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By Garth Meyer
Gazette Reporter 

Hearing set for two proposed vacations


September 19, 2019

Whitman County commissioners approved a notice of intent Monday and set a hearing for Oct. 21 on the proposed vacation of parts of two roads northeast of St. John.

The local access dirt roads are Jim Davis Road and Gene Nelson Road, for which adjacent landowners petitioned county commissioners to vacate.

After the county vacates a road, it has no further claim to it and ceases maintenance.

The proposed vacation includes two-thirds of the 2.65-mile Davis Road and most of the 3.67-mile Nelson Road. The stretch contains an old wood bridge.

“They are not what we call transportation roads to g...

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