MAYFIELD–The White Hills access road south of Mayfield cemetery came to be the topic of discussion yet again at the county commission meeting on Dec 7.
Bryce Hass came before the council and asked how it was possible for a road to be illegally moved and recorded and not expect it to impact everyone around it.
Hass accused neighboring property owner Keith Larsen of moving a fence and a road sign for his own behalf. He said that when he asked Larsen why he moved it, Larsen told him that he didn’t want people on his property.
This same road was a topic of discussion back in 2018, and the county improved the road by adding gravel and maintaining it. The county officials said that on the south side of that road there was never a fence until Larsen put one there.
Hass asked the council multiple times if the road in question is actually a “class D” road. A class D road is any road, way, or other land surface route that has been or is established by use or constructed and has been maintained to provide for usage by the public for vehicles with four or more wheels.
Even though asked, it wasn’t made clear that the commissioners even knew what type of road it currently is classified under.
“All Keith has done is trade the left hand for the right hand,” said Hass. “He did it by not just doing what would have been easiest and that’s talk about it first.”
Mayor Steve Anderson said that he wants to work with the two property owners to come up with a solution to make each of them happy.
“This is not something that I can just handle without some research,” Anderson told the Messenger.
Anderson said that he needs to look and see what was legally written about the road with the county and then begin negotiations.
“I always try to be neutral in these types of situations,” he said.
The topic was tabled for discussion until after the first of the year. Hass said that he has yet to hear from the county or the mayor and is waiting to make a comment once further discussion takes place.