Basehor, county in agreement
Pending minor changes, an interlocal agreement has been finalized between the city of Basehor and Leavenworth County regarding the city's acceptance of sewage from Sewer District No. 7.
At last week's meeting, the Basehor City Council unanimously approved entering into the agreement with Leavenworth County. The approval is pending some minor changes in wording to the agreement document. The council also asked for and received the county's agreement that any legal issues arising from the sewer deal would be paid for and handled by county officials.
Sewer District No. 7 includes the Cedar Lakes residential area, an existing 110-plus single-family development south of the city limits, as well as Cedar Falls, a proposed 68 single-family development east of Cedar Lakes.
The interlocal agreement allows for the sewage from Sewer District No. 7 to be pumped to the Basehor Wastewater Treatment Facility via a lift station at the nearby Pinehurst development. Sewer District No. 7 will install its own sewer facilities to connect with the Basehor treatment plant.
In other action last week, the City Council:
- Approved, 4-1, a $35,000 upsizing cost of sewer lines for the Wolf Creek Industrial Park. City Council member Keith Sifford voted no.
- Approved, 5-0, a resolution supporting placement of a countywide one-cent sales tax on the April 2005 ballot.
- Approved, 5-0, contractor payment to Kings Construction for Pinehurst benefit district.
- Approved, 5-0, a proposal from Honey Creek developers to reduce the size of sewer pump and lines for its development.
- Approved, 5-0, removing an item from the agenda concerning the reconsideration of a motion to allow prepayment of sewer connection fees for 20 villas inside the Pinehurst development.
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