2021 Hard Road to Travel Workshop

Broadcast Date: 
Wednesday, September 22, 2021

A significant timber removal operation is proposed and the road agent is concerned about damage to the adjacent town road, what can the select board do?

How does the Select Board approve the use of our Class VI Roads by OHRV’s and Snowmobiles?

Under what circumstances can the town agree to plow or maintain a Class VI or Private Road?

NHMA Legal Services Counsel Stephen Buckley and Municipal Services Counsel Natch Greyes supply answers to these questions --- and many more! This workshop delves into the details of how weight limits are established, seasonal and otherwise, and the implications for proposed hauling routes for timber removal operations. The attorneys discuss the designation and management of Class VI roads, including how and when building permits can be issued under RSA 674:41, granting permission for use of Class VI roads by OHRV's and snowmobiles, and allowing abutting property owners to undertake private repairs. This virtual workshop covers management of local highway construction, repair and maintenance through the office of an elected or appointed road agent or expert agent. This virtual workshop provides a review of the local regulation of highways by the select board including, parking, street numbers, street names, weight limits, mailbox location, as well as driveway regulation by the planning board.