Archive for Thursday, September 6, 2007

Water rights concern expanding church

September 6, 2007

A decision to allow property that a church owns outside Eudora to be served by Rural Water District No. 4 was delayed Aug. 29 by the Douglas County Commission.

The delay was at the request of representatives of First Southern Baptist Church in Eudora. The church is talking with Eudora city officials about the possibility of connecting the rural property to the city's water system.

The church wants to explore its legal rights on the issue, church representative Homer Baker said.

The church wants to build a new church along the south side of 1300 Road a half-mile west of Church Street, outside the city limits. The church needs more space than its existing building in the city, Baker said.

Commissioners did approve another request from property owner Dallas Livingood to have 40 acres attached to water district No. 4. The property is a half-mile north of Douglas County Route 458 on 1800 Road.

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