Old mapping mistakes in south Hoisington were corrected when the Barton County Commission met Monday.
County Administrator Richard Boeckman noted that the changes the commissioners approved set the stage for the official county maps to reflect the reality of what actually exists in the part of South Homestead Township that is generally referred to as south Hoisington.
The commissioners approved the “vacation of roadways and alley rights-of-way in the Lyndhurst Place Subdivision, Section 9,” as addressed by the county.
Boeckman noted the county needed to vacate several streets and alleys to correct the old mapping mistakes.
County Cartographer Bj Wooding explained that it had appeared the unused streets and alleys had been vacated. They certainly are not used. In fact, she noted, some areas in question are actually farm ground.
However, it appears action was never taken to change the official county maps, so that is what the commissioners took care of Monday.
Wooding added the area in consideration is so small, adding it to the property roles should not change anything. “I don’t see it affecting the tax roles at all.”
County Engineer Clark Rusco noted that all of the affected property owners have been contacted. “There were no negative responses that we received by mail.”
The vacation, as recorded by the county, include:
• All of Main Street located between the south right-of-way line of NE 100 Road, south to a point located 300 feet south of the south right-of-way line of Miller Street.
• All of Main Street south of the south right-of-way line of Gould Street.
• All of Kansas Avenue located between the south right-of-way line of NE 100 Road and the north right-of-way line of Miller Street.
• All of Barton Avenue from the south right-of-way line of NE 100 Road, south 300 feet.
• All of Miller Street between the east right-of-way line of Kansas Avenue and the east right-of-way line of Main Street.
• All of the Alley rights-of-way located in Blocks 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12.