of Nibley subdivision appeal to city to adopt their
By Aubreyann Hansen
November 24, 2008 | NIBLEY -- City Council has not
seen as many audience members in at least the past three
months as they did Thursday. Homeowners in the Tuscany
subdivision turned out to discuss having their private
road adopted as a public road in Nibley.
Bruce Rigby, one of the homeowners, said there is
no homeowner's association for the development so he
is uncertain of how to get the road adopted by the city.
Rigby said he wants to know what needs to happen for
the council to consider the request for 3300 South.
Three of the 11 houses in the development do not even
use the road because their driveways lead to another
road. Other homeowners in the development said they
pay taxes and feel they are paying double on this road
and would like the city to take over it.
Mayor Knight explained where the taxes go and that
they are not paying double. Knight asked the council
if they would be willing to adopt the road when presented
with the formal request if the road met public road
requirements for Nibley.
Public Works Director Bill Saunders said this opens
a can of worms because if the city agrees to adopt this
road, other developers and subdivision residents will
want the city to adopt their private roads as well.
The majority of the council agreed that if the subdivision
members paid for the road to be brought up to city ordinance
then the city will adopt it.
The neighborhood would be required to put in sidewalk
and curbing, fix the asphalt width, put in street lights,
have water retention and prove there are no other issues.