Published: Oct 04, 2011 6:16 AM EDT
Updated: Oct 04, 2011 6:22 AM EDT

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - About 70 people living in Suncoast Estates turned out Monday night to discuss problem roads in their neighborhoods.

Lee County commissioner Tammy Hall held the public forum, focusing on the issues surrounding several privately-maintained dirt roads in the North Fort Myers community.

Last week, the county decided taxpayer money would not go toward fixing up the washed-out roads, a project estimated to cost about $60,000.

Suncoast Estates residents met Monday to voice concerns with the roadways and offer suggestions on repairing them.

Many homeowners say the streets are in such bad shape, emergency vehicles are delayed coming in, and the U.S.P.S has threatened stopping service to some homes. They say the rocky roads have also meant frequent repairs to their vehicles.

Commissioner Hall says she will compile all the comments from the public meeting and use them to help officials brainstorm a solution for the roads.