The McPherson County Commission approved a resolution to create a Marquette Recreation District during its Monday morning meeting.

The McPherson County Commission approved a resolution to create a Marquette Recreation District during its Monday morning meeting.

The district mostly follows the boundaries of the Marquette Fire District. The recreation district will assist with funding and sponsoring recreation activities within its borders.

Residents in the city of Marquette already pay a recreation tax, which will be expanded throughout the district. Patrick Hoffman, who assisted with legal questions regarding the recreation district, said 87 percent of landowners in the new district support this move, according to informal polls.

Residents who oppose this action can file a protest.

The commission approved selling right-of-way to a property owner on 27th Avenue between Smoky Valley and Sioux roads. The county purchased the right-of-way to complete road work in the area, but neglected to return it at the conclusion of the work.

The commission also approved a resolution to vacate right-of-way at the four corners of 14th Avenue and Pioneer Road.

Following an executive session with county counsel, the commissioners voted to sell a parcel of land located near the intersection of 15th Avenue and Pueblo Road. An adjacent land owner build a road through the property in question, without realizing it belonged to the county.

The landowner has the option of purchasing the land in question for $12,000 and putting up a fence. Alternatively, the land owner can move the road.

The commissioners heard an update from Harvey/McPherson Community Corrections. Janet Cagle, director, told the commissioners community corrections has seen an overall 78.9 percent success rate in its programs that aim to reduce recidivism, address behavioral health and increase post-release employment. Community corrections also has $20,247 in carryover funds from the previous fiscal year.

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