Riley County to look at utility poles at Marlett, Purcell


The location of utility poles on Purcell and Marlatt road have drawn the ire of Manhattanites in recent weeks.

The Riley County commission assessed the issue during a work session at Thursday’s meeting. While no motion was made regarding a solution, the commission did develop a number of alternatives, as the foundation for each pole cost roughly $100,000 to install. With the inherent cost of repositioning the poles being so high, McCulloh and the commission plan to seek other alternatives

Riley County’s chief engineer along with the Manhattan Township plan to meet with Westar Representatives in the coming weeks to discuss the options.


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