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Town compensation for public easements

  • 20 Oct 2023 2:54 PM
    Message # 13269845

    Some towns provide private ways (a private road WITH public easement) compensation to associations and some don't. In example, Windham provides winter maintenance (snow plowing and sanding roads). I have heard that some other towns provide monetary assistance. What are the towns in Maine that provide you with any tangible or monetary assistance?

  • 21 Oct 2023 11:17 AM
    Reply # 13270025 on 13269845
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    I would love to hear about any towns that are doing this!  I'd also like to know about any towns besides Windham that are taking the Title 23 section 3105-A option and establishing public easements over private roads so that they can provide snow removal.  I know there are other towns that do, but it would be useful to know which ones, or how many.

    What I hear about more through Maine ROADWays are situations where a town owns property on a road that is maintained by a road association, and the public uses the road to reach that property (whether a boat launch, conservation land, or whatever,) and the town contributes nothing towards the cost of road maintenance.

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