When they met Monday, the Leavenworth County commissioners voted to take over three new roads that were constructed as part of a subdivision.

When they met Monday, the Leavenworth County commissioners voted to take over three new roads that were constructed as part of a subdivision.

The roads were constructed as part of the Primrose Hill Estates subdivision, which is located off of U.S. 24-40 near the Douglas County line, according to Public Works Director David Lutgen.

Lutgen said it is not unusual for the county government to take over the responsibility of roads constructed for a subdivision. The name of the three new streets are Primrose Lane, Ryan Drive and Ashley Court.

According to a resolution approved by commissioners, the roads were inspected by the county engineer last week, and it was determined they are in accordance with approved improvement plans.

Lutgen said Primrose Hill Estates connects to an earlier subdivision, High Prairie Point, but the projects had different developers.

Commissioners unanimously approved the resolution to accept the roads and admit them into the county’s inventory of maintained roadways.

Also Monday, commissioners discussed a possible increase to the amount the county pays to rent the building that houses the Council on Aging.

The county government leases the property at 1830 S. Broadway in Leavenworth. County records show that the property is owned by a limited liability company called Windsor Park.

County Administrator Mark Loughry said the owners of the property previously have broached the subject of increasing in the rent. County officials asked that the request be submitted by June 1 so it could be included in the budget for the following year.

“They did miss the deadline,” he said.

But the owners still have requested an increase to reflect the change in the consumer price index of the last couple of years, Loughry said.

He said the current lease is set to be in place until 2019.

Loughry said commissioners do not have to consider the increase because it was not submitted by the deadline. However, the county administrator said it would be appropriate to agree to the increase but request a three-year extension of the contract.

He said the increase would raise the rent by about $1,000 per year.

Commissioners voted to authorize Loughry to proceed with preparing an amended agreement.

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