Howard Co. Road Use Agreement Sent off to Tx Attorney General 2/13/13
CBS 7 News
February 13, 2013
Big Spring – Howard County commissioners will submit the road use agreement recently adopted by the court to the Texas Attorney General's office in an effort to clarify how the new law will affect area oil transport and trucking companies.
The road use agreement was adopted by commissioners in December in an effort to help fund much-needed repairs to county roadways damaged by the increase in truck traffic generated by the recent oil boom.
The agreement calls for all new access entrances which intersect county roads for commercial purposes. The construction of the entrances must conform with county road and bridge requirements and a fee of $4,500 shall be paid by the applicant at the time the permit is issued.
With more than $22 million in damages already sustained by county roads, the road use agreement is a way to place some of the financial burden on the entities causing the majority of the damage, instead of placing the full weight of the repairs on local taxpayers.