Corkscrew Island Neighborhood Association March 18, 2014 ________________________________________________________
A special meeting of the Corkscrew Island Neighborhood Association (CINA) took place at the Corkscrew Sanctuary meeting room on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Thirty-seven people attended. President Bill McDaniel opened the meeting at 7 pm with the pledge of allegiance. The purpose of the meeting was to vote on a consensus that we could give the County regarding their imposing an MSTU on our neighborhood for improvement of roads.
Maria Tabraue presented a plan of using willing volunteers, some of whom have stepped up already to volunteer equipment and/or money, to take care of our own roads ourselves, without the County doing it and then taxing us. She presented a sign-up sheet for all who were willing to sign a pledge to donate whatever they could. Some people signed it before they left.
Discussion followed with a lot of interesting input, among which we learned that the County is prohibited from working on private roads. The MSTU on Platt Road was imposed because emergency vehicles could not get through. Secretary Doug Wilson has been in touch with the County. He reported that there is an emergency fund for road repairs but they can't use it for private roads. For the Platt Road repair they used public money because it was for emergency vehicles. Mr. Wilson has been communicating with the County that we are attempting to repair our roads ourselves without the County and without an MSTU. After much discussion a vote was taken for Options A, B, C, D. Options A, B and C were for MSTUs covering various outlying areas, each with their own numbers attached. The majority voted for Option D which is was no MSTU. It was suggested that a motion be made to put a committee together to organize a voluntary road repair plan. The following motion was made: Motion: That the CINA MSTU committee name be changed to CINA Road Maintenance Committee and that they be asked to develop a plan. This was seconded and passed unanimously.