The Johnson County Commissioners approved an easement agreement between themselves and a number of landowners on North Bypass Road.
The issue was a lack of uniform easement widths for the road from North Main Street south to Clear Creek, and landowners wanted the easement set at one width for the length of the road. Surveys conducted by Bighorn Surveying showed widths on the easements ranging from 80 to 200 feet.
The landowners and the commissioners met on North Bypass Monday, May 2 to look at the area and see how the 150 foot easement looked once it was staked out.
Commission Chairman Smokey Wildeman explains the decision made by the commission.
By adopting the 150 foot easement, 75 feet on each side from the centerline and following the contour of the road, many of the problems associated with the uniform easement will be taken care of, with only minor issues cropping up sporadically along the route.
County Road and Bridge Supervisor Scott Pehringer will negotiate any issues with landowners on behalf of the County.
He gave his opinion of the easement agreement.