The Town sought this Private and Special legislation to allow the Town a means by ordinance to properly address the issues identified. This ordinance will identify the 101 roads that are currently being plowed by the Town and provide a mechanism by which the Town may continue its longstanding practice of providing plowing services to these roads, while leaving all other maintenance as the responsibility of landowners benefitted by the roads. This list is definitive, meaning no future private ways may be added. See the attached Private Way list and Road Classification Map. Attempting to enter into new agreements with potentially over 1,723 direct abutter landowners and approximately 400 additional abutters on subsidiary roads, off the main private ways, is not practical. The ordinance approach simplifies the solution and eliminates the need for special agreements, etc.