We live on Maroon Creek Road and our private road was “named” over two years ago. This is a mess waiting to happen throughout the county. We had no problems until this happened. Following are some of the issues:
• The USPS does not recognize cute little county-named lanes, so if you currently have a rural mail box on a main road that accepts your current address, such as Maroon Creek Road, you will loose your delivery and you will have to get a P.O. box in town and pick up your mail.
• The only maps your named little road will be on are our own county maps which they distribute to those they feel are relevant parties.
• They refused to put up a sign on our newly named road for over two years until a prominent family moved in and finally there was a sign. As street signs are expensive and as they do nothing to maintain your private road except name it, they do not want to spend the money to put up an official sign. Now that is really cute when no one can find your newly named private road unless of course you have access to the county map and your new address.
• For those of you who have anything printed with your current address, get ready for a trip to the printer to buy it anew.
In closing, I’m sure a lot of readers will have a few more reasons to protest this county move in the name of the public good. Maybe Mr. Owsley has had trouble with county services, but the rest of us were just fine before this ludicrous change. It is one giant headache. I would suggest someone who knows the roads be the driver of vehicles delivering said services, not the newby.