Stilwell area residents file for inco...

Stilwell area residents file for incorporation

There are 6 comments on the Kansas City Star story from Jan 7, 2008, titled Stilwell area residents file for incorporation. In it, Kansas City Star reports that:

“It is not the destiny of Stilwell to have every intersection look like 119th Street and Metcalf Avenue”

Fearing a future of strip mall development and suburban sameness, residents in southeast Johnson County filed incorporation papers Monday to become the city of Stilwell, Kan.

'We want to control our own destiny and keep our tax money working here,' incorporation organizer David Webb said. 'We want to make our own decisions.'

The 23.4-square-mile area runs from U.S. 69 east to the Missouri line, from Overland Park's southern boundary to the Miami County line. By comparison, Leawood is about 15 square miles. Read more

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Prairie Village, KS

#1 Feb 14, 2008
Stilwell is right to fight for their private property rights. Overland Park will not stop
even at the Miami County border if they can get away with it. They are buying land in other counties like Wyandotte to take water from those counties to allow for even more urban sprawl in Johnson County. The mission statement of the JCBOCC states that they oppose ANY restiction placed on Eminent Domain by the State of Kansas.
The heck with private property.
good to me

Junction City, KS

#2 Feb 15, 2008
keep fighting jo. co. government, the only organization more corrupt in is water district#1. don't back down somebody needs to stand up to them and win, so please don't back down from this fight, no matter what they promise, because remember its and they will lie and cheat you on any and everything.
d in Kansas

Lawrence, KS

#3 Feb 21, 2008
Here is the update to this story:
d in Kansas

Lawrence, KS

#4 Feb 21, 2008
Overland Park is out to annex the remaining rural land in southeast Johnson County unless the residents band together in order to stop various land grabs by the city. I think people have had enough of Overland Park and this big annexation of rural land. The city had better not sprawl across the county line.
I am so glad I don't live in Overland Park anymore.
d in Kansas

Lawrence, KS

#5 Apr 11, 2008
I sure feel bad for those Stilwell residents. Overland Park is greedy with land annexations. They need to focus more attention on the older tree-lined neighborhoods instead of developer interests.
good to me

Junction City, KS

#6 Apr 12, 2008
I thought olathe was bad, but overland park casts a different light on the word "greed". there is nothing like taking care of the developers, instead of your citizens. the area they want is very nice, but overland park will ruin it, just like every large city has always done, like they say money talks, bullsh-t walks.

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