By Rich Wicks | Times Vedette

During the April 2 Guthrie County Board of Supervisors meeting, the supervisors set a public hearing on the 2025 budget for 10 a.m. on April 16 at the courthouse.

There was discussion about the proposed reduction in maintenance level for 233rd Lane Section 7 South Cass Township. County Engineer Josh Sebern explained that the current service level on that roadway is Level B, and the proposal would reduce it to Level C, which is the lowest level.

“It will be gated at the east end so that only landowners, emergency services, postal services and the county have access — limited public access,” Sebern said.

It was noted that if residents move onto properties along the road, the county could later increase the service level as needed.

“Just so I’m correct,” asked Supervisor Maggie Armstrong, “the landowners that this would impact are all in agreement that this is the direction that they would like to go?”

Sebern replied that all applicable landowners have signed to indicate their agreement. The supervisors voted unanimously to reduce the service level to “C” as proposed.

Armstrong pointed out that there will be upcoming opportunities for all of Guthrie County’s department heads to visit with staff from Neapolitan Labs, prior to Neapolitan Labs creating of the new county website.

The next regular meeting of the supervisors will be Tuesday, April 2. The public is welcome. Attendees may participate in person or by calling 323-792-6123 and inputting conference ID 547029216#.