Archive for Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Dismal weather prevents progress

March 10, 2010

Weather has hindered county work on driveways along County Road 1.

Mike Spickelmeier, Leavenworth County Public Works director, said weather has made it difficult to do work along CR1. The challenge now is the forecasted rain, but he looks for things to change for the better.

“We need a little bit better weather,” he said.

In other business, the Board of County Commissioners:

• Approved, 3-0, the reappointment of Randall Minnis to the Juvenile Corrections Advisory Board.

• Approved the minutes of March 4 as amended.

• Heard from Doug Smith with the public works department about salt levels. He said the county used about 4,000 tons during this harsh winter and is at about 1,000 tons currently. The county has a contract for 3,000 tons, but at direction of the board, the public works department will look into possibility of purchasing more to stock up for the next winter.

Per its policy, the Board of County Commissioners heard from the planning and zoning department about a cease and desist order for a business operating without a special use permit.

By the end of the discussion Thursday, however, the board voted, 3-0, to confirm that the planning and zoning director has the power to issue cease and desist orders without coming to the county commission for every enforcement.

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