Archive for Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Road petition valid

City to consider issue at Oct. 23 meeting

October 10, 2006

The second time was the charm.

About five weeks ago, a group of Tonganoxie residents lodged an unsuccessful petition drive against spending city funds on improvements to County Road 1. Those petitions didn't contain enough valid signatures.

But the same group wasn't daunted by that failure.

They tried again, filing another petition last week.

And on Tuesday, Leavenworth County Clerk Linda Scheer said the group was successful.

And now, the ball's in the city's court.

The petition calls on the city to adopt an ordinance or schedule an election on this statement:

"Be it ordained that the governing body of the city of

Tonganoxie to not contribute financially to the proposed Leavenworth County Road No. 1 turnpike interchange project."

City attorney Mike Kelly said the city council will take the issue up at its Oct. 23 meeting.

For more on this issue, see Wednesday's edition of The Mirror.

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