Horton Fire Chief concerned some homes on private roads inaccessible

Private roads are a point of discussion in Horton Township. Acting Fire Chief Allan Cole would like council to consider a survey of private roads, in particular, regarding emergency services. Private roads are not generally maintained by the township and there’s concern about how to get to residents in need of fire services, especially roads impacted by recent flooding. Mayor Dave Bennett says their biggest issue will be closer to the river. He says the degree of the slope will make it impossible for fire trucks to get out again. He would like more information and further discussion before moving forward with any kind of survey.

<back to Headlines