The Cole County Commission on Tuesday authorized several subdivision streets to become part of the county road system.
The streets included: Summerfield Drive in Summerfield Estates, Lakeland Drive in the Lakewood Subdivision and Kenview Drive in the Kauffman Subdivision. Westward Lane and Territory Court -- both in the Paradigm Subdivision -- were also accepted.
Cole County has established standards that define when it will accept paved roads and/or streets for maintenance within an approved subdivision.
The standards include:
• The roads and/or streets shall be graded and fully constructed under the design standards and specifications of the Cole County Public Works Department.
• The subdivision's developer must write a letter to the county's highway engineer, notifying him or her the roads are ready to be inspected for a one-year interim maintenance period.
• The county will send a letter of reply to the owner, stating if the roads are built to Cole County's standards and specifications. If the roads are not built to specifications, the letter will state the deficiencies. After the deficiencies are repaired, the roads can be reinspected.
• When all the roads in the platted subdivision section have been approved, the county highway engineer will prepare a court order stating the roads are accepted for snow removal for a one-year interim period. At the end of the one-year period, the county highway engineer will reinspect the roads to verify that they are still in compliance for final acceptance.
The subdivision streets getting interim approval this year include: Silo Hill Lane and Falcon Crest Lane, which are in The Hill at Wilbers Farm; Peaceful Ridge and Peaceful Valley Lane, which are in the Freedom Acres Subdivision; Biscayne Drive in the Kaufman Subdivision; Nolan Lane, Eliana Drive and Carly Drive, which are in White Field Acres; Dickerson Creek Drive in Deer Creek Estates; and Douglas Court in the Courtyard Subdivision.