Mayors to charge Jefferson County with repairs

Accident on Sand Bar Ferry Road - June 18, 2010

Accident on Sand Bar Ferry Road - June 18, 2010

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Several upset mayors of Jefferson County
cities say they plan to bill the county for road repairs and maintenance.

The mayors contend that the county has abandoned its responsibility to maintain and repair roads in its cities, while the county attorneys disagree.

The move comes after the Jefferson County Commission voted last year to end road maintenance in 31 cities to save money.

Tarrant Mayor Loxcil Tuck, the president of the Jefferson County Mayors Association, said state law requires the city to have to
accept the road before the county could relinquish its responsibilities.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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