The Seabrook Point Special Tax District (Road Commission) has the responsibility to maintain the integrity of the roadway, drainage system and rights of way in the Seabrook Point Community.
Over the years, some well-intentioned landscaping has grown to extend into the rights of way, sometimes blocking the drainage ditches and causing unsafe blind spots along the road, along curves or at intersections, or at the ends of driveways. Note that the rights of way extend from the center of the roadway 25 feet on each side. Anything within this 50-foot space is in the rights of way.
The Road Commission has set a date, March 31, 2011, by which time all encroachments into the rights of way must be removed. This includes:
- fencing of any type in the rights of way
- any plantings or planters within the rights of way and/or in the drainage ditches
- all trees and shrubs that extend into the rights of way (these must be pruned back to a height of 13 feet 6 inches)
All property owners have two months (until March 31) to address any encroachments associated with their property.
The members of the Road Commission will survey the neighborhood on March 31st to ensure that all encroachments have been addressed. They will correct any encroachments they find at their discretion.
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