Q May a county perform maintenance on a road situated on land struck to the state?

A Section 29-1-145 mandates the chancery clerk report any “reasonable” costs incurred by the county in “maintaining” land until such time the property is sold. Whether repairing a road located on land that has matured to the state is considered “maintenance” and is a cost deemed “reasonable” is a question of fact which may only be answered by the Secretary of State. The county, though, may request a transfer of the subject parcel to the county pursuant to Section 29-1-21, at which time county funds may be utilized to maintain said property. (Attorney General’s Opinion to Teller, July 8, 2016)