New subordinate service district proposed for Rosebush Hill Road

Cook County may be forming a new Subordinate Government Service District (SGSD).  On October 15, 2013, two residents who access their property from Rosebush Hill Road, which starts at Highway 61 just west of Grand Marais, presented a petition to the county board requesting the SGSD. 

All seven of the property owners who live along the road have requested the SGSD, although only one of them is a registered Cook County voter.  They are having work done on the road that would bring it up to the standard the county requires to oversee snowplowing for a group of property owners.

The county board agreed to move forward with the process of creating the SGSD and set a public hearing for 10 a.m. November 12 in the courthouse commissioners’ room.  If the SGSD is approved, it could be March before the bidding process would result in finding someone to plow the road.  Resident Nancye Belding said that finding someone to plow regularly has been difficult.

Commissioner Sue Hakes indicated she expects this to be a less contentious issue than the creation of the Irish Creek SGSD in Hovland since everyone who would be paying for the services has requested them.