Board weighs discontinuing roads

NORTH HAVERHILL—Selectboard members discussed a proposal that the town relinquish maintenance of several class V roadways in town.
During the selectboard meeting on Nov. 23, Haverhill Town Manager Brigitte Codling asked board members to consider several warrant articles to discontinue town roads with three or less residences on them.
Codling said that under state law, the board can vote to put a question before town meeting asking voters to discontinue certain town roads. If discontinued, the road becomes a class VI roadway and is subject to private maintenance.