One and Six Year Highway Improvement Plan for Cuming County
Notice is hereby given that the Board of County Supervisors of Cuming County, Nebraska will hold a public hearing on a proposed One and Six Year Highway Improvement Plan for Cuming County at the Courthouse in the Supervisors 2nd floor meeting room, 200 South Lincoln Street, West Point, Nebraska on the 30th Day of March, 2022 at 1:30 p.m.
The proposed One and Six Year Highway Improvement Plan will be on file and available for public inspection with the County Clerk, Room 100, and at the Roads Department, Room 202, both located in the Courthouse, 200 South Lincoln Street, West Point, Nebraska, also on the Cuming County website at www.cumingcountyne.gov
Chris Howser, Cuming County Highway Superintendent
By order of the Cuming County Board of Supervisors
The Cuming County Board of Supervisors reminds all landowners that it is the duty of the landowners to mow weeds on all public roads running along their lands at least twice each year, which should be sometime in July for the first time and sometime in September for the second time. Trees and brush, including plum brush, also need to be removed. Particular care must be given to intersections. If the landowner does not mow the weeds and remove trees, bushes and brush, the County Board can file with the County Clerk the cost and such expense can be assessed to the landowner. On township roads, through the Township Boards, the same procedure can be followed. State Statute 39-1811.
Encroaching on Road Right-of-Way
The Board of Supervisors and your Township Board want to bring to your attention that property owners need to be following State Statute 39-301, “Any person who injures or obstructs a public road by felling a tree or trees in, upon, or across the same, by placing or leaving any other obstruction thereon, by encroaching upon the same with any fence, crop planting, by plowing or digging any ditch or other opening thereon” is a Class V misdemeanor. “Any officer in charge of road work, after having given reasonable notice to the owners of the obstruction or person so obstructing or plowing or digging ditches upon such road, may remove any such fence or other obstruction, fill up any such ditch or excavation, and recover the necessary cost of such removal from such owner or other person obstructing such road, to be collected by such officer in an action in county court.” This also includes planting of high crops that will obstruct vision at intersections.
Use of the road right-of-way is restricted to the township and county for maintenance only. The County or your township is attempting to clean and maintain the ditches that they are responsible for, and obstructions that you place in that right-of-way will be covered by the above-mentioned statute. Normal right-of-way extends 33’ from the center of the road.