Monday -  December   22 ,  2014
GENERAL NOTICES
In observance of the Christmas holiday, County Offices will close at noon on December 24th and be closed the full days of December 25th and 26th.

County Offices will close on January 1, 2015 in observance of New Year's Day.

The Treasurer's Office will also be closed on New Year's Eve.

The Sheriff's Office will have Toys for Tots collection boxes available at the entry point of the Sheriff's Office located in the Leavenworth County Justice Center. They will be on scene until December 15th and will then be picked up by the Marine Corps.

More information about the Toys for Tots program is available on their website.

BID NOTICES
  • Standy By Power Services - Closes December 16, 2014
  • Pest Control Services - Closes December 16, 2014
  • Health Department Roof Replacement - Closes December 23, 2014 January 6, 2015 (amended due to addendum #1).
NEWS
Application for Advance
Ballot by Mail
Mail Ballot
Election Calendar

MAIL BALLOT ELECTION, COUNTY WIDE
FEBRUARY 3, 2015
SALES TAX QUESTION

Ballots will be delivered to the Leavenworth Post Office on Tuesday, January 13, 2015.

Electors must return their ballot to the Leavenworth County Election Office no later than 12:00 p.m. on Election Day, February 3, 2015.

No need to request a ballot, one will automatically be mailed to you.

Complete the advance application only if you are going to be out of town, or away to college to assure you receive your ballot at that location.

Please make sure you are registered at your correct address and we have your current mailing address.

If you have any questions please contact the Leavenworth County Election at (913) 684-0419 or (913) 684-0422. You may also reach us by email at hklinkenberg@leavenworthcounty.org or jklasinski@leavenworthcounty.org.

ELECTION FILING INFORMATION:

FILING FOR SCHOOL BOARD

ALL CANDIDATES FILING FOR SCHOOL BOARD MUST FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY ELECTION OFFICER.

Candidates must be a registered voter in the school district and in the member district.

  • USD 453 (Leavenworth) and USD 469 (Lansing) elect board members "at large" so candidates must live in the school district.
  • USD 449 (Easton), USD 458 (Basehor/Linwood) and USD 464 (Tonganoxie) elect board members by member district and one candidate at large. Candidates filing for a "member district" must reside in the "Member district".
  • FILING FEE: $5.00

FILING FOR CITY OFFICE

ALL CANDIDATES FOR FIRST CLASS CITIES (Leavenworth) and SECOND CLASS CITIES (Lansing & Tonganoxie) MUST FILE AT THEIR CITY CLERK'S OFFICE. THIRD CLASS CITY CANDIDATES MAY FILE AT THEIR CITY CLERK'S OFFICE OR IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY ELECTION OFFICER.

Candidates must be a registered voter in the city in which they are filing as a candidate.

FILING FEE:

  • Leavenworth City - $10.00 filing fee plus $35.00 report fee.
  • Waterworks Board - $10.00 filing fee
  • Lansing City & Tonganoxie City - $10.00 filing fee
  • Basehor City, Easton City and Linwood City - $5.00 filing fee
TRANSFER STATION ANNOUNCES NEW HOURS

Effective Saturday November 1, 2014 the Leavenworth County Transfer Station will be open five days a week: Tuesday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with the last load accepted at 3:45 p. m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. with the last load accepted at 1:45 p.m.

ROAD CLOSURE AND LANE REDUCTION

Closure of Coffin Road between 167th Street and 159th Street, and lane reduction of County Route #18 (167th Street) north of Santa Fe Trail begins Monday October 13, 2014.

Leavenworth County is scheduled to commence with construction activities for the rehabilitation of the concrete decks of Bridge K-11 (Coffin Road over Salt Creek) and K-14 (County Route #18 north of Coffin Road). Coffin road will be completely closed to through traffic, but County Route #18 (167th Street) will be reduced to one lane with traffic control over the bridge. Weather permitting, these bridge projects are expected to commence October 13, 2014, and is estimated to be complete late in calendar year 2014.

