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Does anyone know if this is statute is followed anywhere -- that is, a road report being given to the grand jury? thanks, rob

§ 251.005. COMMISSIONER'S ROAD REPORT. (a) A county
commissioner serving as a road supervisor shall make a sworn annual
report during the ninth month of the county fiscal year on a form
approved by the commissioners court showing:
(1) the condition of each road or part of a road and of
each culvert and bridge in the commissioner's precinct;
(2) the amount of money reasonably necessary for
maintenance of the roads in the precinct during the next county
fiscal year;
(3) the number of traffic control devices in the
precinct defaced or torn down;
(4) any new road that should be opened in the precinct;
and
(5) any bridges, culverts, or other improvements
necessary to place the roads in the precinct in good condition, and
the probable cost of the improvements.
(b) The report shall be entered in the minutes of the
commissioners court to be considered in improving public roads and
determining the amount of taxes imposed for public roads.
(c) The report shall be submitted, together with each
contract made by the court since its last report for any work on any
road, to the grand jury at the first term of the district court
occurring after the report is made to the commissioners court.
 
Posts: 273 | Registered: January 19, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Once again the infamous road report rears its ugly head. This has been discussed previously in:

2003

2007

and 2009

I think Lisa Peterson in Nolan County has presented on this issue.
 
Posts: 473 | Location: Palo Pinto, Texas | Registered: March 22, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I "cover myself" by reminding the commissioners in a memo that it NEEDS to be done and attaching the form.

If they do it, they don't tell me about it!


Lisa L. Peterson
Nolan County Attorney
 
Posts: 736 | Location: Sweetwater TX | Registered: January 30, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Thanks for the info....of course nothing is new!
 
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If someone needs a form, I created one when I started doing road talks (and discovered this law!)


Lisa L. Peterson
Nolan County Attorney
 
Posts: 736 | Location: Sweetwater TX | Registered: January 30, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Many counties do not have county road supervisors. However, they do have similar statutes. It is a dog left sleeping.
 
Posts: 266 | Location: Waxahachie, Texas | Registered: August 07, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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