Commission looks at possibility of road bypass

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun

Quay County commissioners are looking into what it would take to build a road, about four miles long, that would be a shorter route between the south side of Ute Lake and access to U.S. 54 before the bridge over the Canadian river.

Following their commission meeting on Monday, the commissioners planned to take a firsthand look at what could be the road following their commission meeting on Monday. The roadway could follow the same path that the Ute Lake Ranch development has cut through for installation of a pipe to bring water to its development, said attorney Warren Frost.

The roadway would cut through privately owned and state-owned land, Frost said.

At the Monday commission meeting:
l Quay County Clerk Ellen White reported that preliminary approval had been given to the consolidation of several polling places in Quay County. Upon final approval from the Secretary of State, notices will be sent to registered voters. Voters should receive information about the changes by the end of December, White said.

l Larry Moore, county road supervisor, said that speed limit signs were ordered to place on county roads. Citizens have complained to the commission that some motorists are going to fast on the roads.

l Richard Primrose, county manager, reported that the county had received a letter from Mesalands Community College regarding a building property it owned at 216 E. Center St. and its availability for rent. The commission briefly mentioned that the building, which formerly housed the Mesalands Success Center, could be a possible site for the Quay County Extension office. The commission discussed at its last meeting, the possibility of purchasing the Dean Border Law office for a new home for the Quay County Extension office.