Tax forfeit land gets new owner

Darrin Rosha, of Independence, is in the process of taking over ownership of approximately a quarter acre of tax forfeit property located near Ingerson Road in Independence. The city of Independence is the current land owner.

The Independence City Council approved an agreement with Rosha at its Tuesday, June 11 meeting. Under the agreement, Rosha will be responsible for paying all costs related to putting ownership of the property under his name — including recording fees and fees for changing legal descriptions of two small parcels. One is .121 acres and the other is .129 acres.

City Councilor Brad Fisher said he had visited the two parcels. He described them as wetlands that are adjacent to Rosha’s land but not connected to each other. Because of their size and remote location, the two lots probably are unbuildable.

At the meeting the City Council also informally discussed a proposed project for unclogging the outlet to Lake Independence. City Administrator Toni Hirsch said water resource consultants from Hakanson Anderson are likely to be part of an informational open house some time in the future. The public will have an opportunity to learn about what is involved with the proposed outlet project and estimated costs. No one has announced who would hold the open house and where.

The next Independence City Council meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, at Independence City Hall, 1920 County Road 90.