County closer to closing road
by Dennis Sharkey
A clerical error 12 years ago may finally get fixed.
In 1998 Jefferson County Commissioners agreed to close a portion of road known as 102nd Street near K-92 Hwy. and Nemaha Road, but the proper paperwork was never signed. The road used to be part of K-92 Hwy. before the current highway was constructed.
Now commissioners are working at getting the road closed despite objections from one landowner, Carolyn Shultz. Landowners presented a petition to commissioners with every landowner’s signature except Shultz.
Last week commissioners were presented with two surveys that were conducted recently to determine where the road is going to be closed. First District Commissioner Lynn Luck said last week that closing the road in no longer a matter of if but where.
“The plan is to go ahead and get that done,” Luck said when asked about the situation.
Luck said commissioners are trying to decide if the road is going to be closed at resident Marilyn Wiley’s driveway or the property line east of her driveway.
Luck also said that a piece of land that was disputed and then later settled in court is also being looked at.
In 2007 a court settled a matter between Wiley and Shultz over a dispute of land. A few years after purchasing the land with Shultz as the agent, an agreement was reached in court for Wiley to pay Shultz $4,000 for the disputed property. The property in dispute cut Wiley’s driveway off from access to 102nd Street. Luck said county attorneys are looking into exactly who owned the land.
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