Should we consider creating a PRD Committee or Chairperson?
The State law which governs PRDs does not prescribe a formal process for selection of a PRD Chairperson, or Committee Members, and it does not lay out specific roles and responsibilities. In many smaller PRDs, road maintenance decisions are made directly by the Department of Public Works and are scheduled when there are sufficient funds available in the PRD budget and when the need arises.

However, some neighborhoods may decide to designate a PRD Chairperson and/or Committee Members to adequately represent the property owners. Most often, the PRD Chairperson is a project proponent who initiates and leads the formation effort. Anyone who wishes to be on the PRD Committee should contact the Chairperson to volunteer. The PRD Committee should consist of parcel owners that provide input of road maintenance needs to the Chairperson, and are kept informed of PRD activities by the Chairperson, through use of a newsletter or periodic meetings.

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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?