April 16, 2014

Edgerton approves annexation, issues IRBs related to intermodal

An early rendering of the BNSF intermodal facility. File graphic

An early rendering of the BNSF intermodal facility. File graphic

Charlie Troutner
Special to The Gardner News
Edgerton City Council members approved several items related to the BNSF intermodal on Feb. 14.
Two separate business items concerning an annexation request by the Schlagel Family LLC were the council’s most discussed pieces of business. The property in question is located on West 191st Street between Homestead Lane and Waverly Road.
George J. Schlagel was present to answer questions from Council members and the public. Edgerton mayor, Donald Roberts, voiced some concerns with the language of the annexation agreement. His concern was specifically directed at the tax abatement issue involved with the agreement.
After consultation with City Attorney Patrick Reavey, council members unanimously voted 5-0 to accept the amended annexation agreement. Following the council’s acceptance of the proposal, it approved an ordinance to allow the annexation to occur.
Two items of business concerning the construction of the Big Bull Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility, located at the corner of Homestead Lane and Interstate 35, were also addressed. The council approved both proposed agreements associated with the facility’s construction and operation.
The council also passed an ordinance authorizing the city of Edgerton to issue industrial revenue bonds for the construction and operation of a facility operated by the DeLong Company, Inc at 32612 W. 191st Street, Edgerton. DeLong Company is a family-owned grain exporting business, based in Clinton, Wisc. The company will be the first tenant of the new Kansas City Logistics Park. DeLong plans on beginning construction in March 2013 with a completion date of late summer 2013.
The council also heard a fourth quarter finance and code enforcement reports from city administrator Beth Linn.
Roberts and City Council members commented they were pleased with the reports.
With no further business on the agenda, the meeting was adjourned. The next Edgerton City Council meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6 at city hall.

Comments

  1. Judith Rogers says:

    Another LLC which won’t be paying any state income tax………..did they also get the 65% tax incentive??? In the meantime it wouldn’t surprise me if they aren’t getting their “farm” appraisal………

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