State of South Dakota
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, 2012
|462T0479||SENATE TRANSPORTATION ENGROSSED NO. SB 116 - 2/8/2012|
Introduced by: Senators Fryslie, Begalka, Frerichs, Hansen (Tom), Hundstad, and Vehle and Representatives Rozum, Hickey, Kirkeby, Rausch, Scott, Sigdestad, and Street
board as being on the township road system. A road may only be vacated through the process
specified in chapter 31-3. Before a road may be added to the township road system, it shall meet
the minimum requirements specified in §§ 31-18-2 and 31-13-4, unless the board, by resolution,
waives this requirement.
Section 2. That § 31-13-1.1 be amended to read as follows:
31-13-1.1. The board of township supervisors may designate a
secondary township road
within the township as a minimum maintenance road if the board determines that the road or
a segment of the road is used only occasionally or intermittently for passenger and commercial
travel. The board shall identify the beginning and end points of the road designated as minimum
maintenance. A minimum maintenance road may be maintained at a level less than the
minimum standards for full maintenance roads, but shall be maintained at the level required to
serve the occasional or intermittent traffic.
Section 3. That chapter 31-13 be amended by adding thereto a NEW SECTION to read as follows:
township, for the laying out, construction, graveling, hard surfacing, or maintenance of designated township roads. The agreement shall designate the governing board to be charged with contracting for performance of the work, provide for supervision of the work and allocate the costs between the units of government participating. The board of township supervisors may also contract with any other political subdivision, homeowners' association, or rural subdivision developer to perform maintenance work on any road that is not on the township road system. Maintenance work performed on a road under contract does not imply dedication or acceptance of the road to the township road system.