Scout camp looks to build private access road
by Dennis Sharkey
A Boy Scout campground near 86th Street and Kingman Road may have dust control restrictions removed from their plan.
Commissioners unanimously approved removing three conditions from their 2003 approved plan that requires them to spread calcium along three roadways to control dust. The three conditions were added along with the approved plan.
However, the camp now has plans to add an access road to the camp that will span another piece of private property that is also owned by the camp.
The Planning and Zoning Commission approved the plan that restricts the access road’s entrance to the vicinity of 86th Street and Kingman Road. The camp will be allowed to maintain an emergency access road with a closed entrance near 90th Street and Kiowa Road.
The camp spends about $12,000 a year on the road treatments, however, Jeff Moe, a representative of the camp, said his group would be more interested in building the road than continue with the treatments even though the cost could exceed $100,000 for a new road.
A fifth condition added to the plan states that the camp needs to inform the county of its intentions before construction begins so that the county knows what plan the camp is taking.
Many who live in the area were initially opposed to the change, however, those present at the commissioners meeting on Monday raised no objections to the revised plan. Commissioners approved the new plan unanimously.
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