FARMINGTON — Franklin County commissioners voted Tuesday to close 1/5 of a mile of East Madrid Road in Madrid Township to winter maintenance.

The action followed a hearing on the proposal.

The county will continue summer maintenance on the county’s portion of the road but will not plow snow or sand or perform other winter maintenance on 1/5 of a mile from November to April.

Commissioners also voted to approve a quitclaim easement deed with Robert L. Gould, the son of former owner Conley Gould of Madrid Township, for a turn-around on his East Madrid Road property for plow truck use.

County Commissioner Clyde Barker of Strong plans to go to the property Wednesday to have Robert Gould sign the easement deed and have it notarized.

The county had previously maintained the road until it ended, but discovered earlier this year that there was no record of making that portion of road a county way.

Dan Mawhinney, an attorney for Rufus Griscom, who owns property on the road that is no longer considered county property, thanked commissioners for the courtesy and professionalism extended to Griscom.

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