Fuel Storage Tanks

By Tim Baxter, Road Safety and Loss Prevention Specialist Nebraska State Fire Marshal’s Office – Fuel Storage Division Rules and Regulations You may not remember but in December of 2015 at the Winter Highway Superintendents Association meeting, this topic was...

Dead End Roads and County Liability

By Tim Baxter, Road Safety and Loss Prevention Specialist Dead end roads mean just that! The road ends with no outlet. Unfortunately, many counties do not have their dead-end roads properly signed or barricaded. NIRMA has paid numerous claims over the years due to the...

Fencing and County Roads

By Tim Baxter, Road Safety and Loss Prevention Specialist Fences are important to let cattle graze safely. But it is a problem for counties when fences are placed next to county roads on the county’s right-of-way, or worse yet, across a county road. Nebraska...

Utility Permits

By Tim Baxter, Road Safety and Loss Prevention Specialist NIRMA continues to receive tens of thousands of dollars of claims from utility companies involving county maintenance and construction damage to underground utilities in county right-of-way. The recent NIRMA...

Tree and Brush Liability

Tree and Brush Liability By Tim Baxter, Road Safety and Loss Prevention Specialist Trees and brush growing on county rights-of-way and private property adjacent to county roads continue to cause significant liability risks to NIRMA member counties. The prospect of...
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