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It took nine years to get it done, but one of the roads that fronts my farm finally became formally abandoned by actions of Adams Township and the Hillsdale County Road Commission.


Henceforth, anyone traveling down this formally public (though seasonal) road without express prior consent of one of four landowners will be committing an act of criminal trespass.


This should cut down on the acts of illegal dumping, littering, poaching, drug use, vandalism, fornication, and other acts of lawless mayhem that formally plagued this one mile stretch of road. Most especially, some that petitioned for the abandonment were motivated to end the unseemly practice of motorists creeping down the road at night for the purpose of shining our deer.

Here’s one of the two new gates.



It took the vandals five days from the gates going up to take out their anger at one of the signs, proving the prescient wisdom of the road closure.




If you think I’m ecstatic at the closure of this road, you’re right. This will absolutely influence some of my land management activities, as new bedding areas, screens, and access routes will be developed, and a former access route closed.
 

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Congratulations Dan. Glad this will help your situation.

I've seen first hand the rampant destructive activity on that stretch of road. The ground will be better for it.

In hindsight, a well placed camera overlooking the site of the fence and sign would have been nice.
 

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Congrats.

My neighbor and I did the same thing. It took 3 years to accomplish after submitting our notarized application. It's been nearly 15 years since anyone dumped trash on our properties.
 

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Fornication is lawless mayhem?:eek:
 
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I like it, but that gate probably wont be strong enough. You need to weld up some pipe like at a public land site the DNR use. Something impossible to bend, a round steel tube with a I beam on one side on a giant hing...... my 2 cents.
 

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Weld for a third L bolt on gates. One that is not load bearing, but is upside down to the other two. I know it won't stop the die hard, but will make it a little less likely to get hoisted.
 

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X2 on the camera. If you catch vandals destroying the sign or gate - give the pictures to the police and let them track the low lives down:D
 

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Fornication is lawless mayhem?:eek:
Fornication is illegal in several states.
https://books.google.com/books?id=g...&q=michigan "fornication is illegal "&f=false


Adultery is illegal in Michigan.
https://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(k...leg.aspx?page=getobject&objectName=mcl-750-30

THE MICHIGAN PENAL CODE (EXCERPT)
Act 328 of 1931

750.30 Adultery; punishment.

Sec. 30.

Punishment—Any person who shall commit adultery shall be guilty of a felony; and when the crime is committed between a married woman and a man who is unmarried, the man shall be guilty of adultery, and liable to the same punishment.



History: 1931, Act 328, Eff. Sept. 18, 1931 ;-- CL 1948, 750.30
Former Law: See section 1 of Ch. 150 of R.S. 1846, being CL 1857, § 5856; How., § 9277; CL 1897, § 11688; CL 1915, § 15462; and CL 1929, § 16817.
 

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That is a game changer Dan. I would concur on the camera at the gate immediately. You will likely have vandalism but I would bet it will diminish over time.
But definitely congrats are in order.
 

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We can still drive our dirt bikes and atvs, right?, just not cars.
 

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I admit it. I used to fornicate by your property. Didn't know it was effecting your deer herd.
You think the deer would just get used to all the repetitious activity.....

Maybe this could explain the custom call Brushbuster made for Farmlegend mimicking sounds he would often hear on his south border.
 

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Good for the landowners, bad for the County Road Commission.

RC are paid by the state for miles of road in the county, including
seasonal roads, so every time road inventory is removed the RC budget suffers.
 

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Good for the landowners, bad for the County Road Commission.

RC are paid by the state for miles of road in the county, including
seasonal roads, so every time road inventory is removed the RC budget suffers.
The County Road Commission should have put this stretch of road on their high maintenance list and then maybe they would not have lost the account. They had seven years to get things right down there so it wasn't a surprise to them.
 
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