To be clear, the MARA conference was not cancelled the last two years, it just went to a live/virtual format in 2020, and all virtual in 2021. We hope to be live again this year, but also offer the virtual option for those too far away to travel in for the one day.
Setting up a Statutory Road Association does NOT require registering with the state, the town, or anyone else. (A non-profit is required to file annually with the State.) What IS required is that the initial meeting of a Statutory Road Association must be called by a Notary, and notice must be sent to the owner of EVERY parcel that benefits from the road, including parcels that are undeveloped, or that use other access (that is, they may have frontage on both the private road and on a public road). Failing to do so can provide a loophole for anyone who seeks to find a road association unenforceable.
There is no outside enforcement for road associations. Enforcement of payment of dues is available through the Notice of Claim, or through small claims court. Unfortunately there is no enforcement agency that reviews whether or not a road association was set up properly or is operating within the statutes.