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AVIAN FLU - KDA PRESS RELEASE (3/17/2015)
NEWS RELEASE
March 17, 2015
For more information:
Beth Gaines
(785) 207-4966
MEDIA@kda.ks.gov

KDA Establishes Quarantine Zones in Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties

MANHATTAN, Kan. – In response to the confirmed positive case of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Kansas, the Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) has established a quarantine zone in Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties to respond quickly and decisively to eradicate the outbreak of HPAI.

The 10 kilometer control zone is bordered by the following roads:

  • Woodend Road east to 142nd Street
  • Northeast along a line to 118th Street and Interstate 70 intersection
  • North to Gilman Road
  • West to 219th Street
  • South to Tonganoxie city limits
  • Follow southeast along Tonganoxie Creek to Woodend Road

Locations not impacted by this control area include Bonner Springs, Lansing, Leavenworth and the western half of Tonganoxie.

The transportation of all HPAI susceptible livestock, including live poultry and poultry products (including eggs), into or out of the designated control zone within Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties in Kansas is prohibited unless authorized by an official permit. Poultry and poultry products, including eggs, within the control zone shall not be transported without first receiving an official permit from the Kansas Department of Agriculture.

If you have questions regarding the quarantine area, visit www.agriculture.ks.gov/avianinfluenza to see a map of the quarantined area.

Kansas Animal Health Commissioner Dr. Bill Brown encourages all poultry owners to closely monitor their flocks and contact their local veterinarian immediately if birds appear infected. For a listing of symptoms of HPAI, visit www.agriculture.ks.gov/avianinfluenza.

Please be vigilant about reporting signs of illness in your herd to your veterinarian immediately. Farmers and ranchers can protect their flocks with good biosecurity practices including:

  • Isolate new animals
  • Move all livestock away from boundaries of your property
  • Clean clothing and boots should be worn when contact with livestock is expected.
  • Thoroughly clean and disinfect equipment and animal areas
  • Monitor your animals for signs of the disease
  • Abide by all movement restrictions

Other resources for bird owners include: USDA Biosecurity Guide for Poultry and Bird Owners - www.aphis.usda.gov/publications/animal_health/2014/pub_bioguide_poultry_bird.pdf and USDA Biosecurity - www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/birdbiosecurity/

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AVIAN FLU UPDATE

Samples collected from a backyard poultry flock containing both chickens and ducks in Leavenworth County was positive for HPAI H5N2.

KDA is establishing an incident command post in Leavenworth County, and as a part of the disease control and eradication protocol, a control zone has been established around the premise. KDA employees have begun survey work within the control zone to determine locations of backyard poultry flocks.

KDA is seeking assistance from backyard poultry owners in Leavenworth County. If you currently own poultry, the agency is requesting you self-report your backyard flock. This will assist animal health officials in helping to monitor the situation and control the spread of this disease. Please email information about the location and type of backyard flock in Leavenworth County to HPAI@KDA.KS.GOV. You may also contact the KDA Division of Animal Health toll free at (844) 255-7794.

RECONSTRUCTION OF KANSAS AVENUE BRIDGE TO BEGIN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 10, 2015

For more information, contact:
Rachel Bell
Marketing & Communications Director
316.652.2673
rbell@ksturnpike.com

Reconstruction of Kansas Avenue Bridge to begin

Wichita, KS – Reconstruction of the Kansas Avenue Bridge in Leavenworth County crossing over the Turnpike/I-70 near mile marker 221 is set to begin soon, weather permitting. Kansas Avenue Bridge will close to all traffic on Monday, March 16.

The Kansas Avenue Bridge (Br. No. 221.542) has deteriorated to the point it needs to be replaced. AM Cohron & Sons is the contractor for the project. Construction on the bridge is expected to be complete in November.

Most bridges crossing over the Turnpike are approximately the same age – 50+ years. During the next several years, KTA will be reconstructing many of these bridges. Future bridge reconstruction schedule will be determined by annual bridge inspections.

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An aerial image of the bridge in question. Click to view on Google Maps.

BRIDGE OPEN FOR TRAFFIC - UPDATED

Public Works is pleased to announce the reopening of the K-11 Bridge (Coffin Road between 167th and 159th Street). The repairs to the bridge deck are complete and the bridge is open to traffic as before. There are two bumps as you approach from either side, and those will be addressed sometime in the spring when the weather is more favorable to asphalt repairs.

Public Works understand that road work is an inconvenience and we appreciate the patience of the traveling public while we make necessary infrastructure repairs and improvements.

LANSING’S 2015 ANNUAL CLEAN UP UPDATED! NEW DATES!

The city of Lansing is sponsoring its Annual Clean Up at the Leavenworth County Transfer Station (136 E. Gilman Road, east of the Crossroads Church) on Fri. and Sat., April 10 and 11, 2015. Lansing residents can bring their trash on Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. On Saturday, residents can bring their trash between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Residents must show a valid driver’s license and must use the city trash service to receive this free service. All items in truck beds or trailers must be covered with a tarp to secure the items.

Residents may bring standard waste, old tires, household hazardous waste products including paint, thinner, anti-freeze and other automotive products. Please note: motor oil will NOT be accepted. Pesticides, herbicides, insecticides and other yard products can be disposed of as well. Also being accepted are household cleaning products, batteries, yard waste (including grass, leaves, tree limbs and brush). Construction and demolition waste, appliances and metal items may also be disposed of during the cleanup. Please note: concrete waste will NOT be accepted.

Burn barrels can also be dropped off, provided all residue is placed in plastic bags, watered down and put in a cardboard box. Electronics may be dropped off and will be recycled through an e-waste program; however, electronics waste cannot contain hazardous chemicals such as refrigerants. There will also be a shredding truck for any papers residents want to destroy. It will be there on Friday, April 10, 2015 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. If the truck is full prior to 2 p.m., the shredding option will end at that time.

If you are over the age of 65 or physically unable to travel to the Leavenworth County Transfer Station, call Lansing City Hall at 727-3233 by Fri., April 3 to make an appointment to have your items picked up.

For more information, contact City Hall at 913-727-3233 or Sbodensteiner@lansing.ks.us

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

The K-7/U.S. 73 pavement reconstruction project has been suspended for the winter. The roadway is open and work will resume in the spring. Once shoulder replacement commences the detour route will be reactivated.

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.

2015 CITY/SCHOOL ELECTION CALENDAR
March 2 Noon deadline to vote advance voting ballot in person in the County Election Office
March 3 PRIMARY ELECTION (if necessary)
March 4 Voter Registration books reopen
March 17 Last day to register to vote
March 18 Begin mailing advance voting ballots and advance voting begins in office
April 6 Noon deadline to vote advance voting ballot in person in the County Election Office
April 7 GENERAL ELECTION
April 8 Voter registration books reopen

FEBRUARY 3, 2015 ELECTION RESULTS

Ballots Cast Total: 14,453

Countywide Sales Tax

Yes: 9,702
No: 4,737

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