How is the greater than 50% threshold for signatures on the Petition for Permanent Road Division Formation determined?
Prior to County staff and the Board of Supervisors approving a PRD ballot procedure process, PRD advocates must collect petition signatures from a majority of parcel owners supporting the PRD. A majority is determined by the number of parcel owner signatures divided by the total number of parcels owners within the proposed PRD. For example, if there are 20 parcels within the proposed PRD, then a minimum of 11 parcel owners must sign the petition. Owners that have multiple parcels need to sign for each property they own. The result must be greater than 50% per County policy.

The petition will be prepared by County staff and typically includes the following items:
- Name of the proposed PRD
- Boundaries of the proposed PRD, including total number of acres
- Assessed valuation of land and improvements within the proposed PRD
- Number of inhabitants and registered voters within the proposed PRD
- Location of the street(s) that will receive maintenance services
- The proposed rate and method of apportionment of the assessment

Parcel owners must be on record with the County as having ownership of the parcel in question. Family members not listed on property documents and renters / leasers are not eligible to sign the petition. Petitions will be checked with County records for validity. If the County's review results in less than 50% of valid signatures, the signatures will be returned to the PRD representative and additional signatures requested.

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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?