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AGO Opinions with Topic: MANDATORY REMOVAL OF SIGHT OBSTRUCTIONS FROM PRIVATE PROPERTY
AGO 1975 No. 17 >  August 5, 1975
COUNTIES - HIGHWAYS - ROADS - POLICE POWER - MANDATORY REMOVAL OF SIGHT OBSTRUCTIONS FROM PRIVATE PROPERTY
COUNTIES ‑- HIGHWAYS ‑- ROADS ‑- POLICE POWER ‑- MANDATORY REMOVAL OF SIGHT OBSTRUCTIONS FROM PRIVATE PROPERTY (1) A county ordinance adopted under Article XI, § 11 of the state constitution may not require the owner of land abutting a county road intersection, without compensation, to remove preexisting trees and other vegetation or structures from within a prescribed distance of the intersection in order to provide an unobstructed view across the owner's land for vehicles approaching the intersection.  (2) A county may, however, secure the removal of such sight obstructions at an intersection by exercising its constitutional powers of eminent domain.
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