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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Scenic Byway measure repealed

  • McPherson County commissioners approved a resolution on Monday to repeal a requirement of the board to evaluate the trail every three years.
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  • McPherson County commissioners approved a resolution on Monday to repeal a requirement of the board to evaluate the trail every three years.
    The Prairie Trail Scenic Byway is a stretch of road across McPherson County that takes travelers through a number of attractions, including the McPherson State Lake and the Maxwell Wildlife Refuge.
    The county board formerly reviews the byway every three years to determine its relevancy to the area economic development and tourism.
    The trail is also part of Ellsworth County, whose board does not require a review of the byway.
    “The Prairie Trail Byway’s board members have requested the repeal of the requirement for some time,” Rick Witte, county administrator, said.
    Sue Schlegel, coordinator for the byway, thanked the board for the decision and presented them with a list of members for the byway board for the upcoming year.
    In other business:
    • Commissioners approved a request by McPherson County medical investigator Daryl Ingermanson for $1,801.21 for a week-long course at St. Louis University’s department of pathology. The course is designed to instruct in researching causes of death.
    • Commissioners approved a request by Lorna Nelson, Old Mill Museum director, for a change in hours for a non-elected personnel. The position, part-time, goes from a rotation between two and three days per week to three days every week.
    • Commissioners approved a request by the McPherson Area Solid Waste Utility to extend a conditional-use permit for a solid waste landfill. In a letter to commissioners, M.A.S.W.U. indicates the project is proceeding with design work, but ground has not yet been broken.
    • Commissioners approved a change order to add $13,755 to the McPherson County Court House Ramp project. The contract sum was increased from $228,430 to $246,009. Added to the contract was a light pole and base, concrete sidewalk, guard railing and an electronic door operator.
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