City Of Sedgwick Wants Out Of Sedgwick County

By: AP Posted by Amanda Lanum
By: AP Posted by Amanda Lanum

SEDGWICK, Kan. (AP) - The city of Sedgwick wants out of Sedgwick County.

Sedgwick Mayor Donald DeHaven says he hopes to have the proposal on the November ballot this year.

Most of Sedgwick is in Harvey County but about 10 percent is in Sedgwick County.

Sedgwick County Commissioner Richard Ranzau said Tuesday that the request is driven by economic considerations. He says Sedgwick leaders believe Harvey County would do a better job of promoting an industrial park on the Sedgwick County side of the city.

Changing the county's boundary lines would require an election or action by the Kansas Legislature.

KFDI reports (http://bit.ly/GVb6KW ) that if the move is approved, it would cost Sedgwick County $2 million in property value and $38,000 in property taxes each year.
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Information from: KFDI-FM, http://news.kfdi.com

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