Cape County Road 623 easements to be discussed

Monday, August 18, 2008

The next meeting of Cape Girardeau County's road and bridge advisory board will include a review of options for paving County Road 623. Some property owners paid the county for paving more than 10 years ago.

A policy adopted by the county commission prevents roads from being paving until all property owners sign easements to allow for a 60-foot width. Some property owners have balked at giving up the land to improve the road.

The board is scheduled to meet from 7 to 8:10 p.m.

Larry Payne, chairman of the advisory board, confirmed that the County Road 623 discussion will focus on easement widths.

The board will also resume a project-costs discussion started at its Aug. 4 meeting, Payne said.

He said he wanted a more extensive conversation about current costs as well as projections for 2009.

It's the board's first meeting since the primary election. Board members Weldon Macke and Bill Hahs were candidates for the 1st District commissioner's seat but did not advance to November's election.

Payne said the advisory board, which had been meeting monthly, will begin meeting twice a month.

The road and bridge advisory board meets at 7 p.m. today in the second-floor conference room of the county administration building, 1 Barton Square, Jackson.

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