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In a unanimous decision released Thursday, the South Dakota Supreme Court decided in favor of Rariton township in a road maintenance case.
In a unanimous decision released Thursday, the South Dakota Supreme Court decided in favor of Rariton township in a road maintenance case.
Jake DeGroot via Wikipedia
May 26, 2017

Township Wins Case Decided By South Dakota Supreme Court

 In November 2015, citizens from Raritan Township in Day County petitioned for the township to repair and maintain two roads near their lands or to show why the work couldn't be done, according to the Rapid City Journal

The township had been responsible for repairing the roads in the past, and from 1995 to 2010 had spent around $256,000 to keep the roads passable.  In 2011, the nearby lake flooded, rendering the roads unusable.  The lowest estimate for current repairs would be 19 times the annual road budget, so maintenance would require a special tax levy.

This past Thursday, the South Dakota Supreme Court handed down its decision, unanimously deciding for the township.

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