Archive for Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Industrial park discussion rescheduled

July 16, 2008


Plans for a new industrial park along the Farmers Turnpike were not debated by city commissioners Tuesday night after all.

Commissioner Mike Amyx had to leave Tuesday's meeting because he began to feel ill, which led commissioners to defer the hot-button topic.

Neighbors in the area had filed a petition protesting the proposed rezoning of 155 acres just north of the Lecompton interchange on the Kansas Turnpike. The petition meant four of the five commissioners were needed to approve the rezoning.

The project tentatively is scheduled to be heard by commissioners Aug. 5.


Richard Heckler 7 years, 4 months ago

How can the city of Lawrence afford to spread any further when the city cannot not afford to take care of what is now in the city limits?It seems fiscally irresponsible to assume more infrastructural responsibility. East Lawrence residents have been paying into the maintenance cookie jar for 40-100 years only to find out the cookie jar is empty. Where did the money go? Were the funds embezzled by west Lawrence expansion aka mismanagement of tax revenue?

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