Kansas Association of Mappers

Right of Way

  • 06 Sep 2023 9:52 AM
    Message # 13250754

    Good Day All,

    I need a little guidance, the following issue has not come up before, I will try to keep it brief.

    Currently we have a parcel that is owned by a municipality, they purchased the property on 11/2/2016 and is currently exempt.  In 2021 construction began on the property to connect two existing roads with the addition of two roundabouts; the project was completed on 9/1/2021.

    I was provided the real estate sales agreement which states, "the City is undertaking a road and infrastructure expansion project in order to accommodate further residential commercial development, and is acquiring the real property rights necessary to such project;"

    Is there some sort of official Declaration, Ordinance or Resolution that the governing entity should file designating the land as a public right of way and providing the road a name?

    Thank you for your time!

  • 07 Sep 2023 8:55 AM
    Reply # 13251287 on 13250754

    Our extensions are made official through survey/plat usually because there has to be an engineer & surveyor involved in those projects.  There has been additional right of way acquired through a Right of Way deed if there is an owner other than City/County which also includes a survey.  City streets have been named by filed Ordinances.   Not sure that helps you but there it is. 

  • 08 Sep 2023 8:37 AM
    Reply # 13251774 on 13250754
    Lee Allen (Administrator)

    Usually for us, any road that is created or renamed that is not designated in a plat of subdivision is updated through an ordinance or resolution assigning the name.

  • 08 Sep 2023 9:12 AM
    Reply # 13251808 on 13250754

    Thank you both for your responses!  Dealing with intergovernmental issues can be touchy and I wanted to make sure I was correct in my assumption that an ordinance or resolution needed to be filed prior to continuing to pursue the matter.  I appreciate your time and assistance!

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