Spearfish to present counteroffer in Christensen Drive annexation

Spearfish officials are gathering information, which they will use to decide whether the city will annex a portion of Christensen Drive into its jurisdiction. Pioneer photo by Alex Portal

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SPEARFISH — Lawrence County and Spearfish officials have been engaged in talks over the county’s desire to annex Christensen Drive to the city, but before the city of Spearfish accepts the additional responsibility, some improvements will need to be made. 

Public Works Director Dustin Lee presented the Spearfish City Council with a recommendation that the city only accept the 0.793 miles of the road that is already paved from the interstate to just south of Country Oaks Lane..

“The road is not in terrible condition, but there is some maintenance that has to happen,” Lee told the council.

“So we would need to define what that (maintenance) is,” Mayor Dana Boke added.

It was decide by the council that the city would look into the initial cost it would take to renovate the paved portion of Christensen Drive to come up with a dollar amount, which would be brought to the county.

“We’re in no hurry to take action on this resolution,” said City Administrator Mike Harmon. “We can look at some recommendations on expenses and what it would cost for a mill and overlay.”

The city will present their proposal to the county and bring a recommendation to the next council meeting scheduled for Sept. 3.

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Roads are transferred, not annexed. Is there a property annexation on the table?

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