The Public Works Department understands that this bridge replacement project will be an inconvenience to the travelling public, and appreciates the patience of the motorists and residents who will be affected.

VoteKansas App Available

A new mobile voter app is now available for iPhone users. Search for "votekansas app" at the Apple store. using this app you can enter an address and view the Democratic and Republican candidates on the ballot, find the appropriate polling place, see a map with directions to the polling place and view advance voting locations.

The votekansas app was developed in cooperation with the Pew Charitable Trusts and data is provided through Pew's Voting Information Project (VIP), which is a voter lookup service similar to VoterView.

For android users, a version is scheduled to be released in September.

U.S. 73/K-7 Pavement Replacement & Bridge Repair Project

Project Overview - The U.S. 73/K-7 pavement was originally constructed in 1990 and due to its existing condition has been identified for total replacement. Project limits cover a total of 8.67-miles of U.S. 73/K-7 from the north junction of Leavenworth County Road 14 and U.S. 73/K-7 to 16th Street in Leavenworth County. Project work includes replacement of the existing concrete pavement and sub-base in-kind with the same number of lanes and pavement and shoulder width that exists today.

TRAFFIC ALERT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 16, 2014
News Contact: Kimberly Qualls, (785) 640-9340 or kqualls@ksdot.org

U.S. 73/K-7 Reconstruction Project Update

PROJECT UPDATE: REOPENING DELAYED. As of TODAY, Tuesday, December 16, the U.S. 73/K-7 pavement replacement and bridge repair project in Leavenworth County will not be completed and will not reopen to traffic in late December 2014, as originally planned. (See original news release below for more project information.) The primary contractor, KOSS Construction, has informed us that they will not be able to complete enough project work to safely open U.S. 73/K-7 to the traveling public this calendar year (2014).

KOSS Construction plans to continue work on the project through this Friday, December 19. From Friday, December 19, 2014 - Monday, January 5, 2015, KOSS Construction will suspend work on the project for the holiday season. They plan to be back to work on the project on Monday, January 5, 2015, weather permitting.

KOSS Construction plans to complete enough of the pavement work in January to open up the roadway to the traveling public by the end of the month, late January 2015, weather permitting. Once U.S. 73/K-7 reopens to the traveling public, the project will then be suspended for winter shutdown and work will resume in early to mid-April 2015, weather permitting.

Here’s what this means for drivers: The current detour will remain in place through late January 2015. Once the roadway is reopened to unrestricted traffic, the detour will be deactivated until April 2015. Then sometime in April 2015, the detour will be reactivated and KOSS Construction will resume work on the project until all remaining work is completed.

KDOT maintenance crews will handle snow removal on the current detour route and Leavenworth County will take care of snow removal on the side road connections. KOSS Construction has hired a local contractor to address snow removal concerns on the closed portion U.S. 73/K-7 through the project work limits. Local property owners will continue to access their properties in the same manner as they have these past months while construction has been underway.

Updated daily traffic information for this reconstruction project and for the entire Kansas Metro Area can be viewed online at: www.ksdot.org/kcmetro/laneclose.asp.

The Kansas Department of Transportation urges all motorists to be alert, obey the warning signs, and “Give ‘Em a Brake!” when approaching and driving through the project work zone.

The revised overall project completion date is now mid-summer 2015, weather permitting. (KDOT Project #73-7 KA-3529-01)

We understand and apologize for the frustration that this project completion delay will create. We ask for your patience as we continue in our efforts to maintain and improve this 8.67-mile portion of U.S. 73/K-7 in Leavenworth County!

This web site has been designed for and tested with the latest versions of Internet Explorer and Firefox.

If you are having problems viewing our site, please consider updating your web browser or contacting helpdesk@leavenworthcounty.org to report issues.

Tonganoxie Leavenworth Lansing Basehor Bonner Springs
s