Archive for Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Petition lawsuit decision expected

June 27, 2007

A long-awaited court decision surrounding the city's involvement in funding improvements to County Road 1 is expected today.

At 1 p.m., Leavenworth County District Judge David King will release his decision on the validity of a petition that calls for a vote on the city's financial participation in a project to upgrade County Road 1 from Tonganoxie to a proposed interchange on the Kansas Turnpike.

In November 2006, the city filed a lawsuit against the 354 residents who signed the petition. If the city prevails , no vote would be scheduled on the city's contribution to the project.

Tonganoxie has pledged $1 million toward the County Road 1 improvements but has not acted on the pledge while the lawsuit decision is pending.

¢ Check out after 1 p.m. today to find out how Judge King ruled.

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