Mark Taylor
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Edgerton city officials will host a community meeting between citizens and Johnson County Sheriff’s personnel at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at Edgerton Elementary,
City officials scheduled the meeting after fielding numerous complaints about criminal activity during the Sept. 8 council meeting.
Several residents expressed concern a recent shooting on West Nelson Street, as well as other alleged criminal activity in the city.
The residents said they were concerned about drug activity and speeding motorists, adding that they wanted more police presence in town.
Mayor Don Roberts suggested the town hall meeting as a way for citizens and sheriff’s officials to work together in addressing problems in the city.
The city of Edgerton contracts full time patrol services from the sheriff’s office for about $250,000 per year.
Roberts said Edgerton’s patrol deputy covers a zone roughly bounded by Homestead Lane, 159th Street, and the Miami and Douglas County lines.
Roberts said the contract requires a deputy to patrol within that zone at all times, unless they are called to leave for backup in another zone.