Since 1er April 2013, the community of communes has exercised road jurisdiction. It operates on all municipal or rural roads covered and open to public traffic, i.e. 470 kilometers. In terms of operation, it is the expense of plugging potholes, grinding, marking the ground. Depending on the municipality, this work is carried out in a management or in the context of public contracts with companies. Each year, the volume of work ranges from 500,000 to 700,000 euros.

Article 20 – The administrative organisation of road management.

If the investment work is still entrusted to companies via a public contract, the routine maintenance work (sweeping, mowing, grinding, repairing potholes, ditch cleaning, winter viability) is carried out either by communal agents made available to the community of communes or by companies. It depends on the nature of the work and the human and material resources that the municipality can make available to the community of communes.

The role of the mayor

Under section L. 2212-2 of the General Code of Local Government, the Mayor provides municipal police to ensure good public safety, safety and safety.
Moreover, while intervening on the road, the municipal staff is placed under the functional authority of the mayor of the commune.

The role of the road delegate and the municipal commission

Each municipality has a “road” commission, made up of municipal elected officials. Each year, this commission establishes the need for intervention on the municipal road which has been transferred to the community of communes. This needs census is synthesized by the elected official whom each municipal council has appointed to sit on the “road” committee of the community of communes. In most cases, it is the mayor or a deputy. The delegate constantly monitors the condition of the transferred lanes. If he fails to resolve the difficulties encountered with the municipal officials made available to the municipality, he reports the problem to the community of communes. It follows the work carried out on the communal network by the community of communes.

The role of the road technician

This needs census work is done with the support of the community road technician. This roadworks specialist goes to each commune and, together with the local road delegate, they inspect all roads requiring work to assess their cost.
In addition, the technician is also involved in planning the mowing of the shoulders, the grinding of the hedges, the cleaning of the ditches and the renewal of the vertical and horizontal signage.
When roadworks, ditching and signalling programs have been determined by the Community Council, it prepares public procurement, analyses bids and monitors work.

The role of the inter-communal commission

The road commission of the community of communes is composed of 15 members: one representative per commune. The commission’s mission is to:
– to review the applications for work of the municipalities and to propose the programme of annual work on the community network. Its reflection is based on the technical and financial evaluation of the work carried out by the technician;
– to determine the conditions for harmonizing routine maintenance practices at the community level.
The amount of work proposed each year by the commission depends on two parameters:
– the need in view of the state of the road in question;
– the average annual amount that each municipality spent on its road before transfer.

The role of the community council

In view of the proposals of the Road Commission, the Community Council decides on the annual investment programme and determines the amount of funding allocated to this programme.

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