Prairie County’s draft proposal of cattle guard policy


        Landowners are required to petition the Board of Prairie County Commissioners for permission to establish new locations for cattle guards on Prairie County roads.

It is the responsibility of the landowner to purchase all of the necessary materials including the concrete foundations (stringers) needed for the construction of the new cattle guards at the new locations.
Landowners who purchase their materials from the county will be billed at a rate established by the Board of Prairie County Commissioners.
The installation of new cattle guards on county roads will require the county road supervisor’s approval and must meet minimum Prairie County standards and specifications.
The minimum width for all new cattle guards located on county roads is 24 feet.
Landowners are responsible for attaching their fence to the cattle guards in a safe and reasonable manner.
Prairie County will assume responsibility for the care, maintenance, cleaning, repair and replacement of needed parts including the cattle guard foundations (stringers) for those cattle guards that are located on county roads with signed public access easements.
Prairie County will retain responsibility for the care, maintenance, cleaning and repair for those cattle guards that are located on county roads without signed public access easements.
Landowners with cattle guards located on county roads without signed public access easements are responsible for the purchase of needed parts including concrete foundations as needed. The new cattle guards must meet county standards and specification.
All work that is carried out by the county road crews on cattle guards located either on county roads without signed public access easements or on private roads will be billed at a current rate established by the Board of Prairie County Commissioners.
 
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