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LD 2264 proposed changes to our law

  • 14 Mar 2024 7:14 PM
    Message # 13329761

    Major proposed changes to our PL 23:3101-3106 with the State and Local Government committee of Maine (attached). I wonder how this will affect the special law passed for Windham. Note changes to 3105-A.

    Here's the link for more info

    Public hearing on 3/19/24 at 1pm.

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    Last modified: 14 Mar 2024 7:28 PM | Anonymous member
  • 15 Mar 2024 9:49 AM
    Reply # 13329965 on 13329761

    If it reads the way it's written, roads that are public easement that the TOWN's DOES provide road repair services, 23:3105-A, would be responsible for ALL the road repairs, year round. Thereby, these roads would NOT form an association, not vote, or put NOC's (liens) on property owners (although the wording is tricky). The question of Windham's special law and it's ordinances is being looked into by the AG office.

    I had asked MARA members that have a public easement with their towns as to who receives winter maintenance. No one responded. I am aware that there are other towns that does provide winter maintenance on public easements/privateways. So, I know Windham is not alone. 

  • 15 Mar 2024 11:43 AM
    Reply # 13330045 on 13329761
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    There is a serious flaw in the wording of this bill.  It was supposed to have been changed to refer to public easements that do not receive YEAR ROUND public maintenance, which means that winter plowing would not preclude having a road association.  The wording got changed in one place, but not in several others.  That needs to be fixed before this bill is allowed to go forward.

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