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“To enhance the social and economic quality of life of our community by providing and maintaining, consistent with financial resources available, a safe and efficient system of county roads and streets for the citizens of Otsego County and to continuously strive to improve the quality of the service we deliver.”
PUBLIC NOTICES FROM
THE OTSEGO COUNTY ROAD COMMISSION
The office hours of the Otsego County Road Commission will be changing for the summer season. Beginning on Monday, April 18, 2016, the office hours of the Otsego County Road Commission will be Monday through Thursday, 6:00 a.m. to noon; 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
SPRING WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS
As of Monday, April 4, 2016 at 6:00 a.m., spring weight restrictions will be lifted from all Otsego County Roads under the Otsego County Road Commission jurisdiction.
**CHANGE OF MEETING NOTICE**
March 14, 2016
The Regular Meeting time of the Otsego County Road Commission, located at 669 West McCoy Road, Gaylord, MI 49734, previously scheduled for Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. will now be held at 1:00 p.m.
For further information, please call (989) 732-5202 or inquire at the above address.
The Otsego County Road Commission Board
YARD MARKER STAKES
It has become common practice in Otsego County for landowners to place yard marker stakes in the road commission right-of-way. This is most prevalent in subdivisions. The Otsego County Road Commission road right-of-way is commonly sixty-six (66’) feet. For the safety of motorists and the road commission drivers during the winter months:
- Do not place any steel or metal stakes along a lawn to protect the lawn from the road commission plows. Instead, use plastic or small diameter wood stakes. Due to safety concerns, all steel or metal stakes will be removed from within the road right-of-way and a fee will be charged for their return.
- Keep yard marker stakes at a minimum of eight (8’) feet from the edge of the blacktop.
The road commission drivers need to plow the shoulders for drainage purposes, sight distance, to allow for future accumulation of snow, and as a safety issue to allow the shoulder to freeze when using the front plows (the use of wing blades is also a factor). Although every attempt is made to minimize damage to a lawn during winter maintenance activity, the road commission does not have the manpower or funds to repair any damages that may result from the winter plowing activity. After proper notification, yard marker stakes that are not removed from within the eight (8’) foot offset will be collected and held for 30 days. The owner of the yard marker stakes can claim their yard marker stakes within 30 days with the following applicable fee: First offense: $3.00 per yard marker stake Second offense: $6.00 per yard marker stake Third offense: $9.00 per yard marker stake
Otsego County Road Commission 669 W. McCoy Road / P.O. Box 537 Gaylord, MI 49735 Phone: 989-732-5202 Fax: 989-732-6775
Hours of Operation:
*Winter Hours (Monday through Friday):
Road Crew: 6:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Office: 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Summer Hours (Monday through Thursday):
Road Crew: 6:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Office: 6:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Lunch: Noon – 12:30 p.m.
*We have an employee available at the office 24 hours a day during the winter months