Yes, it is a horrible can of worms that has caused me severe hardship and headaches. I have invested $15K into maintenance and repairs of this hazardous road during winter months. No other neighbors will pay to maintain road, they feel it is the property owner's responsibility, which I disagree. The property owner of the parcel of land (road) does not have to access this road to get to his property, he is off the main road.
I don't feel the property owner is responsible because he pays the property/school taxes on that parcel he doesn't even use. These neighbors think using the road is a free benefit to them.
I have all deeds to prior owners and neighbors properties and a survey map of road dated 1971. The survey map indicates it is right away at beginning of road 65 ft, then turns into private road. The deeds state "All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land with the buildings and improvements thereon errected, situated lying and being in the Town of Durham, Greene County, NY. Beginning at pin north side of a private road which said point ofbeginning is S 86 degrees 30' E 178.9 fee; running thence North 0 degrees 29' W 154.5 feet to a pin; running thence N 86 degrees 30' W 150 feet to a pin on the private road; running thence S 0 degrees 29' E 154.5 feet to a pin; running thence 150 feet to the point and place of beginning.
Thank you, for responding so soon. I really appreciate any help I can get.