Sweeping debris levels roadway, strands residents in Iron Station
Amity Lane near Iron Station has a big problem a very big problem. That problem is about 20 feet wide and 20 feet deep, and it's sitting in the only road out of the Trinity Farms neighborhood.
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#1 Jul 1, 2013
Get your governor to OK your local National Guard with equipment to repair the road on their next drill weekend as a goodwill gesture. South Carolina governor years ago sent NG soldiers to repair and make roads in a Alaska several years ago.
#2 Jul 4, 2013
no use to bother, if the people that lived down there would have paid the money to keep up the road it would have never gotten that bad. had a friend to live on that road once and he moved because it seemed he and a few others were the only ones paying each month. it is not a state maintained road so the gov should not have any control over it.
#3 Jul 5, 2013
Let me just say that you shouldn't be so rude about others. If you were in the situation you would want the help. I grew up on this road and 23 years later I am still there. Yes, you are right everyone won't chip in to keep it maintained and most residents have lived there many years and live on a fixed income. And just a little FYI, the residents have tried for years to get the state to take the road over and raise our taxes for it. Don't go judging us until you know us. And have a wonderful day.:-)
#4 Jul 8, 2013
Lincoln County and NC Emergency Management workers checked out the problem Saturday afternoon, along with a county commissioner and interim County Manager Martha Lide.
They realized they couldn’t help.
“This road is a privately-owned road and the responsibility for maintenance of this road rests with the owners of the property that border the road,” said Lide.“The deeds are very specific.”
NBC Charlotte looked at one resident’s deed. It reads,“..maintenance and repair of such private streets shall be the responsibility of the owners” and costs would be shared by homeowners on each street.
Lide said homeowners had been trying for years to get the county to take over maintenance of the roads in Trinity Farms, but with no luck. Lide said Lincoln County does not have a roads department.
Liz Hudson, who is also trapped on the other side of the creek, agreed that the road is property owners’ responsibility. But she said the gaping hole in the road is beyond anything they can afford to fix.
“We have maintained it, we haven't asked for anything,” pleaded Hudson.“This is an emergency.”
The Forest Service will put metal skids across the foot bridge Sunday, and create a temporary road so residents can drive their cars out.
Repeat:“This road is a privately-owned road and the responsibility for maintenance of this road rests with the owners of the property that border the road,” said Lide.“The deeds are very specific.”
#5 Jul 11, 2013
They have been at it with the county and state for 30 years for help and trying to get that road taken over by the state.Just because it is a private road they dont want to help.Com e on if they wanted to help they could,Who are they kidding .We give EGYPT BILLIONS .But wont fix a road for our own people Maybe get some AID FROM EGYPT There have been so many from out there come and go.One of the women got with the Martin Marietta Materials.And the put some gravel on the road a few years back it was not the best fix but it helped,The people signed a paper saying the would keep gravel on the road and guess what.when it got posted by the mailbox to start putting some money in only two people put in money.Like i said it was not the greatest fix but could have kept some of the bad parts fixed.I lived there 20 years There are like 10 families that put in money and would fix the road.But a lot of them wont.They want someone to fix it for them.So good luck
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