County approves annexation request
Split vote sides with city of Lansing
Leavenworth Leavenworth County Commissioners, in a split 2-1 vote Wednesday, approved Lansing's petition to annex about 1,292 acres of land south of the city to the Leavenworth-Wyandotte County line.
Commissioners Donald Navinsky and Joseph Daniels voted to approve the annexation; Commissioner Robert Adams voted against it.
The decision doesn't soothe the disappointment of residents in the area who opposed annexation, but it moves forward Lansing's plans, Mayor Kenneth Bernard said after the vote.
"We're growing so fast, we've got to be able to control it," Bernard said.
He stressed the importance of controlling growth along the Kansas Highway 7 corridor, given the rate of change and growth.
Residents of the affected area have 30 days to file a lawsuit against the decision to annex. The Lansing City Council plans to pass an ordinance to make the decision official at the Dec. 18 City Council meeting.
See Thursday's Lansing Current for more on this story.