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Jan. 27, 1854: Standard width 60 feet. A lesser width can be stated.May 21, 1889: Prescribed 60-foot as standard width when no width is stated. Stated width is subject to a minimum of 40 feet and a maximum of 80 feet.May 22, 1915: Prescribed 60-foot standard width when none is stated. But reduces the minimum stated width to 30 feet.June 6, 1931: Prescribed no standard width. Width of a county road must be stated and must be a minimum of 30 feet.July 5, 1947: Minimum width increased to 50 feet.
What all of this boils down to is that, based on my experience in dealing with governmental agencies under such circumstances. You folks are up against a bureaucracy that is likely to be poorly responsive to your arguments without legal counsel. I hate to say that, but in my experience at least this has indeed been the case. There are also some tight time frames and procedures requirements to comply with in order to preserve your daughter's rights under a legal doctrine known as claims presentation.
As a practical matter, here is what I would suggest. I think that the only way you folks will receive any meaningful measure of relief is to speak with a local attorney about this incident. The most economical way to do this would be through the Oregon State Bar Lawyer Referral Service, where you can obtain your first in-office consultation for $35 or less. This is where I would suggest you start to explore your options. They operate from 8 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 5 pm Monday-Friday, and can be reached by calling(NNN) NNN-NNNNor toll-free in Oregon at(NNN) NNN-NNNN I wish that I had a simple approach to suggest, but in my experience you are going to need to confer with local legal counsel on this.
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