What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? IL
There are approximately 15 landowners maintaining a one mile private road. I live at the very end of the road where it dead ends.
Many feel they only want to pay for the amount of the road they use. Everyone wants me (and 4 others) to pay for more than half of the total road costs since we live on the lower portion which is the longest. Their rationale is we use the road up to and past their property. I differ than the other 4 people on the lower portion of the road. They do not want to fix the 90 foot of road that runs in front of my property of my house because they say where my property line begins no one uses and they consider it to be a driveway (90 feet). The issue I have is that everyone up here owns the road and turns off the road into a driveway. I am paying for the road in front of their property but yet they do want me to pay to keep up the road that runs along the front of my property. Essentially I pay to keep the property value up for them but they want me to pay more than my share AND not get the 90 feet maintained that runs in front of my house which will help my property values.
Can someone guide me on this issue? It use to be that everyone would pay equally, but the last couple of times they have wanted me to pay more.