Archive for Wednesday, November 26, 2003

Council tables action on 24/40 sewer line

November 26, 2003

With no approved plan in place for the third and final phase of the U.S. Highway 24/40 sewer interceptor line, the Basehor City Council tabled the issue during a work session Monday, Nov. 24.

Monday night, City Council members, developers, city officials and engineers discussed the third phase, which could connect developments south of the highway to the Basehor Wastewater Treatment Facility.

Two legs of the interceptor line, a long-planned Basehor city project, are completed.

The north-south line runs from a lift station on 163rd Street to the area of Kelley's Bar and Grill on 24/40. The east-west line will handle sewage from developments along the highway such as Basehor Plaza and the Prairie Lakes development.

Final plans for the third phase have been debated in recent weeks and were again on Monday night.

Previous plans indicated the third phase of the project would run underneath the highway to a lift station on property owned by Steve Miles. The Miles property is slated to develop as a commercial and light industrial area. Sewage from the development would eventually feed into the treatment plant.

However, on Monday night City Council members seemed intent on exploring new avenues to connect the Miles property with the treatment plant. The City Council will discuss the issue further during a work session scheduled for 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1.

The City Council made no firm decisions concerning the interceptor line Monday night, save one. Property owners in the third phase area that don't wish to hook onto the line will not be asked to participate in a benefit district.

"It is the full intention of this Council that you will not be charged unless you choose to hook on it now," Basehor mayor Joseph Scherer told property owners Monday night.

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