Cass Supervisors approve Subdivision preliminary plat


June 8th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

The Cass County Board of Supervisors today (Wednesday) approved a proposed preliminary plat for a new subdivision, located about 2.5-miles south of Atlantic near the old Walnut Grove Research Farm. Zoning Administrator Rich Hansen said plans for the Walnut Grove Subdivision off of Highway Six, started last October. He said the septic systems have already been approved, the utilities are accessible and hard surface roads are nearby for those who want to construct homes on at least three of four available lots. Plans for the fourth lot, which is a little over 11-acres are still being discussed.

Hansen said there were also some issues with regard to easements for some water lines, but the zoning board approved the preliminary plat, and recommended the Supervisors follow suit. Hopefully, he says, that issue will be resolved by the time the final plat is presented to the zoning board.

Hansen says the land itself won’t be rezoned. It’s classified as agricultural, and the prospective property owners were made aware of that.  The subdivision is bordered on the north by Lansing Road, on the east-southeast side by Highway Six, on the west/southwest by the Jerry and Linda Petersen, and Billy and Leanne Pellett properties, and the Pellet property on the south.

In other business, the Cass County Board of Supervisors approved expense appropriations for Fiscal Year 2012, certified the base salaries of deputies serving county offices, a two-percent across the board compensation increase for non-union or other such county employees, and a 28-E agreement with Adair County for the services of Cass County Engineer Charles Marker. The 28-E agreement stipulates Marker will get a two-percent increase in pay, the cost of which will be shared by the two-counties.