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  • 15 May 2023 11:57 AM
    Message # 13201687

    We own a seasonal home with no well & municipal water available six months of the year. Access is on a private road with two (2) year round homes past ours on the road, one of which is at the end of the road. For 25 years ours was the only home on the road and we had minimal road upkeep costs.

    Questions: 1. Should we pay a portion of snow plowing costs when we cannot use our house during the winter; 2. What portion of road maintenance should we pay when we drive on the road only the six (6) months, and we don't use the road during months when freeze/thraw damage likely occurs.

    Thank you, Jeffrey Swain

    Last modified: 16 May 2023 5:47 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
  • 15 May 2023 4:07 PM
    Reply # 13201848 on 13201687
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hi Jeff,

    I  have just a few questions to help those of us who are reading your posting come up with responses to help you.

    Are you part of a statutory road association, non-profit corporation, or an ad-hoc association? Do you have by-laws that address plowing obligations?  Have you thought about a loss from fire if emergency services could not access your home because it was not plowed out when you were not in residence?


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