Residents cautioned not to expect many private roads to be made public

By Roxanne Thompson, Staff Writer

A summary of Limestone County commissioners court’s June 26 meeting

Limestone County commissioners approved a request from county resident Louis Gardner to make Private Road 5787 a county road, but noted this would be a rare occurrence.

The court took this action at its June 26 meeting and also retained the burn ban, learned of a $15,000 refund to the county, approved buying a server to make the paperless document system easier and made other decisions concerning county finances.

As for making PR 5787 into a county road, Jerry Herin, Limestone County road administrator, said Gardner had used his own funds to improve the road to meet county specifications.

“He came and got the specs from us,” Herin said. “He has put anywhere from 8 to 10 inches of rock on the road; we require 8 inches on the road. He’s put about 200 yards of oil-sand in front of those houses to keep the dust away from them. He’s done everything up to specs and then some.”

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