By Donna McCollum - email
NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Near Lake Nacogdoches Timberidge Subdivision has some of the best roads in the county. For decades they've been maintained by the residents who drive them.
"The consensus of the neighborhood is that we would rather keep it private so we can maintain it,(to) make sure the standards we like to see on the road, the condition of the road, the right of way maintenance," said Bobby Hobbs, president of the Homeowners Association.
After all, commissioners must contend with over 800 miles of county roads.
"Hard surface roads, it costs a lot to maintain and it would just be best for the county if they maintain their own roads," said County Commissioner Jerry Don Williamson.
In the same vicinity is Westwind Subdivision. Joe Rogers has lived there for eight years. He thinks the subdivision road is a county road, but then again he's not quite sure where he lives.
"I think I've got five address changes since I've been here, so I don't know from one day to the next what my address is going to be," Rogers said.
This confusion leads to inaccurate 911 addressing. Now county leaders are determining what subdivisions are served by private, public or county roads. Subdivision regulations are being updated. The goal is to clear up all these gray areas.
"You do the best you can," County Land Agent George Campbell said. "When something comes up in a particular subdivision, at that time, they generally try to straighten it out."
The mission is a big one as more subdivisions are created. Living in the country is popular, no matter what road you're on.