What are the negative aspects of forming a PRD?
The formation process is extensive and can take considerable time to complete. The cost of forming the PRD is borne by properties within the PRD by way of reimbursement that is included in the annual assessments. Without a PRD, there would be no formation costs incurred. There are also administrative costs associated with managing the PRD, which are passed on to properties within the PRD. That money could be saved, and used for road repair and maintenance or other purposes if no PRD existed. Without a PRD, you would have control over any available money and could hire anyone you wish to do the work, any time you want. Once a PRD is formed, we manage your money as public funds and are required to have annual audits and meet other mandated requirements. We also control how contractors are hired and when the work gets done. Without the constraints of a PRD, you’d likely find that you could hire your own contractor and get the work done in a much shorter period of time.

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1. Does the County solicit participation in the PRD Program?
2. Are the annual road maintenance costs fixed? How long before the estimates can change?
3. How is the greater than 50% threshold for signatures on the Petition for Permanent Road Division Formation determined?
4. If a threshold for signatures on the Petition is met, what is the process to have the PRD formed?
5. Where does the money come from to pay for road maintenance?
6. In the Engineer's Report and Cost Estimate Sheet you show administration cost. What kinds of things are included in that?
7. What can I do if I believe I do not benefit from the road maintenance work, or that my assigned benefit is too high?
8. Will the road be taken over permanently by the County, and become part of the County Maintained Road System?
9. Can property owners hire their own contractor after they form as a PRD?
10. What about liability on these roads?
11. Can our road(s) be gated?
12. What is the benefit of forming a PRD versus doing the work ourselves?
13. What are the negative aspects of forming a PRD?
14. What happens if several years after the PRD is formed, we’d like to get rid of it?
15. What happens if property owners split their parcels after the PRD is formed?
16. Should we consider creating a PRD Committee or Chairperson?
17. Do we need to maintain all the roads in our potential PRD?
18. How is it determined which roads in the potential PRD receive service?
19. How long does the process take and how long will you work on a particular PRD formation effort?
20. Who will manage the PRD?
21. What maintenance services are typically included in PRDs?
22. Do the PRD roads receive traffic violation enforcement?
23. What if I have more questions about the PRD process?