With the new winery coming to the Wildcat Creek area, it can be assumed that increased traffic will travel Wildcat Creek Road. For this reason, Public Works Director, Leon Hobson wanted to discuss some concerns with the road, during Monday’s Riley County Commission meeting.
Hobson requested doing a traffic study this year, and then doing another one next year when the winery is up and running. Commissioner, Dave Lewis suggested doing the study during the wedding season, and recommended the early June time frame in particular.
Two Wildcat Creek residents were in attendance and voiced some of their concerns. They both shared stories about different wrecks they have witnessed on the road.
The commission discussed different portions of the dirt road, including areas where the road is narrow and runs close to the creek.
The two residents in attendance thanked the commission for recognizing the problems before it could potentially become worse with heightened traffic. They also thanked the commission for the work they have completed on the road previously.
Health Department Director, Brenda Nickel shared some details about Ebola during the meeting’s press conference. She shared symptoms, and how you can catch Ebola.
She also informed the commission the health department is currently working on their preparedness plan in case of an Ebola crisis, although there have been no confirmed cases in Kansas.