by Tori Sheets
No public improvement district will be formed to chip seal County Road 1. On Tuesday during the conclusion of a public hearing, county commissioners voted 2-1 not to send the question of formation of a PID to voters in November.
Commissioners Lynn Padgett and Ben Tisdel decided one of the requirements in the state statute governing PID formation had not been met.
Commissioners were in agreement that the first three requirements of the statute had been met. Those are: were there a sufficient number of valid signatures on the petition, will chip sealing of CR 1 confer a general benefit on the district and is the cost of chip sealing going to be excessive compared to the value of all properties within the district.