From Pothole to Petition - Practical Information Relating to County Subdivision Street Assessments

APA North Carolina Chapter


Friday, September 29, 2017
8:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. EDT

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This session is intended to provide professional planners with practical tools and tips when implementing a subdivision street assessment program for the repair of publicly dedicated subdivision streets in the unincorporated county, not yet accepted by the North Carolina Department of Transportation for state maintenance.  

By the end of this session, participants will have a better understanding of the options under the law relating to maintenance of publicly dedicated subdivision streets in the county, not yet taken over by NCDOT for maintenance.  Participants will learn about implementing a street assessment program, and the legal and practical steps necessary to bring subdivision roads in poor condition to the standard that NCDOT will accept them into the state maintenance system.  The session will discuss and evaluate a street assessment program from the perspective of the homeowner, planner, board of county commissioners, county attorney, tax office, contractor, and NCDOT.  The session will further discuss legislative initiatives that have impacted subdivision street performance bonds, maintenance bonds, acceptance of subdivision streets by NCDOT, and the street assessment process itself.   


Janis Gallagher

Invited Speaker

Janis Gallagher is the County Attorney for Pitt County. She has been providing legal advice and counsel to the Pitt County Planning Department since 1998. Janis is a graduate of Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA and received her law degree from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. Read More

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