Archive for Thursday, January 11, 2001

Work to begin on new subdivision

January 11, 2001

Though the weather is cool and the ground is hard, construction on another housing development may soon begin thanks to action taken by the Eudora City Council.

Developer Larry Midyett approached the council on Monday, asking permission to begin construction on Prairie Estates No. 6. The development is located east of Church Street behind C&S Market.

Water, sewer and electric utilities are not yet hooked up for the final stage of the development. City electric department head Eldon Brown said he was concerned about construction crews obstructing easements with dirt or other items. In doing so, it would make it difficult to allow city workers to install necessary utilities.

"With us not having the cable and telephone lines in there, sometimes it's almost impossible to get through," Brown said.

After some discussion with the council, Midyett agreed to take responsibility for any obstructions, should they occur. The council made a motion to allow construction to begin. It stipulated that the building contractor must make evident the importance of keeping easements open. If any work is done by city workers to clear easements or drainageways, the cost would be passed on to the developer.

"The longer we wait, the more we miss the market," Midyett said. "I will personally see that nothing gets in the way."

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