Commissioners Tackle Wandering Stock Dispute

Johnson County's Commissioners.
Johnson County's Commissioners.

The Johnson County Commissioners will be helping to resolve an ongoing issue with stock owned by one county resident getting into another's property in an adjacent subdivision to his property in the Red Hills Road area east of Buffalo.

James Curutchet came before the commissioners to ask for their help in resolving the issue between himself and his neighbors to keep his stock from wandering onto the neighbor's land.

Curutchet said he, the county and road and bridge, along with his neighbors have been working on the issue for a while but the attempts to resolve it have apparently failed.

He is seeking input and help from the county.

County Road and Bridge Supervisor Scott Pehringer said the original cattle guard was installed at the end of Curutchet's property but there has been another house built before the cattle guard in the subdivision and that is where the problem stems from. The property owner has a cattle guard on the property but it is not properly installed, just sitting on top of the ground. Pehringer said that will not keep cattle off of his property.

The commissioners had earlier in the year discussed touring Curutchet's property to see the progress he is making in cleaning it up and they decided to plan a day to accomplish both tasks. They will tour the property next week to see the problems with the cattle guards and to see the progress made in cleaning the property.

The commissioners may then have a better understanding of the dispute over the cattle guards and how to help resolve it.

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