Archive for Wednesday, April 9, 2003

Basehor moves forward with annexation

April 9, 2003

The city of Basehor is proceeding with annexation plans for a 300-acre tract south of the Basehor city limits, city officials said.

During a work session Thursday, April 3, the Basehor City Council met with developer Tony Lacy to discuss annexation of his property at 168th and Evans Road.

The majority of the property is not developed but could be in the future, city officials said. When developed, the tract could feature both residential and commercial lots.

Lacy, the developer of the Ginger Creek residential development, would be responsible for installing sewers for the land, city officials said.

Annexation proceedings are set to begin in coming weeks.

The city council also met with the Leavenworth County Commission during the Thursday work session.

The governing bodies discussed sewer plans for the Cedar Lakes development, a 119-home subdivision south of Kansas Highway 24/40, along County Road 2.

Cedar Lakes is currently on a lagoon system, but the Kansas Department of Health and Environment has mandated the lagoons be taken off-line by October.

Sewage from the development will be pumped to the city's lift station on 163rd Street and from there to the Basehor Wastewater Treatment Facility.

Cost for the project will be shared with developers of the Pinehurst development, a residential, commercial and retail area across from the Basehor Town Square.

Pinehurst will also pump their sewage to the city's treatment plant.

Removal of the Cedar Lakes lagoons could begin in coming weeks.

Pinehurst has already been annexed by the city, and Cedar Lakes, which abuts the Pinehurst property line, could be unilaterally annexed in the future.

Long-term city plans indicate annexation along County Road 2 could occur as far as Interstate 70.

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