Mud policy violators could be taxed

County commissioners amend policy to crack down on harvest road debris

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Posted: Friday, August 23, 2019 6:00 am

Individual landowners in Traill County could see a bump in their tax bills if farmers don’t pick up the mud and debris they leave behind on area roads this fall.

The Traill County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday voted to assess fees to landowners when county crews are called in to scrape off the mud and debris left on roads by their trucks during harvest.

Bills that remain unpaid for more than two months will be given to the county auditor to be added to a property owner’s tax bill the following year.

“(This) allows us to seek compensation or recourse from whomever is” leaving debris on local roads, said Charlie Stock, Traill County’s state’s attorney.

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