County considers more work on private Eastpoint street

Buck Street is marked by a blue and white plastic sign.

Buck Street is marked by a blue and white plastic sign.

Published: Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 12:21 PM.

At their Feb. 19 meeting, county commissioners considered repairing a private road for the second time in two years.

Buck Street runs off of Ridge Road in Eastpoint. County Planner Alan Pierce said the ownership of the road is difficult to determine but it is not a county road.

At the meeting, Commissioner William Massey requested that the road be graded. “We need to upgrade it. It hasn’t been done in about nine months,” he said.

Commissioner Pinki Jackel asked whether Buck Street was a private road.

“It’s a private street, but our county cars travel it, police cars, and ambulances,” Massey said. “It has a county road sign. I don’t see why we can’t upgrade it one time.”

Buck Street was last upgraded in July 2012 by the county, at the request of former County Commissioner Bevin Putnal. Jackel requested, at the Aug. 21, 2012 meeting, that additional work be done on the road, but it is unclear whether work was performed at that time.

The July 2012 work was described as a one-time upgrade. Commissioner Cheryl Sanders said at that time that she didn’t want the county to assume responsibility for Buck Street’s maintenance.

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