associations

1.  "A HISTORY OF MAINE ROADS 1600 -1970" published online by permission of the Maine Department of Transportation; Maine Supreme Judicial Court ruling on undeveloped parcels

Maine Roads History.pdf

Sunshine v Brett.pdf 

2.  MAINE PRIVATE WAYS STATUTE, TITLE 23, §§3101-3106

Primary (read carefully):

TITLE 23, §3101, CALL OF MEETINGS; MAINTENANCE; REPAIRS

TITLE 23, §3102, DUTIES; NEGLECT TO PAY

TITLE 23, §3103, CONTRACTS FOR REPAIR

TITLE 23, §3104, PENALTIES AND PROCESS

Secondary:

TITLE 23, §3105-A, TOWN EQUIPMENT

TITLE 23, §3106, MUNICIPAL ASSISTANCE

3.  FORMING AND RUNNING ROAD ASSOCIATIONS

FORMING AND RUNNING ROAD ASSOCIATIONS UNDER MAINE STATUTE, A Leadership Manual by Betsy Connor Bowen.MARA.10.19.21.pdf


STATUTORY ROAD ASSN - "Warrant for First Meeting" by Roberta Manter.pdf

Guide to Forming Road Associations.DEP.2020.pdf

The following "Samples" are meant to be altered to fit your use:

SAMPLE RA BYLAWS.docx

SAMPLE RA BYLAWS 2.rev.docx

SAMPLE Late Payment Policy.docx

SAMPLE Consent to receive email notices and materials.docx

The following three WORD.docx "TEMPLATES" are based on the Agenda TEMPLT, designed to facilitate absentee voting and save time:

AGENDA.Ann Meet.TEMPLT.docx

PROXY Voting/ABSENTEE BALLOT TEMPLT.docx

Meeting Minutes.TEMPLT.docx

Two more TEMPLATES:

Proposed Budget.TEMPLT.docx

ABSENTEE BALLOT FORM.docx


RULES OF PROCEDURE FOR MEETING MOTIONS .pdf

PROPERTY VALUATION FOR ROAD ASSOCIATION ASSESSMENTS.Cliff Goodall.pdf


4.  GRAVEL ROAD MAINTENANCE 

Gravel Road Maintenance Manual.DEP.2016.pdf

Ditch In Time by Russ Lanois.pdf

5.  DELINQUENT CLAIMS

COLLECTION TIMELINE.Peter E. Dunn.revised 4.29.21.pdf

Collections Worksheet.docx (Contains links to Date and Simple Interest calculators) 

Date Calculator

Simple Interest Calculator


6.  USEFUL LINKS:

DEP DOCUMENTS AND GUIDANCE:

https://www.maine.gov/dep/land/watershed/roadassociation.html

Maine ROADWays Website (Residents & Owners on Abandoned & Discontinued Ways):   

http://maineroadways.blogspot.com/


7.  HANDOUT MATERIALS: Past MARA Conferences

Conference 2014:

CLIFF GOODALL'S TALK (up-loaded May 14, 2014) on defining a "PARCEL" and determining assessments for each parcel :  (YOU WILL NEED A MEDIA PLAYER ON YOUR COMPUTER!)

http://www.mediafire.com/listen/8ke92745d1k75g7/WS700068MARAGoodall.WMA


Conference 2016:


DEP Road Maintenance for Belgrade 2015.pdf

Josh Platt Gravel Road Design MES.pdf


Conference 2020:

a.  Mary Denison: "I am  providing a full version of the law and templates for start-up and collection activities." Private Ways Act.pdf ; Application to Notary Public.pdf ; Warrant 1st Meeting.pdf ; Proxy Voting Form.pdf ; Sample Bylaws for Statutory Road Association.pdf ; Sample 30-day Claim Notice.pdf ; Notice of Claim for Non Payment.pdf ; Notice of Non Payment and Extension.pdf ; Registry Notice of Statutory Road Association2.pdf .

b.  John Maclaine: https://www.maine.gov/dep/land/watershed/camp/road/gravel_road_manual.pdf  

c.  Roberta Manter: "Based on your responses at the Conference, I have expanded my outline to make it a reference for the topic."  Encouraging Member Participation.Expanded Notes.pdf

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