This week I traveled over 300 miles of road in Lowndes County and observed the county road crews cutting as much grass on private property as on county right of way.
I reported this to the state auditor.
Anyone owning property the road crews are working on needs to read Mississippi Code 15-1-7-13. This code allows for adverse possession or title by subscription. If you allow this to continue you are donating your property to the county. Anyone interested in stopping the use of tax money on private property can call the state auditor at 601-576-2800. You may be able to keep your property the county uses as its own. The longer county employees work your land the harder it will be for you to keep it.
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