Highway Committee Votes To Rescind Action

Overton County Commissioners met in a Highway and Property Committee meeting last Thursday and passed a motion to rescind the Overton County Commission’s approval of the extension of Virgil Murphy Circle by “prescriptive right” at the May 2019 commission meeting.

The extension extended the road from 0.2 miles in length to 0.35 miles in length, which would have placed the entire “Waterloo Circle” within the county’s ownership to be maintained.

According to Highway Superintendent James Norrod, the road had been used and maintained by the county for more than 40 years; however, the extension is now void due to failure to notify adjacent property owners as required by law.

County attorney Lillie Anne Sells recommended the motion be rescinded and the county road list be updated accordingly; however, the committee members proceeded in discussion of giving proper notice in order to claim the additional 0.15 miles of the circle after the motion is rescinded.

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