Just who should take care of roads in a new rural subdivision will be the question before the Douglas County Commission on Wednesday.
The commission will try to determine whether the county or Wakarusa Township will maintain the roads in the Southgate Subdivision east of Clinton Lake.
The township trustees have declined responsibility for maintaining the roads but have indicated they will reconsider their position if four conditions are met. Those conditions include placing two more inches of base rock over the existing four inches of rock in the road and a review of the roads after they have gone through periods of freezing and thawing.
The staff of the county public works department has said the roads meet construction standards and should become the township's responsibility.
The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the county courthouse, 11th and Massachusetts streets.
HERE IS Wednesday's agenda:
Consider approval of March 18 minutes.
Consider approval of commission orders.
Consider approval of the purchase of $6,696 in equipment for the ambulance division.
Consider approval of the purchase of a heart monitor-defibrillator for $8,843, for the ambulance division.
Consider approval of a resolution transferring budget funds in the amount of $120,000 to the Risk Management Reserve Fund.
Consider a request for a conditional use permit by KPL-Lawrence Energy Center for disposal of ash and scrubber effluent from the power plant. The proposed disposal site is approximately 22.04 acres in size and is located approximately a quarter-mile northeast of the intersection of Kasold Drive (extended) and Lakeview Road. The request was made by M.L. Burton, KPL vice president of power production, property owner of record.
CONSIDER approval of a request for a conditional use permit for a water storage reservoir on approximately 0.6 acres, located approximately 100 feet southeast of the intersection of County Road 1029 and township road 400N, in the southwestern part of the county. The request was made by Brian Barland, Barlett & West Engineers, for Douglas County Rural Water District No. 5, owner of record.
Consider approval of a joint ordinance-resolution of the city of Lawrence and the county commission amending the joint subdivision regulations requiring the redistribution of special assessments prior to approval of replats and lot splits (initiated by the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission on Dec. 19).
Consider approval of a resolution classifying the roads in Southgate subdivision as township roads and assigning maintenance of those roads to Wakarusa Township.
Consider approval of accounts payable, appointments, miscellaneous business and public comment.