Realignment Tabled To Resolve Easement Issue

Realignment Tabled To Resolve Easement Issue

The Johnson County Commissioners decided to table a proposed re-alignment of Muddy Creek Road during a public hearing on the matter at their Tuesday meeting.

Public comment from landowner Peggy Drury sparked discussions between her, the commission, and Deputy County Attorney Barry Crago, concerning the realignment of the road, which the state claims would then require her to acquire an easement from the state to access her own property if the county were to approve the re-alignment.

After Drury explained what she had found through her investigations of the properties and the easements, and after examining plats of the area, it was determined that it was entirely possible the county re-aligning Muddy Creek Road could result in Drury needing an easement from the state.

The commissioners, Crago and Drury will work together to have a survey done, investigate the details further and and then approach the state to try to resolve the issue.

The commissioners tabled the proposed re-alignment until the parties can hopefully reach an agreement in everyone's best interests.

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