Archive for Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Tonganoxie City Council moves forward on land purchase

Tonganoxie City Council members have agreed to proceed with the purchase of 237 acres of land south of the city for nearly $1.38 million.

October 28, 2008

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Tonganoxie City Council members have agreed to proceed with the purchase of 237 acres of land south of the city for nearly $1.38 million.

Council members Jim Truesdell and Steve Gumm were absent for the 3-0 vote. The land is in the running to be the future site of a Leavenworth County industrial park. The actual cost is $1,378,625.

"If the city were to purchase the land it would have an impact on our budget in the future," Council member Jason Ward said. "But it's a great opportunity for job creation. It's really a balancing act."

This section of land caught the eye of the Leavenworth County Port Authority's land search committee along with parcels of land in Basehor, Lansing and Leavenworth.

The reason for the city to move on the land so quickly - even though the search committee won't make its decision on the viability of the land until the next three to six months at the earliest - was because of the land option's expiration date. The land is owned by the Audrey F. Irick Trust.

Comments

Bud Stagg 6 years, 8 months ago

Once again we are being passed by our neighbors. I bet they land a huge tennant that will supply jobs and taxes to little Tongie.Get off your butts Lawrence or we will end up like Wyandotte County before the racetrack. No jobs, no taxes, no hope.

Bud Stagg 6 years, 8 months ago

Hawk,looks like we are the only people in this town not suffering from introversion. We are actually able to look at our surroundings without condemning the rest of the world.

kansasfire911 6 years, 8 months ago

I just moved out of Lawrence to Tongie, the best move I ever made, I love the small town feel. The people are friendly, no weirdos wondering around downtown and no students that think they run the town nine months out of the year. With the purchase of the land for an industrial area and the I-70 interchange, I'm afraid that is going to ruin everything out here. For those of you still in Lawrence complaining about progress, you got another Wal-Mart going in, so you got that going for you.

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