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Funding help sought on compost road

POSTED August 17, 2011 2:54 p.m.

It’s less than half a mile, but local officials are hoping that everyone can work together again to keep paving on the road to the local compost site.
This week the Barton County Commission met with a representative of the local township that is responsible for the road that leads to the compost site, southwest of Great Bend and it was it was agreed that the county will do the sand sealing of the road. It is hoped that Great Bend will help fund it.
County Administrator Richard Boeckman reported that when the compost site was established, a lot more traffic began using the rough gravel road that was then maintained by Great Bend Township.
The city and county cooperated to use asphalt castings to improve the road, which is just .4 of a mile.
It’s estimated that the sealing that is needed to maintain the asphalt road will cost $5,694.
The county has agreed to provide the work, and Joe Felke, representing the township, said he’d contacted city officials about it sharing in the cost, but has not heard back yet.
Felke said the issue is supposed to be on a city council meeting agenda.
Road and Bridge Director Dale Phillips said his department’s schedule is flexible, so he can come back to the road later. “We can do this at any time.”

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