More information needed for Cherokee County map updates

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POSTED: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 6:40pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 6:43pm

Cherokee County Precinct 3 Commissioner Katherine Pinotti tells KETK, there are roads in her precinct that are not listed on the official county map even though they are on the 911 map.

And she says some of the people on those roads don't even know they're not on the map.

"They call me wanting to take care of something on their road and I can't do it.  You know, it frustrates them, because they know that their road has been a county road for years," Pinotti said.

Pinotti says commissioners like Precinct 4's Byron Underwood have asked her for more information.

That was again the case at this week's meeting.

"They would like to see an affidavit from people that live there showing that it was a county road that the county has maintained it," Pinotti said.

Commissioner Underwood tells KETK he agrees with Pinotti the maps need updating, but he doesn't feel like more information is a lot to ask for.

"What I am saying is I think we need documentation.  Myself, I have 10 roads.  We had a committee compile a book.  I have about 10 roads and I think I need to present to the court documentation that this has been maintained by the county since 1982," Underwood said.

Pinotti says Underwood refuses to ackowledge a public notice as sufficient legal documentation.

"That means that, hey, to the public...your road is in question.  Or it's listed, you need to come if you have any questions.  That's what the public notice is for, that didn't guarantee it was a county road or not," Underwood said.

He says if Pinotti gets the sworn affidavits, everything will be fine.

In the meantime, Pinotti is working hard to get them before the next meeting in December.
 

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